Sky Ferreira on set for 'I Blame Myself.'
Are shoppable music videos the wave of the future? Some people might think that. OK, it's me—I think that. Considering the blurring divide between editorial and commerce, and fashion and music, the video genre seems primed to take off. There’s also the fact that music videos are really expensive and, as they’ve become more and more about the clothing, getting killer looks for them can be a budgetary hurdle, especially if you’re an emerging artist without designers lining up to loan you looks.
Online retailer Ssense is making a case for the shoppable music video, along with their partner System magazine. First they teamed up with Iggy Azalea when she was a wee spitfire back in 2012 on the video for “I Think She Ready.” (As we noted last week when her Revolve campaign was announced, Iggy is kind of a pioneer in this realm.) Now, they’re working with another artist at the forefront of the intersection of music and fashion, Sky Ferreira, on the video for her new single “I Blame Myself.”
Here at MTV Style we get really excited when the worlds of music and fashion meet, so Coachella is like a homecoming of sorts, where everyone tries a little harder and flaunts their style, whether they’re turning up their usual look or testing out some riskier #FASHUN. With a star-studded lineup and killer surprise guest list, it’s safe to say that this year Coachella had some of its most eye-catching moments yet—and this was only Weekend One.
Katy Perry at Coachella 2014.
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Katy Perry didn’t perform but she was (easily) spotted around the festival all weekend long—who could miss her with that new slime-green hair? Obv, Katy didn’t wear a flower crown; she already had a lot going on in the hair department. Katy showed that her green 'do is actually more versatile than you’d think, pairing it with a very ladylike black-and-white ensemble and a turquoise pencil skirt and matching crop top.
Iggy Azalea x Revolve clothing, coming soon.
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Blink and you might have missed Revolve’s cameo in the Clueless-themed video for Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX’s “Fancy.” The online retailer played the very important role of providing the closet-organizing app for Iggy. As it turns out, their appearance in the video was more than just your run-of-the-mill product placement and a reminder that a closet organizing app needs to exist. (If you know of any good apps Cher would approve of, please holler this way.) It was IRL foreshadowing that Iggy and Revolve would team up. The Aussie rapper is slated to be the next face of the brand.
Tommy Hilfiger and Zooey Deschanel at the launch of their collaboration.
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Zooey Deschanel has always been a bit prim and proper in her own adorkable way, so it’s pretty perfect that the actress/singer/nail-art extraordinaire has teamed up with Tommy Hilfiger on a capsule collection called "To Tommy, From Zooey," naturally. Zooey’s designs are exactly what we’d expect and want from her: hyper-femme pieces with a vintage flare that'd work as well for a concert as they would at family brunch. Oh yeah, and if yacht clubs are your stomping ground, you’re going to love this even more.
Lupita Nyong'o for 'Marie Claire.'
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If two magazine covers are better than one, five is, like... *eyes turn to hearts and spring out of skull, tongue unfurls onto floor, and a tiny version of you walks out from inside your mouth and faints on the tip* And that's EXACTLY (more or less) what happened when we saw that Marie Claire had tapped Lupita Nyong’o, Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning, Emilia Clark, and Kate Mara for the mag's May issue.
Lupita Nyon'o for 'Marie Claire.'
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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Lupita can do no wrong. For her cover, Lupita wears a hot-pink, snakeskin-trimmed gown by Christopher Kane. Inside, she wears a black-and-white optic Dior stunner that she accessorized with a ribbed scarf and a Graziela Gems ear cuff. And in her interview, Lupita is as poised as ever on the topic of other peoples’ opinions: "Being called gorgeous is not a bad thing! But at the same time, I don't want to thrive on people's opinions of me."
As for her path to fashion darling-dom? It has a lot to do with her stylist, Micaela Erlanger, who covered the Hollywood Reporter with Lupita earlier this year. "I wasn't a follower of fashion. It was a world unknown,” Lupita says, “Then I met my stylist, Micaela Erlanger...and we came to interpret my style: clean lines, strong color."
Beyonce on the cover of 'Out.'
