She’s the adorable and headstrong youngest of the three Crawley sisters who spend their days chilling at Downton Abbey. Her prettiness and natural ability to make everyone love her was probably a total kick in the pants to poor Lady Edith, who doesn’t have the style, looks or either the bitchface of her eldest sister or the niceness of her youngest. Girlfriend got the short end of the wealthy young lady stick. But enough about Edith, let’s get back to Sybil (story of Edith’s life). Kiddo isn’t just cute, she’s headstrong and has a conscience. She isn’t content to share Lady Mary’s career path of riding ponies, hosting parties and possibly day drinking as she gets older. Sybil wants to do good in the world. She’s also not down with things like the whole class system. Which is probably why starts thinking of the driver as something more than just a driver.
|It's like Driving Miss Daisy. Except with an irish radical at the wheel and there's a chance of sexytimes.|
1.Look really bored at dinner. But wear a great dress.
You, Sybil, are kind of the Angela Chase of your class system. You are young and your family just doesn’t get you. They’re talking about releasing the hounds at the hunting party or whether to serve fish and you are thinking really deep thoughts. That bored look shows him you know there has to be more to life than the second of six courses on a Tuesday night. (And unlike Angela, that you want a guy who does more than lean).
If you were a Lady Sybil today, I’d occasionally take a page from the Lady Mary playbook and choose some Temperley London. But unlike Mary, be a little more daring. So the Dowager Countess still approves of your gown, but you maintain some street cred with the other cool kids and show a little shoulder when you’re passing by the garage.
3. Know when is the right time to break out the romper.
It takes chutzpah to be a fashion trendsetter. Which is why the formal romper in a flowy material isn’t for the feint of heart.
You want the reaction of the room to be shock and awe. And shocking and awing your fancy and more conservatively minded family will impress your rabble rousing Irishman. You may still be able to shock the family with this YSL romper, although I don’t know if the young radicals today would get your $1400 statement.
The key is to have your grandmother make this face when you break out the formal, satin romper for dinner.
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