Style Crush: Jennifer Lawrence

With the 86th Annual Academy Awards rapidly approaching, we think it’s the perfect opportunity to honor one of our style crushes, Jennifer Lawrence. At the age of just 23, our girl is nominated for her third Oscar for her portrayal as Rosalyn in American Hustle. Haven’t seen American Hustle just yet? Well, you may remember Lawrence from her roles in box office hits such as X-Men: First Class (she showed off a perfectly toned blue body), Silver Linings Playbook (she got her mack on with Bradley Cooper and earned her very first Oscar), and, of course, The Hunger Games movies in which Lawrence not only kicks ass (literally), but also proves to the world that strong female leads in film are totally in. Her most recent major move? Homegirl killed it in Dior’s S/S 2014 campaign. Suh-woon.

Talented, sexy, successful, hilarious, and not to mention real… We could go on and on. So J. Law, if you’re reading this… We’re rooting for you, girl! But if you don’t take home that hunk of metal this time: A) You already have one waiting for you at home and B) we’ve got a spot on our couch with your name on it (and tons of junk food for you to scarf down with us). So we’d say it’s a win-win kind of sitch anyway.

Take a look below at some of our favorite J. Law moments in fashion:

Untitled-4Photos courtesy of Just Jared and Tumblr

And our top five favorite quotes from the funny girl herself:

1. On red carpet hunger: “I’m seeing you talk, and all I’m thinking about is me pissed that I didn’t get fries.” (to MTV at the 2013 Oscars)

2. On her “bouncing” assets: “I think people are fascinated with breasts that bounce. They are so used to seeing [fake ones]. People are confused [that mine bounce]! My breasts have a life of their own.” (The Sun)

3. On exercise: “I hate saying, ‘I like exercising’ – I want to punch people who say that.” (Glamour)

4. On the bowl of fan questions: “I thought it was gonna be food. It’s just… words.”

5. On how she’d describe herself: “Very well-rounded, and practically perfect.” (The Late Show With David Letterman)

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Luxe for Less: Jennifer Lawrence

It’s not exactly shocking that we love us some Jennifer Lawrence, but our love for all things The Girl on Fire was solidified when we saw how she handled her sudden rise to stardom. Specifically, despite the fact that she has an enviable bod and a face to melt even the coldest of hearts, she still seems all sorts of accessible, as does her style. We recently saw this Kentucky native leaving the airport and were blown away by her casually elegant ensemble. After all, it takes a special sort of girl to look chic after being holed up on an airplane for hours, right? We knew we had to recreate this look, but our version won’t cost nearly as much as Lawrence’s. Why? Well, she was rocking some seriously pricey lace-up oxfords courtesy of Lanvin at the tune of $1,200 a  pop. Fortunately, our nearly identical look will cost you a mere $150.

1. contrast frame sunglasses
2. rhinestone bow skull necklace
3. solid tuxedo blazer
4. striped bustier tube top
5. convertible leatherette backpack
6. basic five pocket skinny jeans
7. braided strappy platform

Were you a fan of this look? What other celebrities would you like to see on Luxe for Less?

Three Looks Inspired by The Hunger Games

With an opening weekend of $155 million, we’re going to assume you probably saw The Hunger Games. Between all the brutal murder and commentary on a culture of entertainment at any cost, there was something else that made us squeal in delight and clap our hands excitedly: the fashion.

Throughout the  movie we’re confronted with protagonist Katniss Everdeen’s ever shifting take on style. In the beginning, armed with a bow and arrow, she races through the woods clad in leather riding boots and a fitted jacket. However, upon heading over to the capitol to participate in the Hunger Games she is given a makeover by the eternally cool Cinna, as played by Lenny Kravitz. When he outfits her in a costume of fire she quickly becomes The Girl On Fire and it is this notoriety which allows her to score lifesaving sponsorships during the Games. In fact, The Hunger Games is not only a story dedicated to the terrifying possibility of Orwellian surveillance or a political lust for blood. Instead, The Hunger Games focuses on the fact that clothes can very much make the man… er, woman.   In celebration of all things District 12 and Mockingjay, here are three looks inspired by Katniss Everdeen.

Look 1: The Huntress

1. leatherette hooded long sleeve jacket
2. dangling bird earrings
3. scoop neck tank
4. solid color skinny pants
5. double buckle leatherette riding boot

Why it works: In order to hunt Katniss needs to blend in with her surroundings, stay warm, and have plenty of movement. In the book, as well as the movie, we see her rocking plenty of muted neutrals, mainly black and brown.

Look 2: The Girl on Fire

1. cut-out stone inset earrings
2. cross over tank maxi dress
3. spiked stretch ring
4. metallic rhinestone jewel t-strap heel

Why it works: Katniss may be fighting to the death, but before she enters the arena she has to give a televised  interview to the country of Panem. The purpose of this interview? To gain sponsors for food, medicine, and weapons. While Katniss isn’t your stereotypically girly girl, she does clean up pretty nicely in a coral hued dress and accessories meant to re-enforce the idea that she is very much on fire.

Look 3: The Winner of the Hunger Games

1. mega shine lip gloss
2. shimmery mineral powder
3. chiffon cut-out back dress
4. threaded chain link bracelet
5. metallic t-strap sandal

Why it works: After winning the brutal Hunger Games Katniss, along with her partner from her home district, Peeta,  give another televised interview to celebrate their victory. Despite the fact that she had to slay several contestants for this dubious honor, Katniss’ stylist decks her out in an innocent frock and flats, as well as just a hint of makeup, to show the nation that she is still very much a child.

Did you see see the The Hunger Games this weekend? What did you think of the film’s looks?

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