She's fierce, she's serious, she knows what she wants from life (and that's just the character of Lady Mary Crawley she plays on Downton Abbey). But beyond that Michelle is fashion fierce on the red carpet making spectators, fans, celebrities and paparazzi stop and go 'wow'. "She deserves to be on the cover"; we thought so too.
Michelle plays the role of Lady Mary to a key, you can even see how the character has grown over the four series, particularly with the death of her on screen husband Matthew Crawley lately (played by Dan Stephens) and how it changed her. It is fantastic to see how the lives and stories of on screen characters you love, grow and change in time, if I'm honest I've never actually seen Michelle in any other production/film/TV series to date, but I have no objection to the idea of her running around with The Doctor through time and space with a Northern accent, or perhaps even solving riddles, puzzles and murders in Sherlock Holmes? (But we'll leave that thought to the guys at the BBC). Her own personal style is something to marvel over too, with countless beautiful red carpet looks and dresses (my favourite being the white Alexandre Vauthier Couture), which she wore to the Golden Globes with it's golden lace neckline detailing, it was perfection and a true statement and dedication to the character of Lady Mary Crawley she plays on Downton Abbey, sophisticated, classy, timeless and beautiful, all in one dress. I remember the feeling of seeing the very first episode of Downton Abbey that aired, I was excited, drawn in, mesmerized and inspired by the clothes, the looks, the outfits, the stories of upstairs crossed over with downstairs. It was like nothing I'd seen before on T.V, and it was the first series to draw me into period drama (before that my Mum always tried to convince me to watch such series as Sense & Sensibility, among others). But Downton was different, I was so drawn in by the clothes, the characters, the story lines that it became law that every Sunday after eating my Mum's Sunday roast dinner we'd sit down with a nice cup of tea in front of the telly and watch the characters stories unfold week by week for an hour as if nothing else in the world mattered (we're very typically British and Northern in our house).
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