the mad men holiday party

December 7, 2010

Saturday night was Matthew's work's holiday party and it was so.much.fun! I was a little worried, though, when it was 6 pm and I still hadn't figured out my costume, hair or makeup! I did my hair FIVE times and eventually just let it be and hairsprayed the heck out of it. {Getting out the knots has been terrrrrible}. There was this awesome photobooth company that designed this unique 60s set and had a bunch of fitting props. I loved looking at the old LIFE magazine. A big band was there playing all the standards from the 60s and dance instructors taught us how to swing dance. I was probably most excited about the rootbeer floats, though! Matthew and I somehow missed entering the costume contest but I think we would have won!
Mad Woman details: dress Marshalls, heels Guess, brooch and fur vintage, hairspray Big Sexy Hair
Mad Man details: suit Zara Man, shirt Hugo Boss, shoes Bruno Magli, tie Gytha Mander, glasses Ray Ban, tie clip vintage from Mad Woman

It was Matthew's fourth time shaving with a razor! Can you believe that?! My mom told him that it was unheard of for business men in the early 60s to have beards, so he really had no choice!  Matthew seriously looks like a different person clean shaven. Close coworkers didn't even recognize him at first. It was the weirdest thing ever! I think he should do it every once in awhile though :)

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110 comments:

  1. Omg like seriously that is one of the coolest ideas ever for a holiday party!!! I LOVE it!! You guys look right out of the show!!! =)

    Melanie's Randomness

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  2. mara, you are one of my FAVORITE people! this is AWESOME!!

    :)

    xo Alison

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  3. You both look AMAZING! Love it!

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  4. What an amazing duo you make!
    You both look spot-on!
    When I first looked at my reader I thought you pasted a photo from the show!
    Such a fabulous idea for a party...what a fun time!

    Eleanor ~ Shopping The Closet
    http://shoppingthecloset.blogspot.com

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  5. loooove it. You look smashing, dahling, smashing! That vintage fur is perfect.

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  6. You guys look amazing!! Great job and I hope it was a blast!

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  7. wow, that's awesome, you guys look great! I love your dress. :)

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  8. You both looked fabulous! I love the photoshop idea. Sounds like a great party!

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  9. Wow..you both look fantastic!!! I love those photos...So cool! It really sounds like a great party
    Kisses, sweetie

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  10. How fun! I love theme parties!

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  11. you guys look like you came right off the show!! fabulous!

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  12. This looks like the best holiday party ever! You guys look great!! I'm trying to plan my own holiday coctail party now.. i'm thinking martinis, christmas records, and fun outfits. we will see how it goes! =)

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  13. YOU GUYS LOOK AMAZING Mara~!!!!!
    you can pull off every look. i am envious. thats funny that they didnt really recognize him :)

    xoxo

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  14. how cute! you guys pull of the style very well, and what an awesome idea for a party! x

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  15. Oh you look beautiful Mara. Damn girl, the 60s suit you!

    Much love,
    Hannie xoxo

    http://teaandbiscuits13.blogspot.com

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  16. These photos are SO awesome!! You guys look great! I love 60s fashion!

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  17. Oh my gosh, you two look AMAZING, what a fantastic theme for a party!

    My hubby never shaves... mostly because he's lazy. So whenever he does it takes a lot of getting used to!

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  18. such a great idea for a holiday party! you two look fantastic.

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  19. These are amazing! This would be so fun. I love the last picture :D

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  20. Hi. Will you please invite me next year? Thanks.

    (p.s. I just asked my boyfriend if he'd please contact his boss at work and make them turn their party into a Mad Men one and he laughed in my face. Ugh...)

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  21. this is such a cool set of pictures! very very 60's indeed and I love your guess shoes!
    xoxo
    Catita

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  22. this is pretty adorable. you both look super hot. love it!

    *those legs girl! those legs! <3

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  23. These pictures are stunning. Looks like a magazine layout!

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  24. Ahh! You & Matthew look Amazing Mar!

    Love these pics!

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  25. so fun!!! you look amazing!!!!!

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  26. you did it so well!! Y'all can be transplanted into the Show! Beautiful pics!

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  27. Oh my gosh! Those pictures are beautiful! That sounds like the best work party ever!

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  28. love the set they had for photos! you look fabulous!!

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  29. What an awesome idea! I LOVE Mad Men and you really do look like you could be a part of the show. Great job!

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  30. I mean, really? You guys looked awesome! And how cool is that set?

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  31. I love this! Your outfit is fantastic!

