It would be foolish of me to assume that I’m the only person who’s beyond excited for The Hunger Games to hit theaters because I know all of you are as well. But with my fangirling reaching dangerous levels as opening night fast approaches, I’m attempting to channel my fanatic emotions into something else. And what might that be, you ask? Why, it’s examining Jennifer Lawrence’s ensemble from The Hunger Games premiere and finding look-alike pieces, of course!
Before gracing the silver screen as the post-apocalyptic series’ heroine, Katniss Everdeen, Lawrence wowed on the black carpet in this stunning Prabal Gurung gown. (A gown that is also quite reminiscent of Katniss’ mockingjay pin, don’t you think?) Now, I don’t know about you, but my clothing budget is definitely not big enough to afford one of Gurung’s creations, and as much as I would like to wear floor length gowns every day, that’s just not a practical option for me. So I found some alternative (and shorter) dresses inspired by Lawrence’s look.
Seeing that Lawrence wore strappy sandals with her gown, I thought a gladiator style of shoe would be fitting for a more casual interpretation of her ensemble. I found these knee-high gladiator sandals from Urban Outfitters for $49 and this ankle-high pair from ALDO for $40. However, if you’re not a fan of flats, Endless sells a pair of black platform sandals for under $50 (a style that was also featured in last week’s post). If you happen to love both styles, wear flat sandals during the day and simply switch them out for heels at night.
Usually, I don’t include makeup in these posts, but Lawrence’s sultry, smoky eyes are too perfect to ignore. To get the smoky look, I would recommend using Revlon’s ColorStay Eyeliner in black from Walgreens and Urban Decay’s Baked Eyeshadow for your lids. As a finishing touch, paint your nails with Essie’s Devil’s Advocate shade from beauty.com to accentuate your eye-catching ensemble.
Although Lawrence rocked this look at her film’s world premiere, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear something like it at home! I hope my selections are to your liking, but if you know of other gold dresses that you think are worth sharing, you can post them in the comments. And because this post is equal parts beauty as it is fashion, I would also like to know, what are your favorite products for creating smoky eyes? Do you prefer to follow a particular tutorial, or have you found success using your own methods? Feel free to share your tips!
Jennifer Lawrence image via glamour.com