The Hidden Message in Sansa’s Hairstyle During the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale

This post contains spoilers for the finale of Game of Thrones. Consider yourself warned.

Listen, I’m one of the many people with a lot of notes on the Game of Thrones finale—well, and the past two seasons, really. But one thing this show has almost always gotten right is the hairstyles, and that remained true through the last moments of HBO’s epic series.

Over the course of eight seasons, the incredible stylists on the show have woven hidden meanings into the hairstyles of characters like Cersei and Daenerys. Perhaps the character who had one of the most dramatic character arcs on the show is Sansa Stark, and the changes she underwent were often reflected in her hair.

Through her hair, Sansa emulated women in her life, from her mother Catelyn’s simple yet beautiful braids to the more elaborate styles worn by Cersei during the early seasons in King’s Landing. “Sansa’s hair is constantly reflecting the people she’s learning from, or mimicking, or inspired by at the time,” Sophie Turner explained to Refinery29 in 2017. “When she’s Cersei’s prisoner, and she’s kind of absorbing all her manipulative techniques, it’s reflected in her hairstyle, and when she’s finding the spirit of Margaery in herself, she wears her hair like Margaery.”

But tonight Sansa stood up for herself and her kingdom by refusing to bend the knee to her brother, Bran, and securing freedom for the North with her as the queen. In the closing moments of the show, we see Sansa make her way through the lords of Winterfell to be crowned and her hair is noticeably down—simple and without braids.

She is no longer modeling herself after others. Instead she has truly come into her own as Sansa Stark, the Queen in the North.

It’s a truly memorable moment for a character who has grown from a petulant child to a true leader, after suffering as much as almost any character on a show filled with agonizing pain. Fans on social media were equally moved.

“She never wears her hair down. Sansa has always used her hair to look like the people she’s trying to emulate, as well as trying to communicate non-verbally,” one fan tweeted. “By wearing her hair down, I feel like she’s showing that she’s her own person and she can speak for herself now.”

All hail the Queen in the North—long may she reign.

Abby Gardner is a contributing writer at Glamour. You can follow her pop culture musings on Twitter @abbygardner or in her weekly newsletter, We Have Notes.

People Are Not Happy With Arya’s Ending on Game of Thrones

Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers ahead.

The Game of Thrones series finale was an emotional rollercoaster, filled with so many twists and turns we didn’t see coming. Bran Stark was anointed head of the six kingdoms, while Sansa became queen of the separated North. Dany died. There was a mysterious water bottle in one of the shots. Fans will be processing what went down for weeks, if not months.

And they probably won’t get over what happened to Arya any time soon. In an interesting turn of events, she was tapped to lead the exploration of unknown territories in Westeros. We’re not sure what her intentions are on this journey, but the move is reminiscent of colonialism.

Several fans are confused as to why Arya, who’s so good at combat, was given this ending. Remember, people: She killed the effing Night King. It seems like her talents are better suited for a more intense mission.

The Twitter reactions, below, echo that sentiment. Check them out for yourself, below:

Hands down, Arya’s biggest moment on GoT this season was the Night King takedown. Maisie Williams revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly she wasn’t sure how fans were going to react to it.

“I immediately thought that everybody would hate it, that Arya doesn’t deserve it,” she said. “The hardest thing in any series is when you build up a villain that’s so impossible to defeat and then you defeat them. It has to be intelligently done because otherwise people are like, ‘Well, [the villain] couldn’t have been that bad when some 100-pound girl comes in and stabs him.’ You gotta make it cool. And then I told my boyfriend and he was like, ‘Mmm, should be Jon though, really, shouldn’t it?’”

The answer to that is, obviously, no. Arya earned that Night King kill—and every other great thing that happened to her this season, too.

Scarlett Johansson Just Revealed She’s Engaged to SNL’s Colin Jost

Send your love and congratulations Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost’s way today, because the actress’ publicist just confirmed to The Associated Press the couple is engaged.

The rep says that no date has been set yet for a wedding, and given how private the couple is—by Hollywood standards, at least—we likely won’t hear many more details until the big day. Aside from walking the Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame red carpets together and a few cameos from ScarJo on Saturday Night Live, where Jost is a head writer and Weekend Update anchor, they rarely address their relationship in the public eye.

It’s seems to be going well, though; one of the few times Jost has talked about his relationship with Johansson, he told E! News at the Emmys she’s “pretty cool.”

“It’s hard to have a lot of complaints,” he added. “She’s pretty awesome.”

We know their relationship started some time before May 2017, which is when they were spotted engaging in PDA at a Saturday Night Live wrap party. A source told E! News at the time that they were “hooking up” and it had “been going on for a bit” by that point.

This will be the first wedding for Jost, 36. Johansson, 34, has been married twice before, to actor Ryan Reynolds in 2008 and journalist Romain Dauriac in 2013. She and Dauriac have a daughter, Rose, together.

“Scarlett and Colin are in love and share many of the same interests and the same sense of humor,” a source told People recently, adding, “Scarlett is very happy.”

Wedding planning is just one more thing Johansson and Jost have to add to their already-busy plates. Jost is deep in the trenches with SNL while Johansson has four projects in the works, according to IMDB. You can still catch her in Avengers: Endgame now.

