apologises for the ambiguous title. if you were thinking that i was going to break the news that Givenchy was doing a capsule collection for H&M you would be wrong. we can only wish. what i meant was... Givenchy's AW08 necklace - you remember, the runway images were everywhere - has finally made an appearance on the high street. At H&M of course!
when this happens - as it did with Luella's sweetheart prom dresses from SS08 and Wang's baby blue denim bags from SS09 - i always think of the scene from The Devil Wear Prada. You know, the one where Meryl Streep criticises Anne Hathaways sweater and then proceeds to explain the relationship between high-fashion and low-fashion. that scene probably got her her Oscar Nomination:
"... that sweater is not just blue, it's not torquoise, it's not lapis, it's actually cerulean. You're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar De La Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then, I think, it was Yves Saint Laurent, wasn't it, who showed cerulean military jackets? [...] And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of 8 different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic casual corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin."
totally love Meryl and her onscreen magic!
since i'll be jetsetting again in 2 weeks, the plan was to keep all new purchases to the light minimal. as you can see, the necklace isn't nearly as tiered as the original, but it's weighty as hell! i can only imagine what the real Givenchy weighs. i just couldn't walk away from it. i'm going to wear it with everything. starting with this jumpsuit - which is also newly purchased. no worries, it's light as a feather ;)