June 17th, 2018

1960s Mad Men Party

1960s Mad Men Party | Sara du Jour

I happen to not be the only one of my friends who loves a good theme party. And thank goodness for that! On Saturday, my friend Katya threw a 1960s party at her penthouse condo. It was an absolutely fabulous night, full of cocktails, retro music, and dancing into the wee hours. In fact, I didn’t get home until almost 7 in the morning! Her condo is decorated mid-century modern, with 1960s movie posters and retro Coke ads adorning the walls. It felt like stepping into an episode of Mad Men.

The sixties – specifically the early and mid-sixties – is one of my favourite eras for fashion. I spent hours scouring the internet for the perfect retro dress, but didn’t find anything I was happy with. So I ended up putting together this look with items I already had in my closet, and hoped I could pull it off with the help of accurate 1960s hair and makeup.

1960s Mad Men Party | Sara du Jour

I wore a yellow, boat-neck, belted mini dress from Forever 21 years and years ago, nude pointed-toe heels (kitten heels would have been more accurate but I don’t have them) and big, bold stud earrings in peach.

1960s Mad Men Party | Sara du Jour

For my retro hairstyle, I watched a few youtube tutorials and ended up recreating this one for voluminous, teased hair and faux side-swept bangs. It was pretty simple , even though hair all but refused to be teased.

Makeup was glowing skin, bright peachy-pink cheeks and lips, white eyeshadow, a greyish-taupe colour in the crease, thick black winged liner, and lashes. I also applied mascara to my bottom lashes – something I never do in my day-to-day life – and added white liner on my waterline to make them appear even bigger, à la Twiggy.

1960s Mad Men Party | Sara du Jour

I can’t wait to dress up again – we already have our next costume party planned! It’s another incredible decade for fashion and beauty, but you’ll have to wait and see.

Until then,

– Sara

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6 comments

  • Neo-Seul

    Sara ♡ oh my ~~ the hair and makeup are on point !! And I loved that you made this look with what you had in your closet ♥ can’t wait for the next themed party !!

    • Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are always so sweet to leave me a comment. <3

  • Ria

    Hey, Sara! Great to see another post from you :) I love your themed parties (and your costumes are always on point)! I wish my friends are as cool as yours ;) I’d love to host one in the future. Hope your summer is amazing so far!!

    • Hi, Ria! Thank you so much for sticking with me and leaving a comment. I hope you do host one, one day – they’re such fun! And easier now than ever since you can just throw on a pre-made playlist from that era to create the atmosphere. Thank you again! I can’t wait to share my next costume with you.

  • Harriet

    love this swinging look!;) I also love how creative you are with your outfits, whether it’s for Halloween, a night out, a themed party. Sounds like a fun night!

    • Thank you so much, Harriet! I really appreciate it. It was so much fun to put this together – I’m already planning the next one! :)