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  32. THESE PHOTOS ARE AMAZING! I LOVE IT!

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  33. Your outfits are so well done, you blend in perfectly with the back drop!

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  34. You guys look amazing! And the party idea is awesome!

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  35. You both look amazing!
    And he does look great clean-shaven.
    I bet you would have won too!

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  36. This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen! I wish my companies Holiday parties were that fashionable and fun!

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  37. wow looks like a picture out of a magazine! you look GREAT! yes i agree..u guys would have won!

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  38. That's so cool! He totally looks like he could be straight out of the 60s with the skinny tie and the glasses, you guys did awesome putting that all together. I love costume parties.

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  39. You don't have to have the physical prize to have totaly won the competition, you look fabulous! and swing bands are my favs!

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  40. Mara this is awesome! You guys like legit models!

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  41. What an awesome Christmas party! I love how they went all out. You two look perfect.

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  42. HA!! these are amazing Mara! You two look so awesome

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  43. holy cow! you two look ah-maz-ing!!

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  44. Oh my goodness. You two look AMAZING. This sounds so fun... and I think you would have won too :) Both of your outfits/hair are perfect.

    That's funny about Matthew shaving - Morne is the same! He is rarely EVER clean shaven and when he is... he looks like a completely different person! So funny!

    X

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  45. This is seriously the coolest thing! You two look amazing and would have hands-down won the contest if you would have entered! You did a great job putting your outfits together and I think your hair turned out perfect! Loves! xo

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  46. MIss Mara, you and Matthew look Marvelous!!!

    Seriously, you both would be perfect for show, and have the exact look for the 60's! You did a lovely job with your hair, and you didn't have hair and make-up people doing it for you like I did...so impressed! :)

    The LIFE magazine is the perfect addition to the awesome set for your pictures...love it!

    Glad you had fun, and thanks so much for sharing your party pics with us...you put together the perfect outfit, even last minute!

    Liesl :)

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  47. Those photos are awesome! I think you would have won the costume contest too, I love vintage things!

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  48. I have to throw a Mad Men party now. You look fabulous! I love it.

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  49. That's fantastic - you both look STUNNING.

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  50. oh dear, I agree with everyone on how fabulous both of you look! this made my day

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  51. You two look amazing! =) I love your hair you look so beautiful girl!

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  52. I'm seriously in love with these pictures! You look great! xoxo
    Your legs are gorg!

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  53. i am newly addicted to mad men and i think that you two pulled off the look PERFECTLY. nice work!

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  54. i really think you should frame those pictures. for reals. they are so so beautiful.

    i love your fur coat! where on earth did you manage to get that? and it does not look like you struggled at all to fix your hair/outfit/etc. it looks like perfect mad men style.

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  55. AMAZING!!! My jaw dropped, you guys are perfect!!! And your hair is great, you are sooooo patient, I would have given up probably!!
    xoxo

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  56. THAT IS YOUR LAST MINUTE COSTUME? You amaze me! I love it!!

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  57. Hot mama!! Wow! You look great, girl! That doesn't look like a last minute costume to me! Great job! Looks like fun!

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  58. Ah, you guys look SO great!!!!! Mara you belong in that era, seriously!!

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  59. you both look absolutely fabulous!!! what a fun idea to have at a holiday party! :]

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  60. ha! so rad! you two look gorg!

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  61. You're outfits came out perfect! You two definitely played the part well!

    <3 kris&kel
    www.krisandkel.com

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  62. love your pictures! very classy!

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  63. Oh my god, you two look spectacular!! What amazing costumes and photos.

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  64. you two totally nailed the look!!!! that stinks you didn't have a chance to enter the costume contest!! i love the fur you wore with your outfit and your 'big' hair :) so fun!

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  65. Oh, my goodness, you two look absolutely STUNNING! I love your amazing looks; they're perfect for the occasion and your hair and makeup look fab.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  66. oh my gosh awesome!!! you guys look amazing!!!

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  67. GAAAAAWGEOUS. Such a fun idea! And you look beautiful!

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  68. The hair do def. makes the outfit!



    -B

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  69. Amazing pictures! You two look like you can be extras on the show.

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  70. oh my goodness, MARA! i love this!!! i'm obsessed with mad men, this is so fantastic... you look gorgeous, dear. :)

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  71. I love Mad Men and you got the look perfect! Fab!

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  72. Oh, WOW!!! the two of you look PERFECT!!!

    Well done dear :)

    Kisses
    Jemina
    xoxo

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  73. These are AWESOME pics! You guys look amazing. So glad you had fun!

