Back at Christmas time, I started getting into Mad Men – it was one of those programmes I knew I’d end up loving but somehow never got around to watching. It took me less than a week to work through the first season and before I knew it I was completely hooked! Being back at work and having a lot on in the last few months, my obsession died off a little, but now it appears to be back with a vengeance. I can literally spend hours watching episode after episode. And of course, it’s not just the characterisations that I’m in love with, it’s the wardrobes too. In particular, I’ve found myself obsessing over January Jones’ character, Betty Draper and her Grace Kelly inspired glamour. Usually I don’t go for dresses or skirts below my knee. Being quite short, I know that the majority of my height is in my legs, so wearing anything too long makes me look shorter. However, after spending the last few weeks watching countless episodes of Mad Men, and having been sent a gorgeous new dress from French Connection (more on that soon!), I’ve found myself falling in love with the midi dress and a more 50s style hemline.
There’s something about her very restrained personality and obsession with etiquette that I find fascinating. Very much like Grace Kelly herself, part of Betty’s polished appearance comes from her decorum. Or at least so it seems in the seasons I’ve watched.. Something tells me though that she’s a much more complex character than her perfect poise would suggest, but I guess I’ll just have to keep watching.