P.S. Look, it’s Don and Megan on the beach!
TO: Men all over the planet
RE: On those slick Don Drapers
DATE: June 14, 2012
First, it was a little syndrome known as the Peter Pan Complex. Now, boys, I’ve seen so many of you begin to drop like because of a different syndrome entirely: The Don Draper Syndrome.
Yes, that right. Don Draper. Yes, the main character on the AMC hit Mad Men, a period drama about advertising executives on Madison Avenue in the 1960s. And yes, it seems like more and more of you are falling ill lately. Frankly, it’s always baffled me why Don Draper would ever be the yardstick by which you measure yourself.
But there’s something that’s been baffling me even more lately: Why are women, myself included, seemingly unable to resist the Don Drapers of the world? Don’t we know that in the long-run, the fantasy will always be 100 times better than the reality? So why is it that we hold onto that fantasy — even in the midst of our own frustration? And let me tell you, boys, that frustration level can get pretty high sometimes.
Don Draper thinks he’s invincible and invisible and will never, ever get caught, and after last weekend’s season finale, I’m more confused by his behavior than ever before. The only theory I can muster, boys, is that all that smoking and drinking on the job is giving him some sort of Superman complex.
Maybe we think we can “save” the Don Drapers everywhere and help them to see their full potential. But when all is said and done, do they really want to be saved? I’m not too sure. What do you think, boys…? xoxo
Oh my goodness, can you imagine getting married in the offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce? Jason and Taylor dreamed of a classic ’60s-style wedding, and with the help of famed wedding planner, David Tutera, the couple celebrated their special day…on the set of Mad Men!
“When I saw Jason at the end of the aisle, tears were instantly in my eyes,” Taylor says. “Jason and I have been together for 8 years. It was long overdue because I have known that he was “The One” since our first date. David and his team made Jason far more handsome than Donald Draper ever could be. Every tear shed was of pure happiness and love.”
“Jason and I are big into retro fashion, especially the sixties, so the concept just kinda snowballed from there,” Taylor says. “I thought I could make the whiskey and cigar bar have a lounge feel like in Mad Men. I wanted it to feel like the place they take clients for drinks and dinner.”
Isn’t that amazing? You’d really feel like you’d stepped back in time for the day. What television or movie set do you dream of getting married on, friends? xoxo
P.P.S. And how sweet are these Mad Men-inspired save-the-dates?