“I am one of those girls.”

Peggy Olson’s copywriting career begins during a focus group for Belle Jolie lipstick company. After some instigation, half the women in the group break down, sobbing about their relationships and insecurities. Peggy looks on, stupefied, and delivers a couple of one-liners that get the Miss Deaver’s Secretarial School alumna noticed by the boys’ club. While […]

Death is My Client

*Warning: spoilers! While Paul Kinsey was not necessarily a major character during his three season stay on Mad Men, it was evident that he marched to the beat of his own drum, especially compared to the other Sterling Cooper employees. For that reason, his transformation in season five was not all that shocking. ‘Death is […]

“I made French toast.”

Don: “What’s on this?” Sally: “Mrs. Butterworth’s.” Don: “Go get it.” … Don: “That’s rum. Read labels.” Sally: “Is it bad?” Don: “Not really.” This exchange between Don and Sally happens in season four’s ‘The Beautiful Girls’ when Sally Draper proudly presents homemade French toast to her father. (“Oh daddy, I do it all the […]

“Advertising is based on one thing: happiness.”

I am beyond excited to announce my theme for Vegan MoFo 2013, Mad Men! This year’s MoFo combines so many of my interests: Mad Men, television, photography, cinematography, Joan Holloway, food, veganism, writing, art, psychological drama, research, history, storytelling, Mid-Century modern design, and convincing myself that spending tons of $$$ on antiques is an investment! […]