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Ring the alarm. Beyonce is not only topless on her first magazine cover of 2014, Out, she’s also platinum with a bob à la Marilyn Monroe. We’ve seen a lot of different Beyonces over the years—case in point: We saw 17 of them just over the course of her visual album—but this is an entirely new look for Queen B.
Beyonce for 'Out.'
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Inside the magazine, we get a look at Beyonce’s revealing cover outfit: just two body chains and two tiny necklaces. But then again, those necklaces likely cost more than our clothes budget for the year, so you do you, Bey. Since she was in the midst of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour during the shoot, she was probably pressed for time and needed quick outfits to wear. (I mean, she didn’t even have enough time to sit down with the writer for a face-to-face interview—they emailed.) To be fair, though, Bey does make a great case for an all-white suit when she pops up in a beaded eyelet tuxedo in another shot.
Are Kanye's new shoes dropping in June?
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If you were awake for, like, half of last year, you’ll know that Kanye West has a lot of grievances with the fashion industry. Ye’s been airing out his issues for quite some time on the Yeezus tour, radio interviews, television, Twitter—you name it, he's covered it. Well, those fashion monologues eventually led to Kanye breaking off his relationship with Nike, who was at the center of much of his wrath after they kept pushing back the release date of the hotly anticipated Red Octobers (which surprise-dropped in February), and Adidas swooped in, offering Kanye a reported $10-million contract and the chance to design his own line for the sports brand.
Today in Germany, where Adidas is based, Kanye hosted a pep rally of sorts for the company, performing, monologuing, and revealing that—get excited—there’s a new Yeezy coming in June (whether that means we'll be able to get our hands on them then or if that's the timing of our first look is still unclear). Rather than the fired-up tone of his so-called "rants," Ye leaned more toward motivational speaker for this appearance. In his presentation, he shared on everything from sketching shoes in the fourth grade to how ranting is his oxygen and how he just wants to make “usable art.” Here are the best Yeezy-isms from his Adidas presentation.
With all of her time spent on and around runways, Rita Ora is pretty much a pro at walking with ~style~. It makes sense, then, that walking is the focus of Rita's new Funny or Die video, co-starring Korean pop star HyunA. We had no idea that Rita was skilled in so many walks, let alone that so many walks exist in this world. In the video, dubbed “Girl, You Better Walk,” Rita pulls out a whopping 10 different walks. SPOILER ALERT: Sadly, none of them were taught to her by RuPaul, the godfather of the catwalk, whose song “Super Model (You Better Work)” is name-checked in the clip’s title. Oh, what a video that would've been.
Floral on floral.
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We’ve been working overtime lately to keep up with Lady Gaga’s new looks, but we might be finally catching a break on our fashion math because Lady Gaga’s latest obsession is a familiar one: florals. Gaga’s flowery kick started at her Roseland Ballroom residency when Gaga, never one to miss a theme, accessorized with lots of flowers—there was her Botticelli flower crown look, her “flowers can be clothes” nude-suit look, a purple rose ode to Prince, and the list goes on. But lately, Gaga has taken to ornate retro prints that would make your grandma’s couch jealous.
Yesterday, Gagaloo made the internet think she was pulling an April Fools' joke when she walked around in a relatively tame floral outfit. She wore a pair of high-waisted, white tropical floral pants with a black top in a matching print, her hair long and straight, and accessorized with a pair of Saint Laurent oxfords, sunglasses Terry Richardson might already own, and a black Birkin bag.
Haim have always seemed like they’d be a blast to hang out and play dress up with, and now, we have confirmation of that, thanks to a recent shoot with The Coveteur. While our favorite sister-rock trio was getting ready to attend Chloe’s show at Paris Fashion Week, the closet photo blog captured the group’s wardrobe, provided by the French fashion house. Even though we usually see Haim in cut-off shorts, booties, and leather jackets, the band wears polished tailored pieces just as well. And, if you ask us, Chloe and Haim are pretty much the perfect pairing of sensibilities. They both have an enviable laid-back cool.