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H&M – Fashion Against Aids

April 27, 2011

Isn’t it great when you can buy things for yourself and still help others? H&M are collaborating with a bunch of celebs in this campaign and 25% is donated to charity.

To be specific, the money goes to HIV/Aids education and prevention projects as it says on the tag.

It makes shopping so much more worthwhile. Look at what I picked up today – a really nice vest, perfect for these nice hot sunny days that we’ve had in Stockholm recently.

I will wear it with pride. And honestly there were some really nice stuff in the “Fashion Against Aids” collection. Thank you H&M!

See the collection and learn more at www.hm.com or click on the image below.

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Born a . . . ?

February 14, 2011

Lady Gaga did it again. She stole the show. And it will happen again. And again.

People are still talking about the meat dress she wore for the VMAs last year. I know, because my post about it, is still getting hits. It was a shocker.

This time, it was at yesterday’s Grammy Awards where she won three of them.

Arriving in an egg carried by four men. Did anyone expect that? Another shocker. But she, or they, had five months to come up with it. Now, she’s gonna have to make these shocking moments way more frequent. The pressure is on. People won’t be expecting anything less.

Lady Gaga waited until her performance of Born This Way to be ‘born’ out of the egg. Not bad, not bad at all. The performance and the song that is. As for the clothes, they were animal-friendlier.

Raw meat=Fashion?

September 20, 2010

There must be a limit to how far a person can go. I’m in absolute awe.

I know the VMAs were last Sunday and I did have a look at some of the dresses worn on the white carpet. Lady Gaga in something that only she would wear, of course. A dress with a big painting that she apparently wore last year in Vanity Fair. Not that bad.

  2010 MTV VMA white carpet PHOTOS: Lady Gaga in red and gold Alexander McQueen from Vanity Fair shoot

I did see something about “Lady Gaga meat dress” trending on Twitter but didn’t put my mind to it until today, just a moment ago, when a picture appeared in front of my eyes.

Lady Gaga wearing pieces of meat. Red meat covering her body. A piece of meat on her head. And they call this a hat. Meat on her feet in the shape of wedges. Meat from a living animal covering a human body.

Meat that could feed the hungry. Seriously. There are people in this world who don’t know what the sensation of being full feels like. I am truly disgusted.

Firstly, I’m disgusted of the designer for thinking of such an inhuman, tasteless and cruel creation. Secondly, what kind of person is this Lady Gaga, would she let someone wear meat from her body and thirdly, MTV, how could they agree to this, don’t they have any moral or ethical responsibility. Limits, there must be a limit.

But apparently not. When it comes to publicity everything is allowed. Yes, I have given it some attention here so they succeeded. However, they lost my appreciation and hopefully others’ too.

Is this what fashion is coming too? What will be the next thing? Lady Gaga always trying to outdo herself. But then it’s not surprising that she would be the one to wear something like that. She already have followers trying to imitate her style but let’s hope they’ve got some sense not to wear raw meat.

Actually, I got a funny thought, I wonder if there’s a synthetic imitation of Lady Gaga’s meat dress. Something done in sticky plastic. Just in case…

Lady Gaga in a dress made of raw meat on the 2010 MTV Music Awards

H&M+Jimmy Choo=TRUE

June 17, 2009

Great news in my ears. The best designer collaboration H&M has done so far. Yes, I have high expectations. I love shoes. And the clothes have actually been designed to match the accessories and not the other way around.

I’m just so happy that I’m being given the chance to afford a pair of Jimmy Choo’s, which would cost me the same as a months rent otherwise.

H&M has previously worked with Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and Viktor&Rolf causing chaos at their stores. The new Jimmy Choo collection is about to hit the stores 14 November. Only 200 stores worldwide. See you there!

To read more, see the full press release.

Welcome to the Hollister’s

June 1, 2009

Up one, two, a garden chair in a patio, lights are turned down, quite dark, quite cosy. Look right, look left, still dark. Right, down one, two into the darkness only lightened up by some spotlights here and there.

That’s the new shop, Hollister, recently opened in Southampton’s West Quay shopping centre. Not a restaurant, a chic bar, not somebody’s home. A shop where you can hardly see what’s being sold, yes clothes and you’ll see it if you hold it in the light if you can find enough light. Oh, and if you dare to touch and hold the clothes.

I bet the shop workers there don’t have to spend hours tidying and folding the clothes, like workers in Primark, since the clothes seem to be part of an exhibition.

Apparently to get a job there, you’ve got to be a model with a portfolio. Why would a model give up their modelling career to work as a sales assistant? I also heard they’ve got to speak with an American accent. The first  rather short ‘model’ greeted me with a what’s up, so I’ll guess she ticked the box but the other one further in the store had more of an Eastern European accent but she was catwalk tall. So maybe they had to lower their criteria and settle for the best they could get. This is Southampton and Southampton is quite chavy.

I have to admit that the assistants were pretty but I still think their purpose of being there is to serve customers and not just model around even though the clothes probably look better on them. Still, you can hardly see them.

The reason why I was a bit excited to go in there, besides it being a new store, was because of Abercrombie and Fitch, it had been advertised on the store front before it opened. But in the dark, I didn’t find any A&F clothes. I didn’t try anything on but I hope the lighting is better in the fitting rooms but maybe that’s the way to fool customers. Everything looks better in the dark, even the price tag since you can’t find the price.

A new tactic to go by in recession times. I’ve been to many stores, but nothing like this.

I haven’t been in to any other Hollister stores, but I know there’s on in Westfield, London. So next time I’m there I’ll have to go in just see if the same theme is followed with the ‘models’ and the lighting. Not for the clothes because they’re nothing but boring casual basics. I might have to try the jeans though, for fit. Well-fitted jeans are hard to find.