Ah, Joanie! She's a sexy bombshell with a core of steel. She's tough and no-nonsense, sometimes even to the point of being a bit frightening, but her advice is always correct ("You want to be taken seriously, stop dressing like a little girl."). Joan can also be tender, though, and her talents aren't relegated to running the office: she plays the accordion!
And though Joan generally seems to not take the casual misogyny of the men at Sterling Cooper too seriously, she still suffers from it--and gets angry about it ("You want to be a big shot. Well, no matter how powerful we get around here, they can still just draw a cartoon.") When her dream of becoming a wife and mother blows up, she does not just give up. She focuses her attention on work, and gets herself a partnership in the business. And in the end we learn that this tough dame is a true romantic at heart. She won't marry Bob Benson ("Bob, put that away."). She will only marry again--if she does--for love.
* 1950s silk floral print dress from Bonwit Tiller | missfarfalla
* accordion linocut print poster | thebigharumph
* Avon starburst brooch | Fabvintage1
* vintage ledger book | 86home
* Avon compact with mirror | CrissieGirl
* 1960s Sears manual typewriter | StoryTellersVintage
* 1930s San Francisco Examiner newsroom file cabinet | Nachokitty
* 1950s Naturalizer purse | reconstitutions
* 1950s wooden desk organizer | WhimzyTime
* 1950s high heel pumps | pastoria