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GET THE LOOK: Sharon Raydor [Major Crimes 3x15 Chain Reaction]

Sharon Raydor in casual attire? Be still my beating heart! And you wanna know what's more? It's totally my style! What does that say about me? My style is similar to that of one of Mary McDonnell's character? I'll take that! Whenever Sharon stepped into that police tent on Monday's new episode of Major Crimes (3x15 Chain Reaction), I nearly died from the gorgeousness. I'm serious. I loved everything about the outfit - the jacket, the top, the jeans and the boots. Oh the boots! Don't even get me started on the hair and the make-up or all you will see is an incoherent keymash of epic flailing proportions. Nevertheless, after a nap, I started sourcing the outfit and here is what I managed to find...

Check it all out at my blog page, kazzified29

Raydor's Rouge || Maybelline's Answer to Mademoiselle

I am obsessed with Sharon Raydor’s make-up on Major Crimes. I spend a good chunk of every episode wondering what Robin Siegel has done and possibly used when creating Sharon’s look for that episode or scene. I then found an interview with Robin Siegel on MostlyMary.com and subsequently started a list of make-up wishlist - hey, people do it for Kylie Jenner or Cheryl Fernandez-Versini or *insert popular celeb name here*. I can do it for the same with Mary McDonnell’s make-up. Just sayin.

However, to get Sharon Raydor’s exact lipstick, you will have to fork out £25/$35 for Chanel’s Rouge Coco lipstick in shade No5 Mademoiselle. Now, I didn’t splurge as I used points that I had gathered in Boots to purchase mine.

But, if you don’t want to spend that much on a single lipstick, then see what budget friendly alternative I found that is a close substitute for Mademoiselle at my blog, kazzified29.
18 December 2014 @ 09:51 am
Hello Mary fans!!

As some of you may be aware from other social media, there are a number of us attending Mary's upcoming production The Cherry Orchard, to be performed with David Strathairn and Olivia Mell (Mary's very own daughter).

I am travelling from Melbourne, Australia to attend the event, and am travelling with people from 3 other countries; between us we are representing 4 continents. As such, I thought it might be a nice idea to make Mary a world map featuring all the names and home locations of those who are going to the play to see her; something to show how truly universal her fandom is.

If you would be interested in participating in this project, please contact me to put your name down - Inbox me at my tumblr - anonymous is enabled for those who wish to remain so, and you don't need an account to ask.
All that is required is your first name (or pseudonym) and your home location (general city area, or even state is fine - no address required).

I'd love to get as many names on this thing as possible. So far I have over a dozen, but I know there are so many of us going and it would be great to fill this map with Mary's fans to show her the love! :)
14 December 2014 @ 11:40 am


Hands up those that loved Sharon Raydor's dress at the end of last week's Major Crimes 3x13 Acting Out episode? I sure did and within a heartbeat I was trawling the Internet for cheaper alternatives! With the Christmas season, the little lace dress is the 'go-to' dress and there are a load to choose from but whether or not they were similar to Sharon's is another thing.

Check out what I managed to find here at my blog kazzified29.
29 November 2014 @ 02:40 pm


Thanksgiving has come and gone so that can only mean one thing - it is now officially the countdown to Christmas and the party season is upon us. With that in mind and the fact that it is one of the most fashionable times of year, you can get Mary McDonnell's style for the party season with a little blog post that I put together. I've included an outfit inspired by one of Mary's outfits, make-up suggestions and a YouTube tutorial from another channel for an idea of a possible hairstyle.

You can check it all out at my blog, kazzified29.
20 November 2014 @ 12:45 pm
Originally posted by ellie5192 at New Chapters
Hi all!!
I've been hugely absent from livejournal of late, and as such there are a lot of chapter updates and stories that I haven't linked on here, all of them for Mary's fandom. So, I will try and collate them all here in a single masterpost of updates. This is just a repost (and if you're following me on tumblr or ff.net or AO3 these are just repeats).

Major Crimes:

The Slow Turning Tide || Sharon/Andy || Rated PG || ff.net or AO3 || "She was not so unaware of herself as to not notice the road they were travelling, step by step, dinner after dinner; family invitations one after the other until the extra dining set at the table was always hers." (3 Chapters, complete)

The Judgement of Solomon || Sharon & Ricky || Rated G || ff.net or AO3 || "She pauses, eyes him critically. Takes in his height and his terrible haircut. Looks at her boy that is now a man, and decides that yes, he is most certainly old enough to hear this from her. It's about time she stopped wrapping her children in cotton wool and deluding herself."

The Art of Play || Sharon/Andy || Rated R || ff.net or AO3 || Challenge: “Sharon and Andy go on a sex toy website together”… and then a whole lot more…

For All Time:

Simple Times Series || Charles/Laura
Closer || Rated M || ff.net or AO3 || "And just when he thought his life couldn’t get any better…" The baby is born.
Wanted || Rated PG || ff.net or AO3 || Mary questions her place in the family now that the new baby has arrived, and Charles finds a way to make sure she is loved.


Another and the Same || Liz/Bishop || Rated G || ff.net or AO3 || Headlong, extinct, to one dark center fall, And Death and Night and Chaos mingle all! — Till o'er the wreck, emerging from the storm, Immortal Nature lifts her changeful form, Mounts from her funeral pyre on wings of flame, And soars and shines, another and the same.

E/R (1984):
Two Birds Series || Eve/Howard
You Feel It || Rated PG || ff.net or AO3 || “How do you spell 'love'?" - Piglet
Silly Daddy || Rated G || ff.net or AO3 || A little filler chapter while I polish up the next full-length one. Eve and Rachel get all cuddly and Howard is a smug little shit.
raydor tutorial


With Hallowe'en in another two weeks, I put together a little Get the Look piece for you all which includes a make-up and hair tutorial and an outfit.

Over the past month, I've been loving Major Crimes because it's awesome, and Mary McDonnell is amazing (duh). So, Hallowe'en, a time when we get to dress up as anyone that we want and Sharon Raydor, a character who has amazing fashion sense - what could I possibly do with those two things? Hallowe'en costume! Dress up like Captain Sharon Raydor! Why not? Who wouldn't want to be her?

I looked through website upon website until I found the perfect dress and shoe combination to match the look that I wanted from one of the Major Crimes promotional cast shots for season 3.

A full post on everything is here @ kazzified29

I hope that it is okay to post this here.
21 September 2014 @ 11:03 pm

We had over 400 prompts for this round! Pop on over and peruse the list and grab some prompts!
11 September 2014 @ 12:03 am


Submit prompts here. There is no limit whatsoever to the amount of prompts you can submit. In fact, I encourage you all to dig so deep and find all those prompts! Absolutely any Mary character is welcome - het, femslash, gen, crossover, whatever makes you happy! Let’s get lots of prompts and have lots of Mary!
The below video showed up in one of those YouTube recommendation emails. I haven't watched the whole thing yet because I'm about to leave for work. But I watched the first few minutes and Mary is there :)

video description: Streamed live on 12 Aug 2013. Panel includes: Mary McDonnell, Tony Denison, G.W. Bailey, Raymond Cruz, Michael Paul Chan, Robert Gossett, Phillip P. Keene, Graham Patrick Martin, Kearran Giovanni, Jonathan Del Arco, Nadine Velazquez and Executive Producers James Duff and Mike Robin. Moderated by Mary Murphy.