remember that scene early on in the first season of mad men where the secretaries get to try out lipstick colours and joan shows off her derrière in the two-way mirror? of course you do. god, i miss mad men. anyway – perhaps the show’s writers found inspiration from these photos. i love this stern little man – he’s either super serious about his job, or really hates lipstick. or he’s super serious about lipstick.

source: life magazine archives

i had a dream the other night that christy turlington was working at my local pharmacy and she helped me pick out a new lipstick colour. it was a really dark plum colour. i woke up thinking – what are you trying to tell me, christy?

Subscribe to posts via Email

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Monique Friday 18 February, 2011 at 7:35 am

    I miss Mad Men too and totally remember that seen. These are great pics.

  • Reply molly Friday 18 February, 2011 at 8:54 am

    you find the most amazing pics! wow, these are cool! i am ashamed to say that i never got into mad men but one of the main guys was on snl last weekend and he was so funny – actually made me want to take out the series :)

  • Reply Lauren Friday 18 February, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Wow, these are fantastic!

  • Reply Carrie Friday 18 February, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    What a great find! Love these!

  • Reply Maia Friday 18 February, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Oh, that little man is amazing. What a head on him! And that face. Brilliant. I love these shots. Now when does madmen start again?

  • Reply Dagmarette @ The Finishing School Saturday 19 February, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Oh my, your LIFE archives are amazing :) I miss Mad Men too, how many months, 5 more till its back? It’s too long….

  • Reply sam c Sunday 20 February, 2011 at 6:56 am

    i love this! I love the Mad Men X LIFE cross overs

  • Reply Lincoln Taft Friday 25 February, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I love when you stumble across these gems in the life archives!

  • Leave a Reply