Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Joan Harris (née Holloway)

Sweater, J.Crew. Skirt, Club Monaco. Scarf, H&M. Pin and earrings, vintage gifts. Tights, Hue. Pumps, Nine West.


When my friend and former co-worker read about the Joan follow-up yesterday, she quipped: "You'll have some major stuffing to do." Unless she was referring to stuffing my thighs into a tight pencil skirt, I will do no such thing. These emulations are of style only, with a modern twist and a personal touch; I'm not dressing up for Halloween here. There will be no wigs, no padding, and possibly no Betty (no offense, Betts, but I can't seem to find you in my wardrobe). I did, however, choose the most "bodacious" of poses, which wasn't easy (there were some lovely but completely unusable profile shots where my curves just kind of disappeared). Christina Hendricks is 5'8'', 150 lbs. and very generously endowed; I am merely 5'6'', 120 lbs., and the rest is pretty obvious. So I guess this means I'm more of a Betty in the body type department which dictates that I scour my closet for a suitable outfit now. You can't argue with logic, folks.


The real McCoy
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10 comments:

Kinsey said...

I LOVE Joan!! She is so the reason I became a redhead haha. No one can fill her *ahem* shoes! Your look is so adorable and very Joan-esque!

Jo said...

Joan is my favorite character on Mad Men and I think you emulated her spirit perfectly!

Curves ahead makeup said...

you like better then Joan so lovely =)

Ashley said...

Love Joan & Love this outfit on you.

p.s. You make me laugh.

Sands said...

Well you do pull off this office chic look! Love the pencil skirt on you! ;)

xo
Sealverland

Angeline said...

Love it! Pencil skirts are the bomb (does anyone still say that?) and I love the ones that are slightly tulip shaped to give any body some curve.

SMASH said...

You are pulling this off flawlessly! I wish more people wore pencil skirts, they're so chic (and I love the little scarf around your neck!)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Mrs. J said...

You did your own version of Joan and I love it! Now you need to let me borrow those earrings and scarf for one second. lol

ps. I love her character she makes me feel okay about being busty! ;)

Alessandra said...

Same wavelength...right after the remix, I tried channeling Joan for a Mad Men inspired photo shoot at work. LOVE this look on you (the "Peggy" is great too!)

Miss. Studios said...

wow. the scarf creates a whole new look on your sweater. I thought the scarf was the part of the sweater.