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Mad Women
by Laurie Gail


Mad Men has left a far-reaching and indelible mark on popular culture. The nostalgic trip back in time showcases now recurring themes popping up everywhere.

In fashion, Banana Republic’s “mad new collection” was created in collaboration with the show. Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant introduced her own clothing line inspired by the show along with a limited edition collection of lingerie for Maidenform. The Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 line features dresses with '60s style daisies worthy of an Austin Powers movie. Vogue’s Spring 2012 “Poolside Glamour” Fashion Guide features retro inspired bathing suits from Prada, Jason Wu, Rochas and Dolce & Gabbana.

The beauty world has kept up (or back!) with the lifestyle trends too!

Estee Lauder Mad Men CollectionEstee Lauder’s Mad Men Collection features two limited edition makeup collections. The first, which just debuted, featured two classic make up items inspired by the look of the women featured on the show’s New York City setting. The packaging for both is a custom design inspired by 1960s Estee Lauder marketing materials.

  • Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection Lipstick in Cherry features a satin finish for a smooth, rich color.
  • Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection Crème Rouge in Evening Rose is an easily blendable formula that highlights cheeks with a dewy finish.


UK beauty brand Boots introduces their Poppy King for Boots No7 “Magic of Lipstick,” a collection of seven limited edition lipsticks with complementary lip glosses. The inspiration was old-Hollywood glamour. The product’s polka-dot packaging is a nod to the sex appeal exuded by the bombshells of the Marilyn Monroe era.

Poppy King for BootsPan Am TrioMakeup artist Patricia Regan used Three Custom Color Specialists’ Mile High Trio on the set of Pan Am. It features three classic '60s colors in one palette. Cool Celery Eye Shadow is a soft green and Cool Sky eye Shadow is a pastel blue. They’re paired up with Pink Crème to Powder Blush.

some kind-a gorgeoussome kind-a gorgeous, from Benefit, is an oil-free cream to powder formula that fakes foundation, giving an even, silky skin tone. The compact’s kitschy packaging features an old-school record player. The lightweight shades come in light, medium and dark.

Mad Men’s current cultural reach has also extended to the dining experience, resulting in a resurgence of other kinds of retro fun! Velata adds a touch of retro home décor, and an excuse for melted chocolate decadence, with its new line of chocolate fondue warmers.


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