Get the Mad Men Look

Get the Mad Men Look !
Betty Draper, Joan Holloway and Peggy Olsen –  courtesy AMC

Achieve the genuine 1950’s and 1960’s Make-up Look as actually taught to women of this era !
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Joan Holloway, Peggy Olson and Betty Draper are the style icons of this season. Played by Christina Hendricks, Elisabeth Moss and January Jones.Peggy’s character started out in series one as a very mousy plain Jane these actresses under the guidance of show stylist Janie Bryant have begun to adorn walls of teenage girls all over the world.

Mad Men Stylist Janie Bryant – author of The Fashion File.

Retro underwear is the key to getting the perfect silhouette” , according to Bryant.”I love a long line bra because it totally smooths the back and it’s seamless. It’s quite a piece of engineering.”
Getting the right foundation garments is the only way to pull off the figure hugging, sultry secretary shape.

Betty Draper and ciggie – courtesy AMC
Peggy Olsen – courtesy AMC

According to show star Christina Hendricks ” The first day I put on the retro undergarments and I was walking around the office like boom, boom, boom. I’ve always had a bit of a walk — this girl’s got
hips — but on the show it’s exaggerated.”

 Joan Holloway in ‘that’ killer dress – image courtesy AMC

In Bryants ” The Fashion File“, she gives advice to ensure that a woman’s clothes convey her personality, covering everything from where to find gorgeous  vintage clothing and accessories and how to pair
those authentic garments  with modern shoes and jeans etc .Learn how to find their perfect bra size, use color to convey a mood and so on.

Some style icons in late 1950’s and early 1960’s fashion.

Tippi Hedrin – 1962
Grace kelly with Audrey Hepburn

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9 thoughts on “Get the Mad Men Look”

  1. I agree with Cholla Queen…finding the foundation garments is becoming more and more difficult…and expensive! Thanks for telling us about the book, though. :)

  2. The Fashion File is on my xmas list! I love the way Peggy Olsen gradually is changing from frump to glamour girl as the series develops.

  3. Had no idea about the book! So glad to find it. Rumor is that Janie Bryant is going to start her own retro fashion line offered through either QVC or HSN (I forgot which). Love your blog! Will be blogrolling you!

  4. I love the clothes on Mad Men. I think it's the main reason I watch the show (well, that and John Hamm). I also did a post on Mad Men fashion, right before my Mad Men-themed birthday party: GLOSSING OVER IT

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