Ke$ha shot the video for the next single off her Animal album — "Take It Off" — this weekend in Los Angeles, and pictures just surfaced from the Paul Hunter and Dori Oskowitz-directed shoot (!!!). The challenge for this video will be to illustrate the "Take It Off" lyrics, a sampling of which includes:
"There’s a place downtown / Where the freaks all come around / It’s a hole in the wall / It’s a dirty free for all" AND "If you’re looking for a show / Where they go hardcore / And there’s glitter on the floor / And they turn me on / When they Take It Off."
So far from these pictures, we don't see her taking much off. Instead, she's outfitted in a mix of clothes, such as a white fur jacket (how animal of her), striped sparkly short-shorts while on a motorcycle (that can't be comfortable), and white platforms. Her makeup is also remarkably minimal. But not for long! There is also a scene of her writhing around in the dirt wearing face paint and glitter (see below). YES. Seriously, as much as we love her clear skin, something would be missing if Ke$ha didn't look like she used giant crayons to color all over her face and then topped it off with sparkles. And we even spot glitter on the floor, just like she said it would be in the lyrics. Way to deliver! We can't wait to see the rest of the video when it drops later this summer.
Is this the "dirty free for all"? It must be!
Photos: Picture Group
Vans, the makers of our favorite Cali-style surfer kicks, teamed up with legendary graffiti artist Claw Money to launch a limited-edition collection of shoes and clothing, which drops TODAY in stores. Hi-tops are $70, casual low kicks are $55, the tank is $26, and the socks are $8 per pair. So we had a little chat with Claw today about the collection, which features her signature tag — a brightly-colored, three-taloned paw — all over the items. "I wanted this to be NYC meets So-Cal with an urban jungle safari type of aesthetic," the native New Yorker told us. "Sun-bleached power leopard, perfect for riding the subway or hitting the beach."
Ooooooh, power leopard! It sounds like a color we'd like to own more of. If we ever had the chance to make up a color out of thin air like Claw did, we'd probably put the word power in front of it, too. Power black. Power green. Power polka dots. Power periwinkle ... we're stopping before we get carried away.
Photos: Courtesy of Vans
Photo: Lola's Macy's Blog
Lourdes "Lola" Leon is basically who we wished we were at 13. (But wait! She's almost 14.) To start, she's designing a clothing line for Macy's named Material Girl with her mother ........ MADONNA. Then, to promote the line, she officially became a blogger and started a blog about her style. A blog? A blog! She is after our heart. (By the way, she hates brown and loves eighties shorts.)
Lola's line drops at Macy's on August 3, and WWD showed us a sneak peek of the clothes and the line's super-low prices. We're talking Target, H&M, Forever 21-affordability here, people! Tube tops are $5, and almost everything else between $12 and $40. The most expensive items include a studded leather jacket and a dress with a built-in bustier, both of which are under $80.
Check out a few of the clothes below. That jacket. That dress. That crop top. We'll take 'em all. Ummmm, actually, we'd like one more thing, too. Can we have a Freaky Friday moment and trade places with Miss Lola?! Please and thank you.
+ Would you wear any of Lola and Madonna's clothes?
Photo: Nicola Formichetti's Blog
Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga's stylist, posted pictures on his blog today of a new model named Jo Calderone, who stars in an editorial he styled for Vogue Hommes Japan's upcoming September issue. Some speculate that "Jo" is indeed Lady Gaga, dressed as a man and makeup free. Do you think it's her? We totally think it is.
Forever 21 has invaded Times Square! The company opened its flagship New York store right across the street from the MTV headquarters this morning, but we scouted it at the opening party was last night. And it is MASSIVE — four floors, over 90,000 square feet, and 151 dressing rooms so that you can try on zillions of $10 shirts until your little heart's content (during store hours at least, from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily). The storefront, located on Broadway between 45th and 46th Streets, features an enormous light board — you know, just in case you can't find the hugest single-brand retail store in Manhattan. And when you walk in, it feels like you're in a shopping mall with escalators down the center and overhead lights that are so bright they could blind you. But it's not a mall. It's one store. So how do we survive such a ridiculous shopping experience? How do we deal with SO MANY CLOTHES? Lucky for you, you have us as your guide.
Photo: Getty Images
MTV News met up with Jersey Shore star Jenni "JWOWW" Farley to get all the dirty details about her new label, Filthy Couture, which she first debuted at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards a few weeks ago (see right). "There will be dresses that can be sexy and edgy but there will be other dresses ... that can be used at a wedding or a prom," she said. She also revealed the line, named after the “filthy beats” that she fist-pumped to last summer, will include lingerie-style bathing suits (hot tub, anyone?) and sexy dresses fit for battling on Karma’s dance floor. Dying for more? Click here to see a full preview of Filthy Couture.
+ What do you think of her line?