Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Cocktail Party

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I think I'm probably the only person on the planet who has not yet seen a single episode of Mad Men. I don't usually get engrossed in the hype of the latest US television series but after hearing about this show on almost a daily basis and with an invite to Dotti and Maikitten's virtual Mad Men themed Cocktail Party, I had to investigate a little more.

Of course, it is the style and era of Mad Men that has caught the attention of so many fashionistas. I can't pass any comment on the programme until I actually watch it but I did do a little research to attend the virtual party. I came up with a 1950's style dress and lightly back-combed hair with red lips and nails.

Go check out the party to see what the other guests are wearing and recipes for the fabulous cocktails they are drinking. *EDIT* You can also now vote for me if you like my look, so please head over there and cast your vote!

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Next dress ~ LK Bennett shoes ~ Chanel lipstick ~ Top Shop nail enamel

59 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

You and me, both! I've even had the boxed set bought for me and can't be arsed to watch it!
Love the Sixties hair and elegant dress. xxx

Lauren said...

Paula, you look so cute and pretty! That hairstyle really suits you. Also haven't seen Mad Men, must try get hold of some eps x

Melanie's Randomness said...

I always love your outfits & your photos. Your shoes are adorable. Mad Men is something I think you'd like because it's very noir. It is slow at times very slow for a TV Show. But it's worth a shot! I'm going to go check out the party!

fashion clocked said...

You look divine- the dress, hair and shoes very prada and very chic. I haven't watched Mad men.... always fighting with not enough hours in the day. Beautiful post. Katie.x

Becky said...

I love how you're wearing your hair, the Topshop nail polish looks great too.

L said...

I will have to check out Mad Men too. Your hair is gorgeous like that, it really suits you!
X

janettaylor said...

OMG! Glam!

mlle.A said...

You look awesome!! This outfit is perfect, i'm just so in love with your shoes!!! ^^
Your hair do is nice to!
Cheers! (you can see my participation to the Mad Men cocktail party on my blog)

E is for Eleanor said...

Oh you are such a beauty! That dress and those shoes too! x

Bonnie said...

Don't feel bad, I've never watched Mad Men either. You look to be perfectly suited for the era though! Great job.

~Bonnie

SISTERS AND DRESSES said...

Lovely look and pictures!!

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i actually don't watch it, either! and so many people assume that i do (for the styling, of course). i'm waiting for one day this winter when there is a massive snow storm and i can sit inside and watch all the episodes at once.

fröken lila said...

it's been a pleasure to meet you at the party! i love that dress of yours!

thelayeredpancake said...

you look gorgeous. i haven't seen a single episode of mad men either, its nice to see so many people who haven't seen it ...ha! i do plan on watching...soon...someday..maybe.

Casee Marie said...

You look divine! Mad Men is one of my favorite shows, I do hope you enjoy it if/when you watch. My only advice is that if at first it doesn't quite strike your fancy, try to hold out because it gets much better later on. This season especially has just felt perfect to me.

Dylana Suarez said...

This looks so beautiful and luxurious!

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WeShop said...

I haven't seen any of the programme either - have seen loads about it in mags though. You look lovely - I have a couple of things I bought with my Next voucher that are unworn and going to be returned, must look out for that dress. xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

❤Cate❤ said...

You look beautiful, grey has never looked so good! I actually first saw Mad Men way before everyone was talking about it and that was by accident but since i caught that one eppisode while mindlessly changing chanels I've been hooked!

I love your outfits they're so classy xoxo

Shamini said...

gorgeous outfit!
love how you pair the red nail polish + lip colour with a simple yet chic outfit!
xoxo

Harriet said...

Gorgeous outfit, it is very madmen, and I say that also having never seen an episode! I'm sure I'd love it but tbh I just don't watch that much tv and I'd never catch up with all the previous series!

City Girl (EC1) said...

Wonderful pics! :) I still haven't watched Mad Men either and I'm starting to feel like I'm missing out on some cultural phenomenon! Will look forward to hearing what you think! Your blog is lovely, am following & enjoying! xx

ziboo said...

These pictures are gorgeous, I'm in love with the colors !

Mat said...

you can't beat a good 50s cocktail party. we have had a few over the past few years. we have a hollywood's classic film cocktails book which is great. says which drinks they had in which films. i haven't seen any of mad men, don't know, it doesn't really interest me.

Michelle said...

i have never seen an episode either! i think i should since i mean, we hear about it ALL the time. the same thing goes for the show Glee, but i dont know. I dont find myself looking up "hyped" shows until unfortunately they are completely over.

but back on track, you have such lovely ideas that come out wonderful in your photography.

