Some say Elisabeth has pulled a “Miley.” We say, “No way!” What do you think?
Elisabeth Moss, a.k.a. Mad Woman Peggy Olson, has taken a page out of the ’60s by cutting her hair into a super-short Pixie popularized by Twiggy. For those of you who are too young to know who Twiggy was, take it from us. We wanted to look like her—more for her hair than for the stick thin figure that insired her name. (Back then we didn’t have to worry about being stick thin!)
Many writers are saying that Elisabeth was inspired by Miley Cyrus, who they are now calling a trendsetter. We couldn’t disagree more with the Miley comparison. First of all, Ms. Moss’ new shortcut has more class and is much more flattering than Ms. Cyrus’. (And we’re sure the new blonde won’t be desperately seeking attention with non-stop tweets!)
Secondly, Elisabeth has more in common with Emma Watson who went super short, pretty and sophisticated two years ago. Thirdly, the Pixie’s perfect for the retro Mad Men (even though Elisabeth is acting coy and saying she will be wearing wigs to make Peggy look the same next season).
And last, but certainly not least, E. wanted to try something new. “I wanted to do something really different,” she told US Weeklylast Tuesday when interviewed at the premiere of For a Good Time, Call…
No matter what the reason, we think Elisabeth’s do-over is a winner!
We were let down with the long-awaited return of Mad Men. The season premiere left us in cold after two hours of TV that was almost 50% full of ads. We expected there to be limited interruptions made possible by one or two sponsors.
Our disappointment doesn’t relate to the hairstyles, much less the acting. Christina Hendricks is stunning as usual in her sleek updo. Even when she’s wiped out from being a new mom (and having her mom around!), she’s pretty. Actually it’s fun to see that “Joan” is like us real women–naturally messy inher just-got-out of bed look and eyeglasses.
With her hair down, Christina shows off gorgeous loose waves that seem au naturel. When swept up, the hair is full yet sleek, long side bangs and lifted crown. Updating the retro ‘do is simple: just tone down the volume and mess it up a bit!
As for “Peggy,” not much has changed. Elisabeth Moss is still playing down her true beauty to match her super serious copywriter extraordinnaire. Like Joanie’s updo, Peggy’s flip can be less exaggerated. Her “done” hairstyle popped up at Don’s surprise b’day party. It, too, can be modernized by turning down the volume and breaking up the curls.
As for “Betty,” we wouldn’t know what’s to come if we hadn’t seen promo photos of January Jones donning ‘dos like these. The trademark flip isn’t shown here, but it’s bound to show up once she comes back in the storyline.
Are you sticking with Mad Men even though it’s been gone for 17 months? Chances are your answer is “Yes” if you’re reading this. There’s so many reasons to watch Mad Men, but one that’s not so obvious is their hairstyles! On the surface, you might wonder why we watch the hairstyles. While they’re retro ’60s, the glamour looks can be updated for today. So before the curtain rises, anticipate what’s sure to be a great-looking season for the Women of Mad Men.