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Bleach your brows and ice up all your pierceable parts, because fashion's latest muse isn't just fierce – she's damn near feral.
Swedish clothing house H&M has created a line modeled after that nation's latest unlikely literary hero, Lisbeth Salander, the tough-as-nails protagonist of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."
The character, played by Rooney Mara in David Fincher's upcoming adaptation of the novel, embraces a hard aesthetic, from her leather-heavy wardrobe to her biker boots. The Washington Post reports that H&M has come up with a 30-piece collection, co-designed by the film's costumer, Trish Summerville, which incorporates Salander's style into some looks wearable enough for women whose careers don't lend themselves to much ass-kicking.
Summerville says of the line, "Salander’s look is very real and very lived in, with pieces that her character has worn for a long time, like her jackets that act as her armour to shield her from the world. I wanted the collection to have the essence and strength of Salander, with a fashion edge.”
The line will hit stores on Dec. 14, one week before Fincher's film is released in theaters, so don't be surprised if you're not the only one sporting nipple rings and a leather jacket to your local midnight show.