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Demi Lovato behind the scenes of her video for "Heart Attack."
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If there's anyone who knows about a brave comeback, it's Demi Lovato. We all watched Demi's beyond triumphant return to the spotlight in Stay Strong, but little did we know that her video for "Heart Attack" was another kind of comeback, albeit a smaller one. Remember Demi's studded orthopedic boot at the Los Angeles Topshop store opening? Well, that broken ankle had the singer in that boot for weeks, making the idea of putting heels on again a little scary (to say the least!). There was a benefit to Demi's reticence to move around in her heels, though. "I'm not moving around that much," Demi says, "but I guess it was good because I was able to perform more through my face and my emotions and my body language."

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A still from Cat Power's Manhattan video.
Photo: Matador Records

While Chan Marshall, more commonly known as Cat Power, was filming her music video for "Manhattan," a busker in a New York subway station told her, "you're even more rock and roll than me." She tells me this over the phone, from the back of a car on her way to the airport where she is about to fly to London to perform on Later...with Jools Holland. She laughs as she tells the story, like the notion of her, a woman whose most recent album, Sun, debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Top 200, being more rock and roll than a man wailing away on an electric guitar in a train station is absolutely absurd, and don't I agree? I tell her she's pretty rock and roll herself, but she's not buyin' it. "I never set out to be a rock star," she says.

Marshall is a woman who, even after nearly twenty years of touring, putting out albums, appearing in a Chanel campaign, and soundtracking the design house's 2012 pre-fall show, still seems genuinely surprised by her success. Surprised, or wary that they're confusing her for someone else. They're most assuredly not, though, and Marshall is undoubtedly one of the most singular, compelling, and enigmatic musicians alive today. The video for "Manhattan"—a melancholy yet joyful ode to city streets with a galloping beat and a swinging, earworm of a melody—shows Marshall walking confidently through the New York City streets with her hair cropped short and dyed blond, alternating between a denim jacket and a leather one, both emblazoned with a rune-like 'C-P' symbol on the back. It's a nostalgic love song of a video, co-directed by Marshall and Greg Hunt, representing but one important city out of the many places she has lived, and lives she has had. It's all of these lives that created the singular, enigmatic artist, as well as shaped her undeniably chic (Karl Lagerfeld cast her in his Chanel campaign after seeing her standing on the street outside of the Mercer Hotel), effortless style. From a rough and tumble Georgia childhood to living with legendary '80s designer Patrick Kelly, a great many things have shaped Marshall's signature, minimalist style, anchored by jeans, boots, leather and jean jackets (all mostly provided by ACNE, who give Marshall her touring wardrobe) and, of course, black eyeliner. There's a lot more to it than that, though, and we caught up with Chan to get the whole story, and what a story it is.

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All due respect to "Time After Time," but the typical high school dance playlist has us feeling a little sleepy. DJing is a serious business, particularly for a night as highly anticipated as prom. You want to set the right balance between songs people like to dance to with their friends, crowd favorites, and, of course, the obligatory slow dances. We set out to create a 10-track playlist to get you in the mood for prom, and maybe to inspire some DJ booth requests, as well. Listen to it while you're browsing websites looking for the perfect dress, while you're testing our that flawless celeb-inspired beauty look, or when you're packing up your prom survival kit before heading out to the dance. Even better, dance around your room to these songs in your PJ's and prom shoes—you want to make absolutely sure those bad boys are broken-in when it comes time to break it down on the dance floor.

SKY FERREIRA - "EVERYTHING IS EMBARRASSING"

One of the "It" songs of the year, Sky Ferreira's "Everything is Embarrassing" is a great ice-breaker. You're a little nervous to get out there on the floor and start just breaking it down, and you DEFINITELY don't want to start with a slow jam. Might as well just acknowledge the fact that you're feeling a little bashful, own it, and get on out there.

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Macklemore, Ryan Lewis

A still from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us Ft. Ray Dalton" music video.
Photo: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Ohhhhh SNAP. It feels like ages since we've been graced with a new, aesthetically dazzling music video from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, but never fear, Sharkface Gang. The wait is OVER! The Seattle-based duo just dropped their "Can't Hold Us" music video (honestly, more like short film, but you'll see for yourself in a minute) featuring the golden-throated and forever-smiling Ray Dalton, and y'all it is STUNNING. Shot on six different continents with a slew of unlikely cameos (a camel, for one), this is a definite production. Accordingly, Mack, Lewis, and Dalton all undergo several ensemble quick-changes, which means it's time for us to break the vid down look by look!

