Friday, January 11, 2013

Downton Abbey-fied

I cannot begin to convey to you how much I love Downton Abbey. It's beyond the show, it's more then that. I love period dramas; I always have loved prissy and delicate things, and I just find period dramas to be wonderful. I feel like I get to go to another place and time where things were done properly, everything was done as it should be and everything was pretty and elegant. Now don't go on about how life must have sucked back then because I realize it wasn't all sunshine and daisies but I can fantasize, can't I? 

So now that you understand my great love of period dramas you must think that you understand why I love Downton, but we're not completely there. My grandmother is English and my mother has so much English influence because of it so she loves Downton too! So does my Nanny, and so we all watch it together, me and my mom in Kuwait and Nanny all the way in Pensacola!  So we all share it despite the distance and it kind of brings us together, which as anyone with family far away knows it's so hard! As an added bonus, Nanny is from Berkshire, and it just so happens that Highclere Castle AKA Downton Abbey is right next to where she grew up as a girl, so theres a sort of personal attachment to the show!

Besides all that, Downton is just so amazing! If you guys have never seen it, I highly recommend it! The story line is amazing and you get so drawn into the characters, it's brilliant! So is the fashion and this is why I decided to give you a Downton Abbey post! Ralph Lauren has got this whole English countryside thing down to a tee, they even held their F/W show in Highclere! It's all about textures, try mixing velvet with silk, jewel tones and flowy materials and don't forget feminine details like pearls and lace! So get on the sophisticated, aristocratic bandwagon! I can't wait for season 4 and all the new fashion that will come to Downton with the 30's! Actually, I'm going through Downton withdrawal! I'm watching Upstairs, Downstairs but so far it isn't doing for me. Here's to hoping!

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