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Keeping Up with Panem’s Happy Couple
Can true love conquer all? We hope so.
With the Quarter Quell fast approaching, we’re thrilled to report that there have been more and more sightings of our beloved Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark throughout the Capitol. Just yesterday, the darling victors from District 12 were spotted walking hand in hand, wearing their custom training gear by Lucas Hugh. One source exclusively tells Capitol Couture that the couple “were smiling and whispering. Peeta seemed to be in a really good mood.”
No doubt, the pressure of the upcoming Hunger Games has put a strain on all of the victors. But for a couple, the grueling physical and emotional preparations must be particularly stressful. To date, no other Hunger Games have ever included romantically involved competitors like Katniss and Peeta. As one renowned relationship expert in the Capitol notes, “Just working together can be very tough on a relationship, so it’s hard to imagine how these two can train for the Quarter Quell and not fray.”
Of course, the many galas and celebration dinners should provide some distraction from the intense conditioning for the Games. Not to mention, a moment for the two to steal a kiss under the stars. We suspect that District 12 escort Effie Trinket and mentor Haymitch Abernathy will strongly encourage the couple to enjoy the lavish parties. And renegade stylist Cinna will surely surprise us with a bevy of couture confections for gorgeous, lithe Katniss. Rumor has it that something with “feathers” may be unveiled at President Snow’s ball. Will it be emu, ostrich, mockingjay or peacock plumes? Capitol Couture, which has exclusive access to President Snow’s gala and the after-party circuit, will be the first to report on all of the fashion and behind the scenes happenings. Until then, stay chic.
This is something I’ve been working on for a while: a graphic set for a hypothetical illustrated version of ‘The Hunger Games.’ I wanted to give it kind of a Hans Christian Andersen ‘fairytale’ feel so I stuck to vintage-y pastels.
I used tons of different textures from all over the place so if one is calling out to you, ask and I can try to track it down.
Parts two and three coming soon.