Saturday, 20 November 2010

Mad Men Yourself

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I know this is a little old news but I thoroughly enjoyed 'Mad Men'-ing Myself! I managed to find for my character a hair bun, eyeliner, red lipstick, huge bow, cute bag and a cocktail - which are most certainly defining characteristics of mine. Have you done it yet? I would love to see if you have, please send me a link!

You may remember a recent post on a Virtual Mad Men Cocktail Party I attended. There was also a competition to make the whole event more fun... and I came third place in the Best Drink-a-Like - thanks to anyone who voted for me!

For the prize, I won a beautiful Eve Arnold photography book and a pink bow leather cuff from Maikitten. The book is in German, unfortunately my brief stint learning German at school was not enough for me to be able to understand any of it but the beautiful photographs are the most important part of the book and also it's quite interesting in itself to own something in another language. Dotti who co-hosted the party, also sent me a couple of very lovely vintage scarves. Thank you both for inviting me!

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37 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh the bow is sooo you! I didn't know you could Mad Men yourself. That's so cute!! What a cool book. I love that they put Jackie Kennedy in it. =)


Melanie's Randomness

mlle.A said...

I'm so happy you won because I vote for your cocktail recipe!! It was a really nice virtual party!

Shamini said...

wow!
congrats dearest! very happy for you!
kisses

Lauren said...

So cute, a real mini cartoon you!

Hope Adela said...

never seen mad men, but i just love anything vintage! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

C. said...

Such a cute bow!! And I love your cartoon:)

Winnie said...

Oooh what lovely things. The book looks like a gorgeous book to flick through even if you can't read it. The pink bow cuff is perfect too!

Love the mini cartoon. I seriously need to catch up with Mad Men. I've only watched about 3 episodes so I've a lot to catch up on!

kat said...

That's so cute- v you!
And a lovely book to win, I'm glad
you placed third that's amazing
Luv kat x

M.rolez said...

im in love with your blog !! is so amazing !! iv never been here ! and i love ur blog !! XOXO from Spain :D

M.Rolez

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh, I want to 'Mad Men' me! Congratulations, great book. From what I can see she discusses the poverty in the Soviet Union and South Africa.

Becky said...

The bow is beautiful, the leather looks so soft.

Elodie said...

I still can't get over how cool this bracelet is! But I guess you two were meant to be. Pinkbow and a pink bow! Haha!

LadyA said...

Beautifull bow for hand!
Is it handmande or..?
KISSES

Sher said...

I adore the mad men version of you, darling! Adorable:)

xx

laura emily said...

Darling that book is sublime! would you be able to send me a snap of the jackie photo? it looks lovely!

danniekate said...

i didnt know about the mad men thing, thats fab! love the coffee table books xx

vintagereflection said...

What a nice prize! The Mad Men you is super cute! I may have to try it my self! x

Ms. Chyme said...

Like this post :)

jemina said...

Gorgeous, didn't know that you could mad men yourself, and that pink bow is a nice touch :)

Happy Weekend
J
xoxo

Susu Paris Chic said...

Lady-likeness is never out of fashion. I embrace the new boost of feminine and womanly lines!

Ena said...

Oh, the Mad Men-ned you looks very "you" and so pretty! I must try it myself too!

*Ena*

Cloud of Secrets said...

Congratulations on your prize, and the thoughtful scarf and pink bow treats! The photography book looks amazing -- I can't stop gazing at the picture of the downright gleeful Queen Elizabeth!

janettaylor said...

Fantastic post, darling!

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swiftreverie said...

That books looks simply beautiful - what a lovely gift!

Jen said...

Oh, I love Mad Men. I made my character a few months back and had it as my desktop background at work! x

Mackensie Perry said...

thank you for posting this! i love character-fying myself and i enjoyed this one! i posted my picture on my blog if you'd like to see it
http://myownlittleireland.blogspot.com/

the book looks wonderful! i love Jackie O.!

Michal Kurtis said...

Love your blow! The bow theme is so sweet:)
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LuLu said...

Wow! Congrats! =)


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Harriet said...

Wow, what a great prize! I tihnk I voted for you in that competition but it was all in German so I got a bit confused...! How perfect is the pinkbow cuff?!

Danni and Maria said...

I made myself into a Mad Men character! (http://frillsnspills.blogspot.com/2010/10/taking-deep-breath.html) it was so much fun and VERY addictive :) The photos are gorgeous too- I love looking at old photos especially family ones :)

Maria xxx

Marinka said...

That book looks really nice the photos are great ^^

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Lucky you! What a beautiful book...I love Eve Arnold's work...there is something so magical about old photographs...I can stare them for hours...

Happy Monday, cheers: Evi

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Congratulations on winning that book, it looks beautiful! Love that idea to "Mad Men yourself", I had no clue that excisted, so not "so last season" for me ;-) Have a great week, Love from London x

Haute World said...

Congrats on winning the book! And I adore the scarves as well. The photography looks amazing and parts of it do seem to be quite profound and/or touching. I read the brief segment you photographed (I'm fluent in German) and the South African apartheid section is probably quite heartbreaking.

P.S. Regarding photography at the V&A - yes, they usually forbid this (unless it's the general viewing section), but so many people were snapping away with their huge cameras, I figured it would be ok if I took a few on my cell phone :) There was also no security guard present, so I guess that's why everyone got away with it!

nina-im-wunderland said...

congratulations again and how perfect: a pink bow for you. hope, to see some pictures with this little bracelet soon.

Catrin / Maikitten said...

I'm so glad you like your prizes! :)
Greetings from Berlin
Catrin

stencil helen said...

Here is a link to the entry on my blog when I Mad Menned myself last year http://designinspiration.typepad.com/design_inspiration_planet/2009/08/becoming-a-mad-men.html myself last year
Are you watching the snow? Your new teal cape is divine.