Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mad Men Mania

CC’s crush on Betty Draper and Joan Holloway’s early-60s style is in full swing, darlings!
In this post, see how to channel the doting housewife and sexy secretary looks. Of course, one could troll the thrift and vintage shops for truly vintage pieces, but modern vintage-inspired pieces are equally alluring!
Illustration courtesy Fellow Fashionista Samantha of Matou en Peluche. See more of her wonderful work here.
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Tutti Dolce. Runway photos via style.com except where noted.

Mad Men stills courtesy google images and amc.com.
Antoni & Alison’s “Sweater Girl”, via nymag.com
Issa
Kate Spade courtesy Fellow Fashionista Style Redux.
Luisa Beccaria
Christina Hendricks’ character sporting her classic pink and red sheaths.
Marc by Marc Jacobs scarf-neck dress, at net-a-porter.com.
Valentino bow-closure jacket and box-pleat skirt, at Neiman Marcus.
Black Halo Jackie O dress, at chickdowntown.com.
Selah D’or Cara dress, at aspiringcouture.com.
January Jones’ character wearing her signature sweet frocks.
Party Planner dress at ModCloth.com.
Unique Vintage cotton swing dress. CC adores this vintage-inspired piece. The nipped-in waist, halter style, and full skirt are spectacularly flattering! Visit unique-vintage.com.
Full floral skirt, at forever21.com.
Velma cardigan, at ModCloth.com.
Caroline Amato leather bow gloves, at intermixonline.com.
Jack Rabbit Serenghetti skinny belt, at twentythirtyforty.net.
J. Crew satin derby clutch; this and next at jcrew.com.
J. Crew antique gold manor bracelet.
Zelda Sweetwater Alex ruffled bikini, at zeldasweetwater.com.
Tell CC, darlings: Are you a Betty or a Joan? Or perhaps you are more of a Constance from the typing pool, rendered by the lovely Samantha of Matou en Peluche. Thanks, Sam!
xoxox,
CC

80 comments:

AX80 said...

I gotta say that I love this 50s mania that has taken over but I'm way more excited to see the 1940s trend that was brought on by Prada this last season.

Other than that, I love the make-up that this 50s fascination has brought on. Bright red lips. It couldn't get much better.

down and out chic said...

this is a wonderful post, i adore everything especially sam's drawings!!! as for being a betty or a joan, i suppose i'm a little bit of both! great post carrie.

Erika said...

Two words. Kate. Spade. Love that line. I think my style would be more of a Betty - though I'd like to be as fiery as Joan! :)

Maria Confer said...

Oh, how I love this early 60's look! So gorgeous, classy and sexy!

stilettolover91 said...

Absolutely love all of it!!! Amazing post as always girl.

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meraldia said...

I love this style. Just perfect.Very feminine!

Sher said...

when I was a kid I had a 2pc bathing suit like that. All ruffles so cute!

Hope you're having a lovely day!

HeatherClark said...

LOVE Mad Men style

missDTM said...

my sister watches mad men!

anyway, back to fashion. love love love the accessories-the gloves, brooches, bags!! i do love how full the skirts are though and am thinking about purchasing one for myself...hmmm. thanks for the fashion inspiration!

thischicksgotstyle said...

Lovely how women dressed up like that!! So feminine!

Sweety P said...

I just love the 50s. Full skirts and tailored garments! I love it!

glaykisdolcevita said...

j adore 50s-60s look!
Thanks for your proposition!

FabBlab said...

The leather fingerless gloves with the bows! Oh Emme GEE.

Monica said...

The whole housewife/secretary style is very sexy. Great photos.

Dream Sequins said...

It's actually an early 60s moment. And I've always loved this time period-- it was the movement of silhouettes from New Look to slim sheath a la Jackie O.

Jaime said...

Oh I wish i watched this show! everyone raves about it! Lovely collection, CC! :)

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Oh I just love that early 60s style.
The red Kate Spade jacket is rather fabulous, and the brooch with it.

Florrie x

Dina's Days said...

ahh the gray dress with the neon belt is fantastic! I plan on stealing that look for myself!!

Aleksandra said...

Amazing!!! I LOVE that 60s style !

Pierrot le Fou said...

I've never watched Mad Men before but the hype about the outfits is tempting me to start! i do love 50s dressesq

Wanderlusting said...

I'm both - I go for the pretty styles of Betty but I have the body of Joan (minus the huge boobs).

Wait for tomorrow, I'm scanning my Movie Magazines from 1943 and 1956 :) and posting it on my blog, super cool!

kpeach said...

That orange dress and those gloves are insane...

Petra Bellejambes said...

Born on the right planet, at the wrong time. Nice to see the past flattered with these looks though. Loving the Marc Jacobs.

Thanks CC!

Missy said...

Great post! i love the party planner dress!

Missy
For all things fashion:
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

lisa said...

Ooh I can't believe I still haven't seen this show! Hmm based on the fantastic pieces and photos you've featured in this post, I'd say I'm a Betty by day and a Joan by night. ;-)

Tawney--A Chichi Life said...

Such a pretty post! The style of Mad Men is so classic. I love it.
-Tawney

Susan said...

how pretty, darling! j'adore 50's style fashion! the drawings are my favorite :)
xoxo

CottonCandy said...

I loved ur post. The whole look of the 50s and 60s is one of my favorites. and my grandma just found some old scarf and a skirt or two from then.Icalled them! anyway i love ur blog. i just started mine and i would love it i u looked at it.

Little Red said...

Great post! Loving these looks, especially the one from the Kate Spade ad.

Noémie K said...

this post is no nice***°°°*** pics & colours amazing***°°°° thanks for sharing*

OceanDreams said...

