Her story starts at her lower back where the Tully fish and Stark Direwolf entwine as we move round to the front the Lannister Lion is becoming dominant over the Direwolf and at the back neck the Lions head is stamped onto Sansa. The dress colour was still very much Sansa Stark and the embroidery had pale golden tones but woven through the story are ripe red pomegranates, the red colour symbolising the growing Lannister influence over her.
For Cersei’s wedding outfit the designer Michele Clapton had some rich dark red velvet printed with a gold design of the house of Lannister. I echoed this design which has 2 rampant lions but scaled it up to fit in a band around the top of the arm. I painted the design onto some gold organza and then started to embroider into it building up layers and texture. I used threads, small pearls, Swarovski crystals, metal beads, Italian tubular mesh wire, closed jump rings, and fine metal purl. Once the motifs were embroidered I cut the organza away and then stitched the embroidery onto the costume.
Cersei had a new kimono style costume and for this dress the designer Michele Clapton wanted lions embroidered on the sleeves and wanted it to be bolder and more armour like. For this costume I embroidered stumpwork lions heads so they we particularly 3D and the decoration around was metallic and heavily encrusted with beads and metal rings
For this dress the designer Michele Clapton wanted a dragonscale like textured embroidery that starts to emerge on Daenerys’s costume and becomes heavier and more pronounced, growing and evolving as the season progresses.
To create this I used a North American smocking stitch. I then used a metallic thread combined with blue embroidery thread to do a stitch called “lock stitch” (a good book to find this in is "A Tale of Two Stitches" by Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn) in a random manner to fix and blend the smocked dragonscale onto the dress.
On the second dress I used much more of the lock stitch and started to grow the decoration down the dress.
The third and final dress is in a paper silk so has more sheen, again I applied smocked pieces to the shoulders, but add more down across the bust. Again I add the lock stitch in between, also adding pieces of Italian tubular mesh wire, which I open up slightly and use a lock stitch over the top. The decoration is heavier than on the previous dresses and grows further down trailing off down the skirt panels. The final embellishment is a few Miyuki Tila beads and Miyuki drops in matt metal patina iris on the edge of the sleeve and neck adding another scale like texture.
I have spent the entire season of Game of Thrones waiting for The Red Wedding (and for the fallout on social media) and I have to say that I have never been more disappointed. The book had me sobbing at Clapham Junction last year so hard a police officer came to talk to me and then when he found out the reason he said “OH NO! Why would you read this in PUBLIC!?”
When watching the scene obviously I knew what was coming, I’ve had 9 episodes to prepare myself. The moment I started to cry was when Catelyn started talking. Her last paragraph in this chapter broke my heart watching such a strong character shatter. I have been waiting since last year to see how the book would translate to real life, particularly this scene and it just didn’t happen for me.
It just fell flat and I think personally that was more upsetting than the actual Wedding.
Extreme emotional trauma will be involved and I will be pulling the classic Cersei move
I went through this alone last year at Clapham Junction. I was crying so hard I just collapsed against a wall in a pitiful huddle and a police officer came rushing up to me asking if I was ok. I thumped the book on his chest and he goes “Oh no! You read it in PUBLIC!?!! Don’t you know you are supposed to do this at HOME!”
I have been waiting for this for an entire year so bring on the RW and the therapy.
(This GIF is courtesy the internet, if anyone knows who made it please give me the link and I will give you credit for being amazing).
I haven’t been home since January which means I have had a lot of shows to catch up on in the past few days
Unfortunately I am now caught up on GoT and I can say that while I no longer enjoy the books, I really hate the show. I’m not sure what happened but I really can’t stand it. Besides I already know what happens in the rest of the series. I do however approve of the guy playing Jaqen H’ghar and his hair. Which is basically awesome.
On the other hand we have The Borgias with Francois Arnaud AND Jeremy Irons. I’m actually interested in the plot line, the costumes are beautiful (I also took classes from the man who makes Lucrezia’s gowns), and I love the characters.
Also, there is no Red Wedding that I’m going to have to eventually come to terms with. Even though Augustus Prew met an unfortunate end, I still love the show.
To go against Jaqen H’ghar’s awesome wicked cool,
oh my Lord your face is really sexy hair we have Cesare Borgias and the curls.
And as a bonus I present the Shaggy dog look:
And that, Lords and Ladies, is a terribly hard choice. This is most likely the weirdest question I have ever asked on the Ornamented Being, but in the category of better hair: Who wins?