Ryzenberg On: The Madness Returns
After more than a year of waiting, my Sunday nights are back to must-see-TV status! Yuppers, Draper, Sterling et al continue to make me covet being a product of the swingin’ sixties!
Can we discuss the first episode for a moment? Seriously, aside from the fantastic fashions, Zou Bissou Bissou (still in my head BTW and don’t you wish you were Monsieur Draper?) babies, quarrels and of course campaigns, I am glad to see an outstanding plot filled with poignant moments that truly transform us to chauvinistic, chain-smoking ad execs in Madison Avenue.
Come on, AMC knows how run the show! I am amazed at how much it resonates with the times, the issues (Vietnam, Cold War, Civil Rights) and how women were objectified at its finest! (OK, some of these things are still happening in the millennial teen years)
But in all seriousness, this drama keeps you wanting more, more, more and shows how greed, selfishness and work habits that are (gasp) less than stellar dominate a society that attempted to fill the void of American Dreams and white picket fences left by the fantastic fifties!
Albeit, these women are no June Cleaver and they certainly don’t vacuum in pearls, but they do so in black lingerie! Merci Beaucoup Mme Draper #2!
One of the standouts of the show are the fashions worn by Peggy, Joan, Betty and Megan. Now thanks to Banana Republic and other stylish retailers, it’s easy to get their wardrobes. The best part? Some of the price tags are budget friendly — even for those of us not living in Park Avenue or Long Island.
If you want to channel your inner Mad Woman, these stylish ensembles are easy to recreate — here are a few of the key pieces needed:
Striped Bow Cardigan — www.fashion-conscience.com
LK Bennett Pencil Skirt — www.shopping.elleuk.com
CARVELA Attack Suede Pump — www.harrods.com
Jil Sander Patent Leather Clutch — www.net-a-porter.com
Flower Stud Earrings — www.bananarepublic.com
Marc Jacobs Pleated Dress — www.theoutnet.com
Marie Helene de Taillac Mad Men’s Earrings — www.barneys.com
Manhattan Pearls Park Avenue Necklace — www.astleyclarke.com
Leopard Print Pumps — www.bananarepublic.com
Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection Lipstick — www.bloomingdales.com
Ryzenberg On, is Signing Off
PHOTOS: Polyvore, AMC and Newsweek