|Lady Mary's 1920 Style|
FASHIONISTA’S STYLE The 1920s look is not all about flamboyant flapper dresses, though there are many on the retail racks, it’s all about choosing accessories as well—like a clock hat which is a close fitting hat that allows peeks of curly hair to peek out at the sides. Other modest brim styles reflect the modest taste of the 20s look. Sheer lace tops add flair to dignify a black skirt for evening wear while a vintage clutch will carry through to any special occasion. Streamlined, sleeveless sheath dresses simplify daywear and bulky jewelry is replaced by demure jewelry or a simple strand of pearls. The Art Deco influence also comes up strong as an accessory theme, especially drop earrings in architectural motifs.
THE REAL-LIFE DOWNTON Just where is Downton Abbey? Good question. It’s actually, Highclere, the grand, 175-year old family home in West Berkshire, England, where the adult soap opera is filmed. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions and thanks to the TV drama it has become the popular location for real-life weddings, pricey I might add. It is also the home of Lady Fiona Carnarvon and her husband the Earl of Carnarvon, and legend has it that the family has lived there since 1679. Interesting to note, the home is exactly as it is on television and even the great drawing room where the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) holds court.
HERE’S TO THE RETURN TO ELEGANCE!!! TO THE MANOR BORN CAN BE WORN BY FASHIONISAS WHO DESIRE TO EMULATE DOWNTON ABBEY STYLE. WITH THE RETURN OF REFINED TASTE, FROM HEAD TO TOE, THE COLORS ARE GENTLE BEIGE AND DELICATE PASTELS BY DAY AND BY NIGHT RICH MAROON MONACO BLUE, A DEEP MIGNIGHT NAVY SHADE, UPDATES THE SOCIAL WARDROBE.