A still from Beyoncé's 'Countdown' music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Records
Oh man. Beyoncé. Could she BE more outrageously happy. Everything about this ‘Countdown’ video is so triumphant and good mood making. That glow? That ‘I am gestating and making sentience in my belly because I am a magical lady’ glow? Something about it on Bey is just the winningest and the fact that in this candy salad of ‘60s pop art, she’s so vital and strong and CUTE the whole time makes the single that much more earwormier.
From the retro side-swept mini bangs, to the ENORMOUS lined eyes, to the almond-shaped PUMPKIN-colored nails, all the way to the syncopated dancing in vibrant monochrome which winks back to that iconic Audrey Hepburn sequence in Funny Face, we can’t help but get all the way waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay into this jam. And, thanks to our pal Ty Hunter, Beyonce’s hallowed stylist and all around wonderfuldude, we’ve got all the fashion credits (oh, HELLO Thierry Mugler black and white gonzo hammock sleeved dress) as well as a tidbit from the shoot’s incredible makeup artist Francesca Tolot.