Red Head Week commences!
First costume of the week: Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks) on Mad Men.
I’m a total Mad Men junkie and am obsessed with Joan and her role at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (I’m totally obsessed with Megan Draper (Jessica Paré) too, but we’ll see more of MD later on in the week!). I brought a few photos to the salon when I got my hair ‘did and Christina Hendricks was on my hair vision board. Did I say “hair vision board”? Why yes, I most definitely did!
To recreate this Joan Holloway look, I’ve included a few key ingredients below to really make this costume pop!
I also snagged inspiration from this genius batch of Joan paper dolls as well…
I used a dress that a reader sent my way to make my Joan look come to life!
It’s a break from clothes today, yay!!
I’ve got a little project that I’m working on and needed a bunch of goodies like these for it, so today we’re doing coasters!! Hello cork that isn’t coming out of a wine bottle I’m opening!!
The last apartment I lived in had cork flooring in the kitchen that I was just obsessed with, and these coasters reminded me of it because of the thin, tile-y feel! I’m not re-laying my floor if you’re wondering….still keeping them as coasters!
I bought this dress thinking that I’d for sure use the fabric because it seemed a bit small. I didn’t try it on when I was at the thrift store, but just looked at the $2 price tag and said let’s do it! Blue velvet? A total no-brainer!
It ended up fitting, but it was super short and there were lots of holes around the seams up top!
Luckily for me, there was a good three inches that were saved for the hem, so the length will be getting a little adjusting along with those holes! I have a cocktail attire wedding to attend and this piece is going to be just the mod outfit to celebrate in!
OK, this dress was totally $1. Part of the reason…it was worn during the first Thanksgiving. This screams Pilgrim and not the cool Scott Pilgrim varietal. We gots to fix this!!
I love brown and the material was a super thin and light cotton, so I saw the potential. This piece is going to rule just by using the ‘remove the excess’ mantra. Way too frilly neck? Remove the excess. Overly covered sweater with patches? Remove the excess. In this case, white cuffs and a bib at the neck? Remove the excess.
Today’s piece is a sheer, pastel-y one that could have worked splendidly a few weeks ago for Easter. (I feel like the springtime mix bag of M&M’s in pastel shades.) I have une douche de bébé to attend (I rewatched the Mad Men season premiere again while I was writing and couldn’t stop singing “Zou Bisou Bisou”. I’m totally in French mode.)
This piece was completely too stuffy, so that collared neck is going to go!