I’m gonna be honest, aside from certain key times of day, I pretty much refuse to walk inside an H&M. One of two things happen when I do:
- I walk in and almost immediately turn around and walk out because I can just tell by the air that staying any longer is going to give me an anxiety attack
- I decide to brave it, spend 30 minutes collecting items to try on, realize the line for the dressing room is 10 chicks deep, throw my stuff down in a huff and walk out empty-handed.
But now that H&M has an e-commerce site that delivers in the U.S. we can all avoid that particular hell hole and just order online, venturing inside only if we’re headed straight to the register to return something that doesn’t fit. Unlike some online retailers, H&M has large photos of all their items so you can get a sense of fabric quality and color. And they no doubt have a much better selection than what’s in stores. Here are 10 things — all under $60 — I’m currently coveting for spring!
So H&M just announced that they’ve released a new collection called Fashion Family, a series of coordinated outfits for parents and their kids. But the promotional ads for the collection show a couple of sunglasses-bedecked assholes posing with their equally d-baggy looking children (yes, I just called a couple of kids d-bags). However great the clothes might be, this family isn’t selling it well. But in case you’re still interested in the clothes, the collection launches in stores on October 22.
I don’t know why, but I picture Lana Del Rey as having the personality and the voice of Kristen Wiig’s “Saturday Night Live” character “Sexy Shanna” — the “sexy” secretary with the high-pitched Marilyn Monroe-ish voice who’s kind of a dumb vixen. I’m not saying she’s actually like that, but something about her affect makes me think she’s a pretty girl who farts a lot.
She’s the star of the new H&M fall ad campaign, and while the shots are beautiful, some of her poses are cracking me up. Check out her looks — and our captions — after the jump!
Just in time for Earth Day, H&M is putting out a collection of eco-friendly sustainable evening wear called the Conscious Collection. Made from hemp, organic cotton and recycled polyester, the capsule collection has already been spotted on celebs like Michelle Williams and Amanda Seyfreid, and consists of wearable — but fancy! — dresses and short suits. Check ‘em out and get ready for the inevitable fight over these gorgeous items.
Oh, hello there. We were feeling a little on the pervy side today, because, you know, that’s how we roll, and of course, there’s the new David Beckham H&M ads where he’s clad only in underwear. What a fine piece of man he is. This pic is sure to become a man bulge classic. We put two and two together and dang it! If men feel they can just stare at our breasts when we walk down the street, then we can Google “famous man bulge” and post the results here. Enjoy! [Just Jared]
H&M has responded to a claim by The New York Daily News that Donatella Versace would not approve photographing the new Versace for H&M line worn “real women.” Initially, H&M expressed an interest in casting “real women,” rather than professional models, in a promotional feature for the Daily News. The Model New Yorkers photos were intended to involve recent college graduates wearing pieces from the collection. Perplexingly, the idea was quickly shot down by H&M. Apparently, a publicist for the retailer contacted the Daily News to explain that the photo feature would probably not go forward as Versace had to approve the concept — and “Donatella will likely not approve shooting the collection on real women.” Ouch. Keep reading »
Don’t be alarmed: While this picture makes it look like “Gossip Girl” star Penn Badgley is being forced on the floor against his will, I assure you, he’s simply being preened by a lucky stylist on a shoot for H&M’s Fashion Against AIDS campaign, which donates 25 percent of proceeds to HIV/AIDS projects around the world. The campaign also stars Akon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Selma Blair, Keri Hilson, Sky Ferreira, Shiloh Fernandez, Nikki Reed, and the Scissor Sisters. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
I was cruising around the internet today, when I came across this H&M ad for men’s denim. For whatever reason (ahem), my eyes migrated to his crotch, where I found … not much. Is it just me, or has this male model’s crotch been Photoshopped into near oblivion? There just isn’t much there. In fact, where his family jewels should, say, pooch, they’re practically inverted. And the whole package looks rather, er, foreshortened. What do you think about this case of the penis gone missing? Keep reading »