Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Mad Men fashion: how to look good when behaving bad

Mad Men's costume designer Janie Bryant was once asked if the show's vintage style rubs off on her current wardrobe. "Sure," she replied, "But there's a fine line between looking like you've been influenced by the early '60s, and looking like you're going to a theme party for the early '60s!" In other words: A little period styling goes a very long way.

The dresses at Juno Says Hello definitely chime with this aesthetic. All of our vintage frocks are chosen because they look amazing on 21st century women.

In the new series Anna Camp plays Bethanny, below, Draper's 25 year-old love interest. Get her formal dinner-date look here.

After years of putting up with Don's infidelities, this season sees Betty Draper embark on an affair of her own. Channel her butter-wouldn't-melt look in this stunning floral print dress, below, or dip into her evening wardrobe and style up this sexy black shift with killer heels and immaculate make-up.

Bombshell Joan Holloway (below) knows exactly how to work her curves. We can definitely see her sashaying down those agency corridors wearing this number.

Nothing emphasizes the silhouette better than vintage. Our emerald silk dress (below) is a great example of early 1960s tailoring. Necklace by Little15.

This season also sees Peggy Olsen finally step out of Don's shadow. She gets a new haircut and smartens up her office wardrobe - our Abigail Day Dress or John Camery suit would be perfect.

Mad Men Season 4 comes to the UK on BBC4 in the autumn.


Monday, 19 July 2010

Photos from our latest collection

Nora Mixova models a stunning 1950s cocktail dress, made from textured black satin, available to view and buy online here.

The next dress is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen, an original 1940s swing dress in printed silk. Click here to see more images.

Our third photo is of an early 1960s tassel dress with jet beading on the neckline. Click here for details.

We uploaded eight more dresses today, available to view by clicking on this link. We have had some incredible consignments recently and will be uploading 30 more dresses before the end of the summer - sign up to our newsletter via our homepage for previews and special offers.

All photography © Jonas Persson

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The Chap Olympiad & Amwell Street Fête

Taking place in a beautiful Georgian square in central London, The Chap Olympiad is a delightful day of themed sporting events, live music, sideshows and refreshments.

The Olympiad has become Britain's most eccentric sportsday, attracting Londoners to this now famous celebration of athletic ineptitude and immaculate trouser creases.

Hosted by The Chap magazine (a monthly journal filled with articles on tweed, hat doffing and martinis) and Bourne & Hollingsworth, the Olympiad is an eye-catching spectacle, full of oddball elegance and quirky panache.

All guests are invited to come in period dress. We have some amazing original 40s dresses that would be perfect for the look - our Romilly outfit or summery Justine frock need no accessorizing and allow enough movement for the Cucumber Sandwich Discus, one of the event highlights.

For inspiration, check out some photos and a video of last year's event. If you're the mood for more retro frolics this weekend then Amwell Street is hosting a swing party as part of their annual 'village fête'. There will be stalls for cakes and vintage fayre, bingo, a tug-of-war, a dog show, a 1940s wedding parade, and a period fancy dress competition all played out to live music.

The Chap Olympiad
11am - 12 midnight
Saturday 17th July 2010
Beford Square, WC1.

Amwell Street Fête
Sunday 18th July
Amwell Street, N1.

Monday, 12 July 2010

STUDIO SALE - Tuesday 13th July, 3pm-9pm

Unwind after work with a glass of wine and browse our beautiful vintage dresses. Many items not available online until August!

Places are limited so RSVP on this event page or contact events@junosayshello.com. Our last sale was Daily Candy's selected shopping event - don't miss this one!

Our in-house seamstress will be available to take fittings on the evening. Ladies only.

Dress worn by model available to buy online here.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Win 2 tickets to see Lucia van der Post

Create a wishlist at our vintage e-boutique Juno Says Hello to be entered into a draw for two tickets to see Lucia van der Post at the Last Tuesday Society on Wednesday 7th July.

Lucia wrote the indispensable style guides "Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me" and "Celebrate: The Art of the Special Occasion". She also had a weekly advice column, 'Ask Lucia', in The Times and was the founding editor of the FT's How to Spend It magazine.

The event will focus on the importance of glamour and elegance... something that all aficionados of vintage clothing can appreciate!

Click on to Juno Says Hello and sign up that wishlist now! Winners will be notified by email on Wednesday morning.