The "Downton Abbey" effect!
Hi folks, finally watched the first episode of Downtown Abbey last night,which is the final season of the series. I'd waited all weekend to see its first airing on Tuesday night and missed it anyway!!! Sometimes what we wait for passes us by. Sigh! I'm an ardent fan of the series and adore the language and the writing .Especially that of the Dowager Countess Lady Crawley and her acid toned deliveries! "Does it ever get cold on the moral high ground Mrs Crawley???" Brilliant! Ha ha! Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I couldn't resist indulging in the moment especially after watching the final moments of the first episode and one of the most touching love stories of the entire series, that of "Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes". I admit I felt a sneaky tear roll down my cheek, as Mrs Hughes delivered the final words of the first episode "If you want me Mr Carson you can have me, warts and all" (Tissues please!) and so created three different looks directly inspired by the series.
These looks were achieved by layering smooth textured materials together, silk, velvet, lace, satin, brocade and wool for outer wear. Hope you enjoy these romantically inspired "Downton Abbey" fashion pics. xxxx Violinkit
Downton Abbey inspired look no1. The first of my Downton looks, this amazing vintage silk velvet overcoat gives an immediate romantic vintage feel. Its worn over a full length silk dress and belted at the waist with a scarf. The headpiece was achieved by attaching a brooch to a winter woollen headband. This is my favourite look. Love it! Enjoy! xxxx Violinkit
Downton Abbey inspired look no2. This look was achieved by layering a lace tunic over a grey silk dress. It was then belted with an embellished wrap around waist belt.It was completed by teaming the look with a brocade bolero jacket. The headpiece was made from a woollen headband and a brooch was attached to complete this 1920's inspired look. Hope you enjoy! xxx Violinkit!
Downton Abbey look no3. Last but not least! This daytime look was created by layering two dresses together then pairing them with a lace jacket and wrap around belt. A vintage collar around the neck gives an authentic feel. The hat was divined by using a beanie and a "crazy" flower brooch! Ha ha! Hope you enjoy this 1920's vintage inspired look. xxx Violinkit.
Please do let me know which of the three looks is your favourite. I'd be delighted to hear from you all! Love Violinkit xxx