It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad TV Show!

Hope you’re all safe and sound my lovelies! Keeping sane and being creative I hope. I’m pretty good at spending a lot of time indoors, I must admit. Presently I’ve been putting outfits together and trying to be creative with my ensemble choices (y’know so I can look utterly fabulous, once I emerge from my cave of wonders) and it got me to thinking just how much of what I wear is actually influenced by what I watch! This also works the other way around too; a lot of what I watch is definitely influenced by what I wear!

This has been most apparent with Mad Men.

Yes I know! But don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything for those that haven’t watched it on Netflix yet… hint hint.

I remember when I first watched the show I instantly resonated with the wardrobe of Peggy Olson, played fantastically by Elizabeth Moss! Am I right?

Firstly, I think it’s fair to say I could easily sit through one episode and vocally express that I wanted (nay needed) every single outfit from every character… Including the supporting artists!

Yes I actually did that, if you were wondering.

Peggy’s array of bows, peter pan collars and not to mention her bangs! It was crystal clear that there was a lot I could take away from this character and already had unbeknownst to me.

Now please bear in mind sweeties I had all these clothes in my wardrobe whilst doing this blog post, I bought nothing new for the occasion! I wish! I know that these are not in any way accurate depictions or cosplay’s of Peggy’s costumes, but I found it interesting just how much of what I already owned lent itself to the iconic TV series.

As you all know (unless you’re new here, then welcome lovelies!) I have a penchant for retro and vintage clothing, particularly that of the 1950s and 60s. However when my putting these ensembles together the hair was the hardest thing to get right! Oh my goodness, no matter what I do to my hair it just naturally wants to form itself back into the 1920’s flapper bob that it is… But thanks to unwashed hair, pin-curling the night before (and a sleepless night due to bobby pins sticking into my skull), some severe back combing and a big tin of hairspray I managed to achieve (only just) this look!

What I love and adore most about the costumes created for Elizabeth Moss is that they always put her in a combination of patterns and textures and were never afraid of a pop of colour!

They clearly showed her evolution through the changes in fashion and trends at the time- I’m now going to blame the stylists for my growing obsession with the colours mustard yellow, rust and green!

These costumes creatively designed by Janie Bryant concentrated on Peggy’s journey, not only through the decades of the show but her important transition through the period of time as a woman and what it meant to be a woman in what was a male dominated world. The women on this show were (let’s face it) positively badass! They were not afraid of the men around them, to assert their authority when necessary and knew how to achieve exactly what they wanted to; they were go-getters and will always be (in my opinion) considered as some of the best written characters on TV and I think we can all agree some of the most stylish!  

8 responses to “It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad TV Show!”

  1. These outfits are gorgeous, I particularly love the bright floral one, a lovely outfit now that Summer is coming!

    Holly x

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    1. Aww thank you! I was incredibly lucky and received it from my dear friend Thrift Shop Princess who is on Etsy, she knew that this was exactly my style 🧡!

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  2. Love the high retro vibe you have going on here. Keep on blogging.

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  3. Bravo Quinn! As usual, you hit the nail on the head! Your pictures on top of your witty posts (yet informative) is an enjoyable read!
    You could totally be Peggy! I LOVE the way Betty Draper dressed! I found lots of frocks like hers and when I feel like I am in a Betty Draper mood throw one on!
    Thanks for making me smile and forget all the craziness right now with this lovely post!

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    1. Oh my goodness, well this comment truly put a smile on my face!! Thank you for making my day! I’m so glad you enjoyed, I have a similar one on it’s way very soon and can’t wait to share. Hope you have a lovely day hun 🙂 x

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    I love these outfits! You look like you should be on the show too! I haven’t really watched the whole series yet, I’ve only seen bits and pieces. But maybe I should start now since I have so much time on my hands now!

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    1. If that’s not the greatest compliment then I don’t know what is! Thank you 🤩. I completely understand though, I’ve finished so many odd and ends of series I hadn’t yet finished myself. I’m now at that position where I can begin something new! If you finish Mad Men you’ll have to let me know your thoughts 🙂.

      Quinn x


  5. Oh these shoots came out great. Mad Men is continuously inspirational. xox

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