This can't be real. Something suggests to me that the very fact that she's posing in the photo with leather handbags around her means that there must be some kind of deliberate intent here.
Perhaps not by Helen herself, but maybe whoever does her PR thinking that controversy keeps her in the public eye.
Posing for photos with designer leather handbags around her whilst at the same time wearing a PETA t-shirt.
Come on. This isn't likely to be a mistake. Too much of a coincidence. Somebody knows exactly what they're doing here.