Mad Men

See Alexis Bledel's Engagement Ring!

Apr/18/2013 at 10:17 AM ET

Alexis Bledel engagement ringGregg DeGuire/WireImage (2)

Before proposing to Alexis Bledel, her Mad Men costar (and now husband-to-be) Vincent Kartheiser once said, “Girls, as much as they are independent, want on a certain level to have certain things.” Well, if Bledel is one of those girls and one of those “certain things” for her was a big, stunning diamond ring, she definitely got what she wanted.

The actress, 31, showed off her dazzling octagonal-shaped diamond, set in what appears to be platinum, for the first time at the premiere of Remembering Sunday in Century City, Calif., Wednesday evening.

RELATED PHOTOS: See more unique engagement rings we can’t stop staring at.

The ring has a vintage vibe to it, appropriate considering the couple got to know each other on the set of Mad Men. (Bledel played Beth Dawes, who has an affair with Kartheiser’s character Pete Campbell.)

She debuted her bling with a positively modern Pamella Roland black-and-ivory cutout dress.

It’s the first marriage for both, but it’s not the first time Kartheiser proposed. The actor, 33, admitted he practiced the proposal on costars Elisabeth Moss and Jessica Paré before popping the question on Bledel in March.

RELATED: Read about other celeb couples’ adorable engagement stories!

“It was purely comedic but he was giving [Elisabeth] and I a facetious rendition of his planned proposal,” Paré told PEOPLE. “We were like, ‘Great! Lets do this one without cursing and without yelling!'”

What do you think of Bledel’s bling?

–Zoë Ruderman

Mad Men's Christina Hendricks Has How Many Pencil Skirts?!

Apr/08/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

Christina Hendricks Joan pencil skirtsRichard Shotwell/Invision/AP

There’s something to be said for learning on the job, as Christina Hendricks can attest. She’s definitely picked up a few things from playing Joan on Mad Men, now in its sixth season.

“[I’ve learned] more about confidence and trusting your decisions,” she says in the May issue of Flare magazine. “And about pencil skirts, which I now have, like, 75 of. I was like, ‘Why didn’t I know about this skirt before?'”

But the star, who says she’s really more of a “caftans” girl in her downtime, doesn’t want to be limited to just the ’60s-appropriate clothes her character wears so well. One of the perks of being famous, she says, is that “I get to wear much prettier clothes than I used to and I really like that perk.”

Among her favorite things to wear? “There are definitely designers that I just love and I just know work really well with my figure,” she tells Flare. “L’Wren Scott, Vivienne Westwood, Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera. Those are designers that you’ll always see me wear again and again.”

For the stunning photos from her Flare photoshoot (as well as why she’s grateful she can get ramen unnoticed), click here and tell us: What’s the one piece of clothing you can’t stop buying?

–Alex Apatoff

Why Elisabeth Moss Needed a Break from Her 'Mad Men' Wardrobe

Jan/30/2013 at 12:00 PM ET

Elisabeth MossParisa Taghizadeh/Sundance Channel; Carin Baer/AMC

Though we’re obsessed with the costumes on Mad Men, we’ve heard those corsets and pencil skirts can be quite uncomfortable. Which is why actress Elisabeth Moss was excited to find out that the wardrobe for her new miniseries, Top of the Lake, was just the opposite of her usual ’60s look.

“It was honestly so awesome for me to be able to put on jeans and a T-shirt and a hoodie and boots,” Moss told PEOPLE at a recent Sundance Channel TCA event in Pasadena, Calif.

In Top of the Lake, Moss plays Robin Griffin, a New Zealand detective searching for a missing girl. “She’s super bad-ass,” Moss said of her character. “It was a dream to run and jump on lakes and shoot guns.”