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  74. The pictures turned out amazing and I can see why the co-workers almost didn't recognize your boy, he does look different! You both look amazing and I think you should have fun if you had been able to enter into the contest. ;)

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  75. ahhh LOVE IT!
    I am a huge Mad Men fan, and this sounds like such a great idea!!
    You both look great!


    xx
    Nikki

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  76. Ok! I want to work for whatever company that hosts such a fab affair!! Love the 60's style photobooth! for someone that had a hard time finding an outfit, you look like you stepped out of the Mad Men set. Gorgeous!!! The 60's becomes you :)

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  77. those photos are fabulous!!! he must work at a pretty rad company. how fun! and you both looked amazing. dannon never shaves either, but the few times he has, i've felt like i was kissing some stranger. gotta love the scruff! :)

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  78. You guys look INSANE! So impressed Mara, I love these pictures!

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  79. smashing my dear!!

    you guys nailed on it style and posing! :)

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  80. you guys look awesome! I might just have to go with a mad men inspired outfit for my holiday parties this year....

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  81. AWESOME photoshoot! i love that last pic of u with ur legs propped up on matthew's thighs & then admiring ur nails! love the '60s :D

    AND matthew looks great clean-shaven! i love guys clean-shaven, makes them look so much more attractive >.^

    love,mica

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  82. oh. my. gosh. OBSESSED! LOVE it Mara! You need to frame this and put it in your house!!

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  83. oh, fun photos! looks just like a still from a movie <3

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  84. you guys are total hotness. I love the bow on your dress - adds just a touch of sweetness. x

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  85. this may be my favorite post to date. amazing! you two are stunning and you should enter it into a mag.

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  86. I want to go to a holiday party like this! It's way too cute!

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  87. this is SO amazing! you guys absolutely look the part and i'm quite certain (even without seeing anyone else's costumes) that you guys would've won the contest. you guys are legit.

    we jut started watching mad men and i'm totally obsessed with the fashion. i've always loved 50s/60s fashion, but now i'm seriously tempted to just rock throwback style all the time. i love it! i told craig i want a mad men birthday this year :).

    cute cute cute!

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  88. this is SO amazing! you guys absolutely look the part and i'm quite certain (even without seeing anyone else's costumes) that you guys would've won the contest. you guys are legit.

    we jut started watching mad men and i'm totally obsessed with the fashion. i've always loved 50s/60s fashion, but now i'm seriously tempted to just rock throwback style all the time. i love it! i told craig i want a mad men birthday this year :).

    cute cute cute!

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  89. this is SO amazing! you guys absolutely look the part and i'm quite certain (even without seeing anyone else's costumes) that you guys would've won the contest. you guys are legit.

    we jut started watching mad men and i'm totally obsessed with the fashion. i've always loved 50s/60s fashion, but now i'm seriously tempted to just rock throwback style all the time. i love it! i told craig i want a mad men birthday this year :).

    cute cute cute!

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  90. this is SO amazing! you guys absolutely look the part and i'm quite certain (even without seeing anyone else's costumes) that you guys would've won the contest. you guys are legit.

    we jut started watching mad men and i'm totally obsessed with the fashion. i've always loved 50s/60s fashion, but now i'm seriously tempted to just rock throwback style all the time. i love it! i told craig i want a mad men birthday this year :).

    cute cute cute!

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  91. this is SO amazing! you guys absolutely look the part and i'm quite certain (even without seeing anyone else's costumes) that you guys would've won the contest. you guys are legit.

    we jut started watching mad men and i'm totally obsessed with the fashion. i've always loved 50s/60s fashion, but now i'm seriously tempted to just rock throwback style all the time. i love it! i told craig i want a mad men birthday this year :).

    cute cute cute!

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  92. this is SO amazing! you guys absolutely look the part and i'm quite certain (even without seeing anyone else's costumes) that you guys would've won the contest. you guys are legit.

    we jut started watching mad men and i'm totally obsessed with the fashion. i've always loved 50s/60s fashion, but now i'm seriously tempted to just rock throwback style all the time. i love it! i told craig i want a mad men birthday this year :).

    cute cute cute!

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  93. These photos are beyond amazing! Well done on the costumes.

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  94. Stunning!!! You two pulled off Mad Men with exceptional style!

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  95. absolutely amazing. you two look so legit it makes me want to start a mad men marathon right away!

    we had been thinking of throwing a early 60's/mad men NYE bash and i think this pushed us over the edge and made it a must!

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  96. you guys look straight from the 60s. what a cute couple! :]

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