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Mad About Mad Men Jewelry – Season 4


Jewelry hounds, our beloved Mad Men is back for a 4th season this Sunday! And aside from a Monday morning martini hangover, nothing is going to keep me from rejoicing at the swinging sixties jewelry fashion.

Janie Bryant, the series’ award-winning costume designer, is injecting a bit of mod into the wardrobe this season as the plot advances to a post-JFK-assassination 1964.

These pics from the AMC website already have me drooling:

How much do we love this rhinestoned Joan look with her signature brooch?

Or this yellow gold look with the tassle pendant we’ve seen now in every season? (Yes, Janie Bryant. We’re keeping track!)


Betty Draper continues to channel Jackie O:


And my favorite – Peggy Olson – is sporting a new do and a little more sparkle this season as she continues to climb the corporate ladder.

I’m also excited to report that Janie Bryant is sharing her period inspiration with the masses with her new clothing and jewelry line for QVC aptly called, “Mod by Janie Bryant”.


She tells The Huffington Post,

“It’s definitely vintage inspired and I just designed pieces that I really love from periods of the 50’s and 60’s so it’s not Mad Men, it’s vintage inspired but the pieces are real statement pieces and I think they can change one’s look in an instant. The pieces are really fun. I love the jewelry. I love the handbag too.”

The line will launch on September 29th, with 10-15 pieces of costume jewelry priced from $26 to $138.

What do you think of all this 60s jewelry style making a come back? Up your alley? Or best left in the past?

In the meantime, I’m breaking out my pencil skirt and sweater set for this Sunday at 10pm on AMC! Dirty martinis all around!

Fashion Week Jewelry: Take 2


With one more day left of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, my head has been spinning trying to keep up with all the top designers and their Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear creations. The week started slow, with not a lot of new trends to get excited about – and even less jewelry to gawk at.

Designers that usually offer up at least a little sparkle – Carolina Herrera, Thakoon, Narciso Rodriguez – opted out of the usual statement bling this season. But never fear – Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang and Diane von F came to the rescue.

Marc by Marc Jacobs:

Bold color, tribal influences and beads, beads, beads were the jewelry looks the ‘chosen one’ offered us for his little sister signature line (his Marc Jacobs collection offered up no jewels to speak of). Clearly, turquoise will be big for spring and layered bangles are still the best way to add color and style to any outfit.

Zac Posen:

Party wear is Posen’s specialy, and he returned to what he knows best in what was arguably the critics’ favortie collection this week. Primary colors ruled his catwalk as funky brooches and colorful statement necklaces in blues and pinks added sparkle.

Vera Wang:

Known for using jewelry creatively in her shows, Vera Wang did not disappoint this year as she sent her models reeling down the runway in lobster bib-sized chain mail pieces and lots of layered metal that gave an edge to her otherwise romantic collection of blacks and whites.

Diane von Furstenburg:

The First Lady of Fashion is still as ecclectic as ever, with yet another wearable ready-to-wear collection of boho chic garb. Layered bangles elbow deep made each look leap off the stage with a cornucopia of color. Seems to be the must-have accessory for next season, jewelry hounds. And the good news? You can find ’em cheap and plentiful just about everwhere – from Old Navy to Nordies.

So what do you think of my jewelry selects? Did I miss a designer you’ve been dying to see? I’d love to hear your thoughts. In the meantime, I’ll continue to collect my thoughts and give you an overall rundown by week’s end.

The Jewelry Insider

August 14, 2009

Woodstock may be turning 40, but the jewelry it inspired still lives on. Jewelry.com reports today that the Boho Chic stylings of Nicole Richie and Kate Hudson evolved from the muddy flats of that Woodstock farm ‘lo those many years ago – and they’ve got a bevy of hippie chick styles in their coffers to prove it.

But with buttoned-up Mad Men 60s fashion taking the media by storm these days, many of us forget that there was quite a different fashion revolution going on at the same time. Bell bottoms, roach clips, peasant-wear and beads, beads, beads were as prevalent as sweater sets, pearls, and tailored suits.


Which 60s-era style do you prefer? The pendants, pearl strands, and vintage brooches of the three-martini lunch era? Or the layered necklace, love bead, bangled look of Janis Joplin and her acolytes?


I’m torn. I’ve lived in Manhattan for years – so consider myself a New Yorker at heart, but I’ve also spent enough time in California to own a pair of Birkenstocks and go to more than a few Grateful Dead shows before Jerry Garcia became the inspiration for an ice cream flavor.

What’s your preference for the jewelry style of this era? Grace Kelly glam? Or Hippie Chick chic? Or are you content to leave the 60s well in the past where it belongs?

Weigh in!