If we, the Brits are known world over for representing the quirky side of fashion and celebrating unusual style icons, then Gwendoline Christie is surely flying the Union Jack high. The actress might be (for the moment) mostly known to the masses for playing the rather unglamorous Brienne of Tarth on the cult Game of Thrones, but with her new role in the Star Wars film red carpets will come a-calling. And she is more than ready to rock a lens-worthy outfit. The 6ft 3in beauty has proven her love of experimental dressing many times, from her days of dressing up to dance at the infamous BoomBox parties to walking in a recent Vivienne Westwood show and subsequently starring in the campaign.
From her trademark platinum blonde bob in finger waves at SAG Awards to channelling her inner Greek goddess at the Emmy’s, Christie never misses a point to celebrate her je ne sais quoi. With her experimentation of femininity via thigh skimming shift dresses and androgynous undertones like loafers and boxy jackets, the GoT actress is a fashion force to be reckoned with.
Gwendoline Christie keeps her eccentric-meets-elegant look by following a few rules:
Get adventurous with some colour and experiment with materials
Draping adds drama to any look
Be it ultra feminine or gender neutral, always wear a black shoe
Opt for a dose of kookiness wherever possible
Red lipstick is your best friend
Here are 3 must-haves to get Gwendoline’s look:
Saint Laurent Beaded Velvet Mini Dress, £3,380 at Net-A-Porter– This velvet mini dress encompasses Gwendoline’s sultry look and the minor embellishment detail adds some glam without being too girly.
Underwater Printed Leather Clutch, £270 from Dominika Swiacka – our style crush is rarely seen without a quirky aspect to her outfits, and this digitally printed clutch practically screams Gwendoline Christie. The perfect accessory to brighten up the wintry colours…
MEMO Fringe Flat Shoes, £25 from ASOS– Gwendoline can often be seen flirting with the lines between femininity and masculinity. The gender neutrality of these patent black loafers tone down a soft and elegant look and give a macho echo to a casual outfit.