"Absolutely. Color is one of the most immediate ways for the audience to connect with a character, and create an association with their personality."
"For women, a sleek pencil skirt. It's a sexy separate that can create an instant polished silhouette and pairs well with boots, pumps, sweaters, jackets and blouses. For men, a great tailored suit never fails to make a man look better! A good man in a great suit can be hard to find."
"I’m actually working on a fabric care guide for Downy Wrinkle Releaser right now! It has all my best tips and tricks for fabric care. Definitely keep an eye out for it next month."
"The Way We Wore is absolutely amazing. Owner Doris Raymond has an unparalleled historic mind for fashion."
The Way We Wore, 334 S La Brea Avenue (Between West Third Street and West Fourth Street); 323-937-0878.
Playclothes, 3100 W Magnolia Boulevard (At North Fairview Street); 818-557-8447.
Treasure Island, 950 Central Avenue, Naples, FL (At Ninth Street); 239-434-7684.
"You know what’s really fun, is to get a great vintage blouse of the period, with some pin tucks or ruffles, and wear them with skinny jeans or a curve-defining pencil skirt. Definitely if you buy something, a piece from the period, I always say mix it with very contemporary pieces—whether it be a modern platform shoe, skinny jeans, or high-waisted trouser jeans. I’m a strong believer in mixing a lot of pieces."
"I'm a little bit of all of them, but probaly most like a combination of Jane Sterling, Betty Francis, and Rachel Menken."
"My grandmother, her name was Etoille Estelle Lillard, so she was 'Double Star Lillard,' which I loved. She was from the South where they couldn't really pronounce her name, so they always called her 'Et-oh-lee.' She was an amazing amazing designer and seamstress herself. And she had an apron for every event that matched every dress—she had cocktail aprons and everyday aprons, and she designed and built her own clothes. She was just such a lady."
“I’ve found some of my all-time favorite pieces at Shareen. It’s worth the hunt!”
Shareen Vintage, 1721 North Spring Street (At Baker Street); 323-276-6226.
Salvation Army, 536 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036 (At 11th Street); 212-757-2311.
Ragg Mopp Vintage, 3816 West Sunset Boulevard (Between Hyperion and Lucile Avenues); 323-666-0550.
"I have never thought of costume design as being backstage, quite the opposite actually. Costumes are what the audience sees. Costumes inform the actor and the audience of who the character is. And as far as being in the spotlight, yes I love it. I love the fact that people are so excited about the wardrobe of Mad Men, and that my work is appreciated and recognized.
Decades, 8214 ½ Melrose Avenue (Between La Cienega Boulevard and North Crescent Heights Boulevard); 323-655-0223.
"I have enjoyed working on my Banana Republic + Mad Men Collection that was released this past August. I love working with Maidenform Intimate Apparel, and I am excited about the development of the Fabric Care Guide I am working on with Downy Wrinkle Releaser. But, after the fifth season of Mad Men wraps, I’d definitely love to explore my own line of Janie Bryant apparel and accessories."
"Ahhhhh! I wouldn't want to spoil it for you!"