Downton Abbey Look

Christmas Trend: Get the Downton Abbey’s Look

Some of the dresses Mary wear on the show remind me a bit of Antonio Marras, who’s had that influence for years. I’m not surprised at all that Downton’s fashion is sparking a trend for early 20th century garments. Besides watching the show for the story-lines my main reason is for the costumes! They are truly glorious. And I welcome a change in fashion like this, it would be nice to see designers/high street to be influenced in something else for a change. It kinda reminds me of when Marie Antoinette came out because so many designers put out collections based off of the sugary confection that is Sofia Coppola’s film.

Maybe it’s all connected to the economic downturn, the idea that we all want to get some of that glamour to cheer us up.It all seems to be little things, gloves, shoes, capes. Don’t they say that during a recession that sales of red lipstick go through the roof because it’s cheap and glam?

TREND: Downton Abbey. Back to the 10’s & 20’s

English version (Spanish version below)

Embrace the 10’s, the 20’s and the Downton Abbey look by getting this trend: fur, jewels, delicate lace and sumptuous velvet.

But despite this lovely and romantic outfits, the highlight of Downton is indisputably Maggie Smith, who plays the delightfully snobby Lady Grantham, Dowager Countess. Smith uses her imperious stare to great effect, especially when discussing electricity and/or Americans — but really, she just gets the best lines. Her best quote:  “A Weekend? What is a Weekend?”

Versión Española

Estoy ultaemocionada con la segunda temporada de la galardonadísima serie de televisión Downton Abbey, magistralmente ambientada en las primeras décadas del siglo XX. Como todo fenómeno que se precie salta fuera de la pequeña pantalla para crear tendencia: pieles, joyas, encajes y terciopelos inundarán los armarios hasta de las menos nostálgicas.

Pero la gran revelación de Downton es sin duda la actriz Maggie Smith interpretando a la Condesa Viuda de Grantham, un personaje magniífico que hace las delicias de crítica y público. Su frase más genuina y aplaudida: “¿Fín de semana?¿Qué es un fín de semana?”