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Molto Bella! Molto Mad Men!


If you saw Mad Men last week (and you should be seeing it every week), you were able to catch a rare glimpse of Don actually making Betty happy.  And all he had to do was take her on a surprise, all expenses paid trip to Rome!  The real surprise for us was finding out that “hitting on your own wife as if you were strangers in a Roman cafe” is a fairly douche-y move that we can get behind.  But, then, Don Draper seems to be a fairly douche-y guy that we can get behind.  Although, who wouldn’t hit on Betty with that coo-coo-it-must-be-Italy-in-1963 complicated up-do!

Here are some  examples of the real deal:

P.S.  This is what Don would sound like if he was Italian.

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Links to the Past


Did we mention that Mad Men returns this Sunday?  Did we mention that it’s the best show on TV right now?  Did we mention that we love every second of its fantastic style?  Oh, we did.  Well, sometimes you just can’t get enough of a good thing.  In an effort to get you as amped up as we are for the weekend’s festivities, here’s a bunch of links that should put you in the spirit:

Vanity Fair has an article on the show with photography by Annie Leibovitz.

☛ The graphic designer Dyna Moe illustrates a scene from every episode of Mad Men.

☛ Like Dyna Moe’s style? Wish she would draw a picture of you?  Well, then Mad Men Yourself.

☛ All Plaidout did an interview with costume designer Katherine Jane Bryant.  Part I & Part II.

The New York Times ran an an article on the cocktails of Mad Men.

Esquire tells you everything you need to know about the Old Fashioned, Don Draper’s cocktail of choice.

What Would Don Draper Do?

What Would Joan Holloway Do?

New York magazine catches you up with the previous 2 seasons in 27 easy steps.

Don Draper’s Guide to Picking Up Women

☛ Our favorite scene so far.

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Christina Hendricks in Esquire

Marilyn’s really a Joan, not the other way around.


T minus 10 days until the season 3 premiere of Mad Men!  If you haven’t been watching it, let me be the one millionth person to tell you you should be.  One of our favorite things about the show: Joan Holloway .  Check out the interview with Christina Hendricks in Esquire and don’t miss the photo gallery in all its curvy goodness.  (The interview takes place over a meal and Hendricks actually, gasp, eats.  Also, she knows what guanciale is. . . as if we needed more reasons to love this woman.)

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