Scarlett Johansson Just Revealed She’s Engaged to Colin Jost of ‘SNL’

Send your love and congratulations Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost’s way today, because the actress’ publicist just confirmed to The Associated Press the couple is engaged.

The rep says that no date has been set yet for a wedding, and given how private the couple is—by Hollywood standards, at least—we likely won’t hear many more details until the big day. Aside from walking the Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame red carpets together and a few cameos from ScarJo on Saturday Night Live, where Jost is a head writer and Weekend Update anchor, they rarely address their relationship in the public eye.

It’s seems to be going well, though; one of the few times Jost has talked about his relationship with Johansson, he told E! News at the Emmys she’s “pretty cool.”

“It’s hard to have a lot of complaints,” he added. “She’s pretty awesome.”

We know their relationship started some time before May 2017, which is when they were spotted engaging in PDA at a Saturday Night Live wrap party. A source told E! News at the time that they were “hooking up” and it had “been going on for a bit” by that point.

This will be the first wedding for Jost, 36. Johansson, 34, has been married twice before, to actor Ryan Reynolds in 2008 and journalist Romain Dauriac in 2013. She and Dauriac have a daughter, Rose, together.

“Scarlett and Colin are in love and share many of the same interests and the same sense of humor,” a source told People recently, adding, “Scarlett is very happy.”

Wedding planning is just one more thing Johansson and Jost have to add to their already-busy plates. Jost is deep in the trenches with SNL while Johansson has four projects in the works, according to IMDB. You can still catch her in Avengers: Endgame now.

Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke Says She Had a Hard Time With All the Negative Comments About Dany

This post contains major spoilers for the finale of Game of Thrones. Consider yourself warned.

It’s hard to believe, but we are now living in a post-Game of Thrones world. Today, the Internet will be flooded with hot takes about whether or not the show nailed the landing and if characters ended up where they should have. (Spoiler: a lot of people don’t think so.)

The fervor makes sense: After more than eight years watching this epic show, fans have formed strong bonds with their favorites like Daenerys Targaryen. But there’s likely no one who cares more about the Mother of Dragons than the woman who brought her to life on screen, Emilia Clarke.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Clarke admitted she cried when she read the final script. After all, Dany is killed by her lover/nephew Jon Snow after she laid waste to much of King’s Landing with her remaining dragon, Drogon.

But more than that, Clarke says the negative commentary on the Internet about the show has also taken its toll on her. “I have my own feelings [about the storyline], and it’s peppered with my feelings about myself,” she told Entertainment Weekly . “It’s gotten to that point now where you read [comments about] the character you [have to remind yourself], ‘They’re not talking about you, Emilia, they’re talking about the character.'”

Luckily, she also had her mom around for moral support. “I genuinely did this, and it’s embarrassing and I’m going to admit it to you,” Clarke said. “I called my mom and [said] ‘I read the scripts and I don’t want to tell you what happens, but can you just talk me off this ledge? It really messed me up.’ And then I asked my mom and brother really weird questions. They were like: ‘What are you asking us this for? What do you mean do I think Daenerys is a good person? Why are you asking us that question? Why do you care what people think of Daenerys? Are you okay?’ And I’m all: ‘I’m fine! … But is there anything Daenerys could do that would make you hate her?’”

For what it’s worth, I’ll always love you, Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regent of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.

Abby Gardner is a contributing writer at Glamour. You can follow her pop culture musings on Twitter @abbygardner or in her weekly newsletter, We Have Notes.

14 Father’s Day Gifts Dads Actually Want

Does the dad in your life want to craft his own beer? Splash whiskey over frozen cube-shaped rocks? Such are the questions we ask ourselves as the Father’s Day gift guides begin to filter into our feeds each year. The condition of his current grill tools is suddenly called into question, and we find ourselves once again debating the appeal of mail-order steak. If only we could all agree to treat this thing like Mother’s Day: flowers, chocolate, and/or brunch and our work here is done. But not on Father’s Day—his gifts need to be stylish or clever or smart or useful, the sort of thing that won’t seem frivolous to a guy who spends his days talking about insurance deductibles, whole-house generators, and which car seats can fit three-across in a hybrid. Yes, this is a holiday where the shopping bar is high, but we have to try. On that note, allow us to present our 2019 Father’s Day gift guide, in which we stick to items that give him the best present of all: Not having to pretend to love your gift.

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Says She Had a Hard Time With All the Negative Comments About Dany

This post contains major spoilers for the finale of Game of Thrones. Consider yourself warned.

It’s hard to believe, but we are now living in a post-Game of Thrones world. Today, the Internet will be flooded with hot takes about whether or not the show nailed the landing and if characters ended up where they should have. (Spoiler: a lot of people don’t think so.)

The fervor makes sense: After more than eight years watching this epic show, fans have formed strong bonds with their favorites like Daenerys Targaryen. But there’s likely no one who cares more about the Mother of Dragons than the woman who brought her to life on screen, Emilia Clarke.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Clarke admitted she cried when she read the final script. After all, Dany is killed by her lover/nephew Jon Snow after she laid waste to much of King’s Landing with her remaining dragon, Drogon.

