If you think M.I.A. couldn't possibly get any more outrageous, you clearly haven't seen her new "Double Bubble Trouble" music video yet. The psychedelic, politically-charged vid imagines a disturbing future where teens make guns on 3D MakerBot printers and dance under LED drones (and, worst of all, take selfies ALL day long). M.I.A. directed the video herself, and you can definitely feel the homemade realness amidst the trippy strobe light effects.
There are tons of blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments in the three minute and 26 second production (oh hai, 1984 references), so we went ahead and captured the coolest style tidbits that deserve some serious appreciation.
A still from M.I.A.'s 'Double Bubble Trouble' music video.
Photo: M.I.A's YouTube Page
M.I.A. wears an alphabet-print Moschino (circa 1990s) jacket + pants for about half of the video. Pairing the outfit with bright orange socks is a particularly nice touch.
M.I.A. had been MIA (heh) from our lives for the past few months, but now she's back in a big way and, frankly, we couldn't be happier. The past couple of weeks have been filled with M.I.A. news: first came her collaboration with Versus Versace, then the release of her fourth studio album, Matangi, and now, a stunning spread in V Magazine. Each venture requires a vastly different set of skills, but luckily for M.I.A. (and us), she seems to be good at everything.
The spread was shot by Inez & Vinoodh, the same pair who shot Lady Gaga's four V covers and spreads, and features M.I.A. in Jeremy Scott and with bangs and a choppy cut.
M.I.A. for Versus Versace
Photo: Versus Versace
Welp, the rumors were true and the projected shelf date was accurate, too. Color us PUMPED! M.I.A.’s Versus Versace collaboration collection is officially available, so get it while it’s hot! Scratch that: this collection will STAY hot—you just gotta get it before it all sells out. And it looks good, y’all. Like, WAY better than it did in the preview photos, IMHO. The color combinations are wonderfully vibrant, and the graphic, bootleg-inspired prints appear to have translated quite well to Versace’s sister brand. Best part about this designer capsule collection? It’s not out-of-this-world expensive. It ain't H&M, but the price point is a whooole lot less than buying Versace off-the-rack.