1. Gloves covering up your fashionably painted nails? Well here’s Elsa Schiaparelli’s solution from her Winter 1936-1937 collection!

    Interestingly enough, Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket in the The Hunger Games, was jokingly presented with a similar pair of gloves on Ellen after mentioning what a pain her fake nails were while filming. I wonder if the people on the show realized the Schiaparelli connection?

  2. I’ve spent the last several weeks just slightly obsessed with the amazing work costume designer Judianna Makovsky and her crew have done designing the wonderfully over the top ensembles of Capitol citizens in the upcoming movie The Hunger Games (which I’ll be seeing with my little sister tomorrow at midnight).

    Upon reading in the LA Times that…

    For inspiration for the Capitol costumes, Makovsky looked at Italian Fascist architecture and the work of 1930s and ’40s designer Elsa Schiaparelli for her “sense of elegance and amusement.”

    my course of action became clear.

    I have chosen to interpret this as a near divine order to temporarily abandon my current topic and spend the next few days shamelessly spamming Schiaparelli (who ranks solidly in my top 5 favorite designers ever) until the movie comes out.

    You may commence your drooling.