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Mad Women Redux

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I received a pretty sweet response from a blog I wrote a couple of months ago about January Jones and her mod Mad Men wardrobe. The Plaid Posies Dress I madly adored was apparently so popular, it's no longer in stock. Therefore, I have decided to have a little more fun playing dress up with the Mad Women behind the Mad Men with indie fabulous frocks, all courtesy of my favorite retro headquarters - ModCloth.

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1. Peggy Olson. Secretary turned copywriter. She's a chick who has balls, and an office secret she wouldn't want HR to find out about (wait, did they have Human Resource departments in the 60's?)

This Nantucket Weekender Dress has Peggy's name written all over it, especially considering her trademark long collar tie at the neck.

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2. Betty Draper. She's the model housewife who always dresses the part. This Kenley Dress works for a Tupperware party (wait, did they have Tupperware parties in the 60's?), seducing door to door salesmen, or for shooting birds in her backyard.

It's a simple vintage look inspired by Kenley Collins, the third runner up in last season's Project Runway who was arrested for throwing a cat at her fiance's head FYI. I swear I don't make this crap up.

3. Joan Holloway. The Office Manager and woman behind the Mad Men, Joan is always dressed to kill in bold, clingy sheaths that complement her fire engine red lips and her voluptuous Jessica Rabbitlike hourglass curves.

This belted Torch Song Dress is smokin' office appropriate attire but watch out Red, you might just set off the Sterling Cooper smoke alarms.

Wait, were there smoke alarms in the 60's?

I need a better research department.


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Comments (3)

Anonymous:

This is a really good read for me, Must admit that you are one of the best bloggers I ever saw. Thanks for posting this informative article.

nicola:

i adore that green dress, have you seen the collection of Mad men inspired dresses at http://www.shebycindy.com ? they have it down to the detail, pretty great.

cleo:

You have gained a new fan.

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