Everyone Wants to Be… Christina Hendricks in Wes Gordon at the Mad Men Season 7 LA Premiere

Posted on April 03, 2014

Wow, this is really cute. Sorry to sound so surprised but, well, we were surprised. Girl doesn’t always get it right.


Christina Hendricks attends the season 7 premiere of “Mad Men” at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, California in a metallic Wes Gordon pencil skirt paired with a black blouse, a Charlotte Olympia ‘Mirror Mirror’ Pandora clutch and Kurt Geiger pumps.

Wes Gordon Fall 2014 Collection

Charlotte Olympia ‘Mirror Mirror’ Pandora Clutch

That really works for her; better than we would’ve thought. The shape is absolutely her best silhouette, but we would have (wrongly, it seems) assumed such a heavy, focus-pulling skirt was going to throw off her natural proportions. But nope; it hits all her sweet spots, so to speak. And that blouse is perfect for her. The clutch is a little bit too quirky-cute for our tastes but we know from interviews with her that it’s exactly her taste. She’d dress all Manic Pixie Dream Girl if she could get away with it, which tends to make us rethink our early advice about how she should always dress like Joan. The fact is, she’s not Joan. If she likes glitter and lace and quirky hats and girly-girl vintage items, she should absolutely keep wearing them or find a way to integrate them into her public wardrobe. Our point is, the clutch is a little goofy for our tastes, but we like that she’s being true to herself on some level.  Oh, and her face looks gorgeous and we love the earrings.





[Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, IMAXtree, charlotteolympia.com]

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  • Tricia Rose

    This is a “Be Me” dress… because I so want to wear all of it, and spend a day in her awesomeness! Love!

    • But boy howdy does that skirt look uncomfortable to touch.

      • alyce1213

        Exactly. Do Me would be painful.

  • NBG

    Me want earrings. must have earrings. I love seeing her looking great and loving how she looks. This makes my day. (Although my day would be better if someone bought me those earrings.)

    • Aurora Leigh

      I might have to fight you for them 😉

  • crash1212

    SO cute. Also, I believe a miracle has taken place in that a woman of ample boobage actually found a button up shirt that didn’t suffer from gaposis. How is that even possible?

    • Wherever she got it, she should get them in every colour!

    • MilaXX

      Buy it to fit the bust and then tailor it to fit the rest of the body. Something she should always do if she insist on wearing button downs.

      • SugarSnap108

        That’s one rule of thumb I remember from my Clinton and Stacy viewing days. I had lots of problems with those two, but that’s a solid piece of advice I passed on to my well-endowed friends.

        • kimmeister

          Also great for those of us with shoulders and thunder thighs in a size much larger than our waists!

        • DebbieLovesShoes

          TY! I’d forgotten that! SO much better than the old safety-pin at the boobs trick.

    • lunchcoma

      I think the key with this blouse is that the buttons don’t go all the way down the front. They stop at her bustline. That means she only has to make sure that two of them line up properly and don’t gap. She can leave the top of the blouse open, and have the lower part tailored to be more form-fitting if necessary. I’ve used this trick myself, and I’ve found it works a lot better than trying to search for a standard button down where all the buttons are spaced correctly for my body.

    • I’m sure she didn’t get it from Pepperberry, BiuBiu, Urkye, or DDAtelier; but if you needed such a thing those are places you might look.

    • If you don’t want or can’t pay to tailor, carefully hand sew the fabric between the buttons. I’ve been able to do this to several shirts and you can’t really notice if you sew over the existing stitch. Putting on the shirt over my head is a little tight, but doable.

  • GregoireNYC

    Nobody that beautiful should wear chainmail. I like it better on the model as an item that is slightly covered up and obscured. It’s too forceful — too mechanical — to wear as a feature garment.

    That said — good lord, that lovely face! If they ever want to cast Helen of Troy, look no further.

    • SierraDelta

      Yes, that skirt looks exactly like the chainmail pot scrubber I use to scour my cast iron skillets!

      But she looks happy, and her face is beyond gorgeous.

  • JoDo11

    That shot where she’s looking down is so gorgeous. This might be a personal best for her.

    • decormaven

      That shot is my everything- what a gorgeous woman. Love the eyeshadow- such a nice play with the earrings. Snaps of respect.

    • KinoEye

      That one in particular made me so happy. Absolutely beautiful candid shot.

    • Rhonda Shore

      it’s something i’m struck by in every photo of her, no matter what she wears…just how GORGEOUS she is.

  • Stacey Summerville

    Lurve everything about this, including the clutch. Her smile says it all.

    Side note: is this the skirt Kim K. was photographed in a few weeks ago? With a matching top?

