Laura Carmichael In Jonathan Saunders – ‘Downton Abbey’ Season Five Cast Photocall

Laura Carmichael In Jonathan Saunders R15 - 'Downton Abbey' Season Five Cast Photocall

Laura Carmichael attended the ‘Downton Abbey’ Season Five Cast photocall held at the Millennium Hotel on Monday (December 8) in New York City to promote the season 5 premiere on PBS on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Following the British Fashion Awards, the British actress was still feeling blue, this time selecting a harlequin-print short-sleeve dress from the Jonathan Saunders Resort 2015 collection, which was brimming with girl-next-door charm.

Styling the look with navy pumps, which don’t work at all for me, was the blue eye makeup a step too far in her commitment to her current love of all things blue?

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Laura Carmichael In Christopher Kane – 2014 British Fashion Awards

Laura Carmichael In Christopher Kane - 2014 British Fashion Awards

Laura Carmichael attended the 2014 British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum in London, England on Monday (December 1).

The English actress selected a dress from London-based designer Christopher Kane’s Spring 2015 collection.

On paper, the frock has all the right pieces to create a successful look—a vibrant lavender-blue colour, structure and sass, and interesting design detailing courtesy of the controlled explosion of tulle.

But, sadly, none of the pieces translated on the red carpet, once removed from the runway.

In fact, the effect was rather unflattering and dated. Accessories did nothing to remedy the look’s shortcomings, as the shoes were too matchy-matchy and the oversized beige clutch didn’t match at all.

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Laura Carmichael In Erdem – ‘Madame Bovary’ London Film Festival Screening

Laura Carmichael In Erdem - 'Madame Bovary' London Film Festival Screening

Laura Carmichael attended the London Film Festival screening of ‘Madame Bovary’ held at the Odeon West End on Saturday (October 11) in London, England.

The actress wore an Erdem Resort 2015 white organza creation rendered with striking black floral embroidery for an elegant evening option with plenty of ladylike appeal.

Giving the look a contemporary spin, Laura styled her look with mesh and PVC pumps with metallic toecaps.

The overall look would’ve been perfect had her wavy tresses been worn back in an elegant chignon.

Do you agree?

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Laura Carmichael In Markus Lupfer – ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 Charity Preview Screening

Laura Carmichael In Markus Lupfer - 'Downton Abbey' Season 5 Charity Preview Screening

Laura Carmichael attended the charity preview screening of ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5 held at Empire Leicester Square on Wednesday (September 17) in London, England.

The actress wore a Markus Lupfer Resort 2015 frock featuring a bold waist cut-out sliced into this feminine blue and green graphic-print flared dress.

This look feels so unlike Laura, but I love that she opted for something with a dose of daring chic for a change.

What would Lady Crawley say?

Styled with black sandals to complement the black straps, she completed her look with dark-berry nails and wavy tresses.

Too much skin on display, or does Laura rock this look?

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Laura Carmichael In Erdem – ‘Downton Abbey’ Summer TCA Tour Photocall

Laura Carmichael In Erdem -  ‘Downton Abbey’ Summer TCA Tour Photocall

Laura Carmichael joined her ‘Downton Abbey’ co-stars Michelle Dockery and Joanne Froggatt for the Los Angeles photocall held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday (July 22) in Beverly Hills, California.

Wearing a vivid red floral-embroidered sleeveless Erdem Pre-Fall 2014 dress with a solid black back panel, the actress interestingly styled the look with Rupert Sanderson ‘Elba’ pumps, when perhaps black would’ve been the most obvious choice.

Wavy tresses, kohl-rimmed eyes and a complementary glossy lip colour rounded out her look.

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Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery and Lily James for Harper’s Bazaar UK August 2014

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There are two covers for the August 2014 edition of Harper’s Bazaar UK: one featuring Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery and Lily James, and one of just Michelle on her own.

All the ladies are wearing looks from Valentino’s Pre-Fall 2014 collection, with Michelle’s the most familiar as we’ve already seen this beauty on Cate Blanchett.

With ‘Downton Abbey’ returning for Season 6 in the fall on ITV, Harper’s Bazaar caught up with the ladies.

Michelle Dockery on how she’s ‘grown with the role': ‘Lady Mary always seemed sure of herself, but “it was a brashness that came from insecurity, whereas now it’s different, she’s very confident in her own skin, and I guess [that’s] the parallel, really, with my own life; I feel like I’ve reached a point now where I’m much more content and confident”.’

Laura Carmichael on when a French journalist who asked her why the show is such a hit; what’s the secret to its triumph: ‘Instead of answering, I turned the tables and asked him what he thought. “Because it is full of women”, he said, and I was like, “God, you’re so right!”‘

Lily James on the daily education on acting and being an actor on set: ‘I’m learning a lot about how to be one of the “good” actors. You’d hope that it’s natural to be a good person, and kind, but I’m learning how to deal with long, sometimes boring days.’

To see the full photo shoot, which includes the rest of the female cast, in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar, pick up a copy when the mag hits newsstands tomorrow, 4 July.

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