Mrs. Maisel Made Me

One recent weekend, I had a completely blissful weekend full of nothing but binging on Amazon’s original series – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel“. Created by the same creators of The Gilmore Girls, it’ss a story set in the 1950’s of a perfect stepford wife whose husband end up leaving and she goes through a time of self-discovery by becoming a stand-up comedian. With a similar sort of wit as the beloved Gilmore Girls series as well as the heartfelt storytelling, I was immediately feeling a sort of nostalgia that made me just snuggle on the couch and watch characters that felt so familiar, yet refreshing.

But enough about the story itself. What I wanted to talk about is the main character – Midge Maisel. She is a spritely woman of 26, living in the Upper East Side of New York, who speaks, as per the usual characters of Amy Sherman-Palladino, a hundred miles an hour. She’s smart, funny, charming, and she’s become someone I find myself aspiring to become.

SHOP CAPES


1. BEST FOOT FORWARD: Midge is someone who likes to present herself in the best light possible, even towards her husband. One example – she would go to sleep wearing makeup, wait until her husband has fallen asleep, and sneak off to the bathroom to do what we women do at night – take those lashes off, clean the makeup off, and slather the moisturizer on. Then, just before her husband’s morning alarm goes off, Midge wakes up and puts her makeup on, as if nothing has happened.

I admit, this is going a bit too far, almost even in the realm of deception since your significant other doesn’t get a chance to see the real you. But you have to commend her for always being presentable.

2. A SIGNIFICANT OTHER IS NOT THE SOLUTION: the first season is about Midge discovering how to manage her adult life without the support of her husband. Back in the 50’s, this was unconventional, and she had a hard time at first on how to do so. Her parents freaked out, and schemed ways to get her husband back. But independence is important, in more ways than one.

You are the star of your own show. A significant other can help make you happy, but he/she can’t define you.

3. THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY: Time and time again, Midge had to be resourceful to get what she wanted. She wanted a certain performance time slot at the càfe? Make brisket and sweet talk the person in charge. Of course, sometimes to get what we want, we have to be willing to accept the help of others.

SHOP THE LOOK

The best part about her, though? Midge’s fashion sense! In every scene, Midge looks exceptionally put together in her outfits, whether it’s her signature full length pink coat that tapers out, or her all black ensemble of sleeveless turtleneck top and cropped trousers, topped with a colorful headpiece.

After binging on the series, I have to admit I went into 50’s mode. Painted my nails coral red, donned a coral red lipstick, and kept my hair curled. I was completely inspired.

Although I don’t think I’ll be able to keep the 50’s look sustainable, the idea of always looking put-together is on my 2018 list of resolutions, and I hope it continues!

Have you ever seen the show? What are your thoughts?

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    • admin
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      January 9, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks Monique!

  1. January 9, 2018 / 8:02 am

    I just want to watch the show so so much right now! I think right after my exams session at uni I’ll do just that – binge on this show. Thank you for a great recommendation!

    With kindness,
    https://gentileame.wordpress.com

    • admin
      Author
      January 9, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      Yes, you should! It’s so good, and worth the binge!

    • admin
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      January 9, 2018 / 3:55 pm

      Thanks, Gemma!

    • admin
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      January 10, 2018 / 5:06 am

      Thanks, Yuka! My photographer is awesome 🙂

  2. January 9, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    Now I have to watch this show. These are such important life lessons. Your outfit is great and looks good on you. Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.zinnyfactor.com

  3. January 9, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    That cape, I love it! I had no idea that show was by the Gilmore Girls people, I’ll be checking it out. Thanks girlie! You look beautiful.

    XO, Kate
    http://www.katgetsdressed.com

    • admin
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      January 10, 2018 / 5:05 am

      My absolute pleasure! <3

  4. January 10, 2018 / 1:53 am

    I’ve never even heard about this show, but now I’m so interested.
    Love the signature cape of this outfit!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    • admin
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      January 10, 2018 / 5:05 am

      Definitely, try and put it on your list!

  5. January 10, 2018 / 6:23 am

    I have yet to see The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but it sounds like something right up my alley, especially being a huge Gilmore Girls fan. Thanks for the recommendation! And these photos are absolutely beautiful. I really love the vintage vibe.

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  6. January 10, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    First off, I love this look. Second, I’m definitely going to have to watch this show. Love how you extracted lessons from it Xx

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  7. January 10, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    I love your poncho/cape. You look like a fall – time little red riding hood! You look gorgeous!

    • admin
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      January 11, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      Oh my gosh, I love that! 🙂

  8. August 9, 2018 / 8:04 am

    Nice Style and pictures, Deasy 🙂 xo

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