Nelly Furtado in the 'Spirit Indestructible' video.
What can you do in four minutes? Well, if you're Nelly Furtado, you can climb Vancouver's famed Grouse Mountain, perform a fire dance, lead a spiritual drum session, AND work no fewer than six different outfits in record time. Impressive, right?! The Canadian singer channels her inner wild child--literally--in her new video for "Spirit Indestructible," and truly becomes one with nature in the gorgeous cinematic clip. Before she hits the wilderness, the video opens with Nelly onstage, working her trademark look: a glammed-up cat eye, sleek ponytail, and tons of bling. Her jeweled dangle earrings are so amazing, they'd be worth a whole post of their own. But with five more outfits to cover, this ensemble is only the beginning.
Gwen Stefani in No Doubt's "Settle Down" video.
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Considering it's been more than a decade since No Doubt's last studio album, did you really think Gwen Stefani and the rest of the So Cal crew would come back quietly? No way. The band took a hiatus after 2001's Rock Steady, and now these guys are back for good with their new single "Settle Down." They dropped the explosive track upon the world yesterday, and we've had the summer anthem on repeat ever since. But this morning we've found a whole new reason to obsess, since they've just released the song's equally awesome video. Directed by longtime collaborator Sophie Muller, the video stars the band as truck drivers heading to meet up after 10 years. It's a reunion, dance party and a fashion show, all crammed into one exhilarating 6-minute clip. Get the deets (plus the story behind Gwen's epic embellished pants) below!
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Kate Moss may have missed her shot to appear alongside Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and co. in George Michael's epic '90s "Freedom" clip, but the supermodel is getting another shot at music video stardom with the singer's newest track "White Light." Michael has been hinting via Twitter about his casting choice for a few days now, saying "Oh and by the way,in the video, a certain supermodel (our Kate) saves my life." He also adds that the forthcoming vid is "full of serious eye candy." As if THAT weren't already obvious...
Listen, we know A$AP Rocky has a thing for nail art. In case you haven't noticed, the fashion-forward rapper (who is BFFs with Alexander Wang, NBD) is always taking pics of ladies' nails just for fun. I KNOW. It's so gosh darn cute it makes us die a little inside (could you even IMAGINE A$AP coming up to you and asking to a pic of your tips? #dead), and we're just so happy that the rapper calls out killer name game when he sees it. Lately, though, he's been taking his love affair with nails to the next level by teaming up with the girls over at WAH Nails in London for his latest music video shoot (!!!). WAH Nails Instagrammed this one behind-the-scenes photo (and one photo ONLY!) of the customized nails, which read "A$AP $EX" in bold black and white letters. HOT.
Taylor Swift in "Both of Us."
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Fact: Taylor Swift looooves to play dress-up. Whether it's celebrating Shirley MacLaine's birthday in white frocks and floral crowns or busting out the face paint with her friends, the singer's always up for a fashion show. So is it any surprise, then, that she majorly upped her style game in the new music video for "Both Of Us"? Taylor's irristable collab with B.O.B. premiered on MTV this morning, and, in the video she changes outfits a whopping 10 times. From overalls to sheer blouses to trademark Taylor floral sundresses, we're breaking down "Both Of Us," look by look.
Cobra Starship's "#1nite" video.
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Let's just all agree that the weekend has officially arrived early, thanks to Cobra Starship and their amazingly addictive dance anthem "#1nite." Originally released way back in June '11, the band has outdone themselves- yes, again-with an updated version of the pop jam and a brand new video. Featuring emerging Canadian singer My Name Is Kay on vocals along with Starship frontman Gabe Saporta, the vid just premiered yesterday on MTV. It's filled with road trips, summer loving, and a major gas station dress up party. And naturally, now that we've watched the clip all morning (and danced in our seats the entire time), we can finally focus on what we're here for- the fashion. Let's do this...
Daniel Radcliffe in Slow Club's new music video.
