FashionFeed: ‘Hunger Games’ Nail Art; Carine Roitfeld’s New Magazine

● A round-up of the best Hunger Games-inspired nail art out there. Fashionista

● The controversial fake Abercrombie & Fitch site perpetrators have been caught. WWD

● Carine Roitfeld is launching her new magazine in September. Fashionologie

● Here’s a peek at the decorative goods that will grace Kate Moss’ new London mansion. Modelina

● Huge news! French fashion havens Sandro and Maje are set to open side-by-side boutiques on Prince Street. Racked NY

● Calling all LA art aficionados: Next Saturday, March 31, Maximillian Gallery at the Sunset Marquis Hotel is hosting an exhibition that explores the evolving street art moment. Featured artists include Smear, Blinky, Septerhed, DeeKay, Gregory Siff, Andy Appleton, 2wenty, Free Humanity, Andrea LaHue, 2wenty, and Birdman. MG

Target to Sell Extremely Expensive ‘Hunger Games’ Memorabilia

There are certainly some diehard fans of The Hunger Games out there, but are they rich? If so, then they will be pleased to learn that Target is set to begin rolling out a three-piece collection of high-end memorabilia at midnight on August 18th—the same day as the DVD release. The limited-edition range includes the film’s lithograph signed by Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, a replica of Katniss Everdeen’s hunting jacket and a 14-carat gold version of the notorious Mockingjay pin. Hold onto your wallets and check out all the pricing after the jump. 

The Examiner reveals that the lithograph (available Aug 18) is $699, Katniss’ leather jacket (available Aug 19) is $349 and the decadent replica of the Mockingjay pin (available Aug 20) is a whopping $999. Or you can just buy a cheapo version of it for less that $10 on eBay. Whatever floats your boat.

Examiner also notes that only 100 pieces of each item will be available on Target.com, so make sure your WiFi connection is fast and steady at midnight on each keepsake’s release date.

If you’re more of a frugal Hunger Games fan and don’t mind shopping in the children’s section (you could say it’s a "gift for your kid sister"), Target will also be releasing back-to-school items (backpacks, jewelry, lunch boxes, pillow cases) all under $40.

Comediva’s “BAMF Girls’ Club”: A Fandom-Spoofing Series We Can Believe In

When fans of a particular series of creative works—particularly in the sci-fi/fantasy realm—begin creating fan-made works based on said series, the results can be a bit hit-or-miss. For every “Potter Puppet Pals,” there are a few thousand yawn-worthy spoofs. And when crossovers occur, the results are often even worse.

Not so with “The BAMF Girls’ Club,” a fun new fantasy-fan web series from Internet collective of funny women Comediva. The premise: a reality show featuring badass women of popular literary and television works—Hermione Granger, Buffy Summers, Lisbeth Salander, Katniss Everdeen, Michonne from The Walking Dead and Bella Swan (one of these things is not like the other…)—sharing a house. They drink, they hunt, they argue about house rules, and the parody feels both loving and well-researched. The Bella jokes are a bit one-note (save for one involving an unlikely meal in the pilot episode), but it’s extremely fun to watch each actress take on her character—Iselle Slome, who plays Lisbeth Salander, is particularly on-point.

In the third installment of the series, which hit the web this week, the housemates adopt one of the fantasy world’s littlest badasses: a fresh-from-community-service Arya Stark from Game of Thrones. When she goes sword-crazy with Katniss and Michonne (leading to a rather uncomfortable case of mistaken identity on the part of Katniss), hilarity ensues. Watch below, check out the previous episodes and if you’re of a particular ilk of nerd, cross your fingers with us for a guest appearance from Dana Scully. Please?  

Here Is Your ‘Catching Fire’ Cast Update: Now With 100% More Finnick!

The Internet is echoing with the anticipatory squeals from devotees of the Hunger Games fandom at the announcement that the second installment in the film trilogy, Catching Fire, finally has its Finnick. After rumors that the likes of Robert Pattinson, Taylor Kitsch, Armie Hammer and a whole host of other attractive twentysomething actors would play the Quarter Quell representative from District 4, the role has gone to 26-year-old English actor Sam Claflin. If you recognize the name or the face, you’ve most likely seen him as William, Snow White’s childhood pal and son of the deposed Duke in Snow White and the Huntsman, or in that fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie that apparently happened, or in British TV drama White Heat.

