I wasn’t really planning on writing another Mad Men post quite so soon after my last, but I am currently internet-less (I KNOW) and TV-less, and while it sucks dogs for quarters, it also means I am pretty much ploughing through my boxset.
Betty Draper; discuss. I’ve done a total 180, and now hate her quite passionately. Still, there’s no denying she looks good while being evil.
Her frou-frou party dresses and booze-stained house frocks certainly have a place, but my favourite Betty looks this season have definitely been when she’s down at the stables. Without giving anything away, Betty spends a lot of time with the horses at the start of the series, and, as with anything she does, she always has the perfect oufit for the scene.
Equestrian gear is a no-brainer anyway, but there’s something about a prim (outwardly at least) 60s housewife riding at a swanky country club that just results in a perfect look. In the Luella book (which is next on my list of things to blog about when I get a second, and Internet access), Ms Bartley talks about how a hacking jacket is one of her wardrobe essentials. I concur. I have two, and would like more.
The tweedy, country show look never goes out of style, particularly when matched with an Hermes scarf and velvet helmet. Note: check out that perfect bun. Other points of note; camel, leather gloves, pearls…
It’s such a perfect head-to-toe look, and almost makes me wish I’d been interested in riding as a child. Such a demure activity. I’d love to be one of those types that goes hacking in Hyde Park now, especially dressed like this.
These fabulous pictures are from my favourite fabulous blog; Project Rungay. Yup.