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Mad, Mad Style: Mad Men & Banana Republic Unveil Second Collaboration

In its second collaboration with Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant, Banana Republic has unveiled a new chic line to coincide with the AMC hit which returns for the much anticipated Season 5 debut on March 25. With pieces for men and women meant to capture the spirit of the swinging 60s, the collection is affordable with prices ranging from $49.50-$150 for women and $49.50-$355 for men. Never one to forget about the finishing touches, Janie has also designed Mad Men inspired jewelry for $35-$69.50. Keep your eye our for Banana Republic sales and discounts on our Facebook page.  (Click MORE to see more of the collection after the jump…)

PS: Like what you see? Today only, Banana Republic is having a one day online sale: 30% off full price items with code: BRFEVER (Take 40% off if you use your Old Navy, Gap or Banana Republic card)

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March 19, 2012 at 12:01 am Leave a comment

It’s a “Mad” Mad World…

If you haven’t been keeping up with the Newport Winter Festival, grown ups may want to make note of tonight’s Samuel Adams Beer Dinner at The Mooring (reservations required, 401-846-2260) and the 11th Annual Martini Contest at Newport Grand.

Funny how a drink holds a certain panache, a signature swagger. The Cosmo clearly has the fictional Carrie Bradshaw and her gaggle of galpals to tank for making the ubiquitous pink potion the official cocktail of Girls Night Out, and while the martini has never really gone out of style, we have Mad Men’s Don and Betty Draper to thank for it’s soaring popularity. (Frankly, Betty is being blamed, in the best of ways, for a lot of trends recently, including full, flirty skirts paired with belted waists, and coifed, flipped ‘dos. Wanna get the Portsmouth’s own Cynthia Bogart of TheDailyBasics.com got the fashion scoop from Janie Bryant, the costume designer behind Mad Men. CLICK HERE to read the story).

I must confess, I have Christie’s to thank for reuniting me with the legendary libation. Five dollar martinis seven days a week? It’s no wonder I finally broke down. Their gateway martini was the bevy of fresh and fruity concoctions, but one evening the bartender convinced me to try a standard, shaken not stirred, Beefeater gin martini with a twist, and it was lovely.

They continue to make a great martini, and I adore a Fifth Element gin martini,  and espresso renditions from Asterisk, the Clarke Cooke House and the Brick Alley Pub. But we’ll have to wait to tonight to see who Newport thinks does it best…

Mad Men photo courtesy AMC, Sex and the City photo courtesy HBO

February 23, 2011 at 9:48 am 2 comments


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