If you are an observant television watcher, you have probably noticed that in addition to being a top shelf portrayal of existential angst, Mad Men gives us a great window into the changing fashions of the early-to-late 1960s. Don Draper‘s clothing is as snappy as his soul is disheveled. More
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Much to-do has been made over the fact that, in a recent episode of Mad Men, Megan Draper was wearing a t-shirt that looked exactly like Sharon Tate‘s. Sharon Tate, an aspiring actress who was pregnant at the time, got murdered, and this has made people decide that Megan is going to get murdered. Maybe she is. Maybe in the season finale of Mad Men every character is More
Have you heard the theory that Mad Men‘s Megan Draper is being set up to be murdered because wardrobe put her in a shirt similar to one worn by Sharon Tate in a 1967 Esquire spread? I’m not sure if I buy it, but the show is getting crazier, so who knows? Anyway, Esquire was pretty jazzed about this, so they dug up the vintage spread in which the shirt appears (slide 3). And, as it turns out, this particular spread was an attempt to use cheesecake photos of Sharon Tate to illustrate principles from Mao Zedong‘s teachings, because it was 1967 and people in America were at least vaguely interested in communism. Interested enough to look at pictures of Sharon Tate next to quotes from Mao, anyway, provided Mao’s quotes were introduced/discredited as “dull and unmemorable.” More
After what felt like forever without it, Mad Men is currently on TV for what will probably feel like way too short a time. In addition to providing plans for all of our Sunday nights, this means its primary players (but mainly the women) get to wear lots of pretty clothes about talk about themselves in magazines. In the latest issue of Net-a-Porter‘s interactive online fashion mag The Edit, criminal undersharer January Jones dons some truly gorgeous outfits and looks, well, gorgeous in them. The accompanying article is fairly similar content-wise to The New York Times‘ sexist hack job, only it takes a strong stance in favor of Ms. Jones’ right to privacy. Imagine that! But even if you are still mad at her for refusing to tell us everything about her interior life, perhaps you can content yourself with the fact that she seems committed to using her exterior to create some really striking images. More
I’m not a huge fan of January Jones. I still can’t decide if she’s a good actress or if she is just playing herself on Mad Men, and I don’t think we’d be friends if we knew each other. But that doesn’t mean I am not going to call the fuck out of someone when I see them treating her in a sexist manner. More
We all end up thinking that we’re characters on TV shows. Some women end up thinking that they’re Carrie Bradshaw, or, worse, Hannah Horvath. They are not. Even more ridiculously, some men in your life may think they are Don Draper. No. They are not Don Draper. They are maybe Pete Campbell. Here is why: More
I blame the perfectly fitted suits for this one… More
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Trudy has always been one of my favorite characters on Mad Men. I think she’s put up with a ton with very, very good spirits, and I’m pleased to see her getting some love this week. However, it’s for a reason that surprised me. More
The two wives of Don Draper have quite a bit in common. Both Megan and Betty have been married to the same
douchebag very attractive advertising executive guy, both are fascinating women with more intriguing personalities than many of the show’s other characters, both are absolutely stunning in appearance (and voice, though many of my friends have disagreed with me on that note). When it comes to their individual beauty looks, though, the two are very different.
For this Friday’s Makeup Tutorial, I’ll be using your votes to decide whose makeup I’ll do. Will it be Betty’s lovely, simple early- to mid-60s look or Megan’s more dramatic, late 60s makeup? More
You may be expecting our regularly scheduled Wednesday episode of Wed Bed Dead. Unfortunately, Jen and Ashley got a little too awesome last night (whiskey) and don’t have one for you. Next week they will! Still, they dragged themselves out from under their oppressive hangovers this morning and made you a Fuck Marry Kill in the old written format, concerning a few of Mad Men‘s main anti-heroes, Don Draper, Roger Sterling and Pete Campbell. More
Today, January Jones and Betty Draper are going to have a beauty showdown! Who is lovelier? We tried this last week with Emilia Clarke vs, Daenerys Targaryen and the ultimate winner was, “This game is absurd, because they are the same person!” But who will win this time? I bet it will be Betty Draper, because I love it when people style their hair elaborately and wear fifties style make-up. More