To celebrate the start of Mad Men's last ever season being aired this week, Vanity Fair have several Mad Men related articles including one about the clothes of several of the lead characters season by season. As you can imagine, it is really pretty terrific. I have collected together a few of my favourite images of key looks for Betty, Don and Joan below. For more Mad Men clothes each season click here.
Betty's signature looks from seasons 1, 2, 3 and 7.
I have recently discovered the work of German artist Quint Buchholz. His paintings have a surreal, quiet feeling which I really like. He also seems to be a keen cat fancier too which is always a good thing in my opinion! You can see more of his terrific work here at his website: Quint Buchholz.
Happily, wild-life photographer Brad Wilson had his owl portraits featured in The Guardian today. Photographs of owls are usually pretty good to look at, but these owl photographs are something else entirely! I could look at them forever. Such intensity in their gaze and the differences in face plumage is a real treat to look at. I find myself trying to decide which is my favourite and then finish by thinking they are all extra lovely in their own way. Images from The Guardian and Brad Wilson at Doinel Gallery.
The V & A has just recently opened a grand Alexander McQueen exhibition which originally showed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York four years ago. The private preview party featured glamorous people like Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham and Naomi Campbell, but it was FKA twigs and Salma Hayek that stole the show in my opinion. Salma Hayek wore a beautiful, embroidered tulle Alexander McQueen peacock dress from Fall 2008 and FKA twigs wore a rainbow coloured butterfly-print chiffon gown which was also by Alexander McQueen, Spring 2008.
The best thing Jemima has ever picked up at the markets was a dainty vintage handbag made from sea cucumber and pearl shell. Miranda's big find was just last week. She spotted a twelve piece set of antique cups and saucers that feature a pretty pink coral motif around the edge. This was the perfect find as it was just what she was looking for. She now feels she can confidently entertain twelve people for afternoon tea and cakes in style.