Warning: I’m no Twi-Hard, and no, I didn’t read the books. In the words of Jim Gaffigan, “you know what I enjoyed about the movie? NO READING! Only took 2 hours and then I could take a nap." I’ve seen all the Twilight movies a few times, and I have a loose grasp on the tale. However, I do not claim to be any sort of vampire folklore expert or superfan. In my opinion, the only thing better than the breathy vampire love in these movies, is the posh product placement.
Forget M&M’s and Diet Coke, this isn’t a 90’s sitcom. The product placement in the Twilight movies is as cool and understated as the Cullens are classy. From Belstaff leather jackets to Carolina Herrera gowns, the folks from Forks are rather ritzy. I guess these vampires figure if they’re going to live forever, they might as well live the luxe life.
I mean, I get it. If the guy I was dating drove a sexy Volvo S60 and lived in a house that looked like Frank Lloyd Wright designed it, I wouldn’t care that he’s a vampire. Complete non-issue. Wait, what’s that you say Edward? As long as I let you turn me into a vampire, we can take our honeymoon on a private island in Brazil? Sure, whatever, bite me, let’s get it over with already.
Instead of focusing on the amazing honeymoon adventure that Edward was taking Bella on, all I could focus on was their mighty fine Bric’s luggage set. I drooled over the classic set in the back of their lovely car, and in the Brazilian cigarette boat, and at the foot of their Anichini linen swathed Honeymoon suite bed. Oh, why didn’t I buy a piece of Bric’s luggage when it was on Gilt Groupe last week?
|The "Bella Swan" replica dress by Alfred Angelo is on sale for $799 - much less than the $30,000 Carolina Herrera couture gown the "real" Bella Swan wore in Breaking Dawn.|