AMC’s Emmy-Award Winning and ultra golden oldies hip television show Mad Men is pure vintage goodness.
So, while, there is a fine line between looking contemporary classic and actually looking like you are going to a 1960s themed dance party, a few period-inspired pieces can go a long way.
Wealthy Trophy Wife
It’s a bit of Grace Kelly meets Audrey Hepburn, but make no mistake slim, tapered slacks (or even pants inspired by riding pants) will do the trick. Check out these babies from Max Studio or these from denim legging from BCBG.
Add in a pair of classic 1952 RayBan Wayfarer sunglasses and you are set to be sporty, but with the elegance of a movie star princess.
Starry, Starry Socialite
Having a disposable income like Trudy can give you endless cash, but it can’t give you endless style. If you want to walk the line between savvy, sassy, uber sexy and sweet try something strapless but flirty. It’s not quite the tea dress, but not quite the mini-dress either.
A Little Bit of Joanie
As much as we’d all like to be a little bit Joan, let’s face it — even the boys said it, Joan wasn’t a Marylin, Marylin Monroe was a Joan and I’m pretty much a Betty.
But that’s okay, there is a little Joanie in all of us.
Be not distressed, where there is a will there is way!
Max & Cleo have you covered for all things a la Joan.
Whether you are getting a brand new Silicon (v)Alley start-up off the ground or working on Madison Avenue circa 2010 and beyond — something to enhance your curves in the perfect mix of business and bombshell is the key.
or Maggy London
In Season 3 of Mad Men Peggy was a late bloomer who came into her own.
She not only proved she was capable of leveraging her luck (or in Mad Men lack thereof) on being a female, but of exploiting her talents to slowly rise up from her station.
Something young, but classic takes the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Free-Spirit a la non-Hipster
A nonchalant lifestyle is easy for some and illusive for others.
Some shop expensive to look vintage, while others shop real vintage because that’s all they can afford.
But there is no reason to box yourself into a stereotype by circumstance or faux-pas obviousness, when you can just be yourself.
Did you hear that? BE. YOURSELF.
Free People (and anything in a similar style) will do just fine…or something inspired by the Draper household’s wallpaper for that matter.
In pure vogue, the black-tied outfits of Mad Men‘s more stylish events are a fashionista’s dream.
It’s where enchanting meets alluring – just not in that bugle-beaded, down to the ground, evening gown type of way.
Think Anna Wintour on a regular day meets Princess Letizia of Asturias hanging out.
That would be the outfit.
Most of all, remember a bolero jacket can fix almost anything!
Loving all things 1960s (and secretly thanking the Lord it’s not really 1965) cannot be done without the help of a good lipstick, eyeliner and mascara.
Reds are subjective to the skin tone of the wearer. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Just because it is your best friend’s red lipstick of choice doesn’t mean it’s for you.
MAC Comsetics has the best range of reds out there, from the original MAC Red to Ladybug (which I’m a huge fan of ).
Drop some Venetian lipglass over it and you’re ready to go.
But, while on the MAC website check out their fluidline in Blacktrack, gel eyeliner. NOTHING. COMPARES. — Remember to only line, carefully, the top eyelid.
However, in order to achieve those Twiggy eyes without the Twiggy, invest in some DiorShow Blackout mascara from Dior.
You can thank me later
Mad Women and Mad Men
…and the ultimate accessory for men and women?
Like I mentioned above a pair of classic 1952 RayBan Wayfarer sunglasses.
Audrey would agree.
Sasha Muradali runs the Little Pink Book. She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida with a minor in Dance (â€™07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami (â€™08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima or get a copy of the Little Pink Book delivered to your Kindle.