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the Muse’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 9

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On the 9th Day of Christmas this Muse gives a very special gift certificate to you!

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H&M The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Collection by Trish Summerville

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is pretty old news for lit and film geeks but it gets its own launch to a wider audience in the US this week (December 20th, 2011) with a brand new rendition starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. I happen to be a bit of a purist and can’t really picture anyone else playing the part of womankind’s avenging angel, Lisbeth Salander, other than Noomi but I’ll give it a go!

Lisbeth is a strong, aggressive character and her clothes match that attitude and personality plus her cracker background somehow give her leather jacket, combat boots, and skintight jeans a bit of an underground feel.

H&M was so moved by her style they created a Dragoon Tattoo Collection to celebrate Lisbeth’s edgy look.

I seen the collection at H&M this weekend but in LA it supposedly sold out in 10 minutes but not everyone is a fan of the collection,

Blogger, Natalie Karneef wrote a blog post entitled “An Open Letter to H&M from a Rape Survivor”: “….…H&M, you have created a line of clothing based on her character: a woman who has suffered a lifetime of abuse, who is violently raped, and who is hunting down a man who violently rapes and kills other women.”

“Lisbeth has been through hell, and her clothing is her armor. That’s her choice, and it’s an understandable choice. But you glamorize it, putting a glossy, trendy finish on the face of sexual violence and the rage and fear it leaves behind.”

H&M has apologized stating…”We have read the open letter by Natalie Karnefwe apologize if she or anyone has been offended by the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo collection by Trish Summerville – this has not in any way been our intent. The collection is based on and inspired by the film and character Lisbeth Salander and though we think Lisbeth is a strong woman who stands up for her ideal, we are not trying to represent her specifically.”

The spokesperson continued, “Our goal is to rather offer a collection that we see in today’s trend picture that will appeal to many customers. We do not view this collection as provocative-it contains pieces that are staples in many people’s wardrobes: jeans, biker jackets and t-shirts. It’s all about how you wear them. We encourage our customers to find their own personal way to wear our products.”

H&M’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Collection features 30 pieces ranging from ten dollars to two hundred.

What do you think?

The collection is available in stores and online at www.hm.com

As for me I wish he had a chance to finish the Millennium Series, hopefully his girlfriend will come through for us. I’d rather have more books than a clothing collection!

info via abc news

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the Muse’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 8

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Benefit Sun Beam Highlighter

Did you want the good news or the bad news first?

Well, perhaps the bad news first eh?

Spoilers ahead!

We knew it was coming…

Amy Pond’s days as the Doctor’s companions are numbered. Next season we’ll see less and less of the dynamic duo of Amy and Rory and than a complete exit at the season end and a heartbreaking one at that says Moffat. This isn’t any surprise to me considering Arthur was difficult to fit into last season since he was working on theater and other projects plus it’s very impractical to keep a couple in the Tardis. I’m not actually sad to see Amy go, I am sadder to see the boy who waited go though, he’s gained a soft spot in my heart. Amy was great but she was a very overwhelming personality so I think I’m good now and I feel comfortable letting her go. Moffat tweeted a few bits and bobs yesterday about Karen’s demise but nothing too important and of course, he hinted vaguely at a she, he, or it that would be the next companion. I’d love to see Alex set in as a new companion but honestly that would be illogical and would truly upset the time line in many cases. I guess she’s best as a side companion of sorts. I’ve played with the idea that Moffat would stick Barrowman in the Tardis for an entire season but…mmmm….I doubt that. Again, he’d be best suited as a side companion. Rumor mill is that he’ll be back but in what shape or form remains to be seen. There were so many rumors about celebrity season of sorts where the Doctor had a few various companions one of which would be Jennifer Saunders…that would be funny.

But…

I do think it’s about time we finally had a sole male companion in the new series that would be a nice change up.

But we can only speculate for now. If anything, we can hope that we’re teased with a glimpse of the new companion the way Karen in the The Fires of Pompeii and Freema in Army of Ghosts popped up.

As for the good news…well, it’s makeup related. How about a new highlighter from Benefit?

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the Muse’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 7

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