Namely, this place of I want Joan’s (Christina Hendricks) wardrobe. There is nothing new or shocking about the admiration I have for my Joanie’s dress sense, but it can never be said enough. ModCloth actually has an “Office Supervisor Dress” recently posted, but as beautiful as it is, it’s not quite Joan: that skirt? Lovely, but Joan’s about the straight tight silhouette. The dress is Bettie Page, and it’s got a straight-skirted silhouette alternate, but it’s listed on the Bettie Page site as the “Secretary Dress” — and it’s still not quite Joan. Closer, but not exact.
No, tonight I’m going to attempt to recreate a different look of Joan’s, this one a dress she’s worn several times. This styling is based off of 1×08, “The Hobo Code,” when everyone goes out to dance and drink to celebrate Peggy’s promotion.
So we begin, after I take a moment to admire her hair in this scene; I think this is my absolute favorite “her” hair. Just. So. Adorable.
The dress isn’t exactly the same. It’s a paler shade of pink, the neckline is a bit different, but having searched all of my go-to pin-up sources (ModCloth, Bettie Page, Stop Staring) I couldn’t find one that gave me a better “this is correct” feeling. Billion Dollar Baby Dress, Stop Staring.
Particularly when you add in the belt. The belt really makes it. This one was just found on Amazon.
Do you know how difficult it is to find proper vintage gloves online and not get motorcycle gloves or opera gloves? Very hard. But these are neat. These come from Girl Stuff Vintage Clothing.
I feel somewhat smug reporting that I purchased a similar bag almost two years ago (has it been that long?) at Target for maybe $25, completely by accident (or by psychic connection to Ms. Holloway’s wardrobe?) but any black patent bag will really do. This one just happens to be true vintage. Found on Bonanza.com.
Of course, a neat little matching vintage scarf for tying on the purse. Found on Etsy.
Alas, this has been sold, but it’s just so perfect, and it’s not difficult to find headbands that are black with a bow. I just didn’t feel like searching for another when this is ideal. You could even make one yourself. Vintage Bow at a Glance Headband, Modcloth.
I’m skipping her watch, as it’d be the same I posted in a previous Joan fashion post, probably, and moving right along to earrings.
Alas, more out of stock items, but like the headband, similar earrings would be easy enough to find, and it’s ModCloth, so they’ll probably restock eventually. Parlour Room Royalty Earrings.
More convenient black pumps! How many pairs will I be able to find, I wonder? Patent Office Heel in Ink, Modcloth.
–your fangirl heroine.