Most of us here at Fashionista (along with most fashion people, it seems) are obsessed with Downton Abbey. In fact, I'm currently on my third coffee today because I recently got around to finishing season two on iTunes and could not stop watching episode after episode last night. It's just sooooo good. We're also, as you've probably noticed, obsessed with Love magazine. So, imagine our excitement upon learning that not one but at least two DA stars are covering the next issue! And the photos, shot by Mert & Marcus, look amazing.
Love tweeted them today and we can look forward to seeing Jessica Brown Findlay and Rob James Collier (aka Lady Sybil and Thomas Barrow, whose cover is below) on newsstands on July 30 (in the UK at least--we may have to wait a tad longer). We love Collier's slightly scruffy, stripped down look and are kinda getting lost in those gorgeous eyes. They took a different but equally gorgeous approach with Findlay, who looks like a magical fashion fairy.
It was only a matter of time before a Downton Abbey star ended up on the cover of a fashion glossy and we're sure it will happen again as the show and its pretty stars are practically tailor-made for fashion editorials. The show, which is full of gorgeous, inspiring costumes, was referenced heavily in Ralph Lauren's fall collection. Also, Findlay was recently featured in Dominic Jones' jewelry campaign and wears Peter Pilotto well. Also, season three starts in September!
As far as we know, this is it for the Love covers, but we wouldn't be surprised if a Lady Mary cover surfaced at some point as well. Or perhaps they're saving her for a Vogue...