Mad Men fans may be mourning the fact that the show won't resume until 2012, but at least they can mourn in style thanks to the Banana Republic Mad Men collection. Co-designed by Banana Republic creative director Simon Kneen and Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant, this limited edition collection features classic pieces that straddle 60s chic and a modern sensibility.
At the media preview I attended last week, I spotted plenty of leopard print, lace, full skirts, fitted cardigans and tailored dresses. Pumps, pearls and a leopard clutch rounded out the accessories selection. These pieces would be as appropriate for a Betty or Joan as they would be for a contemporary office setting. For the men, there were suit separates, cardigans, fedoras and cuff links.
Guests sipped cocktails as they shopped the collection and enjoyed complimentary makeup touch-ups from BeautyMark. After all, it's hard to nail the 60s look without the perfect lip colour or cat's eye liner!
So what did I pick up? These grey cigarette pants that I've been eyeing ever since the promotional pictures were released.
The pants are a wool blend and fully lined, so I'll wait until the weather cools to do an outfit post. Pictures soon, I promise! I can't wait to "Mad Men" myself in them.