Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Love Magazine Does Downton Abbey


I only share magazine covers when they are truly remarkable, and I nearly squealed when I saw this triad from Love's preview of Issue 8. Would you even recognize the stars of Downton Abbey if you hadn't seen the covers side by side?

In case you're missing out on what is quite possibly the best television show ever (it's in a dead heat with Mad Men), the cover models above are Lady Mary (otherwise known as Michelle Dockery), Lady Ethel (Laura Carmichael) and Lady Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay). And Racked is reporting, and showing off, quite a tasty fourth cover featuring Thomas the evil footman (aka Rob James-Collier). (Apologies for all the parentheticals. Wink, wink.)

Styled by Love magazine editor Katie Grand and shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the covers channel the Edwardian era of Downton but with a starkly eerie twist. In fact, I'm pretty sure this is what the ladies of the house would look like had Tim Burton been in charge. Or maybe if they had lived in The Capitol... because Lady Edith is looking a little Effie Trinket with that pink shock of hair, no? I mean that in the best possible way.

The issue hits stands on July 30, but how to choose?

12 comments:

  1. I WANT ALL OF THEMMMMMMM!!!!
    such a good show!!!

    xosami

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  2. So excited for Downton Abbey to return!

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  3. love is exactly what I feel! These editorials are awesome, I'm a big downton fan.

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  4. Hey Marissa! It was so great meeting you last night! I love making new Brookline friends. Here's my little baby blog. These covers are amazing, btw. I love Downton and I'm not opposed to organizing watch parties for me, you, and Kristen once it starts again! 

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  5. Thank you for your kind words lovely... I love the LOVE mag covers, they're artwork in itself!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    x.o.x.o
    p.s I'm not going to admit that I still haven't seen Downton Abbey yet and I call myself a Brit!

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  6. Yeah, this is pretty darn awesome. If I hadn't known about the Downtown association before hand I never would have recognized them!

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  7. Some Brit you are. ;) I'll give you a pass for being an expat. Have a great weekend too! xo

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  8. It was so great to meet you, too! I'm going over to check out your blog right now. :) Oh, and I'd totally be down for Downton viewing parties. Let's talk soon. We should all go to Hops & Scotch when it opens.

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  9. FabulousfindsstudioJuly 28, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    I can't believe I'm not watching this show.  I recorded it when it first came out but didn't have time to watch it and finally deleted the shows because I needed room on my DVR.  If it's in the same category as mad Men then I AM missing out.  Maybe I can eventually watch it on Netflix (when I get Netflix, ha ha). 
    I love this photo shoot, the make-up is so fabulous!

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  10. I loved the way they styled these covers when I saw this, I'm already queuing up to get the mags!  I can't believe it's been so long since I watched the first episode, seems like yesterday. That's how good the series is to me! Oh the marvelous costumes, ahhhh!

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  11. I haven't seen the show, but I guess I NEED to start watching since everyone says it's amazing. Oh, and the last cover? AMAZEBALLS!

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