    • Ginger

      My thought when I saw the skirt was “OMG Kim K. would wear that without the lining and OMG it would look so awful!”

    • MilaXX

      yep, Kim wore the matching crop top with it, all unlined of course.

    • CupcakeTrudy

      Wow! What a world of difference between the two looks!
      Christina makes the skirt is elegant, stylish, and, best of all, flattering.
      But, when worn by Kim, “trashy” is the only word to describe that poor skirt.

      • lunchcoma

        The lining made a huge difference, but it also helped that Christina got the skirt in her actual size instead of in the size she wished she wore. Kim would look so much better if she wore clothes that fit.

  • NMMagpie

    Much better than the overly photoshopped images of earlier this week.

    That clutch is everything.

  • Jessie Melcher Brown

    I always feel like her skirts are just a bit too long. Make it knee length and I would love it.

    • jtabz

      Yes! If the skirt were the length of the slip, this would be perfect.
      It’s still pretty darn good, though. And she looks like she knows it!

      • Cyprienne Zed

        I came here to say this exactly, thank you!

  • BerlinerNYC

    Just so beautiful. Lovely that the outfit isn’t showing off the Hendrickses for once (but not hiding them in some weird way). The overall ensemble lets me focus on her gorgeous, expressive face, with that modern fresh hair. Here, she is in no way a period piece. So versatile!

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    she is making that tricky skirt work for her. thank you for lining it.

  • Kitten Mittons

    I love all of this! I think she can wear that skirt exactly because she is so ample up top. I wouldn’t have chosen it for her, but it doesn’t look heavy or add bulk to her figure like I think it would on a smaller woman. Sleek and simple with everything else was smart. That bag isn’t my taste either, but it’s pretty freaking cute.

    Yay! Great way to start the day. I’m fully immersed in S6 right now to catch up, so this is just what I wanted to see.

    • KinoEye

      How are you feeling about Season 6 so far?

      • Kitten Mittons

        I DON’T KNOW!!!
        I’ve been so good about not reading the posts here until I’ve watched the episodes, but I have gathered from other posts that this wasn’t a favorite season of others, and that some think the show is not as good as it once was. I can understand that, I suppose, but it’s so hard to tell with Mad Men sometimes, because the storylines don’t move very quickly. I think it’s too early for me to make judgments.

        Having said that, we’ve watched the first four episodes, so we’re up through the death of Dr. King, which was a pretty powerful episode. If I had to say right now, I’d say that the show hasn’t lost much. The details, the nuances just blow me away sometimes. Sometimes it’s what doesn’t happen that makes an impact, too. The scene that’s sticking in my head from last night is when Don and Bobby go to the movies, and he tells the usher, “People like to go to the movies when they’re sad.” You can see that hit Don and the usher, and Don makes a little gesture of opening the Milk Duds for him, but my mother instinct was screaming, “HUG HIM!!! KISS THAT BOY!!” Then later on, you see a drunk Don open up to Megan about how he didn’t attach to his kids right away, worrying that his father felt the same way. Again, he talks about how his heart wanted to burst when he finally felt that love for them.

        What I thought was interesting was that that drunk conversation didn’t really feel finished to me. She was berating him for disappearing, being drunk, and generally not comforting his kids through this tough time. What he tells her is very honest, and a great speech, but he doesn’t talk about why he can’t deal with them and their pain right now. Nor did he verbalize how that’s all part of his drinking. But it felt like he knew it, he just couldn’t/didn’t verbalize it. Just like the non-hug, it was like you were just waiting for him to break though, and he can’t, or won’t.

        Just another example of how unchanging he can be, which was particularly obvious because of the world around them. Dr. King’s assassination, the ensuing riots, everyone’s reaction to Dr. King’s death (which showed how much society as a whole has changed), even down to their watching “Planet of the Apes.” All upheaval, everything changing, except Don.
        Anyway, I’m definitely immersed right now, and plan to go read TLo’s recaps and style posts for the last two episodes during my lunch. Happy Thursday to me 🙂

        Question: Had Don cheated on Megan before Sylvia? I think last season ended with him hitting on some woman in a bar, so I guess it was implied that he was back to old habits, but seeing that made both me and my husband shake our heads and cluck our tongues. Tsk tsk.

  • Grumpy Girl

    And she lined the skirt, so extra credit for that. I think that is why it looks so appropriate on her, vs. looking light and breezy on the model. I’m not phrasing that well, but it makes it look more like a statement, like she is a woman with substance, rather than someone playing dress up. I love the pearl buttons on the blouse, too. I could never with a mirrored clutch–but I’d have fingerprints and schmutz all over it before I left the house, much less got out of the car.