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What is it with the Harry Potter kids and music videos these days? First Emma Watson played opposite her then-boyfriend George Craig in One Night Only's Brooklyn-based clip way back in 2010. Then Rupert Grint hopped on board, rocking out in Ed Sheeran's "Lego House" wearing a Polo Ralph Lauren hoodie- which we may or may not have snagged for ourselves immediately after. Now it's finally Daniel Radcliffe's turn to channel his inner video star as he lip synchs his way through Slow Club's new single. In the vid for "Beginnners," he plays a lonely dude stumbling around after too many cocktails, banging on walls, falling over...but somehow still managing to remember all the words to the U.K. indie folk duo's new track. Impressive! Even more surprising? Daniel's cashing in on one of summer's biggest trends- yep, the Hawaiian shirt.
A still from Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" Video.
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Did we say Katy Perry's new video for "Wide Awake" was premiering tomorrow? Well, turns out Christmas came early because IT'S HERE RIGHT NOW! A little gift for your Monday, starting on the set of "California Gurls" and ending on stage for her California Dreams Tour, the video chronicles Katy's journey through the labyrinth of success, from the very first taste to the present moment. The clip explores the dangers of being sucked into a fantasy world and believing too strongly in its illusions- from a poisoned strawberry to a lying prince charming - and does it all in spectacular style. We also need to point out that Katy has a strawberry tattoo on her ankle, which she got to commemorate the success of her debut mainstream album, One Of The Boys. So much meaning to be unpacked! The video is also AWESOME looking, and there are quite a few outfits to be unpacked as well. Katy is led through her journey by a little girl, who, as the license plate on her pink bicycle suggests (it reads 'Kathryn'), is Perry herself, who saves her from some evil bull-headed men in a creepy hospital, and eventually leads her into the light. This video, the eighth single from the deluxe, Complete Confection version of Teenage Dream, marks, along with the upcoming Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D concert film, the end of past two unbelievable years of the singer's career. Teasers for the video showed little girl Katy literally closing the book on Teenage Dream, and although that scene isn't in the final video, you can definitely get a sense of finality from the clip.
Katy Perry is secret garden-chic in 'Wide Awake' video.
The wait is almost over, everyone! Katy Perry's new video for 'Wide Awake' premieres TONIGHT, and we couldn't be more excited. We've probably listened to the song about 50,000 times in anticipation (not kidding), and pretty soon our Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D excitement is going to take hold, so the time has come. We know the last day can be the hardest, though, which is why we have this super rad exclusive sneak peek just for you! The image, which shows Katy and the little girl from the beginning of the teaser video, walking wide-eyed through a secret garden, or perhaps more likely, a labyrinth. Katy is wearing a nude chiffon maxi-dress criss-crossed with enormous pastel pink and yellow flowers, with a matching flower accessory in her grape-aid purple locks. Maybe this is what inspired Katy to rock a flower headband the other day? We think probably. The makeup is minimal with bright, dewy skin and a pink lip, but what pushes the look over the edge is really what's on Katy's feet. Taking the look from storybook to street are the singer's stained white combat boots, laced all the way up. The look is feminine yet ready-for-anything, and totally fierce.
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Rihanna on the set of the "Princess of China" music video and a photo of makeup artist Kabuki.
Photo: Courtesy of @BadGalRiRi's Instagram/Kabuki
There is a lot of fuss to be made about Coldplay and Rihanna's, to put it lightly, culturally confused "Princess of China" music video. From the golden Thai "Fan Leb" fingernails and winks toward the Hindu many-armed goddess Kali, right down to the samurai sword-wielding, "gangsta goth geisha" of it all, it's enough to induce a serious migrane. The end result, cultural ambiguities aside, is a visually stimulating video short that pulls together many inspired pieces of Asian culture, but the disjointedness is pretty hard to ignore. One piece that does stay close to the track title's specifically Chinese jumping point, though, is the makeup. The "Princess of China" beauty game employs elements of Chinese opera and is the handiwork of legendary makeup artist and current Artistic Director for Myface Cosmetics Kabuki! We caught up with him to discuss his work on the video.