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Tag Archives: H&M

2012 BAFTA Rundown

The British are elegant and friendly people, so it’s no surprise their film award ceremony is as delightful as they are.  This year, not too many gowns wowed us, but there were several excellent choices on the London red carpet.  Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn) shocked everyone by showing up in this sophisticated black and white silhouette from… H&M!  While you won’t find this gown at your local mall, Williams still looks adorable with red lipstick, dark nails and the accessory of the season – an Arthur Miller book clutch from Olympia Le-Tan.  (Fun Fact: Arthur Miller was married to Marilyn Monroe, who Williams was nominated for playing!)  Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig looked especially beautiful in a gathered white Alberta Ferretti gown and new brunette locks.  Our final favorite was created by Valentino – the perfect designer to feature two days before Valentine’s Day!  Best Actress nominee Viola Davis decided to take part in the Green Carpet Challenge (where celebrities sport environmentally-sound digs on the red carpet), wearing a one-shouldered light pink gown made of eco fabric and… recycled plastic bottles!  Going green never looked so good!

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It's Official: Gisele Bündchen is Too Hot

Gisele Bündchen, the famous Brazilian Victoria’s Secret supermodel (and the highest paid one on Earth), recently appeared in advertisements for Swedish clothing chain H&M.  But ads for the company’s Spring/Summer 2011 line were deemed too hot for Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.  Wait… too hot for the desert?  It was first mentioned on fashion website La Moda Dubai.  Bündchen’s images were altered by adding fake white t-shirts and tanks.  (Which we’ve pictured here).  You know, because the married, mother of one is a real sexual/political threat in long dresses, pants and, what the heck is that thing pictured above?  A really ugly floral jumpsuit.  The only thing we find offensive about these ads is how ugly the clothing is.  I mean, white jeans?  Really?  Is it 1983?  Most of these items couldn’t be pulled off by the majority of the women on the planet anyway.  H&M’s ironically-named “Spring Awakening” apparently isn’t going to be the awakening of any Middle Eastern women, but a tool in further oppression.  Considering how tame the images were to begin with, it only makes us wonder how many other things these countries ban.  Quite a sad commentary on our times.