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:

  1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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

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

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

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  7. 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)

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

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

    ~Bonnie

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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  14. This looks so beautiful and luxurious!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  15. 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/

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  16. 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

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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

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

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  21. 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.

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  22. 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.

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

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  24. 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

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

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  26. You look gorgeous, I love the dress and lipstick!

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  27. 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.

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

    Leia

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

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  30. 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

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

    Cheers: Evi

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  32. 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

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

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

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

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

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

    xx

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


    ♥ V
    http://www.gritandglamour.com
    twitter: @gritandglamour

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  39. 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

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  40. Nice Dress!! u're so chic!

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  41. 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...

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  42. 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!

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

    *Ena*

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  44. You look gorgeous, I love your lipstick a lot also

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

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  46. 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

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  47. 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

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  48. 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!

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  49. 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

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

    http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

    Your hair really suits you like that!

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

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

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