This morning I attended the ‘Bloggers Event’ held by Banana Republic at their Rockefeller Centre store, to launch their capsule collection in the style of Mad Men, a collaboration with the wonderful Janie Bryant. StyleCaster posted a fabulous behind the scenes exclusive of the lookbook shoot with Simon Doonan, Creative Director of Banana Republic and Janie Bryant creating vintage inspired styles this week (picture above, and below). At the Bloggers Event today, I had the opportunity to hear more about their collaboration as well as style my own look using pieces from the collection.
When I finished pondering whether I was a ‘Betty’, ‘Joan’ or a ‘Peggy’, and why, no matter what he does, I still love Don Draper, I got to work with the collection.
Items for women are feminine yet modern – high waisted skirts, tie neck blouses, fitted trench coats and silky fabrics. For the guys? Lots of sharp tailoring (as one might expect) and attention to detail in the accessories – tie bars, money clips, fedora hats.
The 65 piece collection of clothing and accessories for men and women hits stores tomorrow, August 11th. My top picks are below:
Janie has been a busy lady lately. Not only has she collaborated with Banana Republic. she has launched her own website and has now returned to work as a costume designer on the set of Mad Men, filming series 4 of the hit show which will be shown next year. She’s also getting married in September (congratulations Janie!) so I don’t know how she fits it all in!
Which items from the Mad Men inspired collection are you lusting after, Blog Reader? 50s styles not for you? What other eras inspire you?