Banana Republic’s Mad Men Collection

I just found out that Mad Men’s Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant produced a capsule collection for Banana Republic. There’s almost 65 pieces in the collection, wowee. Here’s a quote from Banana Republic’s Creative Director, Simon Kneen:

Working with Janie to gain a true understanding of the Mad Men look and feel was a delight. Janie was instrumental in helping us achieve the series aesthetic and standard of authenticity with this capsule collection, offering sketches, her own inspirations and actual artifacts from the production set to help inspire the Mad Men within all of us.

Joan, oh Joan

I’m watching Mad Men season 3 via iTunes right now, and Joan Holloway (now Joan Harris, I suppose) never ceases to astound me with her out-of-this-world beauty. Partly down to the natural va-va voom of actress Christina Hendricks, but equally to Mad Men’s costume, hair and makeup department. Actually, I haven’t really seen any photos of Christina Hendricks on the red carpet that I liked overly much. The late 50s, early 60s silhouette suits her body shape so well (those curves, for god’s sake!), but frankly modern styles make her look chubby. If only she would just have the Mad Men stylists dress her for the galas as well! Ah, maybe I’m just too attached to the character…