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How Do We Feel About The Pointy Bra?

The Daily Mail reports that conical bras, made popular by ’50s icons Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell and then again by Madonna in the ’80s, are making a big comeback. Not only did the bras make appearances on recent catwalk collections, sales have had a huge increase, with some styles selling as much as 33 percent more than this time last year. The economy, of course, is being credited for the resurgence of the pointy bra, just as it is for shorter skirts, red lipstick, bigger hair, and just about any other cyclical fashion trend that’s reappeared in the last year or so. A spokesperson for a department store in London said: “Throughout the last century the trend for feminine pointy shaped bras experienced a renaissance following times of a toughened economy, marking a return of unabashed femininity as women seek to have more fun with fashion as a form of escapism.” What, no mention of “Mad Men”? Personally, I think Joan Holloway and the other ladies of the hit TV show may have a greater impact on the sales of nostalgic lingerie than the economy; how about you? And would you wear a conical bra yourself? [Daily Mail]
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Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of November 2nd 2009

As the weather outside starts to get frightful, evenings parked in front of the TV are sounding more and more appealing. What will I be watching this week? The World freaking Series! But do not fear, even if you aren’t into baseball, there’s lots of exciting stuff happening this week: Samantha Ronson‘s cameo on “90210″; the premiere of “V,” which is being hailed as the new “Lost”; a new episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County“; and, sigh, the season finale of “Mad Men.” Keep reading »

Swingin’ Cocktails: How To Get Don Draper Drunk

Sally Draper is an inquisitive little girl. “Where is daddy going?” “Why is mommy crying?” “How do you make a Mai Tai?” Ah, kids can be so cute! Especially when they’re trying to play little bartender, like in these awesome cocktail cheat sheets. Illustrated by Dyna Moe, the official show artist who has “Mad Men”-ized so many sweet Facebook photos, the drink recipes are pretty and informative for the kids, 21 and over. After the jump, see what girlie concoctions Sally’s stirring up tonight. [WOW] Keep reading »

Betty Draper, Mother Of The Year. No, Seriously!

Betty Draper doesn’t take any crap. Well, until she booted Don out of the house last season, the “Mad Men” matron took a lot of crap from her two-timing husband. Rather, stay-at-home suburban mom Betty doesn’t take any crap from her two oldest children, Sally and Bobby, and that brand of maternalism would make her practically an endangered species in America today. In nearly every episode, Betty sternly barks: “No,” “Go upstairs and play,” or “Don’t touch that”—and the rugrats actually listen. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Elisabeth Moss Is A Married Woman

  • Elisabeth Moss, Peggy Olson on “Mad Men,” married Fred Armisen on Sunday, Oct. 25. [Jezebel] — They look like a cool, quirky couple.
  • Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom got each other’s initials tattooed on their hands. [Us Weekly] — This must mean they plan on staying together for a while. Then again, most tattoos are removable.
  • Bradley Cooper is reportedly bringing Renee Zellweger home to Philadelphia for the holidays to meet the Cooper family. [OK! Magazine] — Hopefully, she’ll leave her sour face at home.

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Is “The One” Just A Fantasy?

OK, I’m about to discuss a short scene from last night’s episode of “Mad Men,” so if you haven’t watch it yet — oh my God, you have to watch it!!! — you may want to stop reading. Are we all good now? Good. Now that we can speak freely, first, how awesome was Joan’s big moment last night when she finally gave Dr. Rape what he had coming? I cheered! And then I rewound and watched it several times over. If you don’t have the show recorded, luckily NYMag.com created an animated GIF.
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(Another) Quote of the Day: Joan Holloway Inspired By “Sex And The Single Girl”

“I read Sex and the Single Girl and Sex and the Office before [both written by former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief, Helen Gurley Brown, in 1962 and 1965, respectively] — not before the pilot, because I didn’t know about it at that point — but after the pilot, and before we started season one. They were huge inspirations. I started turning down pages of things that I thought would be useful or relevant, and then I realized every single page was turned down. [Laughs] Tons of great tidbits that, you know, even if no one else catches them or something, that I’m thinking of. … Like the way you prepare your desk. Making sure there are little candies out because that’s enticing. Making sure that your slip shows just a tiny, tiny bit when you’re sitting down because that’s alluring.”

— Christina Hendricks, the actress who plays Joan Holloway on “Mad Men,” on where she gathered inspiration for the role. Read more of her thoughts on Joan in a great interview with New York magazine’s Vulture blog. Keep reading »

Brooks Brothers’ Limited Edition “Mad Men” Suit

What’s sexier—your guy dressing up as Don Draper for Halloween or him dressing like that regularly just because? We’d vote for both, but now male “Mad Men” fans have the option to be dapper Don every day thanks to Brooks Brothers’ limited-edition “Mad Men” suit. Created by Janie Bryant, the show’s costume designer, the ensemble is a pretty genius interpretation of ’60s menswear with its skinny lapels and angled kerchief pocket. And while the cut is a bit retro, something about it remains classic. (Break it in on Halloween, then wear to the office for years to come.) Keep reading »

Betty Draper Book Club: So What’s With “The Group”?

“Mad Men” acolytes with eagle eyes might’ve noticed that the book Betty Draper brought into the tub with her on last night’s episode was none other than The Group by Mary McCarthy. Published in 1963 but set in the 1930s, The Group is a subtly scathing portrait of a circle of educated, upwardly mobile New York society women who all went to Vassar College — at the time more of a finishing school than a bastion of liberal education – together. The book follows these eight frenemies as their lives unfold and unravel after graduation, seeing them through abusive marriages, extra-marital affairs, birth control, familial conflict, class war, Communist sympathies, lesbianism, suicide and the ever-elusive female orgasm. Keep reading »

If Peggy Olson Vlogged


In lieu of a “Mad Men” recap — Don Draper you are making me so mad f**king that stupid teacher while Betty wallows at home! — I offer you this hilarious video from Frisky friend, Sara Benincasa. The stand-up comic, “Gossip Girl” expert, recovering agoraphobic, and all-around awesome chick has imagined what it would be like if Peggy Olson had her own vlog (i.e., video blog). This is the first of hopefully MANY more installments. [YouTube: Sara Benincasa] Keep reading »

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