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Let’s Wiggle…

In Daily Musings on February 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Those of you who know me, know that I am a huge Mad Men fan (See my January 17 post); therefore, you already know I watch it mostly for the clothes.  Dressing was an art back then, where women looked truly feminine.  I’ve just received a flyer from Banana Republic who have jumped on the Mad Men wagon and designed a line around the show.  This is their second “Mad Men” collection.  My favourite is the “Joan dress“, which is the cream and bold floral print dresses seen below, I’ve ordered the print.  Remember ladies its bold prints for 2012.  For those of you who watch the show;  you know Joan is a true bombshell, probably a US 10/12 with her red hair and Jessica Rabbit curves to match. The  Joan Holloway character with her sultry style can truly wear a wiggle dress, she’s a woman who would still turn heads today. 

The new season starts March 25, on AMC

Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway







  The perfect shoe for this dress is: 

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The Thing About Mad Men…

In Daily Musings on January 17, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Is it’s addictive. I’m only 4 years late to the game, but Mad Men is fantastic!  Why did I not watch it before?? I’ve been catching up on reruns on all 4 seasons leading up to season 5, which starts in March.  It’s on at 6 and 7 a.m. on Sundays on AMC so I have my DVR set.  While I was recouping from my cold I watched 3 weeks worth (DVR is a lovely thing) Life sure was different in the late 50’s, it’s amazing how much smoking people did back then, how you were able to smoke in your office, on the airplane, smoke anywhere you pleased, I found it amazing.   It also reminds me of the sexism  that existed at home in the suburbs at that time, of a life as constricting as the corsets and the pearl chokers.  How far we women have come, As the Virginia Slims ads of the 70’s proclaimed “You’ve come a long way baby”  (please note I am not advocating smoking, I just think this was a cool ad).  Thankfully, today we’re not expected to stay home with our cute aprons on (they were cute though) with our hair immaculately done and tending to the 2.5 kids and stirring dinner on the stove!  That era could not handle the women of today, it would be all out civil war! As well as the acting which is fantastic, you know my focus is on the clothes! The women (as well as the men) got dressed up back then, clothing, no matter what time of the day was extremely important, that’s the only part of that time I’d like to see come back. There are many other things of that era, that I hope we never see again, although some version of it is still here! If you haven’t already, check out the show, I think you’ll like it.

Loving the green dress!!


One of the best shows on TV

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