Category: TV Fashion

Mad Men Fashion

me 2

Last night was the Mad Men Season 7, Part I Premiere. For the past four years, my boyfriend and I have developed the tradition of going all out for the Mad Men premiere. We dress in era-inspired attire, drink Manhattans, and make a fancy dinner all to the tune of oldies from the corresponding decade. In case you can’t tell I have a little obsession with Mad Men, not only for its impeccably written script but also for its fashion. So, today’s post is about all things Mad Men + Fashion, from how I Mad Men to some of the top features on Mad Men fashion you should totally check out. Whether you’re a die-hard Mad Men fan like me or just a lover of vintage fashion, there’s something for everyone!


HOW I MAD MEN

mad men fixings

Step 1: Mad Men yourself at amctv.com

Step 2: Make Manhattans

2 Parts Rye Whisky

1 Part Sweet Vermouth

2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

Step 3: Get Ready – hair, makeup, and music

Step 4: Fancy Dinner

and the end result is…

mad men season 7

Cynthia Steffe Printed Floral Cap Sleeve Dress (last season, purchased from Hautelook for $89)

Stuart Weitzman Logoplainfield Peep-toe Patent Pump (purchased from Hautelook for $179)

Vintage Jewelry*

*To other die hard fans like me: Does that bangle look familiar?? Joan wears the same one in Season 6! Eek! I’m so proud to own a number of pieces from my grandmother’s jewelry collection!


FABULOUS FEATURES ON MAD MEN FASHION

Mad Men: A Chic Retrospective by Harper’s Bazaar

hbz-mad-men-style-1PR1sp-01

Image courtesy of Carin Baer, AMC

Harper’s Bazaar showcases some of the most captivating images of Janie Bryant’s costumes, spanning over the shows first 6 seasons.

Mad Men Lookbook, Seasons 5 and 6 by AMC

Image courtesy of Jaimie Trueblood, AMC

Image courtesy of Jaimie Trueblood, AMC

AMC has created a comprehensive guide on how to achieve the look of your favorite female character. This look book features some of the top still shots and scenes from seasons 5 and 6 as well as hair and makeup how-to guides.

The Complete Mad Men Style Guide by ELLE Magazine

Images courtesy of AMC

Images courtesy of AMC

Take a walk down memory lane with a montage of style through the seasons. See the top 5 looks that represent each of the leading ladies on Mad Men: Betty, Joan, Megan, Peggy, and Sally.


BONUS: Shop for the Looks

Rue La La’s boutique, Inspired by Mad Men

ML Monique Lhuillier Malachite Green Pleated Dress, $180, Sparkling Sage Triangle Earrings, $20, and Alexander McQueen Sunglasses, $190.

ML Monique Lhuillier Malachite Green Pleated Dress, $180, Sparkling Sage Triangle Earrings, $20, and Alexander McQueen Sunglasses, $190.

One of my favorite member’s only discount sites created a boutique with fashions inspired by Mad Men. With pieces as low as $20, there is something for everyone with any budget in this selection of apparel and accessories. The boutique closes on Wednesday at 11am EST, so get shopping!

A Double Dose of TV Fashion

Are you a complete TV junkie like I am? Thanks my DVR my life doesn’t have to revolve around my TV schedule or else I’d be tied to the couch almost every night of the week. My name is Cait Marie, and I’m addicted to TV.

Did I mention that half the reason I’m obsessed with certain shows is because of the fashion? Some of my favorite television stars have stellar style both on and off screen, and today I’m taking a look at two of them in a double dose of TV fashion: Ilana Glazer of Broad City and Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones.


ILANA GLAZER

aka Ilana Wexler of Broad City on Comedy Central

ilana

Last week rapped up the first season of Broad City. If you didn’t catch this show, you seriously missed out! Imagine a cable version of HBO’s Girls crossed with Workaholics, another Comedy Central original that is arguably Broad City’s male counterpart. The show follows two young ladies, Ilana Wexler and Abbi Abrams, and their lives in New York City. The series was developed from the web series by real life friends Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, who also star in the show. It’s also worth mentioning that the ever talented, stylish, and hilarious Amy Pohler is one of the executive producers of Broad City.

Ilana’s style on the show has drawn a lot of attention and created a significant buzz. It’s bold, unique, unapologetic, and somewhat inappropriate to say the least. Basically, it completely mirrors Ilana’s character. Kudos to costume designer Staci Greenbaum for hitting the nail on the head with Ilana’s wardrobe. Throughout the show, Ilana can be spotted in brands like American Apparel, H&M, and Doc Martens along with other pieces that seem to resemble flea market finds. Her wardrobe really reflects one that would be had by a typical broke twenty-something living in NYC. My favorite look from the season was her ensemble in the finale (pictured above), and I’ll show you how to attain the look!

Attain the Look:

ilana 2

Black and Gold Studded Two Piece Dress, $150

By Boe Big Love Hoop Earrings, $60

BCBGeneration Minaudiere, $62

Dolce Vita Kana D’Orsay Pump, $74

P.S. Catch Ilana Glazer in the film How to Follow Strangers. View the official trailer here.


EMILIA CLARKE

aka Daenerys Targaryen aka Mother of Dragons of HBO’s Game of Thrones 

The fourth season of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones premieres this Sunday, April 6. I’m typically not the biggest fan of the fantasy genre, but I became instantly hooked after my boyfriend forced me to watch the first season of this show. Emilia Clarke’s character, Daenerys Targaryen, is one of the primary reasons, as she is one of my favorites on the show. If you’re familiar with GOT, you know that the costuming on the show is incredibly elaborate and period specific. While I love Clarke’s wardrobe on the show as much as Madonna, who happened to borrow one of Daenerys’ iconic ensembles, the looks are not quite suitable for anything but a costume party.

So, for this star, I’m much more interested in her look off camera. Clarke recently landed the cover of InStyle UK, which features a spread of the actress modeling some unique and exciting spring designs from brands such as Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane, and Giles. Despite rocking some seriously haute couture labels for InStyle, Clarke’s personal style seems to be much more down to earth and attainable. She’s rumored to be a fan of the British retailer Topshop, which comes as no surprise since she herself is a London native. My favorite look from her InStyle UK spread is the one pictured above, and I decided to recreate the look with pieces from the actress’s beloved store, Topshop.

Attain the Look:

emilia

Knitted Slouchy Long Jumper, $72

Satin Soft Bra, $36

Pink Curved Bar Necklace, $18

Knitted Pale Pink Skirt, $30