Friday, July 30, 2010

Mad Men Mini: Style

Mad Men has style. So much so that even a line of Mad Men-like clothes have been created at Banana Republic.

"Mad About Style"
style guide page

According to the style guide there is a casting call contest, July 21 - Aug 11, 2010. Enter to win a walk-on role on Mad Men plus a $1,000 Banana Republic Gift Card by sending in a photo of yourself in your best Mad Men duds.


The Fashion File:
Advice, Tips, and Inspiration
from the Costume Designer of Mad Men
by Janie Bryant

Description from the amazon:
From Joanie's Marilyn Monroe-esque pencil skirts to Betty's classic Grace Kelly cupcake dresses, the clothes worn by the characters of the phenomenal Mad Men have captivated fans everywhere. Now, women are trading in their khakis for couture and their pumas for pumps. Finally, it's hip to dress well again. Emmy-Award winning costume designer Janie Bryant offers readers a peek into the dressing room of Mad Men, revealing the design process behind the various characters' looks and showing every woman how to find her own leading lady style--whether it's vintage, modern, or bohemian.

Bryant's book will peek into the dressing room of Mad Men and reveal the design process behind the various characters' looks. But it will also help women learn how fashion can help convey their personality. She will help them cultivate their style, including all the details that make a big difference.

Bryant offers advice to ensure that a woman's clothes convey her personality. She covers everything from where to find incredible vintage clothing and accessories to how to pair those authentic pieces with modern shoes and jeans. Readers will learn how to find their perfect bra size, use color to convey a mood, and invest in the ten essentials every woman should own. And just so the ladies don't leave their men behind, there's even a section on making them look a little more Don Draper-dashing.

Extra: Bryant is also bringing her "Mad Men" style to a '60s-themed collection for QVC called Janie Bryant MOD. The 20-piece line, which features faux fur capelettes, reversible coats and retro handbags, ranges in price from $26-$137.50 and will be available on Sept. 29. -article from celebrity circuit


Another appealing bit about Mad Men is the music. I love the selections used and created. The mood of the scenes are set perfectly to tunes from the past. And check out the other Mad Men-themed albums. Love their covers.

Note: The opening title sequence of the show is an instrumental version of A Beautiful Mine by RJD2.

David Carbonara composes the original score for the series.

Mad Men
Original TV Soundtrack

Music For Mad Men - Robust Blues
by Arist-O-Kats

Music For Mad Men Swingin' Jazz
by Charlie Byrd

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