gameofclothes:

FASHION WEEK TREND:  ROYAL RALLY

Like any art form, fashion is a medium in which artists can promote their philosophical or political perspectives.  In that sense, these designers were perhaps showing loyalty to the crown with their work in black and gold.  Polished enough to be regal, but bold enough to show hints of that famous underlying fury, these looks speak to the mixed heritage of House Baratheon.

The Baratheons are descended from two dynasties.  Orys Baratheon was one of Aegon the Conqueror’s finest generals and allegedly also his bastard brother.  During the War of Conquest, Orys slew Argilac the Arrogant, the last Storm King.  As a reward, Aegon gave Orys the Stormlands and installed him at Storm’s End.  Orys also took the king’s daughter as his wife and adopted her family’s words, banners and title.  Thus, in House Baratheon we have a marriage of Valyrian nobility with the pre-Conquest Westerosi royalty.  It is this unique element that shows through in these garments.  We can see a nod to the legacy, power and sophistication of the Valyrian Freehold.  But at the same time, we can sense the weathered, rugged, fearless pride of the Storm Kings.  With the ascent of King Robert to the Iron Throne, House Baratheon began to write its own story in the book of kings.  No one can say what those pages will hold, but one thing is certain: the Storm Lords will always be a force to be reckoned with.

If only there were a Lady Baratheon!  (young Shireen doesn’t count!)



Game of Clothes

GOT + fashion = delightful.

MIA

I’ve been really absent around tumblr lately because I’m gearing up for a trip to Europe.  Leaving Friday, so many things to do!

I am going to London, Istanbul and Barcelona.

Or, in nerd terms, maybe King’s Landing, Volantis and hm, Pentos?

I foresee myself taking pictures of all the royal things with the English lions just so I can give them stupid captions like “Jaime’s sword!” or “Lannister flag!”  

If it happened in Toys ‘R’ Us with a plastic sword/shield, it will definitely happen with antique weapons that actual knights used.

So look for that.  Maybe.  Or don’t.  But I will be back in the beginning of September.

clashofthekhaleesi:

Please HBO, let us have Viserys and Baby!Dany flashbacks in season 2/3

BW version | please don’t post it on Tumblr

I like this because it stands out.  When you’re going through tumblrland, and you come to the massive sea of gifs, this one will be the waves lapping at your feet, or the jumping dolphin that you notice while all the other fish swim below the waves.  Authentic text from the books, a citation, and a cute layout that reminds me of a fairy tale.  Good on you, clashofthekhaleesi!

clashofthekhaleesi:

Please HBO, let us have Viserys and Baby!Dany flashbacks in season 2/3

BW version | please don’t post it on Tumblr

I like this because it stands out.  When you’re going through tumblrland, and you come to the massive sea of gifs, this one will be the waves lapping at your feet, or the jumping dolphin that you notice while all the other fish swim below the waves.  Authentic text from the books, a citation, and a cute layout that reminds me of a fairy tale.  Good on you, clashofthekhaleesi!

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leivos:

Dave Murray has started to create illustrated portraits of the characters from the TV series Game of Thrones. This is a portrait of Beric Dondarrion.


This is wonderful!  Love the quasi-cubist quality.  It almost looks like collage!  I’ve gone through Dave’s website and blog and his work is really great!  Glad to see another Thrones fan taking up arms to support the show!

leivos:

Dave Murray has started to create illustrated portraits of the characters from the TV series Game of Thrones. This is a portrait of Beric Dondarrion.

This is wonderful!  Love the quasi-cubist quality.  It almost looks like collage!  I’ve gone through Dave’s website and blog and his work is really great!  Glad to see another Thrones fan taking up arms to support the show!

ASOIAF video game?

Read this post from GRRM’s “Not a Blog.”  George says that during his trip to Seattle for the ADWD tour, he stopped at Bungie.  But he can’t tell us why, or else he’d have to kill us. 

Bungie is a video game studio responsible for a game we’ve all heard of - Halo.  Could Bungie be developing an ASOIAF-themed video game?  Perhaps a MMORPG set in Westeros where we create our own characters, choose an allegiance to a certain house, and set out on a quest to win the game of thrones?

I’m really not a MMORPG fan, but oh, I so would.  

Everyone’s favorite Faceless Man, JAQEN H’GHAR, will be portrayed in Game of Thrones by German actor Tom Wlacshiha, according to WiC.net.  I am super hyped about this, because he looks PERFECT.  Attractive in a different way, refined, with a very unique look, and eyes that appear simultaneously expressive, detached and deceptive, all qualities necessary to portray Jaqen.
He is German, but IMDB says he’s a polyglot.  I wonder if he’ll use his language skills to give Jaqen a really unique accent indicative of his foreign culture?  
JHG is one of my favorite periphery ASOIAF characters, so this casting is one of the most exciting for me this time around!  I’m super hyped to see Tom in costume, in action, and acting against Maisie! 

