Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fog Warning

How do you make a raincoat sexy? Find a raincoat. Put it on Christina Hendricks. Any questions? The “Mad Men” star has signed on as the new face (and body, mostly – more on that later) of London Fog. Remember London Fog? We all had a boring old raincoat by them our moms made us take to school against our will on days it looked even the tiniest bit gray. Yeah, well, suddenly I’m praying for rain. Because if Christina shows up in said raincoat I will gladly bring protection – against the rain, people, the rain.

Also good? Christina in a trenchcoat. With a tie. With a button-down shirt that is insufficiently buttoned. Never before have I been so happy about someone’s inability to properly button one’s shirt.

Now, I’ve purposely used the behind-the-scenes pictures of Christina’s London Fog shoot instead of the official campaign photos. Because, as Jezebel has shown, those damn mad ad men and women have given her a ridiculous Photoshop treatment. But we’re going to ignore those altered atrocities. Because nothing you could ever create, manipulate, snip or clip in a computer could ever, ever, ever beat the real thing.

Am I right, ladies? Yeah, I know I’m right. Now bring on the rain.

12 comments:

Lyn said...

To me she'll always be Mrs. Reynolds. I first really noticed her on Firefly. Nathan Fillion and Christina played off each other so well in that episode which is probably why they had her back for a second ep. Saffron was such a sex pot. Loved the interplay between her and 'Inara' as well. I miss that show.

Ami said...

@Lyn, I'm so with you there! 'YoSafBridge' was wonderful, and Christina's episodes are some of my faves.

It's a sin that they Photoshopped her. She's stunning exactly as she is.

Like Mal, I'd go to the special hell for her! :-)

Karmen said...

Ohhhh . . . now, I'm a girl who can appreciate a good trenchcoat, but put it on Christina Hendricks and I'm down for the count. I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to get any work done today . . . but thank you, DS. Thank you very much :)

Alicia said...

This reminds me of Kathryn Prescott's (Emily in Skins) photoshoot for LP.BG raincoats: http://bit.ly/cIuZsT

As usual Ms. Snarker, you've delivered another great post. I can never get enough of Christina Hendricks.

Have to agree with Lyn and Ami; She will forever live on as YoSafBridge in my heart.

tlsintx said...

spectacular...
love her with her hair up~

Anonymous said...

she is AMAZING. Her talent and beauty fill a void!

Those photoshopped pic's are a crime against beauty!

Norma Desmond said...

I'm certainly glad London Fog decided to go with the classic look for her. Because, while she's gorgeous even as her modern self, her all decked in 1950s-esque stuff is irresistible. PS, she's also beautiful early in the morning and with no make-up on... Yes, I do know this for a fact.

J9 said...

DS - Thank-you for brightening my day, and Norma Desmond is evil.

However, am I the only one who thinks that CH with her hair up and in the retro looking style harkens back to Brigitte Bardot?

vrgriffith said...

She is stunning just as she is.It is refreshing to see someone who is happy not to be a size 0,2 or 4.

All I can say is yum!Raincoats never looked so sexy.

michela said...

she looks so awesome!!Luv ya babe!

letmestartbysaying said...

She is just unspeakably bodacious. I bow to her loveliness.
I also think that if we had less airbrushed ads the sellers would do more business. Without airbrushing we can acutally see how the stuff looks, not how a photo can melt into a computer and be regurgiated as an ad campaign for alien perfection.

d said...

So glad I found somewhere with the fantabulous original photos. Hendricks is so beautiful and doesn't need anyone to improve her figure.