Do you watch it?
It's on Sunday nights on the AMC channel.
It has to be one of the most artfully created shows on television.
I'm crazy for it.
They had me at the opening credits.
The music is spot on.
Haunting, intriguing, and sexy just like the show.
Listen and watch to see for yourself.
It doesn't hurt that Jon Hamm is easy on the eyes, but honestly
the story line is compelling,
the characters are complex
and the acting is first rate
Mad Men has won an Emmy for Best Drama three years in a row.
Set in the early 1960's, it is the story of Madison Avenue Ad Men aka Mad Men.
It is an amazing look back on a time where sexism is rampant,
consumption of alcohol begins at 8 am
and they not only smoke in the boys room but also in the bedroom, in movie theaters, on airplanes, and even while they are pregnant.
These people perpetually have a cocktail in one hand and a Lucky Strike in the other.
Kids run around with dry cleaner bags on their heads and nobody wears a seat-belt.
An interesting time - the early 60's.
The show truly is an extravaganza of style for a fashionista or interior designer.
I find myself so consumed by the sets and the clothes,
I sometimes forget to pay attention to the plot.
Thank God for Tivo so I can rewind and take it all in again and again.
Because I had trouble editing my pictures -
there is just that much to see -
I decided to break my Mad Men Love into two posts;
one about the fashion and the second about the furniture and decor.
Today I'm all about the clothes.
The clothes on this show are so spectacular that they are creating a retro fashion frenzy and an almost cult like following.
This is Peggy. She came to the agency as a secretary then eventually becomes the first and only female copy writer.
It is interesting to watch her clothing and hairstyles evolve over time as she is seen grappling her way up the first rung of the corporate ladder.
Sometimes I wish we still dressed like this
I loved these full skirts.
They really accentuate a small waist.
Nobody wears them better than Betty -
so very Grace Kellyesque.
This floral dress is one of my favorites.
There was drama and excitement in these clothes.
This one reminds me of a dress my mom had.
My mom's was a "tent" dress but it was a print very similar to this.
How about the men?
How dapper are they?
Wing tips and skinny ties.
I have seen pictures of my dad with ties like that and I can remember when he wore wingtips.
It was an era of curvier and very voluptuous women.
I knew I was born too late.
I would have been a real hit back then. :)
And you have to give it up for Christina Hendricks who plays the character of Joan.
My jaw dropped when she wore this dress to the office!
She is single handedly bringing sexy back.
This girl knows how to rock the curves.
Is it wrong that I'm feeling a bit better about my hips?
I was reading that after a scene aired where she was wearing granny panties that the sales of high waisted women's underpants went up 42%.
Maybe it isn't just the clothes but the hairstyles too.
Everyone looks so pulled together.
While I am watching the show I feel motivated to step up my own style.
To actually style my hair instead of pulling it into a ponytail for the fifth day in a row.
Really though, this looks like a lot of work.
How early would I have to get up to make my hair do that?
So, are you hooked yet?
If so, check back for more Mad Men Love - Furniture and Decor Style
I hope it will leave you mesmerized.