We’re so programmed to unsheath our claws when some ladystar shows up on the red carpet in 50,000 dollars’ worth of borrowed items. But when she shows up in H&M – and it’s weird H&M – we don’t quite know how to proceed.
Kate Mara attends the H&M Conscious Collection dinner in West Hollywood, California.
H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection
We’ll start off with this: We realize she’s essentially there to model part of the collection to the press, but it’s a little lame to style directly out of the look book. It’s like saying “Our clothes cannot be interpreted in any way. Wear them as you’re told.”
We dig the pants, but they’re not the kind of pants you can just throw on with any old thing. They’re heavier than the average pant, they stop at a tricky point, and you can lace them up at the bottom, which is a thing we wish did not exist on this pair of pants. Our point is, that’s a lot of ladypant. We would never choose a top like that to go with them. We don’t hate the top, but we’re struggling to move out of feeling ambivalent about it. We keep trying to work up a mild like for it, but it’s just not happening. Them’s some crazy-ass shoulders.
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