Mad Men Politics
I keep politics off this blog due to many reasons. I work for a politician and this blog is my refuge away from my 9-5 job. Discussing politics will always get passionate and ugly no matter how civilized you are. So no politics are ever discussed here but friendly reminders to vote.
Today I am breaking the rule a smidge to discuss how the television show Mad Men might be influencing the fashion choices of both candidates wives. Cindy McCain seems to be channeling Betty Draper while Michelle Obama has settled into a Joan Holloway frame of mind.
Michelle Obama chose a Thakoon dress for her husband's formal nomination. The exaggerated rose pattern instantly made me think of a dress Peggy Olson wore this season. I might be stretching the similarities but that specific dress opened my eyes to the Mad Men influence. The women are influenced by the elegance of Jackie Kennedy with a twist of Hitchcockian Grace Kelly. Both women have been sporting sheath dresses, full skirts, innocent cardigans and 1960's inspired accessories.
Cindy McCain wore a yellow dress with a tiny slip of a cardigan on a political stop. It was pure Betty Draper. She paired it with a fabulous Chanel watch. Mrs McCain wears this time piece religiously.
Michelle Obama is making very fine fashion choices. Her Mad Men counterpart is Joan Holloway. Michelle and Joan are all about the body hugging sheath. They are all vavoom and bada bing. These are the women that are really bringing "sexy back".
Michelle Obama might also soon be responsible for the return of the brooch. She has an impressive collection.
Mad Men's costume department has unearthed some truly spectacular parure sets from Coro and Hattie Carnegie along with some lovely brooches. The first time I spotted an aurora borealis necklace on the show I squealed with delight. Each Mad Men episode is a jewelry treasure trove.
Regardless of your political affiliation, both women are making some pretty fabulous fashion choices. In the comments let us know what you think. Please keep it fashion, Mad Men or accessory related. No brawls or heated debates. I realize that this subject is as deep as a plate...but that is what this blog is all about. It is about pretty and flounces.
Visit the political blogs to cause a ruckus.
Watch Mad Men on AMC every Sunday night at 10 pm. You will not regret it. It is the best thing on television besides my beloved Gossip Girl.