In Part 2, Roger and Jane go to a party thrown by Angela’s Mom from My So-Called Life and take LSD. And then he totally leaves her. (Jane, not Angela’s Mom.)
Jane answers the ages-old question: “What does one wear to a couples’ dinner party where everybody takes LSD?” The answer: Dress like a sexy alien from Star Trek crossed with Princess Jasmine from Aladdin, crossed with AWESOME.
We have to take this in parts, my delicate constitution can’t handle it otherwise.
Part one: a gigantic hairpiece decorated with pearls, pearl earrings, and a white long-sleeved turtleneck…
… midriff-baring DRESS with a jewelled BELT and JEWELLED CUFFS AND…
Sorry, I got distracted by her hair again. Did she do that herself, do you think? Or did she get it done by a hairdresser? Can she take it out herself? How are those pearls staying in? Or is that like, a pearl necklace woven into the updo part?
But wait there’s more!
IT’S PANTS! IT’S A PANTSUIT! This is like I Dream of Jeannie crossed with Princess Leia crossed with… I can’t even…
She’s! Wearing! Pantyhose! Inside! The! Pants!
And I haven’t even gotten to the part where they all take LSD, you guys! She put this all on COMPLETELY SOBER. And suddenly I realize that I would watch the Jane Sterling and Megan Draper reality show 24 hours a day.
Mrs. Bedazzled Cuffs and Hem can appear on the Megan & Jane show, too. She can be like their sidekick. Seriously, though, I love this royal blue colour (not as much as she loves that sofa arm, however).
I also appreciate Mr. Ascot’s style here.
Like, nobody at this party’s style has anything to do with anybody else’s, which just adds to the surreality of the situation. Clearly Jane knew the dress code for the party was “WTF?” because she fits in perfectly.
Here’s Angela’s Mom from My So-Called Life working a polyester maxi-skirt, semi-sheer blouse, and bouffant ‘do:
Roger may have been the most conservatively dressed, but he seemed to have the funnest acid trip, though. First, the vodka bottle plays music for him. Then, he sees himself as half a brunette:
Looking at reflections count: 3 (also: kudos to the hair and makeup team, this look is incredible)
Then, Don appears to him in the mirror, giving life advice:
Reflection count: 4
After they get home, Roger’s trip continues, winding up in a calm, truth-telling conversation with Jane as they dry their hair in matching waffle-knit towels:
I totally need to get a paisley dressing gown like Jane has there, although hers is probably polyester (like 78% of all of the clothes worn this season). Oh, the late 60s. What you lack in breathable fabrics, you more than make up for with CRAZY!