Friday, August 26, 2011

Fashion Post - Mad Men ★


so if you've followed this blog for a while, you might have realised by now that i'm quite a big fan of vintage and retro fashion, particularly fashion from the 50's-60's!

you might also remember that i've mentioned what a BIG fan i am of the show 'Mad Men'

now if you've never seen the show, basically it's set in the 1960s, at a fictional advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City. 

it focuses on the character Don Draper (the creative director at the ad agency) as well as those in his life, both in and out of the office including his friends, family and work colleagues. 

The show follows the public and private lives of these characters and since it's set in the 60's, their wardrobes are just incredible, resulting in what is, quite possibly, the best dressed cast on TV!


the actors and actresses are always dressed to perfection in the most glorious outfits, dresses and suits! and although the story-lines are fantastic, if i'm honest i mostly just watch it for the clothes!!!


and although the guys always look verrry dapper in their suits, i'm not gonna lie, i watch it for the girl's wardrobes more than anything else!!! they always all look so fabulous!


another brilliant thing about the show is that it's not filled with generic style actresses, there are all sorts of wonderful women of all shapes and sizes. The 50's and 60's were a time of curves after all so it's only appropriate that the show's casting should follow accordingly...


right well... it's been a while since i did a fashion based post so today i thought i might post some photos of the gorrrrgeous Banana Republic 'Mad Men' inspired collection designed by Mad Men's fabulous costume designer extraordinaire Janie Bryant





as you can see, the clothes in the collection are just exquisite! ladylike dresses and separates + perfect accessories and shoes! it's all very VERY 'Mad Men' for sure!!!


















so SOOO gorgeous! they all look like they've just stepped out of the Mad Men offices of 'Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce' 

and unsurprisingly i want just about EVERY dress from the collection! 

but hey, it's not just the women's stuff that's beautiful, the men's collection is just as divine!!!






my my, any fella in a Mad Men suit like that is sure to set hearts racing! i mean, why can't ALL guys dress like that nowadays!!!

anyway, moving on... quickly, before i start to drool over the beautiful girly dresses (and the guys!!!)

the collection is available for a limited time only and can be found in Banana Republic shops or alternatively, bought via the Banana Republic website.

you can shop the collection here - Mad Men Collection

there's also a whole bunch of accompanying accessories like handbags, shoes, hats, scarves, necklaces and sunglasses

now in all honesty, i would give just about anything to own a full 'Mad Men' inspired outfit from the collection, the only problem is... i don't know how i'd ever manage to pick just ONE dress!!!


(All images sourced from Banana Republic and AMC 
therefore all Copyright © belongs to them accordingly)

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not much else to report on tonight, there'll probably be a new Creative Café post tomorrow night so look out for that

and until then, that's all folks... ◕‿◕ ★ xX