If she knew then what she knows now…

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has some advice, not just for her young female fans, but also for her younger self.

According to People, Clarke offered some advice to her 18-year-old self in a video for Teen Vogue on relationships, body image and everything in between that women of all ages can relate to and benefit from.

The actress addressed her younger self this way: “18-year old Emilia, I’m going to quote this Sunscreen song at you, I know you know it. You are not as fat as you think you are,” she said. “There are some women who look some way, and there are other women who look another way. Like a whole other way. And the way that the other women look, people love. Because they look like women.”

Even sharing a some relationship advice, Clarke she’s learned that the risk of heartbreak is worth the reward of true love later in life.

“You’re going to feel some serious heartbreak,” she said in the video, according to People. “You’re going to feel some proper things, and the reason why it’s going to hurt so much it’s because, that heartbreak is going to make you doubt yourself. You put yourself out on a plate, and you bare everything, and someone says that they don’t really like that, so that makes you feel like you’re not worth it.”

But she said, you will find people who will make you feel worthy. “But you are, and there are lots of people who are going to tell you that you’re worth it. The people in your life when all the lights are off, the real people you really love, just hug them like everyday.”

As if this advice weren’t enough, People says Clarke also shared what she’s learned in trying to break onto the acting scene.

“There are going to be times when someone says, that dream that you’ve had, your entire life, the moment that someone says that’s impossible, it is,” she explained. “I know you didn’t get into drama school this time around, but, you will. You have the strength to overcome it.”

But perhaps her best advice came when she concluded with this piece of wisdom:

“Little Emilia, I’m just going to say that it’s autumn right now, but winter is coming.”

 

 

 

She Leads, You Follow: GQ Men of the Year Awards

At the Royal Opera House on September 8, the most dapper men took to the red carpet outside of the London, England venue for the GQ Men of Style Awards. Dozens of actors, musicians and famous men of today arrived as polished as ever, but while the night may have been about them, there were a certain few ladies in attendance that may have stolen the show.

One of those eye-catching looks came courtesy of Naomie Harris, who posed on the red carpet in a soft yellow mesh dress covered with intricate embellishments. InStyle reports that the actress finished off her look with a black and gold clutch along with metallic sandals by Tamara Mellon.

Harris’ yellow ensemble was followed up by an orange number donned by “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke. Wearing a tiered, flared and embellished orange frock, Clarke made a statement in her minidress, pairing it with dainty silver bangles and what InStyle says are ankle-strap pumps by Jimmy Choo.

Although Harris and Clarke are styled for a red carpet event, there are certain things from their looks that we can apply to our everyday style.

  1. Cap sleeves cap it off – Naomie Harris’ dress show us just how powerful a cap sleeve can be in a garment. In her dress, the cap sleeve serves to accentuate her shoulders, making them look a bit broader than they appear. This illusion is not only created by the cap sleeve itself, but also by the embellishment on the sleeve, which draws more attention to the shoulder area. Having your shoulders emphasized in this way creates balance between the top half of your body and the lower half of your body, making your shoulders and hips seem perfectly proportional while also creating an hourglass silhouette. The next time you are shopping for a dress or even a top, keep in mind that something as simple as a cap sleeve can work wonders in creating the illusion of balanced, proportionate shape.
  2. Define your waist while wearing a dropped-waist – While dropped-waist dresses can often have the effect of making your legs look shorter, this effect can be reversed when the natural waistline is defined. Emilia Clarke’s orange frock perfectly demonstrates how these double defining seams operate within the garment: the seam at her natural waist fits closer to the body and not only makes her waistline look tiny, but also makes it appear as though her legs begin at that point. The second seam, then, serves to accentuate the top of her hips and complete the hourglass shape she started with her dress’ straight neckline and defined waistline. From this point, the skirt flares out to create an almost A-line silhouette. If you are considering a dropped-waist dress for a special occasion you will be attending, define your natural waistline (if possible) to ensure that your legs look longer while also accentuating your natural curves.