A still from Nicki Minaj's "High School" music video.
Photo: Cash Money/Young Money
Despite the fact that Nicki Minaj has been ALL over the place recently, what with her American Idol gig, her Pink Friday perfumes (and the accompanying bottle clothing collection) and her ELLE cover, we've got to admit, we miss her live shows. The pop star says she's (understandably) too busy with her various fashion projects to plan a tour right now, though, and you know what? That's OK, because her new "High School" video is an excellent alternative.
Yep, after days of giving sneak peeks and BTS snaps on Twitter, the time has finally come! Barbz dropped her video upon the world earlier this morning in her MTV First, and we've had the neon-drenched clip on loop ever since. Director Benny Boom captured the lovey dovey vibes between Nicki and Lil Wayne (who's also featured on the track), following the duo as their steamy romance heats up in and around a gorgeous mansion. Not to mention, there's also some crime and jewelry thievery thrown in for good measure (but you'll have to watch to find out what happens!). The style is predictably eye-popping, with Nicki swapping her Moschino, Balmain and McQueen "realness" for highlighter-hued swimwear and body con dresses. But enough with the generalities...let's get down to business. Get all the "High School" nitty gritty outfit deets below.
A still from Ariana Grande's 'The Way' music video.
Photo: Republic Records
It's only been three days since Ariana Grande dropped her new single "The Way" upon the interwebs, and already this song is on FIRE. Featuring Mac Miller, the adorably addictive crush anthem has shot directly to #1 on iTunes, the lyric clip has upwards of 225,000 views, and last night she released the track's official video! We've been keeping tabs on the Victorious actress's emerging offscreen style for a minute now, and Ariana the singer stayed true to her girly, bow-loving self in "The Way." While Mac rocked a variety of vintage sweaters from Coogi , Ariana kept things easy and cute in tank tops, Soffe shorts, and girly staples. Get the complete style breakdown— plus how to score these outfits yourself— below!
A still from A$AP Rocky's "Wild For The Night" music video.
Photo: RCA Records
As purveyors of all things that intersect music and style, a brand new A$AP Rocky music video is a major event right here at MTV Style Headquarters. It's not just because we all agree that dude is mad handsome with excellent bone structure and the kind of killer smile that only comes with warding off coffee for life, BUT ALSO because you can almost always be sure that a new video from this Harlem MC will yield a stacked lineup of ensembles and that it'll be BEGGING to be broken down look by look. "Wild For The Night" features Rocky and Skrillex (and A$AP Ferg, A$AP Yams, and even a little A$AP Lou moment) on location in the Dominican Republic. From the cameos to the exotic locale, the short doesn't disappoint in any department, especially not style. The video wardrobe runs the gamut from high fashion to streetwear (and in this case, a whole lot of a throwback collaboration that bridges them both). Thus, the little run-down we're kicking off right now. Peep all 7 (yes, 7!) looks PLUS A$AP Rocky's brand new music video for "Wild For The Night" featuring Skrillex after the jump!
A still from Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" music video.
Photo: RCA Records
Save for all those costume changes as host and musical guest of Saturday Night Live, it's been a while since we last saw Justin Timberlake in anything BUT a suit and tie. Well, teamed up with the official release of his The 20/20 Experience album, JT has revealed a new music video for his "Mirrors" track, and (ZUT ALORS!) it appears that change is nigh. For his second 20/20 single, Timberlake shirks his crisp tailoring in favor of some knitwear—a black turtleneck, to be more specific.
A still from Iggy Azalea's 'Work' music video.
Photo: Mercury Records
Oh, HEY there, Iggy Azalea. You really know how to get our Wednesday started off right! The Australian MC has been dropping sneak peeks of her "Work" music video on Instagram over the past few days, but this morning she finally bestowed the final package upon the internetz. And, as expected, it's a total and complete visual trip jam-packed with Iggy's rad dance moves and an equally covetable wardrobe stocked with Dolce & Gabbana, Jeremy Scott, and, obviously, Louboutins. The cute little "Mini Iggy" might be MIA in the final cut, but we'll get over it... because any music video that kicks off with our girl strutting in the desert like it's her own personal catwalk? Yeah, you know it's going to be good.
A still from Taylor Swift's '22' music video.
Photo: Big Machine
You've memorized the words, you've watched Selena Gomez's dance routine about a billion times, and now there's only one more thing to do: grab your besties, because Taylor Swift's new music video for "22" has officially dropped, y'all! The singer premiered the clip to the fun time anthem earlier this morning on Good Morning America, and let's just say it fulfilled our, ahem, highly official checklist of expectations. Tons of friends? Obviously. More than three "happy free confused and lonely at the same time" moments? Duh. Seriously cute accessories, including hipster glasses, a bowler hat, and, um, cat ears? Check! The song's message might be obvious thanks to those tell-all lyrics, but now there's no denying it that Tay also wanted to drive the point home loud and clear through the video's (really cute) clothes. So let's jump right in...the "22" style breakdown begins NOW.
A still from Joey Bada$$' "Unorthodox" music video.
Photo: Green Label Sound
We're going to let this post do a little double-duty today. Brooklyn-based rapper Joey Bada$$ has just released a brand new music video for his track "Unorthodox" with DJ Premier. It's a primary-colored oscillation between real footage and animation that set this MTV Artist to Watch against cityscape backdrops of subway tracks, bodegas, and highways (achieved via greenscreen if you were wondering *WINK*). Aside from the stunning visuals and the BK teenager's ill rhymes, we want to highlight Joey's wardrobe of choice for "Unorthodox": Ecko Unltd.
Slowly but surely, we're inching closer to Iggy Azalea's debut album The New Classic. While there's still no official release date, we've been getting small tastes of what's to come. A little over a week ago, Iggy dropped a timed preview of "Work," the first track off the forthcoming record, straight to her official SoundCloud. The link may not play anymore, but according to Iggy herself, it won't be long until we get the full music video. The native Australian MC took to Twitter late last month to get her Azaleans to save March 11 for the drop date over the weekend has been rolling out adorable behind-the-scenes photos of the "Work" set, Mini Iggy's video reprise, and both girls' decadent wardrobes.
A still from Carly Rae Jepsen's "Tonight I'm Getting Over You" music video.
Photo: Via Carly Rae Jepsen's Facebook
If you're anything like us, Carly Rae Jepsen's high-flying breakup anthem "Tonight I'm Getting Over You" has comfortably weaseled its way into your consciousness, whether you realized it or not. But regardless of HOW the song got there, let's all agree that we're really, really glad it did. While the "Call Me Maybe" songstress's followup is just as earwormy as her 2012 summer breakout, her new music video for the track showcases some key changes taking place in Carlyland. The singer is slightly more grown up now, after all, and so is her wardrobe. The clip follows Carly and her BF (played by Brandon Gray) throughout the course of their relationship, and that means LOTS of outfit changes.
A still from Haim's "Falling" music video.
Photo: Polydor Records
You know what they say, there's just something about California girls. Maybe it's their free spirits or just the fact that they aren't as vitamin D deficient as us cranky goths here on the east coast, but lemme tell you, it's something. Los Angeles sister-band Haim have whatever that California lady magic is in spades, and their latest video, for synth pop stunner "Falling," makes that abundantly clear. Set in LA's Angelus mountains, the video shows the three sisters (in descending age and height order: Este, Danielle, and Alana who is also known as 'Baby Haim') arriving in the forest only to shed their more prim selves in exchange for living off the land and dancing ecstatically in the firelight. Transforming from wide-eyed explorers in vintage collegiate garb (high waisted skater skirts, buttoned-up blouses a la The Virgin Suicides) into wild girls fishing with their bare hands in cut off shorts, crop tops, and printed ponchos, Haim manage to capture all of the dynamism and magic of their live show in the clip, combining the arresting visuals with the emotional, driving tempo of the song. There's also dancing, and a lot of it. We were so into the clothes in the video, which range from vintage to local LA designers, and fit both the narrative and the girls' personal styles perfectly, that we knew we had to have a chat with Los Angeles stylist Sophia DeArborne to go a little deeper.