Thursday, October 11, 2012

Downton Abbey decadence in LOVE (magazine)

I wanted to post these amazing photos for a long time now, but I always had another article ready before this so here I am, one month later, sharing with you issue 8 of Love magazine featuring the Crawley sisters aka the young ladies of hit show - Downton Abbey - you might remember me raving about it here

Apparently we have to thank Mark Jacobs for this treat - Love's editor, Katie Grand, admits she wasn't into the show initially, but she gave it a chance because Mark kept on mentioning it and she quickly got addicted and ended up watching it three times over. 

The fall/winter issue of the magazine has 4 alternative covers - one for each of Lord Grantham's three daughters: Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Lady Sybil) and a forth featuring the ridiculously handsome Rob James-Collier (Thomas - the footman).

 I have a huge crush on Rob James-Collier! I mean, look at his face! Don't even get me started on the eyes!

But don't expect the cover editorial to be all about the Downton Abbey's characters, in fact there's no trace of them to be found in it! 

The famed Crawley sisters are metamorphosed into decadent Gothic fairies that could star in a Tim Burton movie right out of the covers with their grandiose veiled wigs and dramatic makeup. The editorial titled "Dance with a Stranger" and the covers themed "A Costume Drama" were styled by Grant herself and shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

 I think the photos are stunning - the actresses play a wonderful surrealist fantasy while wearing couture (Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood).

What do you think? Do you find this inspiring or just plain weird? Are you a fan of Downton Abbey?

54 comentarii :

Frastef said...

Great pics!!!!
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Maya M said...

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daria said...

I hadn't seen all the pics before, I thought it was just the "sisters" - but this makes it even more awesome!

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Amazing photos!

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Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

beautiful photos!! i love them, very inspiring :)

Jen27 said...

These photos are just stunning! So colourful and evocative. Thanks for sharing! :)

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Mimi said...

i am a huge downton abbey fan! :D these are a bit too out there for me, but i still think these are beautiful! ;)

p.s. jessica brown-findlay is so pretty!

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Nerdy Asian said...

Te pictures look stunning! I especially love the 3rd last photo! Thanks for following my blog, have followed you back :D

Gian Carla Tolentino said...

These are amazing photos. The style and photography are stunning.

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myavenioteam said...

Amazing pictures. I love them.
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Sacramento Amate said...

Soooooooooooo inspiring, and I am nº1 fan of D. town Abbey.
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TarZ Lifestyle said...

Amazing pictures. Thanks for visiting my blog. I followed you back.

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MattieMo said...

Most of them are really stunning, great pictures :))

The Hearabouts said...

I was in awe the first moment I saw the magazine. The photos are breathtaking, literally (at least that's what happened to me), so I had to have it. It's a work of art!

Hugs,
S.

Montse said...

I find the pictures really ispiring and beautiful! I don't watch Downtown Abbey though.
Thank you so much for your comment and I'm definitely following your stunning blog!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Adore these :) x

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livewithstyle-ewa said...

So pretty pictures! Love it!
Thank You for so nice comment.
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eny said...

Wow! Amazing pictures!

I following you now ;)

María said...

LOVE THE PHOTOS, THEY INSPIRE ME SO MUCH! Thanks for visiting my blog, I follow you!
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anapas said...

I am a fan of Dowtown Abbey.
The pictures are wonderful!!!!!

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Filip and Kristel said...

Very good site. I like your pictures. How did you find my blog?

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THE STYLE SHED said...

Great pictures!

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rosa said...

Bonitas fotos .
Besos !!

Kasia M said...

Gorgeous~! :)

Eiida said...

Thanks for visit my blog.
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Yuka said...

wow these are great!!

Amy K said...

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Claudia said...

Amazing photos... :))
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AVY said...

Oh wow, so pretty! I love that show.

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AVY said...

Oh wow, so pretty! I love that show.

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beaishappy said...

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Paula RL said...

OMG love this editorial!

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Kristina Lennon said...

I've never watched Downton Abbey, but I did purchase this issue of Love specifically because I loved the covers. The editorial is beautiful, such great styling.

L y A said...

So really nice photos !!
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Rebecca Price said...

Thank you for following!
Great pictures from LOVE!!
Following you too :)

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frozenstylefrozen said...

thx for great comment!
i follow u too :)

The Foolish Aesthete said...

What a fantastic photo shoot. I am not only addicted to Downton Abbey, I am a huge fan of Tim Burton's visions and Marc Jacobs' designs. These are so clearly Burton-esque. Just love it, particularly as Halloween is just around the corner ...

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Estefanía said...

amazing pic.
kisses

Sharmili said...

I love downton abbey and this is such a beautiful editorial! Very ethereal and I love the chalky colors :)
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Catarina Águas said...

I love downtown abbey! and I loved this editorial :)

Veronika † said...

perfect pics!!:)

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Sam Murakami said...

Amazing pictures! Thanks so much for sharing. I really enjoyed these :)

Isabella said...

amazing photos, I agree! Nice blog, shall we follow each other? I'm following you! XX

Simona said...

Love them all, such a great cast!
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NewLife said...

I love Downton Abbey, but I love these images even more - AMAZING! Great feature.
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Alexis said...

Absolutely love this photo layout! It is so romantic and dreamy.

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