Mad Men a Go-Go

Last night once again found Patrick and myself at the Hollywood for an evening of drinks and the shenanigans of SCDP.  And this time, I couldn’t help breaking out the go-go boots…

The dress was my mother’s.  I love having things from her closet.  Here you can see her in the dress in front of her college graduation presents.

These later 60s fashions in the show have really given me a bit of a throwback to my early days in vintage when I relied upon my mum’s high school and college wardrobe.  And just like my outfit from episode 503, this dress also once belonged to my mum.  And despite how amazing I thought I looked, I lost out in the Best Dressed contest, to a gal in what appeared to be a late 50s or early 60s black lace party dress with a lovely boat neckline.  She also rocked a crinoline, and although crinolines were just about out of vogue by 1966, they’re always good in my book.  Patrick made the observation that it isn’t who’s the most period accurate, but who is dressed the fanciest.  Oh well.

Outfit
Dress: Was my mother’s
Headband: The Clothes Horse, Eugene
Earrings: Antique Alley, Portland
Brooch: Don’t remember…I’ve had it since middle school.
Bangles: Gifts over the years
Go-go boots: Ebay

Other Episode Outfits
501/502, 503, 504, 506, 507, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513

Once again, the rest of the entry discusses the episode and there be spoilers ahead…

The evening’s episode was another gem in the already bejeweled crown of marvelous episodes.  Between Don’s ridiculous, yet amazing, plaid sport coat (a piece that was made, not found) and the fight between Lane and Pete, the episode had the entire audience laughing and applauding throughout the evening.  Lane continues to be a marvelously complex character and I look forward to how the dynamic changes now in the office with that little showdown now in everyone’s minds.  And will that kiss between him and Joan lead to anything?  Now that Joan kicked out Mr. Rapist (finally!) she’s on the market again, although, she still had her wedding ring on it looked like, so maybe she hasn’t told anyone in the office yet?  I was also interested in the friendship between Peggy and Ken that suddenly seems to be watertight without any other previous on-screen action.  Suddenly Peggy is interested in jumping ship? And wherever Ken goes, she’ll go?  Until next week, I guess!

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