Welcome back to the Scotch-Soaked 60’s, where the men all look pretty much the same and the women have extraordinary eyeliner!

 

This week’s episodes
Pan Am – “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” (So, I put this as the post title for giggles, and then discovered that’s what the episode was actually called. Whoops.)
Playboy – No mas. The bunnies got the ax last week.

 

This is my first episode of Pan Am, so I’ve gotta say: these girls are friggin’ talented at A) creating perfect coiffures, and B) creating perfect – and I mean INSANE – eyeliner. Is this what one learns in stewardess school?

Anyway, the gals and their eyeliner are off to Berlin to see everybody’s favorite hunky President (Kennedy, y’all!) give a speech about the Wall and countries uniting and all that political sentiment. Maggie is determined to meet him while they’re there, and spends the NYC-Berlin flight networking with journalists in an attempt to get access to the press events. She makes friends with Mike, who writes for the Village Voice and wears a cool tie.

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As I said before, the guys pretty much are all on the same level, except for cool Mike’s cool tie, and pilot Ted, who spiffs it up a bit with a Colonel Mustard kinda combo when he and some of the girls head out to see Kennedy’s speech. I didn’t think I’d like it, but I kinda do.

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I would like to give a moment to our girl Maggie’s gorgeous day-out-on-the-town dress, which she pairs with black slingbacks and matching gloves. Like, dang girl!

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Here’s her Happy Face, when Kennedy waves at her after receiving her cigar present. (Personally I was crossing my fingers for a hot Kennedy lookalike to appear, but we only saw his silhouette. Dangit!)

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So, am I the only one confused about Kate being a spy? She strikes me as the character least capable of being a spy. She does look good in green though.

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However, I would like to note that when in uniform, the Pan Am ladies favor a wash of shimmery pale sea green eyeshadow. Doesn’t this seem like it would be against the uniform code?

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Kate’s Barbie-perfect sister Laura, however, is either not wearing the green shimmer, or is disguising it behind ridiculously perfect liner and lashes.

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And she looks totally gorgeous when she and Maggie are heading to the speech with Ted (so gorgeous in fact that Ted tries to kiss her — OOPS!).

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Kate’s new German friend — we’ll call her Greta, since that’s what Kate called her at some point, although I don’t recall her real name, if it was ever given — is really cute, despite her gruff German exterior attitude and terrified spy courier subtext.

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She even looks fierce in a borrowed Pan Am uniform… proof perhaps that the silly hats and solid blue actually transforms women into glamazons? Seriously, look at her hair!

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Last but not least is everyone’s favorite French gal, Colette. Being in Germany is tough stuff for a girl whose childhood was dictated by the Nazi occupation. Yikes. Still, she puts on a brave face (mostly) and looks gorgeous and super French while doing it. I love the brown gloves, cream dress, pink belt and pink brooch. So understated and so gorgeous. (And that EYELINER!)

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Now that I’ve had my first flight with the Pan Am gals, I’m looking forward to next week’s venture… and to seeing if we will get a tutorial on perfecting the winged liner look. Fingers crossed!

 

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