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I love the weekend and all it offers – not just relaxation and walks, activities, time to prepare nice meals, spending quality time with loved ones. This weekend brings even more because ( drumroll………) Season 3 of Downton Abbey returns tonight. Hooray! I can’t wait!

Its so quintessentially English with the Edwardian glamour, a life of times gone by where ladies had help to change outfits maybe three or four times a day. So what will Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael and Michelle Dockery, the elegant, dysfunctional Crawley sisters be up to this season? They have certainly been busy since we last saw them and have become much sought after celebrities. Here are some great editorials that they have featured in.

Michelle Dockery

Wearing Tom Ford

wearing Ralph Lauren

Wearing Alberta Ferretti

Wearing Etro. All images fromAmerican Harpers Bazaar September 2012.

Laura Carmichael

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Love magazine (2012)

Jessica Brown Findlay

Jessica Brown-Findlay for Vogue Italia June 2012

Meanwhile, the Ralph Lauren Corporation has just announced that it will sponsor PBS’ Masterpieces series, which airs popular period dramas in the US such as Downton Abbey. Lauren’s Fall/ Winter 2012 collection was heavily influenced by English countryside fashion as models in tweeds and flat caps walked the catwalk to the Downton Abbey theme music at Lauren’s show at New York Fashion Week last February.

Finally, Downton Abbey has had its critics, implying the fashion isn’t accurate but who cares?? The Crawleys look fabulous and its only a bit of light entertainment. Did I happen to mention I am a fan?

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