Partying Mad Men Style

Holiday parties have started! And my first one was Mad Men-themed.


Which means big hair (got a blow-out at Blo in Yaletown).


Big lashes (got some outrageous fakies at Noir Lash Lounge).


And big shout-outs to the way advertising agencies were in the sixties. (The party planners even customized Popeye candy cigarette packs for guests. You’ll notice “Kelsey” brand’s slogan is “High Flavour. High Fashion.” You’ll also notice I’m not condoning smoking, just the eating of candy.)


Surprisingly, not a single piece of my sixties-inspired look was vintage.  My dress was custom-made (you might recognize it from my Twitter avatar), my printed coat is H & M and my shoes are Calvin Klein. What does it say about my style that I can create costumes out of things I wear normally? Wait. Don’t answer that.

P.S. Don Draper thinks you should follow The Anthology on Twitter.

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  • Reply Sharon (The Backseat Stylers) November 28, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Loving the whole get-up! Especially the lashes…so awesome. Are they comfy?

  • Reply Nicole November 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I lovelovelove your sixties look Kelsey, you look stunning! And I adore the custom-made cigarette candies, those are awesome! Btw, those lashes look great on you ;)

  • Reply Melissa November 28, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    I am obsessed. You looked freaking stunning. The lashes do look great. I was considering getting lashes from Noir Lash Lounge for the holidays… so we’ll have to see!


  • Reply Courtney November 29, 2010 at 12:19 am

    I love it – your hair and outfit (+ lashes!) look fantastic. I flip over a clever theme party so this is right up my alley!

  • Reply janis November 29, 2010 at 6:38 am

    oh look at this! a picture of kelsey’s face :) you look lovely!

  • Reply Alinka Johnson November 29, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Your outfit is divine! And is it really weird that I’m happy to see your face! :) wait…don’t answer that….lol. Love it!

  • Reply liv November 29, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    you looked amazing at the party! i’m so sad i didn’t get any pictures of myself in vintage – a rare occurrence!

  • Reply Couture Carrie November 29, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    What a fun theme, darling!
    Absolutely gorgeous look!
    Especially loving the lashes!


  • Reply lisa November 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    You look beautiful Kelsey! Great outfit for a Mad Men-themed party.

  • Reply aliciafashionista November 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Kelsey, you look stunning! I love love love your Mad Men look and find it kinda funny that none of it is vintage! Can’t believe they had customized candy cigarettes for everyone, that is so amazing…sounds like quite the holiday party xoxo

  • Reply kmyles November 29, 2010 at 3:17 pm


  • Reply Larissa November 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    girl you so pretty, you must have good genes (or should I say jeans since this is a fashion blog?)

  • Reply Miss Neira November 29, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I love the lashes and theme! gorgeous!

    Miss Neira

  • Reply MizzJ November 29, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    You look gorgeous Kelsey! Love this Mad Men inspired look, though yes I do find it highly amusing none of it is vintage! Maybe you should do a futuristic look next entirely out of vintage pieces haha

    Tell me how you are high maintenance & win a pair of House of Harlow earrings in Part 1 of my Holiday Giveaway Bonanza!

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista November 30, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Ohmigosh Kelsey how I adore your style – c’est magnifique!! :)

  • Reply erin December 1, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    you look amazing!!!

  • Reply Kelsey December 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Sharon — I can’t exactly say I’m used to wearing lashes that insane, but they definitely got better as the night went on.

    Nicole — Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    Melissa — They’re so much fun. Do it! And post pics!

    Courtney — Clever theme parties are hands down the best ever.

    Janis — I didn’t crop my head out of the shot. Shocking, right?

    Alinka — You made me laugh out loud. Ha!

    Liv — Your dress from Shrimpton Couture was so glam.

    Carrie — It was so much fun!

    Lisa — Weird that none of it was vintage, huh?

    Alicia — It was! It was!

    Kmyles — Amazing. So, so amazing.

    Larissa — It’s definitely the jeans.

    Neira — Fake lashes forever!

    MizzJ — I’ll take that as a challenge. Brilliant idea!

    Cafe Fashionista — And I adore yours!

    Erin — Thanks m’lady!

  • Reply Bionica December 7, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    you look so cute
    the outfit is very fab
    and the high fashion
    hi fun =)


  • Reply Lianna December 9, 2010 at 12:03 am

    You look sooooo good! Love your hair. I’ve never been to Blo, but I’ve heard good things. After reading your blog for a while now, I thought your jacket was vintage! I’m suprised it’s H&M. My halloween costume was an outfit created from what I normally wear.. yay for us!


  • Reply Teri December 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Can you PLEASE share where you got your personalized cigarettes? We are throwing a private dinner party and we’d love to have the personalized versions. Help?

    • Reply Kelsey Dundon December 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

      Teri — unfortunately those wrappers were custom-made at the ad agency. If you’re feeling crafty you could create your own…?

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