I'm not going to lie, I totally entered Banana Republic's Mad Men
Call last month. I thought that with my vintage Fifties cocktail dress and
single string of pearls, I had a fighting chance of winning a walk-on role.
But alas, Don Draper and I were not meant to share a smoke, or even the same
set. However, my best friend just alerted me to this website
where you can turn
your very 21st-century looks into Sixties era fabulousness—albeit a
cartoon version. After choosing my body type, hairstyle and outfit, I set my
Betty/Joan hybrid in the appropriate scene—something far more elegant than
that hellhole Sterling Cooper. It looks nothing like me, but that's hardly
the point. This game hasn't evolved to include the verbiage I love so much
from the show (I'm just dying for my cartoon-self to shoo away the kids and tell them to go watch TV, but not before they mix Mommy a
cocktail), but it has allowed me to share a virtual drink with Mr. Draper,
making it pretty close to heaven.
Read our interview with Mad Men
costume designer, Janie Bryant, HERE