The Peggy Olson Paper Doll: You Know You Need It!
But that’s not all you get in the wildly creative Vintage magazine.
When the Mad Men Barbie line was introduced, Peggy Olson was nowhere to be found. (Don, Joan, Betty and Roger made the cut, though. Roger? Well, whatever.) Maybe Peggy, the whip-smart, enigmatic copywriter, was just too complicated to be a Barbie.
Now, though, you can have a pop-up Peggy paper doll of your very own, thanks to Vintage. The limited-edition magazine, which is unlike any that most of us have ever seen, features a prim Peggy dressed in early 1960s career-woman clothes. (We’re not sure whether she’ll be rocking that style much longer, though. After all, she did recently visit an Andy Warhol-type happening.)
While you wouldn’t want to take the Peggy doll out of Vintage (that would spoil the publication’s extravagant beauty), you can, like her Mad Men colleague, Pete Campbell, look at her and try to figure out exactly what she’s thinking. Is she happy or sad? Victim or manipulator? Lamb or lioness? We don’t think even Peggy knows the answers!
Besides the Peggy doll, the magazine has an article about the history of the shopping bag, complete with an actual folded-in bag, and a tiny sketchbook of India that will win over even the critics of Eat Pray Love. Every page is a wonderful surprise, and though Vintage costs $20, it’s an affordable treat that’s worth giving yourself.
Who needs a Betty Draper Barbie, anyway?
For more information, visit http://vintagezine.com/.
Jane Farrell is a senior editor at BettyConfidential.
Photo courtesy of Vintage magazine.