Sullen chic: Dragon Tattoo landed at H&M today

I admit I haven’t read the books. Never read Harry Potter either. But I digress. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is taking over the world lately, with the Hollywood version opening in theaters this month. Today, H&M jumped onboard with the premiere of its Dragon Tattoo collection by the film’s costume designer, Trish Summerville.

I ventured over to the store to check out the goods.

The collection is composed of mostly separates–tops, skinny pants, tees, and cropped jackets–in dark and mopey colors, with aggressive distressing. Like a cheaper, more deconstructed version of AllSaints.

As much as I appreciate the idea of roughing up clothes, I just can’t get my mother’s voice out of my head every time I attempt to wear something distressed. Said voice goes like this: Bryn, you actually PAID to have that hole in your shirt! Ugh. 

So is the stuff any good? Well, that all depends. Summerville definitely offers up pieces that look like what Lisbeth Salander would wear. (At least the Lisbeth from the AWESOME Swedish film trilogy. I did manage to watch those.) The pieces all go very well with each other, offering a bunch of possibilities for layering and mixing/matching. Plus, the quality is decent for H&M, so I’d say yes, it’s a success. The fabrics seemed to be consistently good, although I can’t say how they’d hold up after a run through the washer.

The whole collection is worth checking out, especially if you’re in the market for moody basics for the moody winter. Or if you feel like dressing up like Lisbeth for the Dec. 21st premiere. I’m thinking about it.

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