With Season 5 of Mad Men better than ever, daringly glamourous arm candies everywhere unite (feminists, be quiet for now.) Let’s approach life with a sense of daring and be quite the throwbacks by evoking a nice “squeeze” into a Spanx, a tease with our hair, and become vampily seductive to our men with our less than revealing clothing… (A-line dresses, hand gloves, kitten heels, perfect up-do’s–let them wonder what surprises loom under it all!) Cheers to Banana Republic for offering some attire to get us going, and even better, all the 50’s dresses just sitting there in vintage shops waiting for our perusal.
Shall we dare? Give me a Gimlet, for starters…or better yet, have a Mad Men themed costume party. Quite “Mad”, dahling.
Gents should arrive with suits and ties ala John Hamm. Everything is served on the rocks. Gin is the liquor of choice. The ladies should don 50’s cocktail attire. Furniture should look startlingly uncomfortable and fake modern. The Gimlet should be served. Cigarettes and Cigars should be available on silver trays and celebrated, not shunned. Red lipstick should abound (lipstick on the collar a nice touch.) The men should offer to light their ladies cigarette. The music playlist should be unforgettable….women serve the drinks…yes, ladies, that is correct. The domestic diva is the clear star here.
We should take our cigarettes to the lady’s sitting area as the men devour their cigars and Gimlets. Nothing more wicked, in my opinion, these days, than to smoke inside (I’m not an advocate. Remember, this is a costume party! Not supposed to be serious, dahling.)
Affairs are de rigueur in the show but shall we say enough is, well, enough on that! Not allowed at Lolita Healy’s house! Smoking for once is allowed, but no affairs. Flirting is okay. 😉
Sashay through the men. Wink with a false eyelash. Look perfect and elegant. Aren’t we the ones on the pedestal? This show sure says so, even though we are denigrated to a bunch of blithering fools when the men speak. 🙂 That is up to you!
- 2 oz. gin or vodka
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
- 1/4 to 1/2 oz. simple syrup
- Garnish with a lime
Shake first 3 ingredients over ice. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish and serve.
Sashay, sashay, and don’t forget to Electrolux 10 minutes prior.
For your 1950’s Playlist…anything by Billie Holiday, and…
- Sea Of Love – Phil Phillips
- Earth Angel – The Penguins
- Chances Are – Johnny Mathis
- Sleepwalk – Santo and Johnny
- You Send Me – Sam Cooke
- In The Still of The Night – Five Satins
- It’s All in The Game – Tommy Edwards
- Only You (And You Alone) – The Platters
- Put Your Head On My Shoulder – Paul Anka
- Come Softly To Me – the Fleetwoods
- It’s Just a Matter of Time – Brook Benton
- I Only Have Eyes For You – Flamingos
- All the Way – Frank Sinatra
- Love Is A Many Splendored Thing – Four Aces
- April Love – Pat Boone
A lady needs a light.