It started with Mad Men. Well, it really started with Dita Von Teese, this 1950s retro thing. Because for a long time, no one wanted to look like a 1950s woman, and then? Poof! It was stylish. Dita brought it to mainstream attention and Joan Holloway on Mad Men popularized it. Oh, if only I could . . .
Fashion, especially women's fashion, can instantly bring me back in time to scenes I remember from historical books or movies. Maybe it's Gone with the Wind. Or Jane Austen. For me, nothing is as redolent of a time and place than women's fashion, and the fashion exhibit at the Victoria & Albert . . .
Peggy (l.) and Joan (AMC's Mad Men) Sunday's episode of Mad Men surely raised the eyebrows of today's young professional women, who have grown up with the idea that competence is rewarded and women don't have to use their sexuality to get ahead.Here's what happened: The agency was desperate to . . .
Mad Men's coming back and I'm excited! It's fun to suspend time and live in another era for an hour a week. Especially because I'm just crazy about retro fashion.I'm specifically a fan of fashion circa 1950s. Let's take a look, shall we?1950s prom dress... sweet confection of a dress with much more . . .
There's been lively blogging and a wide variety of analyses of Mad Men in major publications since the show's finale.Here's a paragraph that struck me:We talk about how Betty’s a bad parent, and Don’s a bad parent, but rarely about how the way work — and, particularly, this kind of obsessive . . .
I hate to beat Mad Men to death, but hubby and I have been talking about Betty Draper today. So let's dish.Betty's a terrible mother, isn't she? She's immature, abusive and completely self-centered. At her best, she's....detached.Most mothers in that era weren't abusive the way she is. But her lack . . .
Nope. Not kidding. These are Mad Men cupcakes. Complete with cigarette butt and maraschino cherry.You can find these over at cupcakestakethecake.com, along with cupcakes featuring the likenesses of the main characters.They are rather crude likenesses, but at least the Joan cupcake is recognizable . . .
You only like the beginning of things, Dr. Fay Miller says to Don Draper on Mad Men.But isn't that human nature? We all like the beginning of things best. When something still has that new car smell. When it's fresh and exciting.We like the bloom much better than the dying rose.It's the same in . . .
"People tell us who they are,but we ignore it, because we want them to bewho we want them to be.”-Don Draper/Mad Men. . . .
Why the Federal Trade Commission was inevitable: . . .