Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mad Men & The Help



                                                                  
    I´m sure we´ve all been caught in the nets of Mad Men, recognize this spectacular dress....   
                                                                                                        
 Yo estoy segura que todas las que hemos quedado atrapadas en las redes de Mad Men, reconocemos  este espectacular vestido....



   Peggy wears this dress in a scene where she has a meeting with the pastor of her church, I remember that it´s in  the second season of this serie, episode 4.

  Peggy luce este vestido en una escena donde ella tiene un encuentro con el párroco de su iglesia, creo recordar que en la segunda temporada de la serie, el capítulo 4.


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   Well, you can imagine my surprise when I was watching the movie "The Help" this week... I immediately recogized the dress that one of the minor characters wore in this film...

   Pues bien, usted puede imaginar mi sorpresa cuando yo estaba viendo la película "Criadas y Señoras" esta semana.... yo reconocí inmediatamente el vestido que lucía uno de los personajes secundarios de esta película...

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   Yay! It´s the same dress... I was looking for information about costumes in this movie, if it had something in common with Mad Men, but I found nothing. While  Mad Men wardrobe is provided by Janie Bryant, in "The Help", costumes are by Sharen Davis...
   Coincidence?  Recycling??
  In any event, a fun curiosity.
  There are many other curiosities about this latest film, but I´ll leave that for another post that will be used to copy some dress from it for my wardrobe.

  Si, es el mismo vestido... yo estuve buscando información acerca del vestuario de esta película, por si tenía algo en común con la serie Mad Men, pero no encontré nada. Mientras en Mad Men el vestuario corre a cargo de Janie Bryant, en Criada y Señoras el vestuario lo lleva Sharen Davis...
   Casualidad?  Reciclaje??
 En todo caso, una divertida curiosidad.
   Hay otras muchas curiosidades acerca de esta última película, pero yo voy a dejar esto para otro post que servirá para copiar algún vestido  de ella para mi guardaropa.

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   Meanwhile, tell you that I´ve been a bit lost on the network during the past week, I was busy enough sewing a few kilometers of curtains, in reality... puahg! Curtains, the most boring thing in the world... but absolutely necessary... I hate sewing curtains!

    Mientras tanto, contarles que yo he estado un poco perdida de la red durante esta última semana, en realidad yo estuve bastante ocupada cosiendo algunos kilómetros de cortinas... puahg!  Cortinas, la cosa más aburrida del mundo... pero totalmente necesario.. odio coser cortinas!

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   Among other things, I´ve almost finished the shrug that I started here... but this will have to wait in a drawer because there´s another project on my needles... a secret project...

  Entre otras cosas, yo casi he terminado la cubrehombros que empecé aquí... pero esto tendrá que esperar en un cajón porque hay otro proyecto en mis agujas... un proyecto secreto...

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   I can´t say anything about it because it´ll be a Christmas gift for someone very dear.. I suspect that she goes through my blog from time to time and I do not want to spoil the surprise..
   And once finished the curtains, it´s time to start a new dress that has been purring in my head for two weeks ... this dress is the perfect accompaniment to the last bag that I made in the previous post, but this is another post, too.
   Are you preparing Christmas presents , too??
   Or maybe you prefer to buy them??
       
   Yo no puedo contar nada sobre esto porque va a ser un regalo de Navidad para una persona muy querida... yo sospecho que ella pasa por mi blog de vez en cuando y yo no quiero estropear la sorpresa...
   Y una vez terminadas las cortinas, es momento de comenzar con un nuevo vestido que lleva ronroneando en mi cabeza desde hace dos semanas... este vestido será el acompañamiento perfecto para el último bolso que yo hice en el post  anterior, pero esto también será otro post.
     Está usted preparando regalos de Navidad tambien?
  O quizá usted prefiere comprarlos?
    

20 comments:

  1. You have a good eye! I saw both, but didn't catch that the dresses were the same. Mad Men and The Help have some of the best dresses I have seen, I just didn't realize they were so similar :)

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  2. The dress is gorgeous and I love Mad Men and The Help.
    I'm not buying much this Christmas because both of my girls and myself spend an entire week (just a week ago) celebrating all of our birthdays and we were very lucky that we got all the present that we wanted.
    Rosy, have a lovely week,

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  3. How curious!! Maybe they borrowed the dress for the film and hoped no one would notice. Hehe.

    As for curtains - Eh - they would suck! I've been given the task of making covers for our couches. So much fabric!!!

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  4. Very pretty dress and you industrious and capable person...I greet...

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  5. How you do it i'll never know! Spotting the same dress on main characters would be one thing, but minor characters as well!

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  6. Before Christmas is a hard season for everybody. :-) I'm sewing some presents but I prfer buying on the Internet.
    You should make this checked dress for your own.

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  7. Very pretty dress!Congratulations! You are very inventive!

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  8. Mi preciosa Rosy, te echaba de menos, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Ya veo que has hecho un buen trabajo de investigación jejejeje.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  9. Rosy, me lo habian dicho pero en películas de época, ¡Qué memoria tienes! Seguro que la sorpresa le encantará a esa persona tan especial.

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  10. Very pretty dresses.
    The shrug is very lovely. You are amazingly creative.

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  11. Interesting observation! Who knew? I love shrugs and the color of the 'almost finished' beauty.

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  12. Tienes muy buen ojo!!!! Sabes que lo mismo ocurre en las series inglesas de la BBC: el reciclaje de trajes es mas común de lo que nos imaginamos (si miras en el sitio www.IMBd.com -internet movie database- podrás ver también información acerca del vestuario en las películas)
    Saludos y abrazos desde Florida!
    Raquel from Florida

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  13. The one good thing about sewing curtains - once you have "dressed" a window, you don't have to do it again for quite a few years, which then gives you the time to work on your own "dressing".

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  14. No he visto la pelicula pero en verdad MUERO por verla! Que hermoso esta el vestido!! .......como siempre.........tambien lo quiero!!!!
    En cuanto a los regalos de navidad, segun yo quiero hacer algunos PERO creo que no podre.....el tiempo se viene rapidisimo!! y el poco tiempo que tengo libre lo estoy ocupando para terminar mi saco/abrigo.

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  15. You do have a good eye for details. I read something similar about Downton Abbey and a slew of other shows. I guess there is just a limited amount of costumes. I always get a chuckle when I see the Walkaway Dress in these kind of movies or plays.

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  16. Que lindo te esta quedando el cubrehombros! Y que buen ojo tienes!

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  17. To cast a little light: Usually dresses don't get thrown away after a production. Sometimes the main actors are allowed to buy/have them, but usually they go into storage. I just know the one of Studio Babelsberg and it's AMAZING. Rows after rows of clothes in an old big factory hall, sorted by period and type. You just go there with your shopping list and hire them for a certain time. There are other halls with furniture, lamps etc. That said, it's very common to hire clothing/props for a production, especially when it's a smaller production or, like I guess it's the case here, it's the minor characters in a "costume piece". It would take endless time (snd cost a lot of money) to create all the costumes everyone (even those in the background) is wearing. ;) There is a nice thread for those on ravelry about "walkaway sweaters" of a BBC costume drama. http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/as-seen-in-the-movies/1664605/1-25

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  18. And it is a very cute dress so I'm not surprised it was re-used.

    Love the colours for your shrug and mystery knit project.

    Have a good festive season.

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  19. About the Mad Men dress...I have worked in film costuming and we rent the dresses from a few main costuming warehouses. You might want to look up Western costumes in Hollywood on Google. They are one of the big ones. Most of Mad Mens costumes are rented.

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