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.
A still from Passion Pit's "Carried Away" music video.
Photo: Columbia Records
Happy Valentine's Day, y'all! Whether you're the type of person to go all out for February 14 or just wait patiently for the candy to go on sale tomorrow, we've got a VDay gift everyone will appreciate. The boys from Passion Pit dropped their new video for "Carried Away" this morning, co-starring Sophia Bush as half of a young couple dealing with the euphoric highs and depressing lows of a relationship. And —spoiler alert!— while Sophia and frontman Michael Angelakos's lovey dovey vibes might not last, at least she looks great throughout the whole thing...even when she's smearing lipstick on her face or wielding a scary knife. The manic pixie dream girl secret? According to stylist Leila Baboi, this result involves over TWENTY outfit changes, mostly from emerging designers.
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.