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Chic Clicks: Nicole Richie Sniffs Shirtless Male Models, Martha Stewart's Strange Shoe Habit

Oct/19/2012 at 01:45 PM ET

–On Ellen this week, Nicole Richie got up close and personal with some shirtless male models to see if she could figure out which one was wearing her new fragrance [YouTube]

–Unlike most women, Martha Stewart is not a fan of Christian Louboutin’s red soles — so she paints the  bottoms black [Daily Mail]

Jordin Sparks is launching her second fragrance, Ambition, in November [WWD]

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen continue to dominate the fashion world: the Wall Street Journal presented them with the “Innovator of the Year” award in New York City Thursday night [The Cut]

–Banana Republic is designing its third Mad Men-inspired collection, this one for spring 2013 [InStyle]

The One Piece Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka Can't Wait to Wear this Fall

Sep/10/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Kiernan Shipka
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While most middle schoolers are stocking their back-to-school wardrobes with hoodies and jeans, actress Kiernan Shipka plans on wearing something a tad more sophisticated when the weather turns cold.

“I’m looking forward to just wearing trench coats and stockings again,” the 12-year-old Mad Men star told PEOPLE at the Ralph Lauren Girls runway show in New York City on Wednesday. “Fall and winter are my favorite seasons for fashion.”

The tween, who plays Sally Draper on the hit AMC series, has quickly become fashion’s youngest “it” girl thanks to her adorably chic red carpet looks and her blantant love for the industry. “Summer is very fun [for fashion] — it’s more about the flowy dresses and florals,” she explained. “But in the winter you get to wear coats and the layers. And I’m more of a winter color person — I love wearing navy and maroon.”

Decked out in a deep-red military jacket, velvet leggings, a white pin-tuck top and black riding boots — all from the Ralph Lauren children’s collection — the actress also revealed that she was interested in fashion before she was in the spotlight. “I mean working on Mad Men has definitely inspired me even more,” she said. “And flipping through magazines, going on and any sort of fashion websites — it always inspires me.” Tell us: Did you know nearly as much about style as Shipka does when you were 12?

–Jennifer Cress


Something's Funny About Mad Men's Holiday Costumes ...

Aug/16/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Christina Hendricks AMC

Mad Men is known for its killer costumes, but there’s more than meets the eye to the ’60s-inspired looks — at least during the holiday season.

Janie Bryant, the show’s costume designer, loves to put a few special touches on the character’s more festive looks. “When it’s a holiday episode or something Joan always has [embellishments on the costumes],” Christina Hendricks told reporters of her character at the HFPA annual luncheon in Los Angeles last Thursday. “If it’s Halloween I’ve got a pumpkin. Or for Thanksgiving I’ll get acorns or something. Maybe the audience doesn’t even really notice it, but we think it’s funny.”

Like most women, Hendricks has certain styles she doesn’t feel comfortable wearing, but Bryant pushes her out of her comfort zone for her character’s sake. “She comes up with most everything. She designs a lot of pieces,” Hendricks said. “Every once in a while I’ll say, ‘Oh, I can’t wear that color. I can’t stand that color.’ And she’ll go ‘Mmm…’ But I kind of just trust her because she’s so good.”

Hendricks continued praising her co-worker. “She’s amazing. She’s extraordinarily talented, meticulous, creative, and also a good friend.” We have to agree with Hendricks; just look at those costumes!

–Jennifer Cress, with reporting by Patrick Gomez


Chic Clicks: Tween 'Mad Men' Star's Style Is Better Than Yours, Whitney Port Wants Cash

Aug/02/2012 at 01:30 PM ET

Mad Men star Kiernan Shipka, just 12, gives Harper’s Bazaar a peek at her killer closet, talks fashion like a pro and explains why Jimmy Fallon isn’t “dreamy.” Watch for total adorableness overload above [Harper’s Bazaar]

–Is Whitney Port having financial trouble — or just having fun? The reality-star-turned-designer is asking fans to donate money for her next Whitney Eve runway show [WhoSay]

Selena Gomez covers Teen Vogue and dishes on Bieber, her career and why she doesn’t like wearing $200 shirts [Teen Vogue]

–Not only would H&M like to take over your wardrobe, but now they also want to take over your home [The Cut]

–Would you pay $250,000 for nail polish? We think we know the answer [StyleBistro]


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