Mad Men for Banana Republic Party at Yorkdale!

On the eve of the line’s launch, Banana Republic held a party celebrating Janie Bryant’s second Mad Men collection at many stores across North America, including Toronto’s Yorkdale location.  With 1960s-inspired appetizers from Daniel et Daniel and as well as cocktails, the event also featured Toronto stylist, Tammy Palmer, presenting styling tips for spring, featuring both pieces from the Mad Men collection as well as Banana Republic’s regular stock.  There was also a make-up artist on hand to give attendees gorgeous red lips or winged eyes.

Display of some of the pieces at the Mad Men event

Cocktails (the modern Cosmopolitan and the classic Tom Collins. Sparkling water was also available)

Stephanie gets her make-up done!

The second collection has fewer pieces than last time and very spring-ready.  Floral and solid coloured dresses, cardigans and pumps for women, work-appropriate suits for men as well as country club ready pieces and accessories for both once again dominated.  Size-wise, there’s good news for petite women as some of the dresses are available in petite sizes.  Unfortunately, none of the separates were available in petites at Yorkdale (but are available online, both in Canada and the US).  There were also complaints by many when that Shalom Harlow was not curvy enough for “Joan” dresses when the teaser campaign launched (I think she was meant to be Megan, not Joan based on hair colour alone).

Toronto-based stylist, Tammy Palmer, discusses spring style

Delicious broccoli and cheese nibblies

My loot!

The Mad Men collection is available at most Banana Republic stores and online (both in Canada and on the US site) while they last.  The fifth season of Mad Men premieres on AMC on March 25 at 9 pm Eastern time.

About Cynthia Cheng Mintz


Cynthia Cheng Mintz is the founder and webitor-in-chief of this site and the petite-focused site, Shorty Stories. She has also written for other publications including the Toronto Star and has blogged for The Huffington Post. Her first novel, Aspirations, was published in 2007. Outside of writing, Cynthia researches and advises philanthropic ideas for family funds and foundations and also volunteers.

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Cynthia Cheng Mintz

Cynthia Cheng Mintz is the founder and webitor-in-chief of this site and the petite-focused site, Shorty Stories. She has also written for other publications including the Toronto Star and has blogged for The Huffington Post. Her first novel, Aspirations, was published in 2007. Outside of writing, Cynthia researches and advises philanthropic ideas for family funds and foundations and also volunteers.