Style Lessons from Mad Men’s Trudy Campbell; How to Get the Look!

elizabeth_taylorTonight is the half-season finale of Mad Men.  (Yes, half-season finales are a thing.  With the success AMC had doing it with Breaking Bad, I’m guessing they’re here to stay.)  Last week we saw Alison Brie return as Trudy Campbell.  So I thought Trudy would be the perfect Mad Men woman to profile.  (Skip below to see links to my profiles on Joan and Peggy.)**

Ode to Trudy Campbell

I realize that I adore Trudy Campbell’s character for three reasons.  First, she’s always stylish.  Second, she can dance.  Remember this number Pete and Trudy did?

As someone who’s thrown a lot of dinner parties, Trudy would be my ideal guest.  Third and finally, she handed Pete his a** on a silver platter last season with this very memorable speech:

If you recall, Pete was having an affair with their neighbor.  (Not his only affair of course.  Rory Gilmore, anyone?) Anyway, the mistress ran to Pete and Trudy’s house after her husband battered her.  Trudy took care of the woman going so far as to put her up in a hotel.  The morning after, Trudy took Pete by surprise with what has to be my favorite moment of last season.  Epic speech.

Dress Like Trudy

13357165875_b356435330As I did with Joan and Peggy, I refer back to one of my favorite websites, www.pinupgirlclothing.com.  I found some dresses that are similar to Trudy’s blue dress.  The dress she was going to wear to Margaret Sterling’s wedding but didn’t because JFK was assassinated.  Alison Brie defines glamour in this number.  Style lesson:  When in doubt, go with a solid.

You can find two similar dresses from PinUp.  Click here to learn more about the one on the left (Heidi Dress in Royal Blue) and here to learn more about the dress on the right side (Grace Dress in Flocked Blue).

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Your Thoughts?

What do you think is going to happen on tonight’s episode? Where do you think the show is headed?  Will Don and Peggy team up and finally kick Lou’s butt?  Will Don stay sober?

–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno

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JessicaGimeno

Hi, I have five illnesses--bipolar disorder, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular autoimmune disease), polycystic ovarian syndrome, asthma, and psoriasis. Most of the organs in my body are affected. I'm dedicated to being a stylist for sick women. As someone who has experienced changes in my appearance due to my 12 meds (including Prednisone), I know how hard it can be when your face and body change overnight. (In fact, because of treatment, between 2008 to 2010, I went from a size 0 to a size 10. While I lost the weight, there are permanent changes in my face and body, which I've grown to appreciate.) My blog will also help women deal with other issues like surviving chronic pain and fatigue. Healthy people can also use this blog as a window into what life with illness is like. Let this website be a place where we can draw strength from each other despite our illnesses and find solutions to our everyday challenges!

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