As a huge Game of Thrones fan, I created a Daenerys-inspired street-style look from my closet in honor of tonight’s Season 4 finale! Call me a nerd if you want, but the unique combination of fantasy, violence, sex and drama on GOT is the ultimate expression of TV as a creative medium. Plots can be a bit cheesy and predictable, however the stunning visuals and engaging dialogue easily make up for that. Daenerys Targaryen is my favorite character, and not just because she’s kickass at life. As a strong, assertive female in the male-dominated world of Westeros/Essos, Daenerys balances her quest for power with compassion for the people she rules.
When putting together my Daenerys outfit, I started with my gossamer-thin periwinkle Haider Ackermann dress, one Daenerys’ favorite colors to wear. She also loves to layer whites and golds, so I threw on my new Zara top. I cinched both pieces for waist-definition with my Elyse Marie Vieni lioness necklace, rigged into a belt with a gold chain. My Chan Luu bracelet (gifted by Debbie Jagel of Ootra!) has Dothraki vibes. For nail polish I chose Chanel Peridot 531, which fit well into my overall look. Red nails don’t jive with her personality!
Last but not least, my Céline ankle boots from 2011 channel the practicality of Daenerys’ footwear choices. After all, she’s leading an army of Unsullied and Second Sons to reclaim the Iron Throne, literally ruling out delicate footwear as a wardrobe option for her.
All in all I think I did pretty well channeling my inner Mother of Dragons!
Photos generously taken by Soundfuse Magazine
As I celebrate the holidays this year in the Colorado Rockies skiing with my family, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year wherever you may be. I hope this is a time of healing and peace for our country and world to reflect on all the ways we can be better in the years to come.
The holidays are just around the corner, which means the pressure is on to pick the perfect gifts. Make it easy on yourself and head on over to CUSP by Neiman Marcus to view my three ‘must-have’ gifts for the season. Four of my favorite Chicago bloggers also hand-chose the best gifts on CUSP.com, proving that Windy City style-setters are making their mark on fashion now more than ever before.