DON AND BETTY PLEASE!!! any tumblrs for the couple? any news if theyre going to get back together? an affair or something? haha idk!! the drapersss forever.
I don’t know of any! Someone needs to create one. So far we know very little about what will happen next season other than that Betty will have another baby. I’m hoping they have a steamy and raunchy affair and that’s how she ends up pregnant.
MAD MEN costume designer Janie Bryant has revealed the secret to creating the show’s characters’ glamorous vintage look.
"It starts with wearing the right foundations that accentuate your curves," Bryant told us. "In those days, it was all about longline bras, girdles or garter belts, stockings, and slips. For modern women we do not wear the same foundations, but we can find modern shapewear that defines the body in the same way more comfortably."
In August last year, Bryant was made wardrobe advisor at shapewear brand Maidenform- consulting and offering her expert advice to the brand - a collaboration that came about through her work on Mad Men.
"I’ve always had a passion for lingerie and shapewear," she explained. "During the second season of Mad Men, there was an episode that included a Maidenform advertising campaign. I was inspired to look at some of Maidenform’s iconic ads for my book, The Fashion File. Upon our initial meeting, we had shared passions in everything intimate apparel and the rest is history. Whether you call it underpinnings, foundations, intimate apparel or lingerie, undergarments influence so much in fashion. They determine how you walk, stand, and the way your clothing looks.”
Bryant’s costumes for the hit US series has turned her into a fashion heavyweight, with millions wanting to replicate the retro looks seen on lead characters Joan Holloway, Betty Draper and Peggy Olsen.
"There are so many influential women in the fashion industry, I’m certainly happy to be considered one of them," she said. "I’ve always had an affinity for film and fashion, and have looked up to greats like Adrian and Edith Head. It’s great to follow my passion and have others share my interests."
Although Bryant refrains from naming the character whose style she likes the most (“It’s like choosing a favourite child”), she doesn’t mind revealing where she finds her vintage gems.
"I design pieces from scratch and rent from the amazing costume shops in Los Angeles," she told us. "I buy vintage and redesign vintage as well."
PaleyFest 2012: 'American Horror Story,' 'Mad Men' and 'Modern Family' to Be Spotlighted
The Paley Center for Media has announced the first participants of the 29th annual PaleyFest: The William S. Paley Television Festival, taking place next year from March 2-14.
FX’s hit horror drama American Horror Story from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will open the television festival. AMC’s Mad Men returns to PaleyFest after being featured in its first season. ABC’s Modern Family will close the fest; this marks the comedy’s second visit.
Information on talent and creative teams will be announced later. Additional TV shows will be announced in the coming months.
PaleyFest will return to Beverly Hills’ Saban Theatre. Premium passes, including tickets to each event, will go on sale Thursday, Dec. 8.
AHS and Mad Men? MM2 is a very happy gi- er, gender neutral mod.
According to a new report released this week by Oceana, less than 1% of the highly migratory sharks reported caught in the Atlantic Ocean are protected from overfishing by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), the group that’s charged with protecting them.
And what’s more, the report indicates that three-quarters of the highly migratory shark species being caught in ICCAT fisheries are classified as threatened in parts of the Atlantic by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
That’s a heck of a lot of neglected sharks.
Some sharks, like tunas, travel long distances across the oceans, so their populations can’t be effectively managed by any one country. That’s where ICCAT comes in. Although ICCAT is the appropriate body to manage sharks in the Atlantic, Oceana’s new report shows that current efforts are grossly insufficient.
Most shark species in the Atlantic are vulnerable to overfishing because of their exceptionally low reproductive rates. Currently, ICCAT only has protections in place for a few species including hammerheadand oceanic whitetip sharks, although many other sharks are threatened, including porbeagle, silky, and shortfin mako sharks.
And these sharks are far from man-eating monsters, mind you — they are top predators that keep the ecosystem in balance. When these sharks are overfished, it affects the entire the ocean food chain — and most likely not in a good way.
A shocking 50% of ICCAT fishing countries did not report any shark catches at all in 2009. Such massive underreporting of shark fishing makes it extraordinarily difficult to know what impact fisheries are having on sharks.
Oceana scientists are present at the ICCAT meeting this week, and they are calling on the 48 countries that fish in the Atlantic to adopt greater measures to protect these vulnerable sharks.
The fishing countries of the Atlantic can no longer ignore the shark populations they are responsible for protecting. We should be scared for sharks - not of them - and ICCAT must do more to protect our oceans’ top predators.
“We all need to look in the mirror and see the things that are beautiful in ourselves, and to remind ourselves of what those things are. And it’s nice to have the people around us remind us, too.”— Christina Hendricks, WebMD interview. (really good read.)
Christina Hendricks insists the wait for the new season of Mad Men will “be worth it”.
The stunning actress plays office bombshell Joan Holloway in the hit ABC drama, which is set in 1960s New York. Season five is set to premiere in March 2012.
Christina says fans won’t be disappointed by the new storylines.
“I know it’s been a little bit of a wait, but it will be worth it,” she assured in an interview with Access Hollywood. “We’re already shooting our tenth episode.”
Christina’s character Joan was left in a dilemma at the end of last season. She found out she was pregnant, but was unsure who the father was.
Christina is remaining tight-lipped about the controversial storyline.
“It wouldn’t be fun if I told you, you gotta wait!” she smiled. “There’s some really great storytelling. You’ll have to wait and see.”
Christina’s co-star Jon Hamm will be directing some of the episodes in season 5. Christina was impressed with the actor’s skills behind the camera.
“He’s natural,” she said. “John Slattery has also directed a couple episodes. They know the story so well and they know us so well and their notes are fun. It’s very, very easy to work with them. They’re really great at it.”
Christina is also promoting another new venture. The red-headed beauty is featured in video game Need for Speed: The Run.
“My husband [Geoffrey Arend] is a huge video game player,” she explained.
“I had to enter his world! It’s like, ‘I’m going to be in the video game, you won’t be able to get away from me!’”
Meanwhile, the show’s creator Matthew Weiner has put an end to speculation that Jon’s character Don Draper will be killed off at the end of the show.
Matthew has already plotted the future for Don, and it involves him living to an old age.
"I do know how the whole show will end — and it doesn’t mean Don’s gonna die,” he revealed. "How I hope to end the show is, like, it’s 2011 and Don is 84."
Matthew also explained there will be two further series after season five has aired.