  • @Biting Panda

    I do! I do want to be her, right here, right now. I really do!

  • KinoEye

    Nope, Miss Thing doesn’t often get it right. But when she does, much like Marilyn, “you just don’t want to look at anyone else.” Gorgeous. Beautiful makeup, and I’ve got a case of crippling hair envy.

    • EveEve

      I’m almost certain it’s a wig, but it’s a better one than some of the others she’s been using lately.

      • KinoEye

        I know she usually wears wigs, but it’s a great style on her. I’m about to take my hair to that length and am working towards achieving a similar color, so that’s probably why I’m so green!

      • Aroo

        Is it definitely a wig? She’s got little sideburn things happening in that close-up of her face. I personally wouldn’t know how to spot a wig. I worked with a woman for two years and only found out when I left she’d been wearing one the whole time.

        • MilaXX

          I’m pretty certain that the deeper red hair is often a wig. The fact that it’s longer than her hair is usually is another check in the it’s a wig column.

        • EveEve

          Her real hair is very thin, with an obvious part. No visible part = topper or wig. It is easy to pull down some of the side hair that’s usually tucked up under the wig, to blend it in.

  • nannypoo

    She is so beautiful and whoever does her makeup always gets it right. I love this outfit, clutch included, except the skirt is too long.

  • MilaXX

    Love it and never in a million years would have thought Christina would be competing with Kim K for Bitch Stole My Look, much less win (in my eyes).

    • CakesOnAPlane

      I’d like to thank Christina, her stylists, their moms, baby jesus, and the Academy for lining that skirt.

      • ryenerman

        I regret that I have only one up vote to give for this comment!

  • kmk05


    She’s a stunner here, and the lining of the skirt works really nicely.

  • PeggyOC

    The shapes are very 50s’, which is why it works, but the materials are modern, so it doesn’t look like she’s just re-using her Mad Men costumes. Kim Kardashian, THIS is how you wear this skirt.


  • Stella Zawistowski

    Wow, wow, wow. I DO want to be her. I want every part of that outfit except that silly clutch.

    • kimmeister

      That clutch looks well-nigh impossible to, well, clutch. The pearl light bulbs line every edge, but then the center is mirrored so you’d have to have gloves on not to leave fingerprints.

  • SugarSnap108

    Yes, please. Simple and sparkly all at once. And perfect for her figure.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Not in love with the satin bib on the shirt, but damn, this is a definite improvement over all her looks of late. That skirt is to die for.

  • SayWhaaatNow

    I actually love the clutch. But then, I love quirky-cute things, so… 🙂

  • SewingSiren

    Makes me want a beer for some reason. A beer in a can. The kind with the old fashioned pop ring, Anybody else?

    • decormaven

      Makes me think of beer tab curtains- usually hung over a doorway. “Pop a top, again. I just got time for one more round…”

  • Danielle


  • butterflysunita

    She is so beautiful. Makes me happy when she gets her style right.

  • Anne At Large

    Everybody sing it “hallelujah!” Love this so much!

  • TLJezebel

    That skin!!!

  • Elizabeth Flowers

    It has Joan-esque qualities without looking too in character, which I think is great for her. I love the clutch! I do wish the skirt was shorter, but is it even possible to hem that thing?

  • stubbornthoughts

    She looks fantastic, and – better yet – she looks like she FEELS fantastic. Great look for her!

    Is this the chainmail skirt Kim K tried out recently with just panties underneath? Christina, show us how a real woman wears it!

  • Yaaaay Christina got it right, it’s a good day.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Stunning! The fit is perfect, maybe just a little shorter on the skirt, highlighting her assets without forcing everyone to stare at them. This way we look at her greatest asset, that beautiful face.

  • Belle239

    Her face and hair….gorgeous. But why does she always stand kind of wonky? Looks like she has one hip higher than the other. Also, I wish she’d take a couple inches off the hem.

  • Love!

  • PastryGoddess

    Forget the 60’s. girl needs to dress is 40’s silhouettes at all times. This look works like gangbusters on her

  • Tanya Wade

    The shoes bother, as usual, but I adore that clutch – it’s got the right amount of wit and sass. And yes, the skirt is working like gangbusters.

  • suzq

    My guess is that clutch was the entire inspiration for the outfit. That skirt is amazing!

    I bet the skirt snagged all the upholstery, though!

  • Christine Hart

    It’s amazing how varied her body looks in different silhouettes, she’s really a great example of what a difference the right clothing and fit make.

  • unbornfawn

    Nice to see her looking so good.

