Ignis Glace: Letter from the Editor
Are we there yet? Every year, I await fall breathlessly, even impatiently. It’s a season of bounty, filled with brisk mornings that beg for a robust spirit and the maternal embrace of a warm, wool sweater. (I can’t wait to slip into my Isabel Benenato leather leggings!) Our cover girl Katniss Everdeen—the huntress with a heart of gold—personifies autumn. Her surprising strength and innate nobility has always transfixed us in the Capitol. (We also feel a surge of respect for the brave and hard toiling citizens of coal mining District 12.) And now, with the Quarter Quell nearing, we see a new side of the girl on fire: an icy determination that makes her even more of an icon to all of us.
This fall issue brings you an intimate profile of Katniss, along with an introduction to the designer—Maria Dora—who created her fantastic cowl. You’ll meet our new party reporter Kaysa Minox, a fixture on the society circuit, and learn about the new Capitol Couture art contest. Are you the next Salvador Dali? Oh and I have to call out our brilliant design team for using the most advanced technology (Web GL) to create our dynamic, animated 3D cover.
In the coming weeks, Capitol Couture will be highlighting the most exclusive happenings in the city—from the bevy of pre-Games parties to victor publicity tours. Expect an all access tour of President Snow’s glorious Georgian mansion and a first look at the couture on the red carpets. Of course, we’ll also bring you up-to-the-nanosecond coverage of what’s fresh in fashion, beauty, design and culture. Be relevant. Be chic. Be Capitol.
Monica Corcoran Harel