If you remember our giddiness around last season’s premiere, we at Gavin love AMC’s Mad Men. We empathize with Peggy’s drive, lust after Megan’s wardrobe and often ask ourselves WWDD (what would Draper do)?

With this Sunday’s premiere marking the start of the penultimate season, we wanted to pay tribute to the show that makes our industry look so good, and mad.

What better way than with an era-photo-shoot? We couldn’t resist.

But we definitely couldn’t do it alone. We needed the best talent around to pull off the stone-faced madness of pure, vintage ad people.

The shoot was styled by the always-fabulous Hilary Arthur of Arthur & Daughters. Her Downtown York boutique features designer vintage pieces and luxury consignment, as well as emerging US-based designers and fair trade lines. Hilary has the eye for detail that goes beyond the garb to bring a photo shoot to life (plus she has a shoe collection we covet!)

Our cat eyes and perfect pouts were the art of Carmina of Makeup by Carmina Christina, one of Central PA’s premiere makeup artists. Carmina offers professional makeup services for bridal and commercial, and also offers a series of workshops and seminars designed to educate and inspire women of all ages on facial beauty fundamentals. Her makeup line is sold at Arthur & Daughters boutique.

We loved our sky-high poofs and soft curls, courtesy of Glen Coco for Hair. Glen trained at the Aveda Institute in Philadelphia and styles out of Soiree Salon in Cockeysville, Md. He specializes in cuts and color that have people talking. After one shoot with Glen, we’re his newest “Coco’s Cadets”!

We trusted The Susquehanna Photographic to capture the moment and tell the story we envisioned with this Mad Men-inspired shoot. Philip and Allison are masters of their craft and put us at ease to help us channel our inner Don/Betty/Peggy/Joan/Pete.

What do you think? Would Don Draper approve?

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