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!
Plus, see Emilia make her Look of the Day debut.
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.
For Emilia Clarke, March is all about debuts! The Game of Thrones actress scored her first spot ever in our Look of the Day roundup with this chic-fierce combination of a moto jacket, white mini, and strapped sandals for a Letterman appearance—just the sort of thing we could imagine Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen wearing (if she lived in modern times). Plus, the brunette beauty is making her Broadway debut, too, taking on the role Audrey Hepburn made famous as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (already in previews). And Thrones is set to return to HBO with its third season premiere on Sunday, March 31. Everything’s coming up Emilia—here’s to seeing more of her great style.
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Cue this music! Coldplay drummer Will Champion will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming season of HBO’s hit fantasy-drama Game of Thrones. And, quite fittingly, he’ll play a drummer. The details surrounding Champion’s role are still unknown, but we can’t help but to hope for a Coldplay concert to take place on the show. For now, we’ll just have to be patient. (Not easy!) Game of Thrones returns for its third season on March 31, 2013. Stay tuned…
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Game of Thrones’s Emilia Clarke is headed to Broadway! The actress has been tapped to star as Holly Golightly in Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, a role unforgettably portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film. Playwright Richard Greenberg adapted the story for the stage, and said in a press release that he aims to “return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone—still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember.” We look forward to seeing Daenerys don the iconic Tiffany’s tiara and necklace when the production opens on Broadway in February 2013.
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Helmut Lang’s signature downtown look got a dose of medieval for fall 2012, with a Game of Thrones-inspired collection that any noble in Westeros—or any fan in our non-mythical world—would love. Creative directors Nicole and Michael Colovos said they looked for an “interpretation of The Game of Thrones guardians,” and as a result, “their dual existence of forest life and a stark minimal world is embodied in the mixing of hard and soft fabrics, tree bark printed leather, and minimal body conscious silhouettes.” In addition, the lineup boasts textured sweaters evoking body armor and fauna-printed pants and dresses, as well as a first-time shoe collaboration with LD Tuttle designer Tiffany Tuttle. “I strove to design footwear for the Helmut Lang collection that was powerful but understated, allowing the materials to create beautiful shapes on their own,” Tuttle said of her five-piece capsule, which includes wedge booties and over-the-knee styles covered in stringray, rubbed suede, and a blood-spattered print. Click through the gallery to see more of Helmut Lang’s Game of Thrones-inspired looks, and shop the collection starting this month at Helmut Lang stores and helmutlang.com.