Everyone’s favorite Faceless Man, JAQEN H’GHAR, will be portrayed in Game of Thrones by German actor Tom Wlacshiha, according to WiC.net.  I am super hyped about this, because he looks PERFECT.  Attractive in a different way, refined, with a very unique look, and eyes that appear simultaneously expressive, detached and deceptive, all qualities necessary to portray Jaqen.

He is German, but IMDB says he’s a polyglot.  I wonder if he’ll use his language skills to give Jaqen a really unique accent indicative of his foreign culture?  

JHG is one of my favorite periphery ASOIAF characters, so this casting is one of the most exciting for me this time around!  I’m super hyped to see Tom in costume, in action, and acting against Maisie! 

From College Humor’s “If Adult TV Shows Were Remade For Children.”  I love Ghost’s face!

From College Humor’s “If Adult TV Shows Were Remade For Children.”  I love Ghost’s face!

Really simple and beautiful.

Really simple and beautiful.

mirthmatter:

This is so, so, SO excellent.

Byzantine tapestry Ned?  Love it!

mirthmatter:

This is so, so, SO excellent.

Byzantine tapestry Ned?  Love it!

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allalfieallen:

aidangillenhellyeah:

Men of GoT

I didn’t really put them in order (except for having Aidan first <3)


But Aidan and Alfie have been left out of these. Why? I can’t comprehend it…

Looove that they’re all in b&w! This one is great. And the wonderful thing about GoT, there’s something in there for every taste - and that’s just on a purely aesthetic level. If we’re getting into the substance of the show, I could type all day.

But yea, the cast is beautiful.

Lea Seydoux for YGRITTE!

Ygritte is a wildling girl Jon Snow encounters beyond the Wall.  She is pretty sassy, definitely isn’t afraid to speak her mind and is “kissed by fire,” meaning she has red hair.  I will not say anything more than that so as not to spoil any new fans who haven’t yet read far enough to meet her.  

WiC.net created a post outlining potential candidates to fill Ygritte’s role in the HBO show.  I have been a fan of Lea for Ygritte throughout the whole process, as I think she has the perfect look and “foreignness” needed to pull off the character.

Daenerys Halloween costume, anyone?

Inspiration:  Lavender dress from JS Collections Fall 2011.  Wig unknown.  Amethyst contacts from FreshLook ColorBlends.  Dragon opal from Marty Magic.  Paper machier dragons as seen on about.com.

▀ (1) thelaughingstorm asked, "I am kind of really jealous that you got to experience the food truck! Please tell me all about the food!

And the photo entitled "The Seven" in your Flickr album looks very similar to the thing Catelyn was making at Bran's bedside when he fell. Possible? Hehe."
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The food truck was great!  There was such a weird sense of adventure in tracking it down every day, and a thrill when we found it!  The lemoncakes were phenomenal - a light, moist cake topped with perfectly citrusy lemon curd.  Cakes baked with lemon can sometimes sweetened too much in an effort to counteract the natural sour taste of the lemon, but the these struck a perfect balance. :D They really took me into that perfect world of sunshine and rainbows that Sansa Stark loved so much!

The Riverlands (Day 2) squab was very oily.  The closest thing I can compare it to was duck, but much much smaller, and with a less rich taste.  I think that day I preferred the black bread pudding - a moist, fragrant stuffing made with vegetables and dried fruits.  On Day 3, I had black seafood stew from the Wall.  Honestly, I had low expectations for this, but I was pleasantly surprised!  It was a mixture of tender seafood – I think calamari, shrimp, scallops and perhaps some others - with hot peppers and a black sauce.  Quite tasty.  For Winterfell (Day 5) I had venison.  I had eaten venison before, so I knew what to expect, and this didn’t disappoint.  Venison has a more gamey taste than most common meats eaten in the US. It’s rich and dark, almost like if you had a dark, oily steak or cut of pork. The GOT truck served it roasted on skewers and accompanied by baked apple and barley. A very “wild” meal…it made me feel like my liege lord had invited me to a feast for which his men had just hunted deer and gathered grains. I don’t think I have pictures of the venison (absolutely nowhere to put down our stuff and rain saw to that!), but you can see what it looked like on Campfire NYC’s flickr.

As for the prop that you mentioned, after seeing the show I can say it is indeed the wreath/wheel that Catelyn made.  I think it is a depiction of the Seven, meant to watch over Bran.  Cat wouldn’t have been making mini-weirwoods.  ;)