Calling all Downton Abbey fanatics: Come October, you’ll be able to copy the classic beauty looks inspired by your favorite ladies and lords. The creators behind the show teamed up with UK retailer Marks & Spencer to launch a full range of cosmetics and body care, which includes luxe lip balms, pop-of-color glosses, and fresh-scented candle among the aristocratic offerings. Makeup bags, soaps, a creme bath, and even nail polishes will be included in the range, which both upstairs and downstairs crowds are sure to love. Click the photo to take a sneak peek, and find the products at marksandspencer.com in October.
Downton Abbey’s blonde-haired, blue-eyed hunk Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley, swoon!) has had quite the makeover, debuting brunette locks and a trimmed-down physique a few weeks ago. Why the change? “It’s for a role,” Stevens revealed to InStyle.com at last night’s Calvin Klein and Human Rights Campaign supporting Americans for Marriage Equality event in New York. “I’m shooting [in New York] for the moment. It’s a crime thriller called A Walk Among the Tombstones, with Liam Neeson, and Scott Frank directing. It’s a really nice team and we’re having a lot of fun.” Stevens added that his new look helps him go more incognito when he’s out and about. “It’s a bit of a self-made disguise,” he said. Though, Downton fans will be pleased to know he didn’t leave his roots totally behind. “I’ll always be a Crawley!” Awww.
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He’s not Matthew Crawley anymore! Former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens attended the GLAAD Awards this weekend, where he debuted a shorter brunette ‘do and some manly stubble to go with it—a far cry from the parted, slicked-back blonde hair and clean shave of Lady Mary’s late love (may he rest in peace). We love Stevens in all his forms (that accent helps), but tell us: Do you prefer Dan with his natural blonde hair, or are you loving the way this brunette chop makes his baby blues pop? (Swoon.) Vote in our poll below!
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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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One of the reasons we love our favorite films and television shows is the costuming—and the top designers were honored at the 15th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards yesterday for creating it! The women behind Anna Karenina, Skyfall, Downton Abbey, and more all took home trophies, with a toast to their work on the big and small screens. “One can only do great work if one is given a great opportunity,” Karenina‘s Jacqueline Durran said while accepting the award for Excellence in Period Film. Click through to see close-up shots of all the winning designs, plus details from the designers and their casts on what makes each look so special.
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!
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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.
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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!
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— Meghan Blalock, with additional reporting by Brianna Deutsch