Top 5 Marvelous Things About Mrs. Maisel

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-) continues to be fabulous in season 2! I binged my way through the entire series in a few days and my toes just twinkled at everything: the characters, the snappy dialogue, the locations, and THE WARDROBE. Let’s count down everything that’s making me happy about season 2:

 

5. Paris

Okay, so it’s my favorite city on the planet, but when Midge’s mom Rose decides to run off from her crazy family and re-find herself, what better city in which to do it? And what a perfect place for Rose and Abe to reconnect!

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Rose keeps it glam, and Abe is SO CUTE as he romances his wife.

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I MEAN, COME ON, IT’S PARIS

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And Abe is super cute with his fellow cafe intellectuals

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Midge even manages to rock the comedy in a language she doesn’t speak!

 

4. Abe

Okay, so I LOVES me a crusty, cranky character who says what they’re thinking, so Abe has just been Working For Me this season. Watching him give Benjamin the third degree (he made him submit reading lists!!)! Furious at Midge over the comedy and all her other life choices! Jumping to crazy conspiracy theories after finding his son works for the CIA! ALL THE CRANKY, ALL THE TIME!

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He’s cute when he’s happy…

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But I adore him when he’s seething!

 

3. Rufus Sewell

He’s got a small part in one episode as a super avant garde painter, but the second I heard that voice, my ovaries started tingling.

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2. Girdle Jokes

Okay, so this is from season 1, but Midge explaining how she’s basically physically impervious due to the armor of her girdle? DYING!

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1. The Wardrobe, Duh

The costumes continue to be FAB-U-LOUS. Donna Zakowska continues as designer from season 1, and she’s done a number of interviews, like:

There have been co-designers credited on a number of episodes, many of whom are otherwise listed in the Costume/Wardrobe Department, and I love the idea that different people are being given a moment to shine. They are: Claire Aquila, Katie Hartsoe, Annie Le, Ben Phillip, Isabelle Simone Rabaud, and Marina Reti.

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Black and pearls continue to be Midge’s performance wardrobe.

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And it WORKS.

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OH MY GOD Midge and her mother choosing their wardrobes for the Catskills! SO GOOD!

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Traveling in style.

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Midge is the essence of summer chic in the Catskills.

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Constantly put-together looks.

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Beautiful details, like this beading.

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Chic — like mother, like daughter.

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The shape of that coat, the color mixing!

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Imogene looking super cute in her maternity wardrobe!

 

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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

9 Responses

  1. Amy B.

    My heart’s desire is to have a suit exactly like Rose’s last Paris suit. The dove gray, the red, the hood! be still my heart. I may actually make myself one after the Holiday crazy is over. I can’t get it out of my head.

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  2. Susan Pola Staples

    I loved season 1 but been so busy with work and all that stuff, that I’m going to have to binge watch after Christmas this, and episodes 5 on for Outlander.
    What I like about Mrs Maisel is her growing sense of feminism and independence while mixing home, career and family.

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  3. MrsC (Maryanne)

    I binge watched season 1 on a plane from NZ to London and it was so spectacular. But did anyone else find it incredibly sad that both women got up before their husbands and put on their faces? It’s those little clues about how godawful and hard it all was that balance the glamour.

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    • Saraquill

      I was more annoyed than sad. Rose fusses over her granddaughter’s forehead, saying beauty makes happiness easier. Yet Rose and Midge don’t get fulfillment over their looks, but other venues.

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  4. Tanya Stewart

    This wardrobe is timeless—one could wear it today, and still get the right kind of stares!

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  5. Saraquill

    For me, the single most awesome thing in season 2 is Lilian, Midge’s impromptu interpreter. To simultaneously translate like that, and preserve the humor is nothing short of goddess like.

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