Why You Need A Vagina To Be In Maisie Williams' Gang + 7 Reasons #InStyleBAFTA Was AMAZING

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A Game Of Thrones and Inbetweeners reunion, a dose of red-carpet feminism from Maisie Williams and more bottles of fizz than you can shake a stick at, yup, this is why our pre-BAFTA party was the #bestpartyever…

1. Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams' awesome #squadgoals

There's just one thing you need to be in Maisie William's girl gang - a vagina, of course. Hitting our roaming reporter for the night InStyle's Shopping Editor Josh Newis-Smith with a totally awesome dose of feminism, Maisie aka Arya Stark, let us know that to be in her gang you gotta get a vagina. Now that's some serious #squadgoals. Sorry not sorry lads. Check out the video above for more snippets from the stars as they hit the red carpet.


2. The best of British talent turned up to get their BAFTA on

Yup, anyone who's anyone in the world of film/music/television/blogging and vlogging got their glad rags on and hit the dance floor.

From Nymphomaniac actress and face of Miu Miu Stacy Martin (debuting a brand new bob no less) and Downton's Laura Carmichael, football legend Gary Lineker who brought his son as his date and Jonathan Ross with his whole family in towe, to the fashion world's darlings Lottie Moss, Immy Waterhouse and Portia Freeman, there were too many celebs to count.

And that was just the beginning. There were cast reunions occurring all over the place with Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams, John Bradley and Thomas Brodie Sangster getting in on the action, The Inbetweeners' Emily Atack, Blake Harrison and Henry Lloyd Hughes bear hugging each other, Humans' Gemma Chan and Emily Berrington toasting a glass of fizz and the War And Peace boys striking a pose in our pop-up portfolio shoot.

Our top spot? Star of Kingsman and EE Rising Star nominee (who we're totally backing to win) Taron Egerton aka the loveliest Welsh man we've ever met. Which is exactly why we named a cocktail after him.

SPOTTED: Gary Lineker looking adorable putting his geek chic glasses on to use his phone and being an absolute babe dealing with everyone asking for selfies. Mr Lineker, our Classy Man Award goes to you!

3. Speaking of which, the cocktails were awesome

Yes, we went there, we named five cocktails after our EE Rising Star talent filled with Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker and Captain Morgan (not all in one obvs). A Boyega Bramble with Tanqueray gin for you? The answer's yes, because they were completely delicious. And did we mention the Bailey's Flat White Martini? Like an Espresso Martini's hot hipster mate, this was the one to get your hands on.


Unless you're more of a fizz gal that is. In that case, Freixenet's thousands of champagne flutes filled to the brim and chilled glasses of Piccini wine were what everyone was drinking. Ongoing dry January fans could get their hands on a cheeky glass of Bottlegreen's finest whilst we caught London Spy's ridiculously good looking Edward Holcroft enjoyed a Hophouse 13 Diageo Hoppy lager with our amazing portfolio photographer Tung Walsh.

SPOTTED: Millie Mackintosh kindly holding the toilet door for Gizzi Erskine and Portia Freeman so they didn't get locked in (like Gizzi did last week!).

4. Everyone's hair game was on point

From Stacy Martin's game-changing bob debut and Rosie Fortiescue's flawless halo braid, to Portia Freeman's pastel pinks locks, Gemma Chan's 60's inspired beehive and Jane Goldman's newly blonde curls, the stars were giving us serious hair envy. Just as well we had the lovely ladies from Paul Edmonds salon to get us BAFTA ready and preened to perfection.

5. Rafferty Law (if you were thinking that's Jude Law's son you'd be right) brought the house down on the decks

Rocking his way straight to the dance floor on arrival, Rafferty and his entourage made a beeline for the decks. Cue Law cracking out non-stop bangers, think everything from Kool And The Gang's Jungle Boogie and George Michael's Freedom to a whole lotta love from Elvis and InDeep's Last Night A DJ Saved My Life. We concur.

The music moment of the evening? David Bowie's Lets Dance hitting the speakers and the dance floor going mental. #Necessary.

6. The epic dance floor, super long Chesterfield sofas, extra large bar and Miss Congeniality-worthy staircase at our epic and totally glamorous venue for the night, 100 Wardour St

Basically the hottest bar in Soho right now, 100 Wardour St was officially the place to be last night. Well, where else could you fit 500 celebs, Dj decks, an impromptu photo shoot and a whole load of fabulous drinks in the centre of London?


Tonight's the night... @100wardourst is OFFICIALLY LAUNCHING

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We've dubbed them the official winners of our award for Best Toilet Selfie Lighting EVER. Seriously, those are some damn flattering mirrors.


SPOTTED: Pixie Lott's boyf Oliver Cheshire busting out to When Doves Cry on the dance floor. Booty dropping included.

7. Mid-party GIFs are too fun

Forget party photo booths, it's all about gathering your celeb BFFs and getting your GIF on. Pixie Lott, Oliver Cheshire, Millie Mackintosh and Zara Martin made sure they remembered their night by hogging the King Of The Booth GIF maker for at least half an hour. We weren't complaining!

8. Getting an in-car massage en route to the party

Yup, InStyle's editor Charlotte Moore went all zen pre-party and got a cheeky back massage courtesy of her snazzy BMW ride. Cars with built-in massage chairs? The world just got a little bit better. We reckon GOT's Maisie Williams was thinking the same thing as she hopped in at the end of the night.


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Did we mention the InStyle goody bag, too?!

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