But more than that, Clarke says the negative commentary on the Internet about the show has also taken its toll on her. “I have my own feelings [about the storyline], and it’s peppered with my feelings about myself,” she told Entertainment Weekly . “It’s gotten to that point now where you read [comments about] the character you [have to remind yourself], ‘They’re not talking about you, Emilia, they’re talking about the character.'”

Luckily, she also had her mom around for moral support. “I genuinely did this, and it’s embarrassing and I’m going to admit it to you,” Clarke said. “I called my mom and [said] ‘I read the scripts and I don’t want to tell you what happens, but can you just talk me off this ledge? It really messed me up.’ And then I asked my mom and brother really weird questions. They were like: ‘What are you asking us this for? What do you mean do I think Daenerys is a good person? Why are you asking us that question? Why do you care what people think of Daenerys? Are you okay?’ And I’m all: ‘I’m fine! … But is there anything Daenerys could do that would make you hate her?’”

For what it’s worth, I’ll always love you, Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regent of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.

Abby Gardner is a contributing writer at Glamour. You can follow her pop culture musings on Twitter @abbygardner or in her weekly newsletter, We Have Notes.

A Plastic Water Bottle Somehow Made It Into the Game of Thrones Finale

This post contains spoilers for the series finale of Game of Thrones. Consider yourself warned.

Well, it’s finally over. Game of Thrones has ended, and we know what becomes of the Iron Throne, the Starks, and even Drogon…well, kind of. (Hope you’re doing OK out there, buddy.) Of course, fans had immediate—and strong—reactions to the way showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff chose to end the epic series. Fans had another gripe beyond how their favorite characters were portrayed: They also spotted one last “oops” moment in Game of Thrones by way of a plastic water bottle in a scene, much like the Starbucks cup that came before it.

It happens in a scene in which the most powerful remaining people in Westeros have gathered together to decide who shall rule and what to do with prisoners Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow. While they’re discussing the idea of democracy, there is a plastic water bottle just behind Samwell Tarly’s foot. Yes, really.

Take a look for yourself, below, or forward to around the 46:19 mark in the episode.

And here’s a close-up:

Chances are these sorts of “mistakes” have happened many times in the show’s history. It’s somewhat understandable given the expansive productions and number of extras often involved. But the Internet detectives out there have also become very good at finding these moments over the show’s run. “They should’ve made the water bottle king of Westeros,” one fan wrote on Twitter. “Are you trying to tell me the 3 eyed raven didn’t see this shit coming? All hail Bran the Broken, first of his name, ruler of 6 of the 7 realms, 3 eyes, 2 wheels and 1 water bottle. May his reign be long and recyclable,” another joked.

HBO previously scrubbed the coffee cup from that episode and released a hilarious response stating that “the latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”

No word yet on Sam’s water bottle.

Abby Gardner is a contributing writer at Glamour. You can follow her pop culture musings on Twitter @abbygardner or in her weekly newsletter, We Have Notes.

The 6 Best Swimsuit Trends of 2019 – Editor Favorites

Not unlike underwear, swimwear is something that’s very personal. Shopping for a new suit isn’t always as simple as picking one-piece over two. There are fit concerns to keep in mind, new brands to look into, and of course, trends to consider.

This year’s biggest swim trends are all about making a statement poolside or on the beach (or with your regular clothes, because why not?): floral prints closer to wallpaper than actual nature, geometric cutouts on slick one-pieces, rainbow-grade stripes, ribbed fabrics, ruffled or otherwise accented statement shoulders, and sleeved suits. And you can find takes on each of them at different budgets, from affordable brands like Swimsuits for All and Aerie to designer favorites like Solid and Striped and Chromat.

Read on to recap—and shop—six swim trends you’ll be seeing all over the ’gram in 2019.

15 Black One-piece Swimsuits You’ll Wear All Summer Long

Swimsuit trends come and go, but the L.B.S. is a timeless summertime essential.

I’m talking, of course, about the little black swimsuit—LBS for short. It’s integral to every poolside wardrobe, a classic and minimal one-piece that evokes the old-school glamour of Jane Russell and Elizabeth Taylor on holiday in the fifties but still feels modern and elegant in 2019. Basically, it’s the LBD of summer. And recently it’s become my shopping obsession.

LBS’s have been around for decades. But I really became infatuated with the style—specifically, one by Hunza G—in the past few years. I wore it throughout my second pregnancy, because the crinkle fabric grew with my belly (the nylon-elastane mix allowed just the right amount of stretch) but made me feel comfortable wearing a swimsuit as my body was drastically changing. Actually, the textured material is my favorite part of my LBS: It sets it apart from the more basic black one-pieces on the market, giving it a contemporary feel. Plus, it doubles as a bodysuit that I wear with skirts or underneath a sheer dress.

Whether you prefer a classic, scoop-back style or one that’s more stylized—with a one-shoulder strap, a stomach cutout, a high neck, or a plunging neckline—there’s an LBS for you. Check out some of our favorite black one-piece swimsuits for 2019, ahead.