We want to be Kiernan Shipka when we grow up. Is that possible? Well, it certainly is possible to dream of one day becoming as mature, articulate and fashion-savvy as the 12-year-old Mad Men star. Her closet is the stuff of legends, and we are totally envious of Harper’s Bazaar editor Laura Brown, who stopped by the actress’ home for the above edition of the YouTube series “The Look” on the Hello Style channel. We can’t list all the things we love about this video, but here are some highlights:
1. She loves the red Little Mark shirt she’s wearing, especially with a cardigan, “because it’s kind of a printed, Peter Pan kind of vibe.”
2. She got to keep Sally Draper’s “back-up go-go boots” from this past season of Mad Men.
Obvious statement of the century: We covet all of the clothing on Mad Men. Costume designer Janie Bryant is a genius, and even Peggy Olsen’s most embarrassing outfits would be welcome in my closet. But last night’s episode, “Lady Lazarus,” which focused largely on Megan’s (Jessica Pare) decision to quit the advertising industry and pursue her acting dream, stood out for me. Maybe because it marked a bit of a turning point — where Christina Hendrick’s Joan and January Jones’ Betty were the women we all wanted to be (at our next fancy dress party, or maybe just for Halloween), Megan has stepped up to take their place with her younger blend of Bohemian and European style. Bryant was busy for episode 508, dressing Megan in three different jackets, about four dresses, a nightgown and casual pair of cigarette pants. And every time she entered the room, I gasped aloud: “Want it now!” Good thing it’s spring and I don’t really think I could wear that plaid coat or houndstooth wool dress for months or I’d be ditching work to go shopping. But come to think of it, I could really use a green slicker right about now. Check out some screencaps from the episode, along with her other great outfits from season five. Just taste it!