Christina Hendricks is the new face of Vivienne Westwood's "Get A Life" Palladium Jewelry collection. The curvaceous 35-year old "Mad Men" actress appears in some new ads for the line, which is actually made from palladium. Comic book and movie geeks will recall that in "Iron Man," Tony Stark's miniature arc reactor that sits in his chest and keeps shrapnel from entering his heart is made of palladium. It's actually a chemical element from the platinum group of metals. It's silvery-white and rather rare. In one of the ads, Hendricks wears a palladium chain heart necklace, while in the other she models a headdress.
"Vivienne Westwood has always been one of my favourite designers, so it was a great honour for me to be asked to represent the “Get a Life” Palladium Jewellery Collection," says Hendricks. "I admire that Vivienne uses her designs to inspire change and the pieces are just so wonderful. I love that there are dramatic pieces such as the tiara and the heart necklace as well as more simple pieces such as the acorn earrings. As Palladium is a naturally white metal, the pieces really sparkle under the lights and I cannot wait to wear them on the red carpet."