A Modern Touch

A Modern Touch

As I said on Monday, today I take Joan Holloway as a personal inspiration and show you my modern interpretation. I brought Joan in our times, but kept the classy touch. To keep the vibe, I wore an all vintage outfit, except for the Zara pumps, and strolled down the street with a Mad Men attitude. However, instead of making an old-style bun, I chose to drop the curls and straighten my hair, for a different look. My point is, an outfit inspired from a 60s – 70s look makes a great summer choice or an office look. If we’re talking about the classic pencil skirt and shirt combination, it’s all in the colours and the shirt chosen. I went for a summerish, flower print, tied around the waist shirt, and for a wider skirt in a bright colour, which made it perfect for a summer walk. That does not mean that in order to make it a great office look, you need to constrain yourself to dark colours. It can also have these colours, just choose a different shirt, maybe a simpler one, and don’t tie it. Also, for a more formal look, a bun might look better. It’s all about picking a bit of inspiration from here, a bit from there, and mixing it all in the end! I really liked this outfit and the classy touch that it has, so Joan for sure knew what she was doing when she was rocking those looks! Let me know what you think of finding inspiration in a series/ an older decade, if you like my interpretation and of...
Mad Men Inspiration

Mad Men Inspiration

If you haven’t seen Mad Men at least once and you haven’t heard of Don Draper’s charm and mystery or Joan Holloway’s beauty, all wrapped up in the world of Advertising in the 60s, then you have some catching up to do. I may have started watching it because I am captivated of the Advertising world and because I study that and I love seeing an agency at work, doing creative stuff, but I ended up watching it because of the twists and turns, and everything around that world seemed intriguing. Also, I came to the conclusion that I would have liked to live in that time, not because I was a fan of their morals, or of their way of treating women – not at all, but more because I liked women’s style and the way they dressed and acted. ¬†Of course, cigarettes were everywhere and morals did not really exist, but the show itself made its point and even though fans have often doubted the characters’ behaviour, everything was always amazingly thought up to every detail. That is something that fascinated me – the set evolved, the concept did, and the show slowly moved towards the 70s and so, and the fashion captioned each and every step that the characters’ made throughout the years. Joan Holloway, played by the beautiful redhead Christina Hendricks was the biggest style inspiration of the series because she always seemed like she knew how to wear only clothes that would look good on her. You know I like looking for inspiration in all kind of places, and since I liked this series...