FIRST LOOK! ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Collection to Hit H&M!

H&M has teamed up with ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s’ costume designer, Trish Summerville, to create a line based on the best selling book’s main character, Lisbeth Salander.

The 30-piece collection will hit stores on December 14, just a week before the movie opens in the US!

“We put a lot of aged-in washes and finishes, which goes along the lines of the Salander character,” Summerville tells WWD. “In the film, her clothes are quite extreme. They’re really worn down, they’re dirty. So for us, it was taking that kind of concept and giving it more of a realistic feel.”

That’s where H&M came in: the company’s division designer, Anna Norling, tells WWD that her team worked to make Salander’s gear more flattering and feminine. “The collection wouldn’t have looked as it does without H&M because we added the fashion point of view,” she explains.

The line, Summerville’s first, is based on actress Rooney Mara‘s wardrobe from the film, and includes $3.95 tribal-style earrings, a $199 leather jacket, hoodies for $29.95 and lace-up boots for $59.95. There are also T-shirts stamped with Swedish proverbs — used on posters for the film — and a hand-painted design that blends the Swedish and American flags, a look first created for Mara’s February W magazine shoot.

Not surprisingly, the collection received a positive response from Mara and the film’s director, David Fincher. “It’s nice to get her blessing and David’s blessing, and once I showed them the pieces, they were really excited,” Summerville says. “We placed an order for Rooney so she can have one of each thing.”

Perhaps the success will lead to a second run; though Summerville says she’s still waiting to find out if she’ll work on the next film in the series, The Girl Who Played with Fire, she says she’d happily design another Salander line for H&M — or a men’s collection based on Daniel Craig‘s character, Mikael Blomkvist.

What do you think? Love the idea – or hate it?


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Lacey Schwimmer is the new face of Lady Foot Locker!

‘Dancing With the Stars’ pro Lacey Schwimmer is the new brand ambassador for Lady Foot Locker!

“I’m so excited,” she tells PEOPLE of the partnership. “I try to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle and that’s exactly what Lady Foot Locker stands for.”

The professional dancer — who last season, sambaed toward the DWTS finals with Kyle Massey and this season, is paired with Chaz Bono — relies on portion control and regular gym visits to stay in shape. So accordingly, her favorite Lady Foot Locker finds include the gym wear. “My favorite item is the Actra Fitness capri pants — I have one in ever color,” she reveals. “I can hit a movie then the gym in the same outfit, just change it up a little.”

As part of her deal with the company, Schwimmer will pop up on in November, offering fitness tips and advice to consumers. And it seems like she’s the right girl for the job — not to mention a good role model. “I have curves, boobs and a big butt,” she shares. “But I’m living my life to the fullest, no regrets.”


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Throw a Luau in Your Shower!

I am digging the new Hawaiian Cocktail body wash collection from Alba. Its perfect for warming up my shower on these chilly fall mornings. I just tried the Mai Tai, it smells good enough to drink. The almond oil leaves my skin soft and moisturized after I shower and the orange scent helps wake me up.



Escape from your tub to the tiki bar with NEW! Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Washes! Available in three intoxicating varieties, each cocktail lavishly washes skin with gentle botanical cleansers and moisturizing nut oils. Bubbling over with tropical scents and rich, nourishing lather, the new body washes will transform any shower into an island happy hour.

The Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash collection includes:

Creamy Piña Colada Body Wash (12 fl. oz., $8.95)
You’ll be just a wash away from Shangri La with this creamy Hawaiian cocktail body wash for dry to very dry skin! This tropical tonic quenches skin’s thirst with a natural blend of coconut and jojoba oils, cocoa butter and pineapple extract. Concentrated sugar cane extract helps slough off dullness to reveal glowing, revitalized skin.

Revitalizing Mai Tai Body Wash (12 fl. oz., $8.95)
Take skin on a tropical spa vacation with this revitalizing body wash! An invigorating blend of orange peel and lime extracts works together with almond oil and aloe to simultaneously stimulate and soothe normal to dry skin. Concentrated sugar cane extract helps slough off dullness to reveal glowing, revitalized skin.

Exfoliating Lava Flow Body Wash (12 fl. oz., $8.95)
For a shower erupting with skin-softening Polynesian pleasure, look to this exfoliating cocktail, which includes tiny natural loofah scrubbles, strawberry and pineapple extracts, cocoa butter and bananas to scrub, smooth and soften all skin types. Concentrated sugar cane extract helps slough off dullness to reveal glowing, revitalized skin.

The Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash products will be available nationwide beginning November 2011 at Whole Foods Market, CVS, Target, Wal-Mart and natural food stores as well as at


Disclosure:  A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review.

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My families first cold is upon us, I simply dread cold season. With 3 kids its a constant fight to keep people healthy and stop the cold from spreading.  I love, love, love the new Burt’s Bee’s Aloe & Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer its smells so fresh and clean. My kids love spraying it so its less of a fight to keep their hands germ free.

My throat is starting to give me the early warning signs of a cold, in between  sucking back vitamin fizz drinks I have been sucking on the new Burt’s Bees  Natural Throat Drops, the menthol cools my sore throat and the honey lemon flavor is yummy.

Now if I could only fast forward to April and be out of cold season!

NEW Natural Throat Drops ($1.99): These 100% natural throat drops are made from sweet, golden honey. Formulated with cooling Menthol and soothing Eucalyptus Oil, the delicious throat drops provide fast, effective, soothing relief for sore throats. Available in two great flavors, the drops contain just the right amount of naturally soothing ingredients to provide instant comfort.


Aloe & Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer ($5.00): This all-natural sanitizer eliminates up to 99.99% of germs anytime, anywhere AND soothe hands. Free of synthetic or petro-chemical ingredients, the effective formula cleanses and soothes with beneficial ingredients from nature, including Aloe and Witch Hazel.


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