60s Style

 Posted by on December 17, 2014 at 8:38 am  Mad Men, Retro, Slideshow  No Responses »
Dec 172014
 

60sfashion

Missing Mad Men? Me too.

Here’s a visual delight: Vintage Fashion and Beauty is a Tumblr dedicated to fashions of the 1920s through 1970s. The Mad Men 1960s is right here. Pure browsing pleasure.

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Dec 102014
 
Oh and everyone on the show is freaking gorgeous.

Oh and everyone on the show is freaking gorgeous.

This will be quite a TV mash-up.

I watch remarkably few television shows. I’m so ADD, it’s hard for me to devote myself to really watching something. I keep the TV on a lot, and half fluff-watch HGTV and (here come da judgey) QVC and Buffy repeats and (forgive me because of how very bad it’s gotten) Project Runway.

I haven’t seen most of the great Showtime, HBO, Starz etc. series. I finally got on the Orange is the New Black bandwagon, and it’s absolutely all that and a bag of chocolate and vanilla swirl chips. After bailing last season, I’m back to American Horror Story, though I never fully love it. I’m finally (mostly) satisfied with this past Walking Dead run. And I love love love Bates Motel.

Clearly I always watch with a critical eye. I pretty much hate-watch Grey’s Anatomy, and mostly only look up for that one moment per episode where someone has an interesting moment.

A few weeks ago I wanted to get into something, and almost went for Dexter or Breaking Bad (I promise you, with every show I tell you I’ve never seen, your eyebrows will raise just a bit higher), but I’ve been going through a bit of a rough time lately, so I deliberately opted for something more gentle. Enter Friday Night Lights. Jason Katims is at the helm, and he was integral in My So-Called Life, and it has been only raved about, so in I went.

It was love at first pilot. Continue reading »

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