We Blink girls love Downton Abbey. (We may or may not have a picture of Matthew Crawley hanging in our back room.) In honor of this past Sunday’s season finale, we are dedicating this post to the individual styles of the three Grantham daughters and the designer labels exclusive to Blink Boutique.
Lady Mary & Shoshanna
Lady Mary, oh how you have grown on me! Initially, I held this stern eldest daughter with little regard. Her unforgiving nature and initial mistreatment of the gorgeous Matthew Crawley turned me off. (Granted, I too would be fussy if forced to wear a corset!)
Shoshanna would be my label of choice for the feminine Lady Mary. Shoshanna Gruss launched her line in November 1998, and prides herself on attention to detail and impeccable tailoring. Like Lady Mary’s style, her pieces are classic and feminine while also on trend.
Lady Mary’s Blink essentials would be Shoshanna’s Deanna, a navy peplum dress, and the Sabrina, a black and white geometric print dress. Both frocks celebrate the peplum and geometric spring trends, while also retaining elements of classic colors and traditional silhouettes.
Lady Edith & Vince
In my opinion, Lady Edith has undergone the greatest transition of all the Grantham sisters. However, regardless of her current status as unnoticed farm hand, jilted bride, or outspoken journalist, she consistently chooses basics necessary in any wardrobe.
Vince would be perfect for someone as practical as Edith. Founded in 2002 and popular with celebrities like Kate Hudson and Cate Blanchett, Vince clothing is known for essentials in superior materials. Even though many pieces are minimal in design, they also have an unexpected playful quality.
Although he is technically married, I am all for Edith dating her reserved editor Mr. Gregson. A perfect date night ensemble would be the pairing of Vince’s leather flare skirt and shirt tail tee, a look that embodies conservative glamour.
Lady Sybil & Joie
Lady Sybil is the rule breaker of the family. She attended political rallies, was a self-proclaimed feminist, and even ran off with the socialist chauffer! Her rebellious tendencies pertain to her style as well. (We all remember her trotting into the parlor and boldly showing off her teal pantsuit!) Since she loves bright colors and daring patterns, Joie would be a spectacular match for the sweet tempered Sybil.
Joie, a Southern California line, designs for “savvy, fashion minded, modern woman.” The pieces are casual and comfortable with pops of color and flirtatious prints. A summer outfit suited for Sybil would be the tiny striped Kimble shorts and fitted crochet Addler sweater. The look combines different textures for an affect so unexpectedly cool, it would need someone as forward thinking as Lady Sybil to wear it.