Marvelous Holiday Accessories à la Mrs. Maisel
If you watched the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime last year, chances are you’ve had this week marked on your calendar for awhile. The second season of the incredibly stylish, insouciantly witty, unbearably moving and infinitely binge-worthy series dropped on Wednesday at midnight EST — just about the time our heroine Midge Maisel would be taking the stage in a pin-perfect frock to open up for a lesser male comedian in a smoky Lower East Side comedy club.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is Mad Men for the #metoo era. All of the luscious mid-century NYC style, none of the privileged white male tears — at least none that we’re supposed to take seriously. Season one of this show was 100 percent about a woman doing everything the boys do, but backwards and in heels.
Even if I wasn’t so proud of Mrs. M. I would probably watch the show just for those heels. Also, the hats, the handbags, and the gloves — after all, Midge Maisel is a woman who learned to drive because she fell in love with a pair of pink driving gloves. “Everything with Midge starts with an accessory,” her mother says.
And while she’s discovered the accessory she likes best is a microphone, her glamorous, jewel-toned style seems like the perfect festive fit for the holiday season. Since you can’t get the look at B. Altman (where Midge works and shops) anymore, here are some local and online alternatives
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