Bold, bright, beautiful and a brunette, perhaps her hair should have been platinum blonde since everything she touches turns to spun gold. Purple looks cool too.
The Mega Star Katy Perry seems to have no limits on her exceptional talent and even more exceptional bank account.
We love talking about her and listening to her music. Over and over.
A global news source, the dailymail.co.uk loves talking about her too, and as usual the subject revolves around money. “It pays to be best friends with a wealthy Democratic presidential candidate.
Pop star Katy Perry endorsed Hillary Clinton for the White House back in October and has been tirelessly promoting her candidacy both at high-profile campaign events and on social media, where she has tens of millions of followers.
Now it has emerged that Perry’s production company, Kitty Purry Inc, was paid $70,000 in December from the coffers of the Hillary for America campaign. Perry’s company was also paid more than $128,000 by Barack Obama’s re-election campaign for services involving an unspecified political event.”
It’s great to have coffee money.
Given her massive popularity with over 90,000,000 Twitter followers, so says People Magazine, Katy is a star spokesperson in demand.
Back to the blonde thing.
There are some blondes who love her ability to produce some additional green and have contracted with her to be their ambassador.
Have you heard of H&M? Sure you have since you’re wearing their clothes right now.
At any rate, some basics are in order.
H&M exists in 61 countries with over 3,700 stores and as of 2015 employed around 132,000 people. The first store was opened on the high street of Västerås, Sweden in 1947. It had 2,325 stores at the end of 2011, 2,629 stores at the end of August 2012 and opened its 3,000th store in September 2013 in Chengdu, China.
It is ranked the second largest global clothing retailer, just behind Spain-based Inditex (parent company of Zara), and leads over the third largest global clothing retailer, United States based Gap Inc.
We love to hear about relationships in high places so we placed our ears to the door to listen to what H&M had to say about gorgeous Katy Perry.
Here is their November 9, 2015 press release.
Katy Perry brings fashion, fantasy and fun to H&M’s spectacular holiday campaign
“H&M is pleased to release the first images of Katy Perry’s Holiday print campaign for H&M. In the images, Katy wears pieces from the H&M Holiday collection, which coincides with the spectacular H&M Holiday commercial she has filmed for cinemas, TV and online. The full-length commercial will debut worldwide on November 23 at hm.com/life.
H&M’s Holiday 2015 commercial is the ultimate celebration of the season. Katy first appears as a fairy before conjuring to life an unbelievable cast of characters, from life-sized gingerbread men, to oversized presents on roller skates and giant teddy bears. The action is fast-paced and ever-changing, with Katy giving every scene her own twist. The soundtrack to the commercial is “Every Day Is A Holiday,” a new song written by Katy for the Holiday commercial, and produced by Duke Dumont.
“I had such a festive time shooting this larger-than-life holiday commercial with Jonas Åkerlund, and all of the fun clothes, especially my favorite, the Elfie Selfie sweater. H&M has been a part of the evolution of my personal style since I was 13, when I would start to incorporate fun, affordable H&M pieces into my vintage wardrobe. I can’t wait for you to give your wardrobe some sparkle with this magical holiday collection,” says Katy Perry.
In both the commercial and accompanying print campaign, Katy appears in looks from the H&M Holiday collection that mix festive glamour, style and fun. It includes pieces such as lipstick-red dresses, tuxedos with open sleeves and a T-shirt embroidered with sequined red bows. There are special details everywhere, from the fringing on a black mini skirt to the perfect Christmas jumper. H&M’s Holiday collection will be available in H&M stores worldwide from mid-November.
“I love the mix of style and updated traditions in this year’s Holiday collection. These are pieces for pure pleasure, whether it’s the perfect party dress for the best night out, or the coziest fun jumper for relaxing with friends and family,” says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Head of Design.
This holiday season, H&M is committed to supporting the children in Myanmar with specially-designed gift cards. For each card bought, the H&M Conscious Foundation will donate 5% of the price to UNICEF. UNICEF will then use the money to provide quality education for vulnerable children in Myanmar, where there is urgent need to improve access to basic education. Through the gift card campaign, UNICEF and the H&M Conscious Foundation aim to directly reach more than 350,000 children with quality primary and lower secondary school education in the Rakhine State. The gift cards will be available in H&M stores globally until December 31.”
Someone else in a very high ethical place is saying wonderful things about H&M. Katy hangs out with some very nice friends.
Okay, ears to the door again.
According to a March, 2016 release:
H&M named as one of the world’s most ethical companies in 2016
The World’s Most Ethical Companies program honors companies that excel in three areas – promoting ethical business standards and practices internally, enabling managers and employees to make good choices, and shaping future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices. H&M has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the world’s most ethical companies for the sixth year.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Ethisphere and the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation. Apart from H&M, there was one other company in the apparel industry were honored this year.
“We are very proud that H&M is named as one of the world’s most ethical companies. Being an honoree for the sixth time recognizes our commitment to set ethical standards and practices in the fashion industry. We will continue our efforts to lead the fashion industry towards a more sustainable future where ethical and sustainable standards is a prerequisite for success, says Anna Gedda, Head of Sustainability at H&M.
“Companies rely on Ethisphere to continually raise and measure the standards of corporate behavior. Those that demonstrate leadership in areas like citizenship, integrity and transparency create more value for their investors, communities, customers and employees, thus solidifying a sustainable business advantage,” explained Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “Congratulations to everyone at H&M for being recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company.”
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