I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny. -- Coco Chanel

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Mad Men Fashion: ladylike chic

Take lead from the Mad Men ladies and be inspired by Pussy bows, pearls and vintage looking hand bags- I don't know about you but I'm simply in love with the Mad Men look!

(photo sourced http://www.catwalkqueen.tv/madmen_fashion.jpg)

After watching the New York's Fashion Night Out show I fell in love with the style. Confident, elegant models with hourglass silhouettes embraced the 50's look perfectly.

Finally a trend that you don't have to be stick thin to wear. In fact, it's even better if you have an hourglass silhouette to pull this look off. Be inspired by the women of Mad Men with A-line skirts and nipped in waists and pearls add an elegant touch.

(photo sourced http://www.graziadaily.co.uk/pub/21publish/fashion/main_1004.jpg)

Vintage pearls and handbags looks great but if you don't feel like going for something second hand, Accessorize have some gorgeous vintage inspired hand bags in at the moment and Miss Selfridge have some cute pearls too. It's always best to mix lots of pieces together, from vintage to contemporary. It's nice to see a great contrast of eras and it adds uniqueness to the outfit.

I saw this bag in Accessorize and thought it was so gorgeous, but I resisted buying it as I have another bag very similar!
(photo sourced http://www.monsoon.co.uk/content/ebiz/monsoon/invt/78961560/78961560_m1.jpg)

Designers from Michael Kors to Thom Browne are being inspired by the fashion seen on the Mad Men set, so much that fashion shows dedicate space for 'Mad Men' inspired looks. Janie Bryant has become so influential that Anne Hathaway approached Janie Bryant at the SAG awards and said “How does it feel to be responsible for changing the face of fashion?” .

I've never actually watched Man Men before but after being inspired by the beautiful outfits that are worn on set; I am simply going to have to watch the next season.

All I can say is Janie Bryant, you style genius!

(photo sourced http://fallbekind.tumblr.com/)

Now let's all dress up!

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