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Mad Men style obsession

A reference point, right? I just spent entirely too much time gathering up Mad Men images into a spot on Pinterest where I can easily refer for retro hairdo, fashion and accessory tips, not to mention memorable TV moments.

Inspired by this blog’s challenge, that I narrowly missed but could have entered with this dress AND catching up on the 3nd episode of Season 5 last night- I’m still trying to get my head around Betty’s weight gain… And the time period reaction to Betty’s cancer scare was fairly comical, find a lump= I’m dead.

Anyway, feel free to join in the fun and share any great retro images you’ve found. Leave me a comment here with your Pinterest handle, I’ll make you a contributer to to the board and together, we’ll bring retro back.


  1. futuredoll

    April 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Men’s hats need to make a comback!

    1. noelleodesigns

      April 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      I agree, and not ball caps worn backwards!

  2. Jessica

    April 6, 2012 at 5:42 am

    My best friend got married this summer and we did a Mad Men themed bachelorette. Everyone wore period-appropriate outfits and I got my hair done. There’s nothing that feel quite as glamorous as holding a candy cigarette between short, red fingernails. : )

    1. noelleodesigns

      April 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      What a great party idea! You’ve got me thinking… a Mad Men Halloween party, perhaps?!

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