Sheer, Shimmery Pastels for Lips and Nails
Mad Men’s sixth season (and second to last season) is set to premiere with a two-hour episode on April 7.
To honor the occasion, Estée Lauder has just introduced a second partnership with the nostalgic 60′s series.
The new collection features a pink palette this time and includes:
- See-Thru Blush in Light Snow
- Rich, Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic
- Nail Lacquer in Pink Paisley
Are You a Joan or a Peggy?
Mad Men may have been off the air for almost a year, but that hasn’t stopped fans from wanting to recreate the vintage looks of leading characters like Joan Harris and Don Draper.
The Mad Men collection, available in Banana Republic stores and online starting this month, includes 65 items created as a contemporary collaboration between the store and Janie Bryant, Mad Men’s costume designer. Bryant also has designed another line of 60s-inspired clothing (called Mod) for QVC and The Shopping Channel.
Help Make a Wish Come True with Latisse
Christina Hendricks, one of the break out stars of Mad Men, has joined Latisse’s Make a Wish Foundation challenge to help raise $500,000 for the charity.
The actress, who wears a lot of makeup and false eyelashes for her role as Joan in the Mad Men series, says she’s noticed a wear on her lashes and that they’ve become thinner.
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Shopping in Downtown Vancouver Jon Hamm Style
Since Mad Men has been on hiatus, Jon Hamm has been busy shooting films like Sucker Punch in Vancouver and hosting Saturday Night Live (Hamm got rave reviews for his second appearance on SNL, especially his sketch as Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown).
Although we may be able to forgive him for predicting US hockey gold over Team Canada, we still can’t wait to see the beardless Don Draper when Mad Men comes back to air later this year. A premiere date for the fourth season of Mad Men has yet to be announced.
Make it Smooth and Sophisticated
When it comes to men’s hairstyles, everything old is new again. With series like Mad Men influencing fashion trends, more men are following the lead of Manhattan ad execs like Don Draper and Roger Sterling who likely spent as much time slicking their hair back as their wives did teasing their bouffant.
The difference today is that it’s much easier for men to get the classic look that oozes worldly charm from Mad Men stars as well as Gossip Girl regulars like Ed Westwick. Diana Schmidtke, a Los Angeles-based freelance men’s stylist with clients like George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal and Matt Damon, recommends using AXE Smooth & Sophisticated Shine Pomade to create the hold and maximum shine essential for this look.
Styling Tips for the Classic Look
Typically, most styling products work best on dry or almost dry hair. However, you’ll want to wet you hair for this look because the pomade will lock in the moisture. Diane follows these steps to get the classic look for her clients on film sets and photo shoots:
- After washing your hair, take a finger tip amount of the pomade and distribute it evenly through the hair from front to back and back to front (you can always use more product, if necessary).
- Using a comb, create a side part (which is a key to this look) in a straight line from the front of the head to the crown.
- Take another fingertip amount of the shine pomade, rub it vigorously between your hands, and lightly go over the finished style to ensure it stays in place all day whether you’re cutting deals in the boardroom or sipping martinis with clients.
Mad Men Branded Clothing Label
Mad Men has been a hit not only because of its dramatic portrayal of life in the early 1960s, but also because of the sleek fashions of the men and women involved with the ad agency, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
Now, everyone can experience the style of Mad Men with a branded clothing line available for both men and women. Costume designer for the show, Janie Bryant, has taken a cue from fashion designers like Michael Kors and Miuccia Prada as well as retailers like Banana Republic, who have been influenced by the series’ clothing.
The first item will be a limited edition Mad Men grey sharkskin suit from Brooks Brothers ($998) modeled after the wardrobe of ad execs, Don Draper and Roger Sterling.
The suit has the classic slim cut, narrow notch lapels, and diagonal vents that make Jon Hamm (Don Draper) one of the hottest actors in Hollywood. The clothing line will also include evening gowns, men’s accessories, and office wear in the future.
If you can’t wait for the collection to come to a store near you, Janie Bryant suggests you start with a classic sheath: “You can make one so modern with a great pair of platforms and add accessories from the period, such as a brooch or lots of pearls.”
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Mad Men Clothing Line at QVC
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Christina Hendricks, who plays office bombshell Joan Holloway Harris on Mad Men, married Geoffrey Arend in New York this weekend. The couple met earlier this year when they were introduced by Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete Campbell on the series.
The bride wore an ivory fils coupe Carolina Herrera gown with a sweetheart neckline. In July, Christina told people.com: “It was the first dress I tried on, and it was magnificent.” Accessories included red satin shoes and gold deco earrings with pearls.
We’re hoping that Christina Hendricks has been busy with her wedding, and that’s the reason why the stylish Joan has not been featured heavily in this season’s episodes of Mad Men. Although it was fun seeing Joan wheel and deal with Pete Campbell as manager of a woman’s department at Bonwit Teller, the best scenario involves Joan returning to work at Sterling Cooper.
It was only a matter of time before Oprah would jump on the Mad Men craze, and now she’s hosting January Jones and Jon Hamm as they sit down on September 21 to discuss the success of the show.
In the spirit of the 60s for which the drama was created, Oprah will be wearing a one of a kind red silk dress with a brooch closure designed by Mad Men’s costume designer, Janie Bryant. This Oprah episode will feature music from the 60s courtesy of the Jersey Boys, a Mad Men inspired set, and a studio audience wearing their best interpretations of vintage 60s style.
If you’re pulling for Mad Men at the Emmy Awards coming up September 20, why not throw a 60s cocktail party. Oprah has some ideas on how to put together the celebration. Continue reading
Out of Town: Drama and Fashion
The season premiere opens with Don Draper preparing a hot drink for his pregnant wife, Betty. As he works the spoon through the milk, he also stirs up the past with clues to the mysterious night he was born and handed off to another family.
New beginnings highlight this episode. Sterling Cooper is in the midst of restructuring with one third of the office being handed pink slips and current employees vying for promotions. Don and Betty are trying to revive their marriage and prepare for the birth of their child. Salvatore Romano is newly exposed to the distractions of business trips when he jets off to Baltimore with Don.
Fresh starts don’t always bring what you’re hoping for, though, as newly promoted Pete Campbell soon finds out when he realizes he’s splitting ad accounts with co-worker Ken Cosgrove as accounts manager. Meanwhile, Don easily slips back into old philandering ways with a flirtatious stewardess on a flight to Baltimore. Continue reading
Inspiring Vintage Styles from Mad Men
With Mad Men returning for season 3, fans of the AMC show are waiting not only for the dark-suited drama that takes place at a 60s Madison Avenue advertising agency. Devotees of vintage fashion, including high-end designers like Michael Kors, will be looking for inspiration from the three female leads on the show. Expertly costumed by designer Janie Bryant, each of these women represents a style that speaks loudly from her character’s point of view whether it’s preppy, sultry, or sophisticated.
Peggy Olson, junior copywriter, cares more about her career at the Sterling Cooper ad agency than getting married. She’s matured over the last year and updated her bouncy ponytail with a bolder 60s flip. For season 3, look for Peggy’s collegiate look to grow into skirt suits with high necklines and a touch of color, as she climbs the corporate ladder. Continue reading