Maybe part of what kept us coming back to the 1960’s of “Mad Men” week after week was the mystique of the characters presented to us. And perhaps, these characters reflect parts of our modern sensibilities as present-day individuals.
This week, AMC released a poster for the highly anticipated new season of “Mad Men”. In it, our protagonist Don Draper looks inwardly into a store window display; both a commentary on his inward perspective as well as his obvious work in advertising. The scene? A Hugh Hefner-like mannequin sitting patiently in front of a freshly disrobed female mannequin. Could it be our Don Draper is reflecting on his recent decision to take a new wife? Or is his philandering past making a visit after a seemingly tame ending to last season? A naked women standing in front of Don Draper? Sounds about right.
To be honest, the show is rooted in its ability to show the worst parts of human nature. From rampant adultery to alcoholism, the show prides itself on giving us a perspective of an era some of us did not have the pleasure of living through. And unlike some of the other “stylized” versions of the 1960’s we have come to know, “Mad Men” has pulled back the curtain on fallacies such as the American Dream, the youth movement of the late 60’s and the eventual lead up to the civil rights movement.
Advertising never seemed so appropriate.
“Mad Men” returns March 25th.
-Stan Salas, Customer Service Connoisseur and Contributing Blogger
Hello! My name is Malerie and I shop at Unique Vintage in Burbank ALL of the time! One time, I was in there browsing around and noticed you recently started carrying boys’ clothing! I have a 3-year-old son named James and we were super excited! I bought him the blue and black button up shirt with the white anchors on it along with a black and white newsie’s hat.
He wore it to Knott’s Berry Farm for the 4th of July and we sent pictures to my husband, Jason, who was on deployment at that time. He really enjoyed the pictures of us! In the pic, I wore a sailor top that I also got from Unique Vintage for the 4th of July.
My son, James, also wore that very same shirt when my husband returned home from deployment. In another attached photo you can see him wearing it and holding his bear named, Jay Jay, after daddy and who is dressed in sailor whites like daddy.
Unless you live in a hole, you know that the 2012 Oscars is this weekend. And one of the most talked about films nominated for Best Picture is ironically, the one with the least amount of verbage…the French silent film The Artist starring Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. Maybe it’s just because I love all things French (or secretly wish I was one of those chic and sanguine filles who could rock an Amelie haircut), but it’s inspired me to put together a collection of fun and whimsical French finds from UV.
A Bientot! xo, Robin
50s Style French Eiffel Tower Print Swing Dress
Parisian Striped Top With Patent Leather Belt, ooh la la!
Tie on a Polka Dot Sheer Scarf
Paris Scene Shower Curtain
Eiffel Tower Pendant Necklace
Cafe Paris Suitcase
Yum! French Toast!
Paris Scene Umbrella
At Unique Vintage, we love us a good high brow fashion show just like the rest of you fashionistas. This week, in jolly ol’ England, London Fall Fashion Week 2012 is in full effect. While we didn’t skip over the pond to witness it first hand (we’re still shaking off our MAGIC hangovers from last week), we wanted to share this photo montage with you, thanks to our friends at FabSugar. I also included some Get the London Fashion Week Looks from UV as well! Enjoy! xo, Robin
Lace Appliques from UV
Military Modes from UV
BOLD DIGITAL PRINTS
Bold Prints from UV
FIT-AND-FLARE Skirts from UV
Happy President’s Day!
Each year on the third Monday in February, Americans honor the legacies of the U.S. presidents. The holiday was created back in 1800 when Congress decided that February 22nd (George Washington’s birthday) was a federal holiday. Since then, President’s Day has morphed into a national holiday to honor the lives and accomplishments of all our presidents over the years.