The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men

The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men

Janie Bryant

Language: English

Pages: 192

ISBN: 0446572713

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

From Joanie's Marilyn Monroe-esque pencil skirts to Betty's classic Grace Kelly cupcake dresses, the clothes worn by the characters of the phenomenal Mad Men have captivated fans everywhere. Now, women are trading in their khakis for couture and their pumas for pumps. Finally, it's hip to dress well again. Emmy-Award winning costume designer Janie Bryant offers readers a peek into the dressing room of Mad Men, revealing the design process behind the various characters' looks and showing every woman how to find her own leading lady style--whether it's vintage, modern, or bohemian.

Bryant's book will peek into the dressing room of Mad Men and reveal the design process behind the various characters' looks. But it will also help women learn how fashion can help convey their personality. She will help them cultivate their style, including all the details that make a big difference.

Bryant offers advice to ensure that a woman's clothes convey her personality. She covers everything from where to find incredible vintage clothing and accessories to how to pair those authentic pieces with modern shoes and jeans. Readers will learn how to find their perfect bra size, use color to convey a mood, and invest in the ten essentials every woman should own. And just so the ladies don't leave their men behind, there's even a section on making them look a little more Don Draper-dashing.

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signature cat-eye makeup or Louise Brooks and her trademark bob and you get the point.) Of course, you should never become enslaved to a signature style. Wearing purple ensembles or skirts, from pencils to minis, all the time could be misconstrued as an obsessive disorder. And who wants to be known as the woman in the little yellow hat? My signature style is rooted in the classics, but I am always striving to change up the mood by mixing in unique pieces from different decades. I wear my

jeans, a blouse, and my favorite little black dress. A 1970s yellow felt floppy hat and my belly-dancing outfit are nestled back there, too. Clearly, I’m always prepared for a cocktail party—in Cairo. Again and again Opinions abound when it comes to repeating outfits. Red carpet–trotting starlets may refuse to wear the same frock twice, but the modern woman can certainly be seen in the same getup every now and again. On Mad Men, I might repeat a certain look to foster continuity or even

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doesn’t just flirt with a certain look. He courts it, ravages it, marries it, and moves on. Meaning, he commits to an image and perfects it before he reinvents his personal style with a fresh interpretation of fashion. The men I admire most stand out for wearing their personalities on their sleeves. Make those pinstriped sleeves. Napoleon Bonaparte “emperor of flair” THE Historical Style To call him a man in a uniform is a woeful understatement. This French revolutionary, known for his

dish. It’s an easy exercise and you’ll quickly adopt the habit of naturally honing your personal style. Here are ten style shortcuts for taking a look to the next level. Each one of these upgrades works for day or night and instantly makes you look like you put some extra effort into your appearance. » Every day, take a little extra time to finesse your look. Even just five minutes. Think of it as simply seasoning your signature dish. It’s an easy exercise and you’ll quickly adopt the habit of

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