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Hunger Games-Inspired Indian Fashion

Ever since we first laid eyes on Katniss Everdeen’s “Girl on Fire” dress in The Hunger Games, we’ve been enthralled with the futuristic, unapologetically avant-garde style seen in this spring 2012 blockbuster. Here’s our Indian spin on the best Hunger Games fashion.

Katniss’ “Girl on Fire” Dress

Hunger Games Girl on Fire dress sarees celebrity trends

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If there’s one look that defined The Hunger Games, it’s hands-down Katniss’ “Girl on Fire” outfits. The first time we experience this fiery look is when Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence, appears at the Capitol for the presentation of the tributes wearing an outfit designed to represent her district. Katniss sucks the air out of the room in her futuristic, military-inspired black suit and literally appears to be on fire. Katniss stuns the crowd with another “Girl on Fire” outfit during her interview before the games, this time a red evening gown that burst into a sea of flames as she twirled for the crowd.

Hunger Games inspired spring 2012 trends outfits dresses Katniss

Looking for a flirty take on Katniss’ “Girl on Fire” dress? Luxemi’s  Red Net Saree with Metallic Sequins by Satya Paul has all the drama and movement of Katniss’ fiery gown, thanks to the gorgeous sequin work in its artistic flame-inspired design. But our favorite touch is definitely this saree’s shimmering copper blouse, which reminds us a lot of the metallic gold Prabal Gurung gown Jennifer Lawrence wore to The Hunger Games move premier.

Avant-Garde Effie

Effie inspired avant-garde Hunger Games sarees

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Effie Trinket’s fashion takes avant-garde to a new level. With her cotton candy wigs, blinged-out nails, heavy purple makeup, oversized headpieces and mega-volume dresses, there’s no denying Effie (played by Elizabeth Banks) makes a strong fashion statement wherever she escorts the District 12 tributes. We can definitely see a bit of Alexander McQueen in this Capitol style icon, and whether you love her look or not, you have to admit her outfits make major impact!

Hunger Games inspired fashion trends spring 2012

Effie is a tough fashion act to follow, but we love her penchant for mixing color and volume. Our spin on Effie’s eclectic high-drama style is this Neon Lehenga with Gota Work by Laila Motwane. With a structured cherry red blouse and a full skirt, this lehenga makes a bold, confident statement from its cute boat neckline all the way down to its punchy, heavily embroidered falls. (And did we mention that its borders also feature a bit of Effie’s signature purple hue?)

Katniss’ red “Girl on Fire” gown and Effie’s avant-garde ensembles may not be the easiest looks to replicate, but with a little imagination, you can weave Hunger Games fashion into your everyday wardrobe.

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Zodiac Inspired Indian Fashion – Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo (Earth Signs)

Just for fun (and because horoscopes are our favorite guilty pleasure!),Luxemi is kicking off a new blog series pairing each of the 12 Zodiac signs with an outfit or accessory from our collection to match its personality traits. We’re starting off the series with the earth signs – those down to Earth, dependable and patient people you can always count on for support. Here’s Luxemi’s Indian fashion horoscope for the three earth signs: Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Indian designer fashion inspired by spring 2012 zodiac signs

Dependable, persistent and loyal, Taurus is the most generous of the 12 Zodiac signs. It’s also one of the most stable, and is often depicted in pink. If you’re a Taurus, you share a sign with celebrities like Penelope Cruz, Renee Zellweger, Cate Blanchett and Jessica Alba. What’s our pick for the dependable yet fashion-forward Taurus? This Red and Blue Deconstructed Bandhani Saree by Neeru Kumar, which has a pretty pink hue that makes it wearable no matter the season  — something any practical Taurus would look for in a wardrobe staple!

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

runway and zodiac inspired salwars spring 2012 fashion

Virgo’s modesty, meticulous nature and analytical side give this sign an unmistakably sophisticated quality. This sign’s signature color, navy, reflects its fair, judicial nature and classic, understated style. Cameron Diaz, Beyonce Knowles, Nicole Richie and Salma Hayek are some of fashion’s most iconic Virgos. To discover your own Virgo-inspired style, Luxemi suggests this timeless Bell Sleeve Zari Salwar that has just the right touch of embellishment to pull Virgo out of its modest comfort zone. For another tasteful sign of sophistication, try pairing that salwar with this simple Victorian Polki Tikka.

spring 2012 trends headpieces tikka indian inspired accessories

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

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Capricorns are fiercely independent, ambitious, reserved and patient, making them the most stable of all the Zodiac signs. Capricorns are careful and disciplined, so it makes sense that they often gravitate to the color black. Kate Middleton, Mary J. Blige, January Jones and Michelle Obama are all Capricorns, further proof that women with this sign are driven, focused and ready to take on a challenge. For a reflection of Capricorn’s reserved yet confident nature, Luxemi loves the classic shape and modern shine of this LBD Saree with Embellished Shoulder.

Whether you’re a confident Capricorn or a tenacious Taurus, Luxemi has the perfect saree or salwar for you. Are you an air, water or fire sign? Stay tuned this week and next for a wardrobe recommendation straight from Luxemi, with love.

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