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Downton Abbey Style

16 Feb

mary.jpgI’ve been watching Downton Abbey since the very first season and am sad to see it end in two weeks. TWO WEEKS!!! As much as I love all the characters and storylines, the one thing that I particularly enjoy seeing is all the clothes. The clothes this season have been particularly gorgeous, especially Lady Mary’s. She looks so modern and chic in every episode. I find myself wanting to wear her outfits every week! You can see some of the clothes worn by her and the other women this season, here. You can also see outfits from last season here.If you watch the series, whose clothes do you most covet?

(Photo by: Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2015 for Masterpiece via Fashionista)

Downton Abbey (Spoiler Alert)

18 Feb

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Like a lot of other people who saw last night’s season finale of Downton Abbey, this morning I am still upset about Matthew’s death. I knew that Dan Stevens (the actor who plays Matthew) had not signed on to be part of the fourth season, but I didn’t expect him to be killed off! I was hoping he would’ve been sent overseas  and then maybe he would appear in an episode or two somewhere down the line.  Needless to say, the minute I saw him speeding in the car I knew what would happen next, as much as I didn’t want it to.

Two major character deaths this season make me wonder if Julian Fellowes is trying to tell us something about how he feels about children. Are the deaths of Matthew and Sybil a metaphor for a literal end of life as you know it once children are born? It make me feel like there needs to be a Downton Abbey grief support group in case this trends continues in the fourth season! If you saw last night’s episode, what did you think? Do you think Matthew should’ve been killed off the series?

(Images via Hollywood Life and Telegraph)

Devonton Abbey

8 Jan

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If you’ve been reading this blog for the last few months, you know that I am a huge Downton Abbey fan, and like everyone else who is as obsessed as I am with the series, I am so glad it’s finally back on! So, when I saw Agent Gates and the Adventures of Devonton Abbey, a graphic novel spoof on the series, I was intrigued! It seems all of the characters we have come to love and hate are included, albeit with different names. If you’re a fan, will you buy it? I am considering it!

(Image via Refinery29 courtesy of Andrews McMeel Publishers)

Downton Abbey

26 Nov

I love Downton Abbey and can’t wait for the third season! Last night I saw Downton Abbey Revisited on PBS and I wish the new season would start airing already. What about you, do you watch it? Are you looking forward to the next season as much as I am?

To Marry An English Lord.

18 Sep

Like a lot of other women and men, I love  Downton Abbey. However, living in the U.S. means that unlike our friends in the U.K., we have to wait until January for the third season to begin. While I do have Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD to hold me over, I now also have To Marry An English Lord by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace, to help me while I wait for for the new season.

The book inspired Julian Fellowes to create Downton Abbey and the person who helped me at my neighborhood bookstore, told me it was just as good as the series!I had to buy it! It tells the story of over 100 American heiresses, who like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, left to England to marry into nobility. The book is described as, “Filled with vivid personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand houses, and a wealth of period details–plus photographs, illustrations, quotes, and the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette.”

I can’t wait to begin reading it!

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