At yesterday's BAFTA New York celebration of Mad Men, the female cast members each showed off a different version of the metallic smoky eye. While their characters on the series would rarely be seen in such a dramatic beauty look, the modern-day women all wore the universal trend in a unique way. Christina Hendricks mixed a brown shadow with hints of shimmering pink to bring out her red hair and lipstick. Jessica Paré picked smudged eyeliner and taupe eye makeup for a classic sultry look. Finally, January Jones complemented her bright blue eyes with an indigo hue. Each star showed us how to customise the smoky eye look for different hair colours and features.
Mad Men is back, which means we'll be spending a lot of nights envying the winged liner and nude lips on January Jones and Jessica Paré . . . and then practising both looks on ourselves. The mod beauty in the series makes a gorgeous girls' night out look. So grab some gel liner and a creamy concealer, and learn how to pull this one off when you watch now. On Kirbie: Club Monaco top.
With their flawless makeup and perfectly set hairstyles, the ladies of Mad Men never fail to impress (even though everything might not be quite as pristine in their personal lives). Drama aside, each week, fans of the show delight in glimpsing back into the lives of '60s-era movers and shakers. And just as costume designers help bring a script alive by outfitting stars with fashions to suit their characters' personalities and circumstances, hairstylists and makeup artists are tasked with creating specific looks to reflect a mood.
Season six of Mad Men premieres here in Australia on Monday on Showcase (fast-tracked from the US!), so to celebrate, we're taking a look back at the fabulous bouffants and magnificent makeup of the mid-century beauties on the series. From Peggy's big chop to Joan's signature updos, see the style evolutions of the ladies of Mad Men.
Why does it feel like years since we've seen the Mad Men cast? Don, Peggy, Joan and the whole crew are coming back on April 8 on Showcase, but before they do, make sure you're fully up to speed on where everyone left off. After all, last season produced quite a bit of upheaval. Some characters are no longer with Sterling Cooper Draper, and others are no longer with us on earth — notice the absence of "Pryce." Without further ado, previously on Mad Men . . .
Mad Men's cast of leading ladies hit their season six premiere in LA — and safely covered a number of new season dress trends with their respective event looks. It's not the stuff you'll see Betty, Peggy, or Megan sporting on screen. January Jones brought a colour-blocked pastel blue Jonathan Suanders Spring '13 dress and metallic Louboutin heels to the red carpet. Elisabeth Moss sported a peplum-trimmed LBD by McQ Alexander McQueen — and a Lucite Charlotte Olympia clutch in hand — and Jessica Paré brought a gorgeous wash of colour and print on a Prabal Gurung sheath dress. For a look at all the arrivals, like Christina Hendricks in a curve-hugging L'Wren Scott A/W '12 number, keep clicking — then tell us which look gets your vote for best dressed.
Last night, the stars of Mad Men previewed the first episode of the upcoming sixth season for a VIP crowd at the Directors Guild of America's LA theatre. Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss were among the cast members who turned up for the premiere, but there was more than just a new season to celebrate. Their co-stars Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel, who had an arc on the show last season, just announced they are engaged! When we caught up with Jon last evening, he told us most of the cast has known about the happy news for a while and are all glad to be able to celebrate it publicly now. Jon attended the premiere with his long-time love, Jennifer Westfeldt, and Christina was joined by her husband, Geoffrey Arend, but Vincent appeared to arrive solo to the screening.
The Mad Men cast and the show's creator, Matthew Weiner, are notoriously tight-lipped about the plot. Still, they assured us that this season of Mad Men, which premieres on April 8, is worth tuning in for. Matthew spoke to us about Jon reprising his role as a director in 2013, Jon told us how portraying Don Draper has changed his life, and Elisabeth Moss talked about what it was like to transition from her 20s to her 30s on screen.
The female characters of Mad Men all have covetable beauty looks on the show, but the ladies who play them are head-turners, too. From smoky eyes and textured waves to a swept-up ponytail from the youngest lady of the bunch, the beauty looks at the show's season premiere were as varied as the women themselves. Click through to see all of the looks up close!
It's official: Mad Men season six is just around the corner, but before we head back to the well-decorated halls of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, let's take a look at the well-decorated hairstyles (and faces) of the women who star in the series, along with a few ideas on how you can re-create these glamorous looks yourself.
Oh, we do so love when our favourite celebs fly all the way down to Australia to see us! That was the case this week when Robert Pattinson — he of the hot vampire fame — hit Sydney to promote the final installment of Twilight, Breaking Dawn Part 2. While we weren't busy being distracted by Rob, we kept our eyes on the endless amount of royals who hit the town this week — from Kate Middleton sharing a laugh with some special guests, her father-in-law Prince Charles and his wife Camilla chatting to our own Kylie Minogue, to a certain "Royal Hotness" and more, it seemed like a good week to be a member of the royal family! Celebrities were kept busy, too — some were filming shirtless scenes on the beach in Hawaii (tough gig) while others were fitting in world premieres, grand balls, shoe shopping and charity lunches. Phew! We've got a much less exhausting way for you to catch up on all that happened in the celebrity world this week: just click through the gallery, and enjoy!
Jon Hamm was shirtless to shoot Mad Men in Maui on Wednesday. He hit the beach alongside his small-screen wife, played by Jessica Paré. Jessica donned a '60s-era bikini to work on the episode, which will part of the show's sixth season. Jon and Jessica were seen chatting, drinking and reading while on the sand — Jon even got into Dante's Inferno. Later, a fully-dressed Jon joined Jessica to shoot a wedding scene for unidentified characters.
Not much is known about the next crop of Mad Men episodes, but Jon did confirm to us at Saturday's Reel Stories, Real Lives gala that he and some of the cast were heading to Hawaii. Jon and Jessica will be there for two days working on the premiere. Rumours about their shoot in Hawaii emerged after the show's creator Matthew Weiner was seen scouting locations there.