I love Christina Hendricks‘ sassy portrayal of Joan Holloway on Mad Men. Even though we’ll all miss the drama at Sterling Cooper & partners when the series signs off, Christina will have no trouble moving on to bigger and better roles.
One new venture for Christina is brand ambassador for Clairol’s Nice ’n Easy hair colour products. Even though she is naturally a dark blonde, Christina has been coloring her hair at home for years.
In fact, Christina has been using Nice ‘n Easy ever since she went red (she was inspired by Anne of Green Gables):
“I love that the results from Nice ‘n Easy are so natural looking; I know it’s going to turn out natural and beautiful and I don’t have to worry about it.”
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. [tweetmeme source= “blushstopshere” only_single=false]
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 who likely spent as much time slicking their hair back as his various wives did teasing their bouffant.
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 Schmidtke, a Los Angeles-based freelance men’s stylist with clients like George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal and Matt Damon, recommends using AXE Shine Pomade 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.