Banana Republic approached us about doing a Mad Men party to launch their new Mad Men collection that comes out today. We had some friends over to our studio for a little dinner and photobooth session and to try on the new collection. It was a really fun night. My friend Andrea did some awesome 60’s food and we made pompom party hats for our guests and my favorite part of all was the floating circle photobooth installation. The concept is really easy and just involves paper, glue and a sewing machine. The final effect is even more impressive in person because all the circles are constantly dancing around like a mobile. It is a super simple way to add lots of color to a party. Find the full instructions below after the jump.
All clothing from Banana Republic’s new Mad Men line. On Stacy: Textured Shell in Navy, Gingham Crop Pants, Peggy Ballet Heel in Seashell, Beauty chain necklace, Chain Necklace (worn as a bracelet) On Jordan: Mod Shirtdress, Nicola Platform Wedge, Dome Ring On Alison: Peggy Knit Shift Dress, Kary pointed-toe pump in Dove Gray, Chain Necklace On Rebecca: Vertical-Stripe Dress, Kary pointed-toe pump in Black and White, Liza Pump in Taupe, Beaded Necklace, Contrast Clutch in Black, Geo Silk Scarf in Kapalua coral Sunglasses:Pink Sunglasses, Minna Sunglasses
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Materials Needed: Sewing Machine, Cardstock, Fast Drying Glue (this stuff is the best), and a few clothespins.
Step 1: Cut your paper down to 1.75″ thick and 11″ long.
Step 2: Leave an extra long tail of thread at the beginning and sew down the middle of the piece of cardstock. Use tape to make a guide on where to place the paper. Space about an inch between each strip of paper. Leave an extra long piece of thread at the end also.
Step 3: Add some fast drying glue to the end of each sewn strip and glue it to another strip of paper (this allows you to get the bigger circles but still use standard sized sheets of paper.)
Step 4: Add more fast drying glue to the end of the paper and close the circle by gluing together. Use a clothespin to hold it in place while it dries.
Step 5: The mobiles have the best effect when the string is attached both to the ceiling and the floor. An alternative is to attache a flat metal weight to the bottom ring.
Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Rebecca Wright
Crafting by Stacy Wichelhaus, Harper Casimiro, Jessica Heywood
Hair and Makeup by Morphic
A special thanks to all our friends for coming over to our party!
This post is sponsored by Banana Republic. The third Mad Men collection launches in stores and online today. There are mad men cocktail parties at select locations tommorrow (2/28/2012) find your nearest participating location right here!