Style icon: Rachel Menken

I know I’m about three years late to the party with Mad Men, but I’m finally here. I think the problem with our burgeoning relationship was that I was so obsessed with The Wire that when it ended I thought I’d never love again. What could possibly fill the hole? Nothing, that’s what. Everyone told me I’d love Mad Men, but I didn’t want to hear it. On paper it sounded right for me, but I didn’t want to replace my first love. I wasn’t in the right place. At least I wasn’t for three years or so. I still think about The Wire all the time, but I’ve decided that now it’s time for me to make a little bit of space in my heart for someone new.

I’m currently on season one, episode ten, and while the internet has RUINED Mad Men for me, spoiler-wise, I’m still enjoying it immensely. Predictably, the clothes are KILLING ME, but everything about it is ace really. The office smoking and drinking is fascinating/amazing. Today someone at work cleared out their desk and found a photo of them in the office in the 70s, havin’ a fag. It’s so hard to get your head round, although I did temp at a national paper where whisky from a crystal decanter at all hours was a part of the working life.

Anyway, forget Betty, Peggy, and Joan; my favourite wardrobe of season one belongs to Don’s pal, Rachel Menken. She shares my name, she’s Jewish, she’s a feminist; what’s not to love? All these pictures are from the AMAZING Tom and Lorenzo blog. Top work chaps, much appreciated.

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7 thoughts on “Style icon: Rachel Menken

  1. It is my favourite thing on television at the moment. I’ve still only seen bits and pieces (still have yet to see series 1!) but every episode I’ve seen from series 3 and 4 is fantastic.

  2. Aww, moving on is hard but ultimately for the best…
    I’m way behind on MM too (season 2) so I have got v good at closing my eyes when reading blogs. Know a few things I shouldn’t though which is sad. Oh well. x

    1. Ooh I read a few things I shouldn’t have too. Was innocently googling locations and found a few things out, but it’s just made me more intrigued.

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