The Game of Thrones season six premiere happened over the weekend, and ALL eyes were on that red (or kind of grey) carpet style.
Hollywood’s infamous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre hosted the occasion, bedecked in the pennants of Westeros bearing the arms of Great Houses Targaryan, Lannister and (everyone’s fave) House Stark.
Security was tight. The few press that were admitted into the screening entered knowing that any potential plotline leakage or spoiler info would be treated with extreme severity (we’d like to imagine that beheading WAS threatened by staff), and of course, all eyes were on the cast members…
It’s been heavily rumoured that the ladies of the Seven Kingdoms are to be the true heroes of the forthcoming series, and many of the female cast members seemingly chose the season six premiere to showcase GoT-esque hairstyles in honour of this.
Emilia Clarke decided to accessorize her black floral Erdem gown with gold Laboutins, and a rather Dothraki-looking metallic hair thong that kept her long ponytail in place. Considering our normal associations with Emilia (AKA Daenerys Stormborn, of House Targaryen. Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, and Breaker of Chains, etc, etc) involve a signature white blonde wig, this simple technique allowed Emilia to flirt with a very Westeros type hairstyle without having to commit to the platinum.
Sophie Turner stayed loyal to her Stark roots by opting for a Sansa-style halo braid that gathered up her red locks in a very becoming Seven Kingdoms ‘do. The gold torque necklace and dark smoky eye also accentuated this apparent nod to her Game of Thrones character. And don’t get us started on THAT stunning one-shouldered Stella McCartney dress. The late Lord Stark would be super proud.
Other Game of Thrones cast members including Maisie Williams and Lena Heady were also there bigging up the female Seven Kingdoms massive.
With April 24th fast approaching (yes, that’s when the world will FINALLY get to watch the sixth season on HBO), there has never been a time to flirt with some Game of Thrones hair-spiration.
Fancy trying some new-season braids? Check out these plaited styles to work into your Westeros-inspired look.
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