23 posts categorized "mad men"


the day has arrived, kittens.

season five.

fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.

{mad men.}




the coveteur recently peeked inside of the well-appointed closet of mad men's actress kiernan shipka (aka sally draper) and not only got to photograph her fancy frocks, but also got to dress up with her man men don, betty, joan, and roger dolls.

i always knew don draper was born to dance...and sparkle!


a swinging sequence: reimagining mad men









mad men's deliciously dark opening credit sequence goes bossanova variety-hour in this reimagined, saul bass-inspired, animation by paul rogers.

in this version, pete campbell rides the subway, so you know it's a comedy.  i really hope every episode concludes with peggy and don dancing the frug.


{via ny mag.}

dear WHORANGE: craving '60s business casual



as a long time reader & WHORANGE peddler, i come to you with a challenge to solve with all of your fabulous mod/vintage/amazingness.  i am starting a new job at a financial firm after years in the wild advertising world.  as a graphic designer who is obsessed with 60s style and my own personal collection of kitchy owl & fish necklaces, what am i supposed to wear!?!  i want to be professional, and dress in the appropriate business causal, but i am petrified of the idea my wardrobe will transition to a sea of grey tweed, paisley button ups, and general banana republicism.  i don't think I will be able to show my face in polite society if that is my destiny.

and so I am asking you to write a blog entry on those of us caught in the vortex of corporate america, clinging to any strings of mod joy we can reach. HELP US, HELP US DRESS TO THE NINES!!!!!!

faithfully waiting,


dearest ashley,

congratulations on your new job, darling.  i'm sure you'll be the belle of the business ball!

yes, i do believe it is possible to clock-in corporate casual without becoming a fashion fuddy-duddy.  naturally, pulling it off is all in the attitude (which you have in glorious spades!), so even if you're donning grey tweed, you have the panache to pull it off.

start with a classic silhouette, nothing strappy (unless you're covering up with a fitted blazer or cardigan), and add few small vintage accessories so you'll feel like yourself while still complying to the office dress code. 

also, mix pops of color in with muted tones to keep things fresh and fab.


{above: 1. tupelo dress (168.00);  2. take action dress (168.00);  3. taupe for the best dress (120.99);  4. vintage 1960s slingback touring torino heels (38.00);  5.  kate spade bixby clutch (325.00);  6. retro dollie earrings (9.99);  7. 1960s vintage inspired gold tone pen necklace (20.00);  8. seychelles aquamarine mustard heels (49.99).}




{above:  1. lemon liftoff blouse (118.00);  2. ASOS red lunar cross body bag (103.43);  3. estée lauder double wear stay-in-place lipstick in mulberry (23.00);  4. owl ring (11.99);  5. midnight meeting oxfords (198.00);  6. fontanka trousers (147.00).}



{above:  1. daisy daze eyelet dress in green $67.99;  2. rough stone earrings (46.00);   3. kate spade fiorella may short necklace (103.00);  4. owl earrings (15.99);  5.  emilia's charm leather cutout heels in beige (49.99);  6. kate spade flicker stevie purse (276.00).}



and, YES!  mad men's costume designer, janie bryant, has created an exclusive mad men-inspired designs for banana republic's fall 2011 line!  (perhaps she did this in your honor?)  i know you're afraid of looking like a banana republican, but can your resist this collection?   i have my eye on the red and grey dress.  meow!  check out the entire collection here.

hope this helps, miss ashley!

stay pretty,

questions, queries, or dilemmas?  drop me a line at [email protected].  if you begin your email with "dear WHORANGE, your hair looks fantastic today," you may receive a speedier reply.

mad men holiday gift guide: joan holloway


"I feel like I’m stuck somewhere between Doris Day in Pillow Talk and Midnight Lace, when what I need to be is Kim Novak in just about anything."

— joan holloway in "long weekend"


mad men's joan holloway harris has endured a rough year, kittens.  our hard-working, hard-loving gal pal received a penniless promotion and was sperminated by ex-partner-in-crime roger sterling.  but, through it all, joan wielded her sass and smarts and proved, once again, she's a tough-as-nails lady wrapped up in a drop-dead-gorgeous package.




whether she's leading the conga line at the company's holiday party, saving interoffice lawnmower victims, or singing "c'est magnifique!" while playing accordion, joan leaves behind a wake of admiring fans.

therefore, i hereby declare joan holloway harris an honorary WHORANGE hero and the inspiration for today's mad men holiday gift guide.  a tip of the tiara to you, lady joan!

