It’s pretty safe to say that ever since finishing The Hunger Games a week ago my life has really not been the same. It’s pretty hard to go about one’s daily
online shopping business knowing of the horrors happening in the Capitol and replaying scenes from the Arena in my mind before I go to sleep, imagining myself as a tribute and what I would do in any given situation (thus far I have come up with: cry, bat my eyes and try to look too cute to kill, and cry more). If you do not know what I’m referring to, stop reading now. Then, go to your nearest bookstore (just kidding! bookstores totally don’t exist anymore! Hit up BN.com) and order Suzanne Collins’ trilogy. Get all of them. You’re just fooling yourself if you think you can stop at one. If you do know what I’m referring to, go on.
I was originally going to celebrate Hunger Games Movie Day by writing an entire alternate ending here on Sew Fetch, but, because I decided I would like for people to continue reading my blog even if they don’t love teenage fantasy fiction as much as I do, and because I wouldn’t want to ruin the actual ending for people who have yet to read the trilogy, I’m going to go for something a little tamer.
What Would Katniss Everdeen Wear?
First of all, Katniss Everdeen would promptly spear me with her bow if she knew I was asking this question, because Katniss Everdeen does not give a damn what she wears. Sista is too cool for that. Too damaged. Too busy hunting and making googly eyes at her two ridiculously hot boyfriends (Side Note: Hunger Games Casting Agents. WHY IS PEETA SO SHORT. A dude that short would never have made it in the Arena! I hope you have done some killer editing to cancel out his minuteness). Anyway, since Katniss could care less, think of this as more of a What Would A 21st Century Cinna/Effie Trinket Dress Katniss Everdeen In If They Had Limitless Access To Net-A-Porter And ShopBop.
Scenario 1: In The Arena
A chick entering the Arena needs an outfit that screams I WILL CUT YOU while also providing warmth and utility. Here’s what we’re thinking:
[Tunic: J.Crew, Leather Leggings: Balenciaga (hello, Arena Couture), Military Jacket (For Warmth and General Badassery): Belstaff, Fur Vest: Rebecca Taylor (on sale! I may need this more than Katniss), Combat Boots: Frye, Necklace That Doubles As Weapon To Poke Cato’s Eyes With: Aurélie Bidermann Via Net-A-Porter (Other things I need more than Katniss), Backpack: Michael Kors (I was going to give her a clutch but decided to be practical at the last minute)]
Scenario 2: The Girl On Fire
When not killing people in the forest, one must make sure to look their best. Especially if one is being broadcasted all over Panem. Here’s a “Girl On Fire”-themed outfit for a night
out on the town moping in the Seam with Gale.
[Dress: Alice + Olivia, Blazer: Zadig + Voltaire (I was just kidding about everything else. This is the piece I reaaaaallly need more than Katniss, or anyone, ever), Bib Necklace: Charm + Chain, Shoes: Diane Von Furstenburg, Ring: Rodrigo Otazu, Clutch: Alexander McQueen/Mine Mine Mine Please]
And with that, I’m off to cry my eyes out at the movie. Just kidding. I’m seeing the movie on Monday. I already bought my tickets. Not kidding about crying my eyes out. Post-movie follow will include: a sentence-for-sentence book/movie comparison, What Would Peeta Wear, Peeta Vs. Gale, Why The F Would Anyone Pick Gale Edition, and feeling extremely ashamed of myself for buying into every pop culture craze that has ever existed (with the exception of Twilight. Vampires suck. Pun definitely intended).