Joining Claflin in Catching Fire are new director Francis Lawrence (taking over for Gary Ross, and no relation to Jennifer Lawrence), Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Capitol lackey Plutarch Heavensbee and Donnie Darko’s Jena Malone as Johanna Mason, another tribute joining Katniss, Peeta and Finnick in the Quarter Quell, which is essentially the previous games on steroids featuring winners from previous years.

This has probably been your final Catching Fire cast update. Back to you, Sofia.

It’s Time For Your “Catching Fire” Cast Update

The sequel to the explosive film adaptation of The Hunger Games now has a director (I Am Legend‘s Francis Lawrence) and key principals including Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci and, of course, Lenny Kravitz as Capitol stylist Cinna. But as Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark prepare for the Quarter Quell, a more intense version of the games featuring winners from previous years, fans are already anxious over who will join them in this dangerous competition.

Two notable names have been added to the cast within the past week: Jena Malone (Donnie Darko, Saved!) as Johanna Mason, a previous winner from District 7 who gets by with her wit and sarcasm and forms an allegiance with the star-crossed lovers of District 12. And today, as IMDb confirms, Philip Seymour Hoffman will join the cast as Plutarch Heavensbee, the Head Gamemaker of the Quarter Quell and successor to the deposed, weird-bearded Seneca Crane. Let the speculation over Hoffman’s Capitol-appropriate facial hair begin. 

Perhaps the biggest casting-related speculation has been related to who will play the role of Finnick Odair, the buff, trident-wielding previous champion from District 4 who forms an alliance with Katniss, Peeta and co. during the brutal Quarter Quell. Names that have buzzed about include Robert Pattinson, Taylor Kitsch, Trevor Donovan and Hunter Parrish, but no one has been confirmed for the role.

This has been your Catching Fire cast update. Back to you, Sofía. 

Your Daily Guide to Trending Topics

Every day there are some topics that are trending. Since many of them don’t make sense, we provide easy contextualization. Also, this way, you won’t actually have to know anything about anything.

Miley Cyrus Engaged

Google users probably aren’t looking for the registry for Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemswoth, but they’re still searching for news about the couple’s engagement above all else. That’s right, former child star Miley Cyrus who, despite brushes with legal intoxicants and Annie Leibovitz, seems to have grown up pretty well adjusted considering her game, is getting married. The 19-year-old pop star met Hunger Games actor Hemsworth, 22, on a movie set and the two have been dating for three years. "Thank you for all the love today. I’m happy to share this news with you all. I feel like all my dreams are coming true,” Cyrus tweeted, forgetting to CC the genie who granted her original wishes for fame and fortune. 

Wade Davis

Retired NFL played Wade Davis has come out as a gay man, making him the second most popular term to search on Google this morning. His trending status on Grindr is not known. Davis, who used to play football for the Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, and Washington Redskins.“You just want to be one of the guys, and you don’t want to lose that sense of family,” Davis said to OutSports.com. “Your biggest fear is that you’ll lose that camaraderie and family.” 

Jewel

No, your eyes don’t deceive you. Jewel, the singer-songwriter is indeed trending today—at least over at Bing. It’s because the “You Were Meant For Me” singer tweeted a photo of herself in costume as country music legend June Carter Cash for the upcoming Lifetime movie Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash. "Here I am as June in my trailer with her blue eyes and perfect teeth," she wrote only moments before Reese Witherspoon, who played Cash in the 2006 feature film Walk The Line, presumably showed up and slapped her. 

Kris Humphries

Yahoo! is feeling a bit retro this morning, as users are spending their valuable time searching for information about Kris Humphries, last summer’s most famous groom and more recently just that guy who was married to Kim Kardashian for a few days. They’re all curious about Fatmire Sinanaj, the 25-year-old hotel employee that Humphries is rumored to be dating. Though he denied it, nefarious sources close to the dashing basketball player say that he and Sinanaj, who indeed rocks a look not dissimilar to that of his ex, are hot and heavy. Really weight stuff here, Yahoo! users. Wow.

#WhatUniversityHasToughtMe

Maybe it’s that we do this post in the morning, and news hasn’t been reported or serious thinking hasn’t been done yet. Either way, the things that trend on Twitter are normally pretty dopey. Today’s entry in that category: things that people learned while attending college. Don’t get too worried, but we bet most of them aren’t about book smarts.

