Rap/Hip-Hop

If Cher Horowitz were an Australian rapper, she’d be Iggy Azalea

If you didn’t know, “Video Clothes” existed in another form 3 years ago as a blog I did for a class in college. I knew I wanted to write about fashion and music, and the most perfect title, “Video Clothes,” serendipitously came to me the morning the title of my blog-to-be was due. I reviewed the clothes in music videos (get it? It also came from a play on words for a *ahem* video vixen), fell in love with blogging and soon knew I wanted to make this project into something more. It’s taken me quite a while to decide exactly what I wanted to do with this thing, and to get back into blogging, but I’ll never forget my humble beginnings, which is why today, I’ll be ranting/raving about the clothes in this music video and many more in the future.

Now that this history lesson is over with, let’s talk about how this video is the ultimate fashion-girl bait.

The music video for “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea feauring Charli XCX recreates classic cinematic masterpiece, Clueless (1995). If you know fashion, Cher Horowitz is probably your spirit animal, you’ve dreamed of having a computerized closet/outfit maker, and have an affinity for little backpacks, over-the-knee socks and/or plaid skirts, all thanks to this film.

If Cher Horowitz were a rapper from Australia, she’d be Iggy Azalea rapping about being “Fancy,” and that’s what makes this music video so amazing. Add on the fact that it’s shot-for-shot, identical to the original movie, down to the specificities of the outfits, and this is the most genius video that has ever been created. Snaps for Director X. I was gonna screen cap some shots to compare the two side by side, but this lovely gifset I found on Tumblr is WAY better than anything I could have done so, enjoy.

Let me preface this by saying that if you’re looking for any negative comments on the outfits in this video, you won’t find them here and that you need to reevaluate your life choices right now.

     

Of course, you gotta have the iconic yellow plaid outfit and Di’s *chic* lampshade hat. When you think of Clueless, this is exactly what comes to mind. I need to know where this is from because I’ve been searching for the past 2349309 Halloween’s to make my Cher dreams come true.

     

Onto another iconic style moment- I definitely owned a pink fluffy pen in elementary school and definitely pretended I was Cher instead of paying attention in class. While this outfit isn’t a replica of the original, I appreciate the touch of Iggy in the pink and yellow ripped top that prevents the theme from totally overwhelming her own personality and look.

     

I was a little disappointed they omitted the suck and blow scene, but Iggy’s butterfly hair clips and those two dreadful hair pieces in front that somehow always had to happen with a 90’s updo made up for it, I think. We all did it. Why? I’m not sure if we’ll ever know.

     

And how could you forget Cher’s infamous Haiti-an’s speech? Did you know that the mispronunciation of Haitian’s was not scripted? Of course you did. Why did I even have to mention it?

     

Although the point was to recreate the 90’s, the styling isn’t too far off from what you could see on the streets of fashion-forward cities like NYC today. Alexander Wang recently sent some mesh cutouts on the runway akin to the black and white top Di wears on the left. If gym wear actually looked like that, maybe dragging myself to the gym wouldn’t be so bad.

Well, Iggy, you got us. No matter who you are, if you love fashion, you’re a sucker for Clueless. So much so that I’m pretty sure every fashion publication covered this video. Historically, a music video that is well-received within the fashion community, see: George Michael’s “Freedom ’90,” Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” etc., goes onto defining that time and with the resurgence of the 90’s, Iggy’s “Fancy” is like our favorite hashtag, #tbt, in music video form. Fitting, as Azalea’s debut studio album, which is out April 18, is titled The New Classic. I guess we’re now living in a world where Clueless a relic of the past…and I’m feeling way #old. 

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Spring/Summer 2014 Campaigns+GRAMMY Fashion Predictions

It’s negative degrees outside but that’s prime time for Spring/Summer campaigns! While most of us are knee-deep in snow or nursing their frostbite from being outside for a grand total of 8 minutes, like I was doing yesterday, the fashion world is selling you short skirts and t-shirts.

