Janie Bryant has a tough job. For the past several years, she’s worked tirelessly as “Mad Men”‘s costume designer, giving the ad execs, wives and mistresses of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (and now Holloway) the perfect looks to represent their characters and the different eras of the show. That means switching from the remnants of ’50s fashion in “Mad Men”‘s early seasons to its latest incarnation — the beginnings of the horrible synthetic fabric and polyester pantsuits of the late ’60s and early ’70s. From Don Draper’s perfectly cut gray wool suits or Joan Holloway’s cleavage-bearing biz wear, Bryant’s contributions as costume designer are what make the show feel so authentic.
With taste that impeccable, you just know Bryant and her husband Peter must live in one heck of a great house. And they do. Elle Decor recently caught up with the couple and their poodle Lucie, for a quick but sweet tour of their Los Angeles home. You should definitely check out the whole thing, but in the meantime, we’ve picked a few of our favorite rooms after the jump. Keep reading »
“Mad Men” is back and the Draper family is still as fucked up as ever. I won’t spoil Don’s heap of neuroses (oh, they still exist), but we need to talk about Betty Draper Francis:
During a weird moment last night in bed with her husband Henry, Betty started to dirty talk. Only it was this passive aggressive, creepy, really inappropriate dirty talk about how Henry might want to rape Sally’s 15-year-old friend, Sandy, who was sleeping in the next room. Spoilers after the jump…
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Dating sucks, even when you’ve got the streetwise wisdom and looks of Joan Holloway. From Roger Sterling to Greg the rapey doctor to her will-they-or-won’t-they? moments with Don Draper, we’ve watched Joan fight like a lioness on her hunt for love. And, man, has she had to! I know I’ve watched “Mad Men” over the years and been consoled at the thought, Well, if even Joan gets wrapped up in relationship drama …
Joan gets a lot of one-liners on the show. Some of those zingers are about sex and dating, but others are dating tips that are good for anybody if you read them the right way. Fix yourself a stiff drink and find out what Joanie has to say has to say about your love life!
We’re soooo stoked that “Mad Men” is back this Sunday. To commemorate the new season, we decided to pit the ladies of “Mad Men” against some of the creepier dudes on OKCupid. We culled messages from our own inboxes, OKCupid, Kill Me and The Worst of OK Cupid. After the jump, see what Joan, Betty and Peggy have to say about some total foolery. Keep reading »
We’ve paid our respects to Megan Draper’s sky-high new ’60s hairdo. We’ve pondered what Don Draper and Megan are doing on a beach in Hawaii. We’ve stared at pictures of Jon Hamm’s trouser snake struggling to break free. Now all that’s left before “Mad Men” season six’s two-hour April 7th premiere is, you know, an actual trailer. You’re in luck! Except not really, because Matt Weiner is an asshole and he tells us practically nothing about what’s going on … only that Don still isn’t happy. [Vanity Fair]