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A Still From Azealea Banks' "Yung Rapunxel".
Photo: Polydor Records

Having just watched Azealia Banks' new video for "Yung Rapunxel" about, oh I don't know, 300 times, I can tell you that the world feels a little intense. An obvious homage to Aaliyah's iconic "Are You That Somebody," the atmospheric, graphic clip is a logical next step for Azealia aesthetically. Why so obvious, you ask? The first shot depicts Azealia, her eyes two different colors, wearing a bandana, with a bird of prey flying out of her third eye. Now, Aaliyah was as much known for her bandanas as for her washboard abs, and hawks feature famously in "Are You That Somebody." Since the influence is so clear, it's a true case of looking back while moving forward—pushing the aesthetics originally introduced in that video through even more evocative images. And the clothes! Azealia is giving us some major 1999 flashbacks with her raver steez, and as traumatic as U.F.O. pants were for me (we don't speak of that again), Azealia is WORKING some classic late '90s looks.

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WHOA there, Justin Bieber! You definitely didn't give us much notice to mentally prepare for your new "All Around The World Video". Biebs tweeted yesterday, "I have a surprise for all my beliebers tomorrow... #AATWvideo," and while the hashtag kind of gives away the whole surprise element of it all, that's OK, we're glad to get a heads up. Because of this, we were totally eagle-eying Twitter this morning and on our tip-toes ready to pounce on the fashion game as soon as the video premiered. Taking the song's title to heart, the clip follows the star literally around the world, from performances to meet-and-greets to, yes, even an inside peek into his private jet (#swaggy). This tour footage means that we've seen most of these outfits before, but if you think about it, that's a good thing! Consider this sartorial whirlwind your chance to live vicariously through the Biebs (for a few minutes, anyway)... no passport required.

LIFE ON THE PJ

A still from Justin Bieber's "All Around The World" music video featuring Ludacris.
Photo: Island Records

Aw, the video opens with Justin ASLEEP on his private jet! (Side note: Does he actually sleep in a beanie?) But before long we get a glimpse at the rest of his outfit, which includes a black T-shirt, baggy black pants, and olive green sneaks. Moving on...

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Demi Lovato

A still from Demi Lovato's 'Heart Attack' music video.
Photo: Hollywood Records

We don't know about you, but we just might be on the brink of breaking the replay button on Demi Lovato's brand spankin' new music video for "Heart Attack." Since the clip's exclusive premiere with E! News yesterday afternoon, we haven't been able to get enough! From the direction's interplay of dark and light to Demi's seamless oscillation between fresh-faced and smoky-eyed, the video for the Demi album's first single shows D in handful wildly divergent (and arguably more grown-up) looks. Naturally, having vigilantly played this thing to point where our index fingers are withering and about to crack off, we feel it's our duty that we break down Demi's every sartorial (and beauty!) move for you before we physically can't type anymore. Here we go!

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Paramore

A still from Paramore's "Still Into You" music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Fueled By Ramen

Alright, we admit it: we totally freaked out yesterday when Paramore stopped by the studio to chat about their new album and play a handful of songs for MTV Live. And while THAT was undeniably awesome (seriously, "Misery Business" is still amazing after all these years!), it just got even better. Hayley Williams and co. premiered their video for "Still Into You" late last night, and it's a dreamy piece of perfect pop punk fun. We could go on and on about each and every aspect of the clip—the boat floating in the balloons, that bike scene, Hayley's adorable dances moves—but because we're ALL about the fashion in these parts, let's get right down to it. We've stalked the internet to track down the clothes in the video for you, and good news! Most of Hayley's pieces are actually affordable, and available online right this second. Find out how to get them yourself below!

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Selena Gomez Come & Get It Teaser

Selena Gomez in her new 'Come & Get It' teaser video.
Photo: Via Selena Gomez

Not to be weird or anything, but we can never get enough Selena Gomez. Like, we re-watched Spring Breakers last night just to see her 'dorbs little face grace the silver screen again, and thanks to her upcoming album release, she's been teasing us all week long with her first single, "Come & Get It." So far, we peeped her SUPAH FUH-IERCE cover art where she's decked out it in a fiery red Blonds ensemble, and just today she released a 30-second preview from her upcoming music video (we think/hope) and ohmuhgah—she looks so effortlessly ethereal and gorgeous we can barely handle it.

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Nicki Minaj

A still from Nicki Minaj's "High School" music video.
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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.

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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