With her ethereal blue eyes and icy blonde hair, Emilia Clarke‘s character on Game of Thrones may seem angelic, but don’t be fooled. Daenerys Targaryen is truly a force to be reckoned with. Thanks to her spirit and courage, she has rightfully earned her nickname as “Mother of Dragons,” and in addition to her fierce personality, we’re obsessed with the equally-fierce braids she showcases episode after episode. Whether she’s gearing up for battle or conquering a city, each look is more intricate and elaborate than the one the one before it. That’s why we rounded up the best Khaleesi-inspired celebrity braids, perfect for channeling your inner warrior queen. Click through to see each look now, and catch the Game of Thrones finale on HBO tonight at 9 p.m.
Winter is ending! This season of Game of Thrones flew by, but not without some memorable moments that had us glued to the screens (the Red Wedding still has us reeling) and some amazing costume elements that made the show feel authentic Westeros. So, in honor tonight’s season finale, we rounded up 18 items inspired by Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Jon Snow (Kit Harington), and Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer). From scaly pieces reminiscent of Dany’s dragons to full-on leather looks suited for a walk on the wall to brocade looks fit for the Capitol, scoop up these finds to hold you over until winter comes again.
Game of Thrones Is Back Tonight! And Between Her Holly Golightly and Khaleesi Costumes, Emilia Clarke Prefers…Mar 31, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
Mother of Dragons, Game of Thrones returns tonight (9/8c on HBO)! Just one week ago, we watched Emilia Clarke make her Broadway debut in Breakfast at Tiffany’s wearing Colleen Atwood’s chic ’40s dresses—a far cry from the leather crop tops and dirtied skirts she’s worn as Thrones‘ Daenerys Targaryen. That’s why, when we caught up with the star at the play’s opening night after-party, we had to ask her: Which character’s costumes does she prefer to wear? “Colleen’s costumes help me get into character in so many ways! They’re corseted, which definitely helps. And I wear the proper [1940s] stockings with the runs. Everything about the costumes made me feel very much like Holly.” As Daenerys, she joked that her style on the fantasy series was “slightly different;” though, this season, as she travels home to take back the Iron Throne, the actress will be treated to more regal looks, like this blue hooded cloak. Final verdict: “Holly uses her costumes as a mask, but Daene uses them in a much more practical way.” Ever judicious, as a queen should be! Which of her looks do you prefer? Tell us in the comments!
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If you plan on stepping out to brunch this morning—and maybe stopping by your favorite jewelry store on the way—consider this hairstyle: Breakfast at Tiffany’s star Emilia Clarke‘s ’40s-inspired updo, a look created by hair maven Umberto for the star’s stage look. “Audrey Hepburn‘s hair in the film is one of the most requested looks in the world, but when I found out it was set in the 1940′s, I knew we could create something just as elegant and beautiful,” Umberto told InStyle.com. “We gave Emilia an elegant chignon in the back with a soft waveline on the face. It was so easy; all you have to do it roll it up and pin it.” But just in case you aren’t armed with Umberto’s expert fingers, we asked him to break it down a little more for us: Add a drop of Roman Oil Serum ($13 at target.com) to dry hair to make it smooth and shiny, and to eliminate the frizz. Use a flat iron to create the signature ’40s “C” wave around the face, then roll the rest of your hair into a bun at the nape of the neck and pin. Finish with a spritz of hairspray to keep it all in place. Happy window shopping!
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Breakfast at Tiffany’s opened last night on Broadway in New York, and the stars stepped out to celebrate! Emilia Clarke (in Dolce & Gabbana) and Cory Michael Smith (left), who star as the iconic Holly Golightly and Paul Varjack, were joined by Olivia Wilde, Sir Ian McKellen, and Debbie Harry (center) at the Edison Ballroom, where Clarke told InStyle.com just how it felt to take on the role Audrey Hepburn made famous. “It felt really daunting at first! But it feels glorious now,” said Clarke, and added that working with Smith was “incredible.” And Smith was smitten with his leading lady, too. “We have an amazing time together. I love her dearly. I really can’t praise our relationship enough.” A true stage romance!
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The stage production of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s opened on Broadway last night with Emilia Clarke in the role of Miss Holly Golightly. On stage, she worked a true-to-the-novella ’40s face palette (we saw it with our own eyes!), a look designed by makeup artist Sonia Kashuk, who also trained the star in how to do it for the nightly show. “It was more of a very clean, simple face, not so iconic to Audrey,” explained Kashuk. “In fact, we really wanted to stay away from that. So I think it pushed it in a new direction, but still very refined and very polished.” To create Holly’s signature beauty look, she used two pieces from her very own Target collection—the Super Sheer Shimmering Highlighter ($10, target.com) and the Couture Eye Palette ($20, target.com). “The highlighter gave a little lift and helped contour her face so it would be illuminated,” she added. Beautiful!
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Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Broadway: How Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Created the New Holly GolightlyMar 20, 2013 @ 5:49 pm
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is opening on Broadway tonight—and if you’re thinking Audrey Hepburn and lots of little black Givenchy dresses, think again. Performed for the first time on the stage, Breakfast the play takes more of its inspiration from Truman Capote’s tragic novella than the romantic blockbuster that followed. And yet, thanks to Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (of Chicago and Alice in Wonderland fame), this production is just as chic, with good-time girl Holly Golightly (Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke) in scarlet frocks, retro chapeaus, and, yes, one perfect LBD. Read our exclusive interview with Atwood, in which she talks about Emilia, Audrey, and styling your own little black dress like Holly, after the jump. More
Wow, what a look for an exiled queen! It’s so refreshing to see Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones, looking so modern and chic when she traded in her travel-worn Dothraki garb and braided silver wig for a royal blue Victoria Beckham dress and cobalt smoky eye at last night’s season three premiere, held at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. And we caught up with her makeup artist Dawn Broussard (@Dawn_Broussard) to get the inside scoop! “With the color of the dress and how it was sweet, modern, and streamlined, we went with a smoky eye to make it a point of interest on the face,” said the makeup artist, who has worked with Clarke for 18 months. “I wanted it to have drama and also have it be innocent and elegant.” To do so, she prepped the face using Biore’s Acne Clearing Scrub ($7 at drugstores) to “pull out impurities,” she said, then applied a hydrating serum to infuse moisture. Broussard then used a lot of steel grays and silver accents, but blended it for a seamless glow. If you try the look, make sure to listen to Broussard’s most important tip: Pair heavy eyes with a peachy-pink toned cheek and lips to keeps the look fresh, modern, and younger-looking. “It’s so intense and dramatic and these tones play off the dark colors for a more innocent look,” she told InStyle.com. Noted!
Plus, see the step-by-step instructions for a smoky eye.