Last year I wasn't watching Mad Men. Then, for no reason, I watched season three on demand. I was hooked, and continued to watch the series backwards as I anxiously awaited season four.
I wasn't watching when the Banana Republic Mad Men Casting Call was going on, but this year I've been waiting. For the past few weeks I've been positively obsessed with working on an outfit and taking the pictures to enter!
Screaming about the wind and uncomfortable nature of vintage foundation garments.
This is another Thought About it For a Week and Then Went Back and Got It dress. It's from Twilight Vintage in Troy (it's a dream there, a wonderful vintage dream) and it's been staring at me for months wondering why I wasn't wearing her. Suddenly, I realized this was the perfect debut opportunity.
I've been affectionately calling it 'The Joanie Dress' since the second I tried it on.
I found a pair of my grandmother's gloves to wear--they don't fit in the worst way! I have huge hands ( I have to wear the large gloves at work!), but thankfully they just look dainty in pictures instead of tiny. I remembered I had these shoes lurking around from two summers ago, even though now they are decimated, and borrowed my mother's vintage Avon bee pin along with a delicious leather bag from France she snagged at an estate sale ages and ages ago.
I tried my best with hair, although it really deflated badly in the wind, and ran crazy trying to find the perfect shade of coral lipstick. All of my usual haunts and brands let me down, till I found a gorgeous shade at Target (Revlon, Coral) for pennies!
I even wore period-accurate undergarments! It was rough. I will admit, I skipped the stockings because I couldn't keep my shoes on with them (and they're the neatest little things with original 1960s packaging, I didn't want to stain them with my shoes) but all the rest of it was there and boy. Stand up straight you do!
My entry is now up!
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