There's a vampire on the loose at Downton Abbey...
"Downton Abbey" is national treasure in the UK.
Yet the magic of "Downton Abbey" has become a global phenomenon; over 100 countries worldwide broadcast the show. From Hong Kong to Croatia, everyone loves a period drama!
The story so far
"Downtown Abbey" first aired in the UK in 2010 and has since become the most successful British costume drama since "Brideshead Revisited" in the 80s.
The show follows the lives of an aristocratic family and their servants on an estate (the Abbey) in Yorkshire during the reign of King George V. The story began with the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and has now reached 1920 after a wildly successful second series and a 2011 Christmas special.
What's Downtown's secret?
Downton has recieved 27 Emmy nominations in the last two years making it the most nominated non-US show in Emmy history.
So... we have to ask, how did they do it? We think that it might just have something to do with the brilliant costumes.
Georgian high fashion was all about fitted garmets, lace in the right place and, of course, some fantastic hats "Downton Abbey" is a feast of vintage beauty looks, including many an elegant chignon with some lovely natural make-up looks.
The Ladies go goth...
"Downton Abbey" and the fashion world aren't so very different; after all, they both involve a lot of dressing up!
The two worlds recently collided for the August edition of Love magazine.
Lady Mary, played by Michelle Dockrey, and Lady Sybil, played by Jessica Brown Findlay, ditched the high necklines and prim hairos for some racy corsets and messy updos .
Not long to wait
The much-anticipated third series of "Downton Abbey" will air in September in the UK. We aren't yet sure if the vampires plan on doing a cameo...