March 3rd //
Mad Men Madness (and fashion) returns. The hit TV show Mad Men premieres on March 25th, and that means Banana Republic’s back with another Mad Men-inspired collection of Betty Draper and Joan Holloway styles. This one’s designed by Emmy Award-winning Mad Men designer Janie Bryant and Banana Republic Creative Director Simon Kneen. Think classic 50s silhouettes in bright spring colors and florals. The collection also features some jewelry and a clutch. I don’t wear 50s styles much but I am fascinated by how this Mad Men trend just picked up so quickly… even Estée Lauder debuted a Mad Men-inspired cosmetics collection…crazy!
Draper Dress from the Mad Men collection
The Joan dress from the Mad Men Collection
Mad Men pearl clutch from Banana Republic
Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection
What do U think of the Mad Men
August 16th //
Banana Republic is working exclusively with Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant on their latest collection, available now in stores and online. The Mad Men Collection offers the classic tailoring and feminine silhouettes of the 1960s for an affordable price with each item under $200. Not bad for high quality, investment pieces!
What do you think of the line? Everything is beautifully made but I wish they had used a model in keeping with the time period, similar to the female characters on the show. The clothes are begging for curves!
June 29th //
Curvy Mad Men star Christina Hendricks graces the cover of Lucky magazine’s August issue with her signature red hair and a gorgeous nude dress by Donna Karan. During the interview Christina opened up about the difficulties of shopping for her figure: “It’s really hard to find a bathing suit if you have breasts. You either get smooshed down or there’s no support. My husband and I have sketched out designs.”
Sketched out designs? I would love to see them! She is a role model for women everywhere and I think a swimwear line could be such a successful business venture for her. Definitely has potential!
Would you buy a swimsuit designed by Christina Hendricks?
September 2nd //
Blame it on Mad Men. The uber-feminine, ladylike style a la the 1950′s is making a serious comeback - just take a look at these stills from the Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 show. My favorite part about this trend? It flatters all body types!
Pulling off this look is all in the details:
Kate Spade Casie $298
Macy’s, Charter Club Cotton A-line Skirt $33.74
Target Shiraleah Harper Zipper Satchel $34.99
Neiman Marcus, Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses $139