A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" music video.
Photo: RCA Records
Justin Timberlake is almost too smooth for his own good. His moves (both of the dance and business variety) are so slick that in retrospect, you think you should have seen them coming. Like, of COURSE, we should have known that JT would release the official music video for his comeback single "Suit & Tie (Ft. Jay-Z)" on VALENTINE'S DAY, ensuring his title as the best Valentine a bajillion humans have ever (EVER) had. The video, which (!!!) features a mostly-seated Hov, may be in black-and-white, but rest assured, the grayscale does not inhibit either of these dudes from racking up an impressive amount of outfit changes. Thus, we're breaking them all down for you look by look. Happy V-Day, y'all!
Lana Del Rey performs "Burning Desire" for Jaguar's new music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Jaguar
It seems like forever ago when we first announced that Lana Del Rey was the new face of Jaguar cars (come to think of it, it kinda was...) But now, almost six months later, we've FINALLY got a first look at her new campaign! The Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible ad comes in the form of a super slick new music video for her forthcoming single "Burning Desire," penned and performed by Lana herself. The clip dropped this morning, and showcases LDR singing sultrily and giving off major glam retro vibes — what else is new?— dressed in a floor-length silk vintage gown by Ghost. The gorgeous outfit is pure Lana: retro with a body-hugging silhouette that fits her curves so perfectly, it's almost like she was POURED into the dress. It's no secret that our girl loooooves white, but it seems she's swapped her recent foray into the '80s for a tried and true classic Lana look.
A still from Rihanna's "Stay" Video.
Photo: Island Def Jam/Vevo
There's been much ado made about how unbelievably beautiful Rihanna is. Having seen her in person myself, I can attest to the fact that nobody is exaggerating—Rihanna is insanely gorgeous. It seems to radiate out of her in that way that seems to be particular to the very, very famous, and it stops your mind a little bit. One of the main reasons for this, though, is that Rihanna doesn't need to rely on a lot of makeup pyrotechnics to make her look extraordinary—she's got everything she needs already. In her new video for "Stay," Rihanna goes sans makeup, proving to the entire world what we already knew, which is that any bells and whistles a makeup artist adds to that face are really just that. While going minimal makeup is hardly news, going NO makeup in HD is keeping things really real. HD cameras are not forgiving, ya'll. Rihanna still, of course, looks amazing, and now women all over the world know that she has pores. Can you believe that? RIHANNA HAS PORES?! *Slaps palm to forehead because society is sad* Her bare face isn't the only thing that's naked in the video though. Rihanna is in the bath throughout the clip, and you can get a good look at almost all of her shoes through water. A little scandalous, yes, but more beautiful than anything. The "Stay" video is stark, and beautiful, and as emotional as the song, which is one of our favorites off of Unapologetic. Although we love the epic "We Found Love" video, we have to say it's nice to see Rihanna harnessing the emotional weight of this song. Watch the full video after the jump!
Britney Spears in a 'Scream & Shout (Remix)' video promo photo, and the Jeremy Scott x Adidas cage track jacket.
Photo: @BritneySpears' Twitter/Adidas
Pardon our excitement, but we seriously CANNOT stop smiling every time one of our favorite musicians wears a killer Jeremy Scott creation. Just yesterday, Britney Spears tweeted a teaser pic for her upcoming "Scream & Shout (Remix)" video with will.i.am, and she's wearing—you guessed it—Jeremy Scott! She opted for his TOTALLY badass gold chain Adidas cage track jacket from the spring 2013 collection with a leather sports bra. #DEAD She said in her tweet, "This Friday on @106andpark - #ScreamAndShoutRemixVideo!! Here's a tiny taste. Bring The Action!" Um, yes. We definitely want to see this jacket in action.
If you're not familiar with the faces below quite yet, you better hurry up and hop on board the Little Mix train, STAT. These former X Factor UK contestants-turned-girl group are already bonafide pop stars overseas (32 million YouTube hits, NBD), and now they're on the fast track to conquering the U.S. music scene with their debut single "Wings." The addictive R&B-inflected dance track officially dropped last year, but as of today those of us stateside can finally buy the song for ourselves. And with an equally awesome video, we can't really think of a better way to give Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall a true American welcome than to break down all of the rad outfits the girls wore in "Wings". So what are we waiting for?! Let's do this!
A still from Little Mix's "Wings" music video.
Photo: Sony Music Entertainment UK
The vid kicks off with up-close-and-personal shots of each of the girls— in other words, the perfect band intro AND a foreshadow of the individual looks to come. From Leigh-Anne's red lips to Jade's major lashes, it's clear the beauty inspiration is just beginning.
Welp, looks like Justin Timberlake got us again. In the wee hours of this Thursday morning, JT dropped the full version of his "Suit & Tie" lyric video not even a full day after taunting us with this delicious teaser. We were surprised as it was to see Timberlake actually starring in the lyric video (clad in swoon-worthy Tom Ford BTW), but the full version is way exceeding our expectations. While there's no Jay-Z cameo (and accordingly, JT would be right to save that for the official music video) nor is there a fitting room montage à la The Sweetest Thing, there are a HEFTY number of outfit changes. Thus, we're breaking this bad boy down look by look — our first lyric video!
BRINGING FEDORAS BACK
A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" lyric video.
Photo: RCA Records
DAG NAB IT, JUSTIN. I thought we told you you didn't need fedoras anymore??? We suppose it's part of your signature steez, and it lends to the classic Sinatra/Rat Pack thing you're embodying both with your career and this song in particular, but man... Truthfully, you don't need them. In the same breath, you've definitely done worse, so I guess we'll suck this one up.
A still from Justin Timberlake's "Suit and Tie" lyric video.
Photo: RCA Records
We like to think of ourselves as a relatively insightful bunch here at MTV Style. Justin Timberlake drops a new single (his first solo dolo project since FutureSex/LoveSounds was released in 2006) called "Suit and Tie", and accordingly, we should expect whatever video comes with it will feature JT in a... *drumrollll* suit and tie! You don't need to be Nate Silver to predict that. And yet, we're STILL just as excited and slack-jawed and barely mustering up enough energy to fan ourselves with both hands to stall system overload from watching this 30-second teaser (JUST THE TEASER) of the "Suit and Tie" lyric video as if we had known nothing at all.
A still from Ke$ha's "C'Mon" video.
Photo: Kemosabe Records
Paging Taylor Swift: you're not the only one giving furry friends a cameo in your music videos these days. Our girl Ke$ha also called out her Animals in the clip for her party anthem "C'Mon" (who are we kidding? EVERY Ke$ha song is a party anthem!) and the result in a total psychedelic trip. And in true form, the singer also undergoes a series of extreme costume changes, from a ho-hum work uniform (at "Awful House"...get it?!) to a glittery, furry, and embellished number topped off with a major 'tude. It might only be Friday morning, but thanks to Ke$ha, we're officially kicking off the weekend NOW. So join the dance party and let's break it ALL down below!
A still from One Direction's "Kiss You" music video.
Photo: Simco Limited/Sony Music Entertainment
Even if One Direction hadn't diligently rolled out teaser after teaser after teaser prepping you to spend the entirety of today waiting for their "Kiss You" music video, we STILL wouldn't have missed it for the world. Just ONE glimpse of the campy silliness (a.k.a. GIF bait) of that is this musical short was enough to have us clearing out our calendars to spend the rest of the afternoon watching Harry, Zayn, Louis, Liam, and Niall embark on their "epic adventure." Also, to recap all the (many MANY) hilarious outfits the dudes rock in the video. That cue means, just as you expected, we're breaking One Direction's "Kiss You" music video look by look. LEGGO!
A still from Girls' Generation's "I Got A Boy" music video.
Listen, we're already WELL aware that K-Pop group Girls' Generation knows their fashion stuff. This South Korean supergroup (literally- they've got nine members!) hit stateside last year with a splash, making their debut appearance on David Letterman... as well as showing off their SpiritHood steez. Furthermore, they've also made the rounds at international fashion weeks and have almost 10 million fans dissecting each and every one of their style-stocked music videos. No big deal. It's been a minute since the nonet (yes, that's the official name for a 9-piece group) last released their video for "The Boys", so clearly these ladies HAD to make up for lost time with their latest, "I Got A Boy." And did they ever! The band transformed the 5-minute clip into a kaleidoscopic streetwear explosion, working head-to-toe looks and statement pieces alike from Jeremy Scott for adidas, Lazy Oaf, Stussy, and more. The entire thing is a fashion whirlwind SO jam-packed with rad clothes (many of which are available to score yourselves), it's pretty much impossible to watch it just once. Ahem, not that we're complaining...