If I felt skeptical about Karl Lagerfeld's Holiday 2012 collection for Shu Uemura with its manga-inspired character Mon Shu, now I'm certain that the whole thing is too ridiculous for words. Someone at Shu should have introduced Lagerfeld to Dora the Explorer, a favorite of my four year old niece. They also should have put a stop to this joke before it went to production. I know that Shu Uemura (or rather, their owner, L'Oreal) said when they pulled out of the US department stores that they want to concentrate on the Asian and European markets. I don't claim to understand the Asian beauty scene, but somehow I don't see Mon Shu as a great fit for Selfridges or Printemps.
Photo of Uncle Karl and