(too bad we can't gift you a new husband, though.)


 {above:  1. vivienne westwood anglomania donna jersey dress (290.00);  2. 1960s vintage inspired gold tone pen necklace (20.00);  3. heart pocket mirror (£6.95);  4. multi crystal cluster earrings (275.00);  5. la perla new venus satin push-up bra (315.00);  6. la perla new venus satin briefs (185.00);  7. nars jungle red lipstick (24.00);  8. reversible leather three fold wallet (137.00);  9. story of o graphic novel hardcover (16.47);  10. sterling's gold: wit and wisdom of an ad man (11.53);  11. kate spade camryn houndstooth peep toe pumps (205.00);  12. kikkerland first aid box (20.00);  13. rabid fox gold lions ring (140.00);  14. orla kiely tripp cabin upright luggage (for when she leaves her husband) (305.00);  jo ann castle accordion in hi-fi album (make an offer).}

and, a paper doll...



{above:  downloadable "joan harris" paper doll by dyna moe.  download for free here.}

mad men furniture (and joan's dress!) up for auction


get your paddles ready, kittens, because we're going to an auction!

yep, a handful of mad men's mid-century, office furniture (and other goods) are up on the ebay block.  so, if you've ever wanted to love upon the same love seat that pete campbell and peggy olsen loved upon, now is your chance.  to top it off, a portion of the proceeds benefit the city of hope.

now, let's peruse a few of the mad wares, shall we?


{above:  don draper's side table - dark brown wood.  cane work bottom shelf.}


{above:  roger sterling's walnut side table with lower, spindle shelf.}


{above:   lane & duck's delicious turquoise sofa.}


{above:  my personal fave - sofa with attached side table.}


{above:  and finally....joan's pea green frock as featured in the infamous office lawn mower incident.}

and if your hair is looking extraordinarily fantastic,  you can bid to have a walk-on spot on the show, too.  however, you wallet's gotta look twice as good, since bids are pushing the $16,000 mark.

everything you need to know to prepare for mad men season 4

the mad men season 4 premiere is tonight, darlings!  here is a condensed version of seasons 1-3 shaken and served straight up in 4:37 minutes for your edification.  enjoy!

{via gawker.}

picnic with the drapers: an eco-friendlier outing


this summer promises a heavy dose of sunshine and an addictive dose of new mad men.

now, for those of us who remember summer picnics with the drapers in season 2, we know that betty & don are not the cleanest campers.  sure, their hair may look fantastic, but lobbing beers cans into the park and dumping picnic rubbish on the grass made our pretty pair look pretty ugly.

therefore, this season, i propose a sustainable outing with biodegradable plates and cups, compostable utensils, and groovy gear that betty wouldn't dare leave behind.

although, this year i suppose betty is leaving don behind.  that's okay, betty...i'll take mr. draper home with me.


{left to right from the top:  save the date dress (99.99);  retro flask (£18.75 each);  blyton red tea picnic tin (£70.00);  kate spade charlize sunglasses (148.00);  compostable fork, knife & spoon (prices vary);  biodegradable cold cups (prices vary);  kissing rabbits picnic blanket (£36.00);  biodegradable plates, bowls, & trays (prices vary);  vintage plastic divided plates and cups (8.00).

plastic fantastic: mad men meets barbie


as you all know, i am a lady of the highest standards.  however, i will claw my way through the aisles of any toy store to get my hands on these.

mattel's mad men barbies will go on sale at amctv.com, barbiecollector.com, and specialty stores in july.  kittens, start your engines.

and, in case you're wondering...yes, i'm going to make my don draper and joan holloway dolls do it.


{via the nytimes.}

TV digest: albert exergian's view on TV culture



artist albert exergian boils iconic TV shows down to their simplest visual form in his "humorous take on TV culture" series.

i'm not sure exactly what the MAD MEN image is, but i can only assume it has something to do with WHORANGE.  may i propose a modest modification?


i'll take the corner office.

{posters available at blanka. view more artwork here.  via ISO50.}

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