Happy 80th to Jackie and Mad Men’s Casting Call for that 60′s look
Pictured: Jackie’s 60′s style, she is gone but her memory lingers on in TV shows like Mad Men’s vintage costumes
A brief glance at Huff Post style and Elle online reminded me that today is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s 80th birthday. I found myself grinning and wondering what she would be wearing today. I’m sure she would still be shopping at her usual haunts in NY and looking for the latest styles. I have heard stories about how if “Jackie” liked something she would buy 20 of the same item in different colors. She did this with shoes
, scarves and other accessories
. Later gossip has it that she would take the “extras” and send an assistant off to a high-end consignment store to sell her cast-offs. She was certainly no recessionista, but I like to think that she supported other recessionistas by letting them buy her designer clothes for less. Her style was elegant and tres chic. I loved her triple strand of pearls, her pill box hats and her boucle suits. Her signature style looks as fresh today as it did then. How do I know this? Well just take a look around. Case in point, the wardrobe on the popular TV show Mad Men
. The wonderful dresses worn by the actresses on the show could’ve stepped right out of a Jacques Lowe photo of Jackie.If you like Mad Men
, I’ve got some good news. They are doing a little contest with Banana Republic and the winner will get to appear on the TV show. Here’s the low down. Stop by a Banana Republic store and receive your casting call entry code. Then, take a picture of yourself in a Mad Men
style outfit. Think Jackie if you are a women. For men, I’m thinking Rock Hudson in Pillow Talk
is the one to channel. Then, go to this website and enter. The winner will receive a $1,000 Banana Republic gift card & a walk- on role in AMC’s Mad Men
. Click here to get on the 60′s style road. Below is a sample Banana Republic outfit similar to one worn on the show.
Pictured: Sample BR style board for a Mad Men look
The Madman contest also lets you create your own avatar (thanks for that Target Addict). Here’s my avatar in my best Jackie look complete with 3 strand pearls.
Pictured: The Recessionista’s Madmen avatar
My own suggestions for the look, a classic vintage Cassini look:
Happy Birthday Dear Jackie! Thanks for so much more than 1,000 days.
Pictured: Oleg Cassini’s memoir of Jackie’s style, bearing his autograph on the cover.