Ingrid Michaelson as Lady Gaga and David Bowie in "Blood Brothers."
Photo: Courtesy of Mom + Pop Records
Nope, that's NOT Lady Gaga or Ziggy Stardust. It's Ingrid Michaelson ,the girl responsible for the uber-catchy Old Navy sweater commercial way back in the day that we still can't get out of our heads. The New York singer and songwriter has come a long way since then, rolling out floaty indie pop singles like "Maybe," doing the a-capella thing with versions of megahits like "We Found Love," and making song cameos on shows like Grey's Anatomy and One Tree Hill. Now she's branching out into something a little different- but if you ask us, "different" is an understatement. The musician has undergone a total transformation in the video for her new single "Blood Brothers," getting made up into as seven of the world's most iconic celebrities, starting with Marilyn Monroe and finishing as David Bowie.
Thanks to a little movie magic (and not to mention some seriously talented makeup artists), Michaelson gets whipped into character in the clip below. First she's Marilyn Monroe with a poufy bleach-blond wig and signature beauty mark, before bro-ing out as John Lennon in his circular shades. Then it's a hair-bowed Lagy Gaga, a convincingly scary KISS frontman Gene Simmons, and a beehived Amy Winehouse (with her trademark sailor tattoo). The last incarnation of the singer shows her as David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust persona, a transformation so perfect we almost didn't believe it was her. Then again, since "Blood Brothers" is all about our shifting identities- isn't that kind of the point? Watch the spot-on video here, and tell us which version of Ingrid is your favorite.
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Beth Ditto in Gossip's "Move In The Right Direction" video.
Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Records
We actually didn't think it was possible to love Beth Ditto any more than we already do, but leave it to the Gossip frontwoman to go and actually make our heads EXPLODE in the band's ridiculously awesome new music video. The singer is no stranger to crazy-cool fashion choices- who else can perform barefoot in a sequined dress and still be the glammest person in the room?- but we've got to admit, she's outdone even herself this time around. Set on a bare boned soundstage with song lyrics splashed across the walls and the floors, the tricolored "Move In The Right Direction" vid is pure get-up-and-dance Gossip fun. Ditto's rocking out front and center in three different outfits, a belted black minidress- a red bodycon number, and a red and black striped frock- but it's her bedazzled brows that really steal the show.
The duo stars in Jean-Roch's new music video.
Photo: Getty Images
It's crazy to think it's been almost a year since we first told you about Karl Lagerfeld and Snoop Dogg's forthcoming music video, but now the day has finally come- and trust us when we say it's 100% worth the wait. Tapped by Europop star Jean-Roch, the oddest couple ever lends their swag to his latest single, which is a musical ode to the luxe beach town of St. Tropez (yep, it's all as ridiculous as it sounds..) The video for the eponymous track rolls out with grand movie-style opening credits, before settling above the clouds where the white-suited Kaiser meets up with Jean-Roch and informs him that heaven's not the only version of paradise. Spoiler alert: St. Tropez is, too. That's when the vid quickly cuts back to Earth, where Snoop's holding things down by the water in his signature pigtails and ready to fist-pump up a storm.
A$AP Rocky on the set of his "Goldie" music video.
Yesterday morning, A$AP Rocky revealed his (NSFW) "Goldie" music video. In it, the Harlem rapper rides through the streets of Paris with the Eiffel Tower as his backdrop, lights gold laceless Margiela sneakers on fire, and stunts a lot of very, very expensive jewelry. When we caught wind that A$AP was working with Alexander Wang on the video, we immediately hit the rapper up on the "Goldie" set (the portion not filmed in the City of Lights #sadface) to talk about his video style. In our exclusive video interview, A$AP discusses meeting and working with Alexander Wang, developing the wardrobe without a designated stylist, and his thoughts on his own personal steez. Check it out after the jump!
A still from Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Island Def Jam
OH MUH GAHHHHHHH! Please hold while we let out the BIGGEST squeal-meets-exhale full-bodied explosion of relief because Justin Bieber has finally (FINALLY!!!!) released his music video for "Boyfriend". Yes, Stylettes, after about a BAZILLION teasers and sneak peeks, we're actually permitted to watch the full-length premier video from The Biebs' sophomore album, Believe. While the video has a considerably different tone than what we were led to believe from his preview clips (also, HEY where was the fire from the second teaser?!?!!) and comparisons to *NSYNC's "Girlfriend" short aside, we still really love it. PLUS, there's just enough fun fashion to satiate our thrist for music video style. Walk with us as we dissect the video look by look!
Willow Smith on the set of her "Do It Like Me (Rockstar)" music video.
Photo: Alan Silfen
Since Willow Smith burst onto the music scene with her impossibly catchy "Whip My Hair" single, spitfire personality, and undeniable fashion prowess, we knew we'd be glued to the girl's every move. Since then, the cutie patootie superstar spawn for Will and Jada has dabbled in street fighter inspired looks, buzzed off all her hair, and even tried a more subdued look (one time). But even before all this, before she exploded into a full-fledged style icon at the tender age of 11, Willow was sashay shante-ing up and down the streets of NYC and Paris in the most covetable of ensembles.
A still from Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" music video and a photo of legendary makeup artist, Kabuki.
Photo: Courtesy of Def Jam Records/Kabuki
With Rihanna uploading teaser after teaser for this "Where Have You Been" video, we knew the mounting anticipation could only mean that this thing was going to be MAY-JOR. When we caught wind that sickeningly talented makeup artist/current Artistic Director for Myface Cosmetics/skilled illustrator Kabuki (who BTW has artfully painted the faces of such mega-watt stars as Michael Jackson, Madonna, and of course, that face-melting beauty magnum opus that was Katy Perry's "E.T." music video) worked on the vid, we knew our suspicions had to be correct. Also, that we needed to sit Kabuki down for a chinwag immediately. We picked the legend's brain, and along with hooking us up with a GRIP of gorgeous hand-drawn Rihannas, he obliged us with juicy details about the entire video process, Ri's creative input, and just how he got those gold sparkles all over her face.
Rihanna on the set of her "Where Have You Been" music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Rihanna's WhoSay
Rihanna is a certifiable master of the unlock. Along with her earworm-y hit records, the strategic foresight to allow and prepare multiple Internet Easter eggs on top of creating music videos, ad campaigns, and just having fun on vacation has helped Ri become one of the music community's most influential players. She's keeping up the slow reveal tactic for her upcoming video "Where Have You Been" and her latest offering is a double dose of behind-the-scenes footage: one of her wardrobe fitting and one on the set of the shoot.
Justin Bieber wears Band of Outsiders varsity jacket on the set of "Boyfriend" music video.
Photo: Splash News/Courtesy of Barneys
No other pop star in recent years has made jackets such a statement staple quite like Justin Bieber. From leather moto silhouettes to snack-hiding mega-cowl neck styles, Bieber switches them up faster than Willow Smith changes her hair, each iteration more covetable than the next. Naturally, Le Biebs is rocking a sweet jacket for his newest music video, "Boyfriend," and being the fashion vultures that we are, we HAD to find out where he copped it.
A preview of Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" music video.
Photo: Courtesy of @Rihanna's Twitter
Rihanna has been busy teasing new video "Where Have You Been" for a little over a week with preview photos on Facebook, behind-the-scenes rehearsal videos and more. While we can't infer too much from these sneak peeks while we wait for the full-length video, it looks as though the actual garmentry will take a backseat in favor of statement accessories.