echoes in capitol

Capitol Life CH 5 is ready!

The first time Peeta Mellark saw Katniss Everdeen he was five years old.

It was his first day of school. Peeta was about to walk into the schoolyard when his father kneeled next to him and pointed to the small Seam girl who wore a red plaid dress.

In a hushed murmur, the baker told his youngest son an incredible story of enchanting melodies and unrequited love which made the boy’s mind reel.

Later that day, Katniss stood in front of the entire class and sang the Valley Song.

The girl’s sweet voice made Peeta’s heart soar as he imagined a love deep and powerful enough to color every corner of the bleak place in which he lived.

An Everlark story inspired by “The Americans”. Born in District 12, Katniss and Peeta are sent to the Capitol as spies. Can real love grow when everything around them is a lie?

Want to keep on reading? You can find the rest of the chapter on AO3 and FF.net.

I want to thank @randomnoteforfuturereference for helping me come up with Katniss and Peeta’s alternate Capitol names. He really came to my rescue with that one! 

Cool banner by the lovely @akai-echo

Capitol Life CH 3 is ready!

The boy wasn’t very tall, but his strong arms and wide shoulders made him look bigger than he was.

Haymitch had been watching him for months, ever since he found him on his doorstep, a bag with the bakery’s weekly delivery in his right hand, and a nasty shiner on his left eye.

The boy had brushed the bruise off, said he was clumsy and had fallen down, but something in his blue eyes had betrayed his anxiety. The incident had peaked the old victor’s curiosity, and so he’d taken it upon himself to keep an eye out for the baker’s youngest son.

An Everlark story inspired by “The Americans”. Born in District 12, Katniss and Peeta are sent to the Capitol as spies. Can real love grow when everything around them is a lie?

Want to keep on reading? You can find the rest of the chapter on AO3 and FF.net.

Like my banner? @akai-echo made it for me!

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Capitol Look: Thom Browne

In light of our recent emphasis on collaboration and celebration of the combined talents of the people of Panem, Capitol Couture feels it is deserving to feature designers who may not have current collaborative projects, but who have embodied the spirit of teamwork in an exemplary fashion during their previous work. Therefore, we are thrilled to bring you the latest collection of stunning menswear from noted designer Thom Browne. 

Browne’s previous work has included collaborative work with a number of other designers and houses, including Brooks Brothers and renown outerwear giant Moncler. For his solo Spring/Summer 2015 collection it seems Browne might have taken inspiration from Panem’s sleek military forces, conveying the stark contrast between robotic and organic shapes while modeling both after the contours of the human body.

Browne has shared that it was not uncommon for the jackets in his collection to incorporate anywhere from sixty to eighty pattern pieces per jacket, a staggering undertaking for even the most accomplished designer. The “exoskeleton” feel of the pieces in the collection echoes colorful Peacekeeper armor, giving Capitol citizens a chance to channel our upright protectors’ aesthetic in exciting everyday fashion. 

Capitol Couture salutes Thom Browne for his past collaborative efforts, and his continuing commitment to the united vision of One Panem.