From times to times, I meet phrases like “I want a dress in Greek style, you know, such an Empire Weist” in the internet and in conversations, – and my eye starts twitching 🙈. I have no idea why this difference in styles bothers me, but I decided to write about that 🙂
Let’s talk about “Game of Thrones”? Tomorrow is March already, a month when first seasons of the show were showed. The 7th season was launched only in July, 2017, while the premiere of the last season will happen in 2019… Soo long. That’s why I’m remembering and reasoning while waiting ))
Personally me concerned about Bran and his role in the history of Winterfell but we’ll talk about it later. Today I’d like to discuss beautiful and terrible Cersei.
I consider Cersei a tragic character: no, she is not a demon. An unfortunate girl, an orphan unless with a living father who uses her as a piece of meat in his throne games. She has never seen another life, doesn’t know love, so she is drawn to her brother – the only person she can trust. She loves her children but uses them in the same way – exactly as her father – because she simply does not know that it might be different.
👑 As you know, in the Game of Thrones, even a fly doesn’t fly “just because”, so it’s natural that the costumes do not just decorate the characters but characterize them throughout all 7 seasons. Conditionally, Cersei’s attire can be divided into 3 periods:
1) The Queen
2) The Regent
3) The Widow
👑Cersei begins her “journey” in the series in feminine dresses of ocher-red tones – these are the colors of the Lannister house to which she belongs entirelly despite the official marriage with Baratheon. Her dresses are multi-layered, with luxury embroidery, rich trim, bare neck and neckline – she is a queen, mother, mistress, she is a beautiful decorative flower.
👑The second period, Regency, does not last long but that is the time she looks most royal: she got rid of all the enemies (including her husband) and became a ruler. There is a new color appearing in her clothes – green: she is full of life. Gorgeous and intricate hairstyles, heavy jewelry, rich embroidery and fabrics – I guess, I like this period in her costumes more than others.👍🏻😍
👑We observe the third period in the last two seasons: short hair, heavy look, she seems to be dressed in a mourning, black, warrior cuirass, tightened with a band-collar, fenced off from all people. There is a scorched hole in her soul, she wants nothing but revenge and power. A dry, thin, burnt-out tree. And her clothing is an almost complete repetition of her father’s, Tywin Lannister, clothing.
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Why I did this collection in monochrome? What the reason of choosing exactly these colors?
White-Black-Red is a basic, fundamental color triad. There are three colors which appear in a culture first, and this is common for all ethnic groups around the world. Levi Strauss wrote in his research: the first thing any culture sees is “light and darkness” separation, then the third color appears, and that’s always Red. The triad “White-Black-Red” is already observed in the Paleolithic art (which was created more than 10,000 years ago). The basic art materials that time were: Clay (White), Coal (Black), and Ocher / Blood (Red). So, whatever Pantons, whatever dozens or hundreds of shades of gray (or any other color) we create and observe, at the initial level – the level of the ancient Mongolia and level of unity with nature, there might be only three basic colors – White, Black, Red.
White is the first color (or to be more exact, light) which any culture sees. White contains all the spectrum. White was a color belonging to some supreme deity since ancient times in the majority of cultures. In the past times, White was the most ambivalent. On the one hand, it’s life (light, egg, milk, semen), joy, day. On the other one – death (winter, snow, ice, bones). White is also a color of a victim (white animals often were sacrificed to gods in ancient times) and innocence, purity, God.
Black color (or to be more exact, absence of the light) is the second thing that a culture sees. Black is one of the basic colors. It means night, darkness and mystery. It means all that a human has feared and admired since the beginning of time. How would the world look like without shadows produced by humans and things? The dark ages are long gone and now deep, reach Black is the synonym of elegance and style.
Red is the most noticeable color. It the first what a human being sees after light and darkness. Unconsciously, we always pay our attention to the objects of the Red color firstly – unless, we force ourselves to focus on something else. In most cultures of the world, Red is a fundamental color. Because Red is about life, blood, strength, energy, sex. Before the 19th century, wedding and holiday costumes were Red (it’s still so in modern India). Also, Red means danger (again, blood and fire as well). The person in Red is always differentiate him / herself from others and attracts attention. By the way, maybe that’s the reason why Gal got the biggest amount of likes when the first photos of the collection were just uploaded in my Instagram 🙂