Samantha said...

Lovely photos :)
I've never seen that programme either!!

beingdena said...

so fantastic.You look amazing my dear. Just had a look at what the other girls were wearing...some really looked like the girls from Mad Men. I saw a Joan lookalike there.

Watch Mad men here
http://www.surfthechannel.com/show/372.html

x

Viou said...

You look so divine ! I love your hair. Wonderful !

MissKellie said...

You look gorgeous, I love the dress and lipstick!

Cara-Mia said...

Lovely outfit! You really should watch Mad Men, by the way, it's so good. ;)

Also loving your nail polish. Jealous of you guys that have Top Shops.

Leia said...

How lovely! I adore watching TV shows and Mad Men is great - not just for the outfits - you should watch it some time :)

Leia

Sherin said...

I've been meaning to get into Mad Men for ages. I love the style. Your dress is gorgeous, and I love the shoes.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I don't watch television so have never heard of theat film/series.
Your dress is so pretty and I adore your nail varnish - so glamorous it is too, along with your hairstyle. XX

Absolutely Ladylike said...

I haven't seen a single episode either :-) I love these shots, you look beautiful and I adore every little detail...

Cheers: Evi

Dotti said...

Dear Paula, so nice that you made it over to our party. I just discovered all those other nice impressions, oh they're lovely too.

I just know why you have to be my guest! ;)

Have a lovely day! And hopefully now headache... Bisou from Dotti

Dotti said...

P.S. Pssst. You can vote now for yourself and all the other guests. Over at my blog.

Louder Than Silence said...

Love your look here! And that cocktail glass is d-e-v-i-n-e!
Sally from Louder Than Silence x

Kate said...

What a brilliant idea - although I've never watched mad men either. You look stunning, I love your dress x

Vicki said...

fabulous outfit my dear as always! your hair is fabulous! and i love your cocktail glasses! :) x

Sher said...

What a wonderful idea, having a virtual mad men themed cocktail party! You look absolutely exquisite, I love your hairstyle:)

xx

Grit and Glamour said...

Fun! I love Mad Men...and you look so chic! This is a beautiful series of photos.


♥ V
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penk said...

Brilliant part! Loving the shoes, really elegant. Though I started to watch Madmen really late, I like it very much. And I think you'll like it too, don't miss!
Have a great day xx

Azzurra said...

Nice Dress!! u're so chic!

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Maria Ana said...

Your dress looks like it was made for you as it fits so greatly! You look stunning in it, really:)
I'll start with TV show soon...

SabinePsynopsis said...

You've chosen the perfect outfit for the theme and I've got a hunch if you ever start watching Mad Men you'll be totally hooked. It is GREAT!

Ena said...

This is one of my favorite posts of yours! I love the classy dress and hairdo. They really suit you!

*Ena*

Marinka said...

You look gorgeous, I love your lipstick a lot also

Diana said...

ah! love this so much. if i ever hose a party, you are on the guest list! :)

claire eloise said...

I love the dress! and the cocktail shaker! i need to use mine more. mad men is a must to watch, I found myself so addicted I spent an entire sunday watching the first series! xx

Alice said...

Oh wow! I love these Pictures. You're dress is adorable. Such a lovely Blog you have here. Follow you now! Follow me back? :)
xx, Alice from bells and whistles

PinkBow said...

thank you all for your lovely comments. and it was so interesting to see that i really am not the only one not to have seen this show!

persephone said...

despite the fact that love the styling and makeup on the show, i'm yet to watch it.. ill get there eventually.
and it kills me how chic you look! amazing. x

vintagereflection said...

This is so pretty.

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

You look darling, my dear!! Red lipstick suits you!! I, too, have not yet watched Mad Men; maybe one day.

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ching said...

i've never seen a single episode of MadMen..haha by the looks of you, maybe i should. i am now your new follower.

nina-im-wunderland said...

i really love your look. the dress, your style, the background, the photos. everything is perfect and looks lovely.

Paris in Pink said...

These photos are just exquisite! Love the silver theme. Beautiful beautiful blog! :) Paris in Pink

Retro Chick said...

I love your outfit, but your cocktail glasses are gorgeous!

Your hair really suits you like that!

fashion trends said...

I've never seen an episode of Mad Men either! Heard it's gr8 though so I may have to give it a look...

Rachel said...

You look beautiful - and don't worry - I haven't seen a single episode either! x