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Linkage: James Cameron Looking For A Pandora Of His Own

From the depths of the ocean to the outer reaches of the atmosphere, James Cameron is truly embracing a life with no bounds. With a little help from Google, the Avatar director is working on a space venture, Planetary Resources, that will “overlay two critical sectors — space exploration and natural resources — to add trillions of dollars to the global GDP” and “help ensure humanity’s prosperity.” Because there must be a Pandora out there… [Mashable]

Do you spend your Sunday nights flipping between Mad Men and Good Wife and Girls and, oh no, does Veep start tonight? According to the New York Times, you are not alone. Rather, you might be a part of the "43 percent," the portion of America suffering from too much good television on Sunday nights and not enough DVR space. [NYT]

Carrie Mulligan and Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford made things official over the weekend, quietly tying the knot in the English countryside in the company of Sienna Miller, Colin Firth and Jake Gyllenhaal. For some reason, though, the rest of Mumford’s bandmates were not invited. [E!]

After four weeks atop the box office, Hunger Games has been routed by unexpectdly well performing the Kevin Hart led adation of Steve Harvey’s self-help book, Think Like A Man. [ArtsBeat

Ducked out of the music game for a minute now, Conor Oberst is working on opening a cocktail lounge called The Pageturners Lounge in an old bookstore in Omaha.  [NME]

Rick Ross had a brush with the nautical authorities this weekend when Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission pulled him over in his yacht, from which the smell of weed was reportedly wafting. [TMZ]

Linkage: ‘Catching Fire’ Down To Two Directors, Brooklyn Museum Gets Feminist Art Post

Lionsgate is narrowing in on a director for Catching Fire, with only Moneyball director Bennett Miller and I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence left on the line. Enthusiasm for Hunger Games has yet to dwindle, of course, but it’s time to get working! [Deadline]

Thanks to a very generous 7-figure donation, the Brooklyn Museum will be adding a first permanent curator of feminist art to their collection. [ArtsBeat]

The future is here and it has run its course. Alexis Madrigal argues in The Atlantic that, after five years of "social-local-mobile" dreaming, it’s time to start imagining what comes after Facebook. [Atlantic]

Whether it’s APC and their perfectly worn jeans or Juicy Couture’s rainbow of sweatsuits, breaking up with your clothing brand can be tough to do. [NYT]

Twiglight author Stephenie Meyer’s book-to-film production company, Fickle Fish Films, has optioned its second film, Down a Dark Hall, a young-adult thriller about a peculiar boarding school by Lois Duncan of I Know What You Did Last Summer fame. [Variety]

Summer comes early for film buffs and open sky aficionados, as New York’s Rooftop Films’ summer film series opens May 11th with an opening bill that this year includes Sundance favorites like China Heavyweight and SXSW favorites like Gayby . More information and tickets for opening weekend events are available on the Rooftop Films website. [IndieWire]

Afternoon Links: Beyoncé Gets A Tumblr, District 12 Is Up For Sale

● To celebrate four years married to Jay, Beyoncé is launching a personal Tumblr filled and to be filled with personal pictures of the two and their growing family. Behold, the BeyHive. [GlobalGrind]

● Lena Dunham was extra careful to consider New York geography when she shot Girls, and so she must ask your forgiveness for that one scene where they walk from the Lower East Side all the way to the High Line. [Gothamist]

● Rihanna understands that people are upset about her ongoing relationship with Chris Brown, but she isn’t going to do a damn thing about it. As she explains in Elle this month, "The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently … I’m still going to do what I want to do." [Elle]

● British rag Heat magazine thinks they’ve found the guy who broke Adele’s heart, thus inspiring 21. [Spinner]

● You could read New York Times Magazine‘s story about hyperaddictive "stupid games," or you could just play the hyperaddictive stupid game they’ve embedded for until you decide to read the story maybe later. [NYT]

Hunger Games’ District 12 and the Everdeen family homestead — or, the out-of-service North Carolina mill town that starred as Panem’s poorest in the movie — is up for sale. [EW]

● Turns out master of the Six Degrees Kevin Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick are distant cousins. The more you know! [People]