The Wimbledon tennis tournament kicked off at the All England Club this week, where the world’s top tennis players gathered to play their hearts out (except for Rafael Nadal, who shockingly got knocked out by the 135th seed Steve Darcis after the first round). And while the players have to adhere to an all-white dress code on the grassy courts—one of the strictest of all tennis tournaments—the guests, well, do not. Pippa Middleton (in Sandro), Naomi Campbell, and Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael all took their courtside seats in bright spring ensembles. Click to see who’s watching Wimbledon—and what they’re wearing.
Let the battle for Lady Mary’s heart begin! While we’re still mourning the loss of beloved Cousin Matthew (Dan Stevens), who tragically died in a car crash just moments after seeing his newborn son, it seems that his widowed wife Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) will be getting two new potential love interests for the fourth season of Downton Abbey. Joining the drama-filled estate will be aristocrat Charles Blake—played by Julian Ovenden (left), 36-year-old British actor who made his mark in West End productions across the pond—and Lord Gillingham, an old family friend who returns to the Abbey, which will be played by 27-year-old Welsh actor Tom Cullen (he starred in the mini-series World Without End). So, who will Lady Mary choose? Place your early bets in the comments below.
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Fashion Week hopped the pond to London, and we rounded up our favorite moments in fashion, makeup, celebrity sightings. From Michelle Dockery and One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson at Burberry Prorsum to Erdem‘s red-carpet florals to Justin Timberlake showing up at his “Suit & Tie” designer Tom Ford‘s fashion show, click through the gallery to see all the top moments from London Fashion Week.
London Fashion Week has been a star-studded event this season! Justin Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, hopped the pond to support Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” collaborator Tom Ford at his fall debut. And a long list of A-list ladies sat front-row at Burberry Prorsum: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Freida Pinto, Rita Ora, Kate Beckinsale, Michelle Dockery, and more! Click through to see all the stars who made it to London Fashion Week.
The time draws nigh—tonight is the finale of Downton Abbey’s riveting third season! We can hardly stand the suspense leading into the seventh episode, after the first six have taken us on an emotional ride that included the tragic death of Lady Sybil during childbirth, the release of the ever-beloved Mr. Bates from prison (thanks to Anna!), and a recent visit from the clan’s relatives in Scotland, including a fiery newcomer in the form of curly-haired Lady Rose MacClare (played by Lily James). The clip above reveals that the Crawleys brought more than just another family member back with them from Scotland—and also shows that everyone is pitching in to care for Lady Sybil’s baby in her absence. Watch the video and tune in to PBS tonight at 9/8c for all the dramatic action!
Plus, get caught up with fun facts about the show!
American television is on a hiatus this week—and with good reason: The Super Bowl game between the 49ers and the Ravens is on tonight, and a Beyoncé half-time show is hard to beat! Still, if you want to take a break from scooping nachos and cheering on your team of choice, PBS will be airing a new episode of Downton Abbey—after all, those Brits don’t really do football. And that’s fine by us, because last week’s emotional episode had us reaching for the tissue box and anxious to see what will happen to our favorite lords and ladies next. Check out the episode’s preview above, and tune in to PBS tonight at 9/8c for your weekly dose of royal woes.
Plus, see Downton star Michelle Dockery’s transformation!
After working with Downton Abbey beauty Michelle Dockery to achieve her un-Downton like Golden Globes red carpet Alexandre Vauthier look, stylist Micaela Erlanger told InStyle.com that she wanted to go for something different at Sunday night’s SAG Awards, where the star wore a black vintage Chado Ralph Rucci gown with sheer cutouts. “[SAG] will be equally as amazing as the Globes, but it will be different,” Erlanger told InStyle.com prior to the big day. “Whatever it is, it will be glamorous, but it will be different from what we just did.” And Michelle was enamored with the look as well: “I loved that it was vintage and I loved the shape of it,” she told InStyle.com on the SAG red carpet, just before she and the rest of the cast took home the SAG Award for best performance by an ensemble in a drama series. ”I just loved it!” So, which of the star’s two looks do you like better: Old Hollywood glamour, or daring black vintage? Vote below!
Plus, see what everyone wore on the SAG red carpet!
— Meghan Blalock, with additional reporting by Brianna Deutsch
You may know her best as Lady Mary Crawley, the eldest daughter on the PBS series Downton Abbey, but in InStyle’s February issue, Michelle Dockery slips out of her character’s corset and reveals the fashion tips that she’s picked up on the set.
Embrace color. “My character wears a lot of bold jewel tones. I never thought a color like red would suit me, but now I find myself wearing more of these colors off the show as well. I like giving a nod to Downton.”
Shake things up. “As the plot of the show moves into the 1920s, we’re getting away from rigid corseted gowns and into less-structured dresses with above-the-knee hemlines,” says the actress, who chooses designs by Christopher Kane to get “a bit edgy from time to time.”
Offer only a glimpse. “I’m quite into the French way—simple elegance with just a suggestion of sexiness, nothing vulgar.
For more on Dockery, flip to page 204 of InStyle’s February issue. And be sure to tune in to PBS tonight at 9/8c to catch the latest episode of Downton Abbey! On the go? Download the issue on your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet!
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On Dockery: Jil Sander cotton jacket and skirt. Carine Gilson Lingerie couture silk and lace bra. Tiffany & Co. locket necklace. Miu Miu leather gloves and pumps.