By Jethro Nededog
Modern women can now look and smell like “Downton Abbey’s” Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) – assuming no one’s trying to smell like the help.
An official line of “Downton Abbey” cosmetics will launch in October, coinciding with the drama’s Season 4 premiere.
With packaging that invokes Edwardian style and quotes from the series — Lady Mary’s “Now stop talking and kiss me, before I get cross” appears on the lip gloss – the 10-line collection also includes lip balm, body lotion, soap and a fragrant candle, according to Fashionista.
Despite having to quell a rising conflict between servants, class wars between your own family members or dealing with a stage in medicine when every sickness results in death, the women of “Downton Abbey” manage to stay fabulous.
The show’s producers are extremely concerned that every product lives up to the series’ standards. “Every single product design comes to me for personal approval so we don’t bastardize the brand,” executive producer Gareth Neame told TheWrap.
“We’re selective about what we do. Fastidious. But it is a show for Middle America, for Middle Britain. It’s not an opera or a Merchant Ivory film or something,” he continued. “It’s getting massive audiences around the world — and there is a market for people wanting to possess something of that identity.”
Eventually, the producers are planning to add clothing and furniture lines.