Friday, February 24, 2012

Ralph Loves D.A. too.

I was working on showing you a post of Cathy Pendletons sheep that I made but it seems her 
website is down 
so until then I thought I'd show you the Fall Collection from Ralph Lauren.

Guess what his theme was???

Yup you guessed it.

Hubby thinks I'm obsessed. 
Well who isn't?

Could you see yourself in any of these clothes?
I love it all I just need to grow another 8 inches so I can 
look as tall and leggy as the models..
and while I'm wishing age backwards
 and win the lottery so I could afford the clothes.

written by Verena von Pfetten 

When the first model at Ralph Lauren‘s fall show walked on to the runway to the dulcet sounds of the Downton Abbey theme song, our first thought was: how come no one thought of doing this earlier?
Most fashion weeks see no shortage of musical overlaps with songs, but the fact that the haunting piano notes of John Lunn‘s “Did I Make The Most Of Loving You?” managed to stay exclusive makes us wonder if Lauren didn’t send out some sort of all designer alert claiming the Downton theme for his own. If he did, he was smart. If he didn’t, he was lucky. Because it was a hit. Editors whooped; we grabbed the arm of our neigbor and stage whispered, “Ohmygod, it’s Downton!”
And it wasn’t just the music. The clothes took us to the fields of the Abbey for a hunt, into the drawing room for cigars and aperitifs, and on jaunty country drives courtesy of EdithLady Sybil would have been exceedingly proud of all the trousered suits while Mary could have singlehandedly saved the fate of the estate by wearing just one of Ralph’s molten gold metal gowns to meet a suitor.
And if you don’t watch Downton or know who any of these people are, that’s okay too. (Though you’re certainly missing out.) Because who better to offer a modern take on Edwardian garden styles than Ralph Lauren? And come fall, we have no doubt plenty of lucky ladies will agree.


Carole said...

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Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Carole,
Ralph Lauren must have had me as his muse because they have 'Jackie' written all over them. I love that androgynous look and that 2nd photo of the tophat and tartan jacket!! Gorgeous.
Nearly everyone in the UK are Downton Abbey fans you know that some people have counselling when each series end because they can't bear not having an episode to watch !!!!
Highclere Castle, where they film Downton Abbey, doesn't open to the public until April 1st and we are going to go. I shall be sure to take photos.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I forgot to say have a lovely weekend !!!! XXXX

Gerry Snape said...

oh my what a wonderful blog! good old ralph...he knows my taste so well!! lovely lovely lot. Thankyou for this .

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How fun! We can count on RL! But I think he is never far from this anyway!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

the hats, the plaid, the tweed, the leopard, the layers of gold necklaces... I watched the whole thing, thanks Carole!
My husband just couldn't get into DA. I've wanted to wring his neck!!

June said...

Now this is style Carole!!!! I agree with Jackie...they do have her written all over them. Ralph certainly didn't have stubby ol' June in mind when he designed these!
Hugs from here...

Anonymous said...

HI Carole,
Gorgeous clothes!! If only I were super rich and super skinny! :)
I haven't see Downtown Abbey yet, but I think I'll run over and see if I can get the first season on DVD to see what I've been missing. It's the talk of the blog world! :)
Hope you have a beautiful weekend.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Fabulous costumes!
Love that coat on the top right...
Love RL and, of course, DA....
what could be better?

erin said...

i am a big fan of ralph AND downton abby (just recently discovered that it is not downTOWN abby, but downTON, dummy me) one of the coolest stores i have ever been in was ralph laurens store in downtown chicago...GORGEOUS! he is super cute too! just sayin....

sweetpea said...

love Downton Abbey. great post!



Anonymous said...

I'm with you on wishing my age backwards, winning the lottery, and oh my my that tweed coat is to die for.

Jill said...

I've never heard of Downton Abbey. You have me curious. The pictures and clothes are gorgeous!

Bead and Needle said...

I MUST get the series on DVD as soon as I can, and catch up with the buzz! Yes, these have Jackie written all over them...I don't know who she is, but she must be FABULOUS!!! Happy weekend, Carole - Tanya

Rebecca said...

Hi Carole
RL is pure genius... so much talent in everything he does.
I spent the day yesterday catching up on Downton Abbey. I am under the weather and it was a good excuse to sit for hours and watch such good television... so rare. Got hooked on it last year and it hasn't disappointed.
Hope all is well

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Love these DA inspired pieces.
My favourite is the Prince of Wales plaid Coat and pants, I'll be looking for something like this come Autumn! Those evening dresses are classic.

Enjoy your Sunday Carole!
Shane x

oldgreymare said...

we are all such DA snobs aren't we? Target has season 1 for 20.00..Guess where I am going tomorrow? and I usually do not buy series DVD's or any DVD's lately. Last I bought was for you guys..hey did you ever finish watching? I think it's time I re-visited those boys..<3


Dorthe said...

Such fantastic creations, - I love that Edwardian style, and this modern take on it, is so beautiful.
Thankyou Carole , I will send on this post for my daughter to see :)

Boho Farm and Home said...

Love Downton Abbey too...the wait is going to drive me nuts!
I am partial to hats-always have been- they are timeless beauty to me.

Susie said...

Even as old as I am , I'd love wearing this look. My problem is shoes. Where do you get cute shoes to wear with this look and have arthritis?? xo, Susie

Shirley said...

Hi Carole, I came your way via Valentina and loved watching the fashion show. I have been making a patchwork quilt called Dancing Dollies Aand have based each one on a character from Downton Abbey. How fantastic to know that I am up there with such illustrious company as Ralph Lauren. I am at
if you would like to see them. They are almost finished. Happy Easter.