The mister and I watched the season opener of Mad Men last night (we watch on iTunes, so we are a little behind) and I was a little underwhelmed. The pacing was way off, I thought. One of the things that I love about Mad Men is that each episode flows like it’s a little poem or a panting. Although, I did like the ending, last night’s episode was not poetry for me. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, so that’s all I will say, but I do hope that this is a tiny hiccup in an otherwise riveting season.
Whatever my thoughts on the content of Mad Mean, the styling was utterly deliciousness. The costumes, the sets, the hair & make-up…gorgeous. It got me all excited to put together another post in my Mad Men series (here’s a link to last year’s Mad Men posts, if you are interested)
For this post, I decided to share ads for women’s fashions from 60’s magazines that I discovered on flickr. It makes sense to me, since the show is about advertising after all. Looking through all these ads made me realize that advertising for women hasn’t changed much. They are still trying to sell us on the image of how we want to see ourselves, rather than who we actually are.
From Seventeen, July 1961 by sugarpie honeybunch
From Seventeen, January 1961 by sugarpie honeybunch
by sugarpie honeybunch From Mademoiselle, July 1965