  • And she knows it! Lovely.

  • All of the Mad Ladies look so happy so far today! This look isn’t 100% perfect, and neither is January’s, but they both look absolutely delighted to be wearing what they’re wearing – and it’s rubbing off on me. You go, ladies.

  • The skirt is fabulous, her hair and face look great, and the blouse has just enough modernity to keep this look in the present. The clutch is goofy as, but she’s a goofy gal and that’s why I love her.

  • traceyishere

    Great look but the skirt is a tad too long,

  • KT

    This is great, she looks beautiful and confident. The hair is a little fried, and I wish the hem on the skirt was a skosh higher, but these are nitpicks — on the whole, this is a great move for her.

  • tallgirl1204

    Take note, grown-up ladies, that lining is your friend. Nicely done!

  • onefifteen

    I wish this midi length would just go away. Only models with long limbs seem to be able to pull it off. Everyone else just looks stumpy.

  • melanie0866

    I wish it were a bit shorter, and I wish the top were a sweater instead of a blouse. That is all.

  • Lilithcat

    I love the earrings!

  • marlie

    I love this. LOVE. It makes me so happy to see her get it right, because she seems like such a great person, and she really does have an amazing figure. I don’t even mind that the skirt is a little too long, because everything else fits so nicely.

  • Frankie Carter

    Christina got it right!!!!!! Brava! She looks wonderful. And I love the clutch. A splash of personality.

    If Kim K had worn the skirt this way, I’d have to eat a lot of words I’ve said about her. She isn’t an ugly woman, which makes her penchant for the fug all the more sad.

  • JP

    She looks GORGEOUS. So proud to have her in the redhead club in this moment.

  • MannahattaMamma

    Is anyone else reminded of those purses that are made from the pull-tabs on soda cans…?

  • vicki

    She looks awesome!

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    She looks great – I just wish the hair was a little nicer.

  • Sophie

    Love the earrings, and the skirt balances out her bust, which usually is more focus-pulling. The clutch is fun. I’d love it even more if she had shorter hair though…

  • Zeee

    The best part of this ensemble is that huge beautiful smile. It makes me love the look even more. Good for her!!

  • Therese Bohn

    I give her a WERQ and a Z finger snaps here!

  • VicD

    I am living for that skirt. And I like the clutch – for her.

  • DominoEstella

    eh, the proportions are weird and she always poses like she has to go poo.

  • Judy_J

    This is very cute! I just wish the skirt was a bit shorter…ending where the black underlining ends. Other than that, I have no quibbles. Hair and makeup are especially lovely.

  • Pennymac

    Love it all!

  • formerlyAnon

    Best thing is she looks like she thinks she looks good. (Dang, that woman is a beauty.)

  • ScarlettHarlot

    Snaps to Christina! I love the whole look, even the cheesey clutch!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    She looks really happy in this outfit, and that goes a long way. And I kind of flove the clutch. It’s hard being a manic pixie dream girl stuck inside a siren’s body.

  • Love this, including the handbag. I don’t often think ‘modern and chic’ when it comes to her clothes but this is definitely the direction for her.

  • dalgirl

    Oh, seeing this makes me happy!

  • Ashleigh

    Does that clutch light up?????

  • FridaStaire

    Oh those sweet spots! Hope she takes the skirt off before sitting down, though.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I want those earrings. She looks fab.

  • SportifLateBoomer

    She is amazingly gorgeous of course, and looks happy in the outfit, which is much of its beauty on her. I love it from head to toe, including/especially the skirt. This shows how old I am — it reminded me of the crafts we used to make out of pull-top tabs, when they came off the cans… purses, door covers, etc. Am I the only one?

    Nice combo of hard and soft elements.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    She looks good! I would not have figured her for that skirt,but she is making it work-you go, Christina!

  • I love her. She’s ravishing. Perfection in this.

  • Sunraya

    I think every skirt she wears is just an inch or two too long! Otherwise, love it!

    • judybrowni

      Yeah, but it must be hard to hem chain mail.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    Yay! She looks great! 🙂

  • mjmiller77

    she is gorgeous! Love the skirt, love the earrings. be me is right!

  • LambeeBaby

    One of her very best looks.

  • Amel

    I’m impressed that the clutch isn’t completely smeared up with fingerprints. Nice attention to detail, that

  • DebbieLovesShoes

    I want that skirt!

  • DebbieLovesShoes

    Also, I love it when a woman with curves wears something and looks better than the model. YES!!! [there is hope for the rest of us]

  • Columbinia

    I can’t quite join in the enthusiasm for this look, but I don’t have anything negative to say about it either.