Mad About Mad Men? Try These Retro-Inspired Emmy-Viewing Party Fashion & Cool Cocktail Ideas!
by Susan Ashbrook
Award shows are all about the drama and dress up for celebs, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t get in on the action! With the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards right around the corner (Sunday, September 23rd), expect the trend of themed Emmy-viewing parties – inspired by today’s hottest shows – to continue, according to Susan J. Ashbrook, a fashion veteran with over twenty years of red carpet experience and the author of Will Work for Shoes: The Business Behind Red Carpet Product Placement.
Ashbrook, – who has recently dressed Nicole Scherzinger and Jessica Chastain in Herve L. Leroux, as well as Jennifer Lopez and Welsh singer and Dancing with the Stars darling Katherine Jenkins in Basler – predicts that with 17 Emmy nominations, fan favorite Mad Men will no doubt be a big winner and a popular choice for festive soirees. With fun 1960’s fashion and drinks as colorful as the characters, there will be no lack of inspiration to draw from. So, enthusiasts that are “mad” about Mad Men and a good party should try these styles and cool cocktails on for size:
For the guys, a tailored suit with classic stripes is pure Donald Draper. Maybe even top it off with a fedora for good measure. For the ladies, opting for a long gown in olive green is sure to make a statement. Pair it with a classic martini, with an olive, of course!
If you want to channel your inner sexy siren, go for a hip–hugging number in bright red that Joan would be proud of. Accompany this look with a vibrant cherry Singapore Sling in hand and all eyes will be on you!
For a fun yet chic evening look, ladies should opt for a tailored dress with three-quarter length sleeves a la Jackie Kennedy or a one shoulder dress in either nude or champagne. Imbibing a Champagne Cocktail, will show that you’re a class act.
For the girly girl, a fitted and feminine strapless dress in the shade of cranberry is a sure bet. Pair it with a fruity Sea Breeze boasting a similar hue, for a festive night on the town.