I want to dress like a sexy secretary, I think I must check out Mad Men because I have heard so much about it - all of the styles are lovely. I especially like the white bathing suit while she is jumping on the beach!

Dana (MODAna) said...

I want the white bikini!

Etrapar said...

sexi secretary...how yami for a man ^.^
kisses

Nath said...

i love all these things! :) great!

Flashes of Style said...

Ooo I just love all of these dresses! So classy :)

♥Aubrey said...

OOOoo that first photo...♥ IT!!! Cranberry is the NEW color for sure. Great post CC.

GreyGu said...

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E said...

I love Joan - so fierce. And that Modcloth dress is such an amazing find. Thank you!

Sam said...

Thank you so much again CC! An absolute honour and you've totally made my week!! It's a gorgeous post and to be included is making my head swim with the excitement of it all!! Really and seriously!! Love that top "Sweater Girl" and Joan is my girl crush!!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I still have a week until Netflix brings my Mad Men season one disc! Yay! This has really gotten me excited for the show.

Style Redux 2 said...

Love it all-fabulous post. I adore that bow handbag in "Sweater Girl." Thanks for the mention of Style Redux.

beba, said...

I like that style. It's so pretty and naughty.

Peace and love!

STEFANIE said...

aah these dresses are all SO perfect :) I've been hearing a lot about Mad Men, will have to check it out!

WendyB said...

Love that LOW neckline.

Taylor Sterling said...

I love the 50's vibe and Mad Men inspiration! Great post! xxTay

Pink Links said...

I love that style!

Pink dress is my favorite.

xoxo

Iva said...

OMG CC you always have such beautiful posts! thank you!

Brigadeiro said...

LOVE the 50's silhouette!!! Can't believe I still haven't seen Mad Men! Really really want to :)
xx

Polished Sense said...

Love Mad Men...I also love the Kate Spade image and the Seldor green dress with the yellow belt! (I don't think I spelled that right) But this post is fabulous! As always :P

♡,
Jessica

Peeptoes said...

love the catwalk orange/red dress and the beach photo!!
xoxo

thesydneygirl said...

i never new you were a pilates teacher!!! so amazing :) you must have a nice soft voice! and great body!

love the dresses deary =D mwa

clarewbrown said...

CC, I knew I liked you before, But I am loving you now!! Ahhh this post! I have been wanting to do a Mad Men post, this is just too fabulous. I have been staring at it for the past five minutes. Betty Draper... I wanna be her when I grow up! Except the Betty Draper with a loyal husband...

Hunters Glory said...

when it comes to the freezer ...

I suppose
the lessor
the heat
the better ...
... I only suppose though.

;)

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

I love Mad Men. Samantha's illustrations are beautiful.

Savvy Gal said...

classic and perfectly feminine. wearing a full skirt always make me feel extra girlie. :)

Tracy-Girl said...

beautiful... colorful... I love it!

Lily G. said...

I love these Mad Men inspired looks!!!

Gabbi said...

A post after my own heart! I love Sam's illustrations, incredibly beautiful. The skirts are flowing and the profile shot is so very Audrey Hepburn. I also adore the fashion you've so perfectly put together dear CC, that Antoni & Alisons Sweater Girl photo is my dream outfit and the Luisa Beccaria dress is spectacular.... I want I want.

Thank you so much for sharing and hope you have a wonderful Friday!

Tiffany said...

love all these looks! all perfect for work.

TigerLily said...

oh wow CC, this is a great post, i always love the past era, especially vintage clothes. ^^


XoXo,
Tigerlily
http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Love the gloves CC! Great theme with such a wonderful artist...Sam is amazzzing! xo*

So Stylistic said...

I Loves it! did you see the Vanity Fair Mad Men shoot http://tr.im/xk77

http://blog.sostylistic.com/
Mx

Amelia said...

This is such a fantastic combination of images! Great inspiration.

Hey Harriet said...

This is an awesome Mad Men post! I popped over from Sam's blog. I just love Sam's artwork! Such a gorgeous collection of images!!!

janettaylor said...

Haba! I love it!

XoXo

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Dear Carrie, what a great idea for a post!I know we share love for "Mad Men"! I also enjoyed reading your 5 Guilty pleasures.:-))) I am sorry I was sort of a bit absent latelt. I am leaving today and will not be back until Christmas. With all this packing and million things to arrange I did not make it to the Post Office to send you a little package. So sorry. I promise to send it out for you from London this coming Monday.:-)))

Keith said...

These are awesome. I love Mad Men. I love anything inspired and influenced by it. I hope you will have a wonderful weekend. Cheers!

yiqin; said...

OMG OMG OMG BEST SHOW EVER YES?!?!

Krissy said...

all about the new kate spade line! What a great post! full of inspiration :)

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Great post! Some classic looks here!! Have a great weekend.

Juliet said...

50s is such a classic in my books. Lovin it.

juliet xxx

Little Bow Prep said...

Oh, I just adore this style!

Carol said...

Love these dresses!

CC said...

Love the sketches. :)

Xx

MMSfaith said...

50s inspired fashion is like a breath of fresh air from all the 80s that's been going on. great pics and picks as always. :D

Get Go Retro said...

Absolutely fabulous group of finds on this post. Love it, Love it, Love it! From the cool black bowed gloves to the lovely pencil dresses. Right on target!

rossovelvet said...

Mega love for the Kate Spade outfit !!!!!

Ms. B said...

I really think I'm going to dress this way for the rest of my life, whether it's "in" or not. I really was born too late.

Miss A said...

Love this post- and Betty Draper! I used you as a link to describe her style. Will be back!

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