This season, we’ve got a number of musicians doing double-duty as models for some prominent fashion houses. Since it’s the GRAMMY’s tomorrow night and these artists are most likely to exclusively wear their respective designers, if they are to attend, I thought I’d tap into my sixth sense and predict what these stars will be wearing on the red carpet.

Rihanna x Balmain

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Rihanna definitely embodies the “rocker chic” spirit of Balmain, which is definitely why designer Olivier Rousteing chose her to be the face of this season. She effortlessly pulls off every look in the campaign, shot by Inez and Vinoodh, so she would have no problem killing it on the red carpet in these overalls from Balmain’s Spring/Summer collection.

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Not just plain ol’ overalls- LEATHER ones. Dress this up a bit and you’ve got formal wear, music industry style. I know you hate it, but don’t lie- Rihanna would probably be the only human being who could pull this off.

Lady Gaga x Versace

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Lady Gaga is channeling a young Donatella for this season’s Versace campaign, shot by Mert and Marcus. She has been going for a more toned-down look lately and has been looking amazing thanks to the label she’s been repping. Remember the buzz around that iconic safety pin dress worn by Elizabeth Hurley in 1994 that Gaga wore in Milan? Or when she arrived at this year’s American Music Awards on a white horse looking like she stepped straight out of her new ad? The emergence of Gaga’s glam side is partly in thanks to new bff Donatella Versace.

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This model is giving me Gaga vibes so you already know white, blonde and gold will be a winning combo on her. With some jewels and a pair of crazy heels that this girl is known to wear, she’ll be the showstopper she always is.

DKNY x A$AP Rocky

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After a collection with Opening Ceremony earlier this year, DKNY up’s their cool factor once again with it-Brit models Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn, alongside rapper A$AP Rocky. Photographer Mikael Jansson does a good job at making Times Square actually look like a place fashionable people hang out at. If bermuda shorts become a thing next season, you know fashion killa A$AP Rocky had something to do with that.

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This pretty motherfucka would show up all the GRAMMY guys with this zippered blazer that would fit right into Rocky’s style. Maybe not with a backpack but those shoes can stay.

Erykah Badu x Givenchy

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This shot is in a series of photos used for Givenchy’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. Erykah Badu, models Eboni Riley, Maris Borges and Dominik Bauer, and socialite Asia Chow posed for Mert and Marcus in black and white and color. Erykah’s second photo features a tophat and while I’d love for her to rock that on the red carpet, I immediately knew this was the look.

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This entire outfit. WITH the mask. Kidding. Maybe. Nevertheless, this draped jumpsuit is so elegant and is a refreshing choice from the typical gown.

Miley Cyrus x Marc Jacobs

Is it safe to say Marc was a fan of the twerking incident? Because while we thought the world turned away from Miley after that um, unfortunate performance on MTV, Marc scooped her up for his newest campaign. Juergen Teller captures a contemplative, dark Miley and a girl laying motionless beside her…?

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Anyways, this dress from Marc’s spring collection screamed “Miley” to me, obviously worn with very little underneath.

The GRAMMY’s have always been my favorite award show for fashion because it’s a guarantee that someone’s gonna show up in something crazy. Now that I’ve made my red carpet predictions for this year, I’m even more anxious to see what everyone’s wearing. Happy award season!

A Kimye Christmas

So after seeing the outrage reaction over Kanye’s Christmas gift to Kim Kardashian, I think I may be the only one who would put this on display in a glass case next to my Versace couch, perfectly complementing my Persian rug with cherub imagery?

This George Condo x Hermès original isn’t the first time a modern artist took to a luxury bag. Remember this Stephen Sprouse x Louis Vuitton?

See, it’s exactly what Kim likes.

Beets, don’t kale my vibe…

When I caught this gem on my Twitter feed courtesy of @Billboard the other day, I knew it would be perfect for my inaugural post, capturing everything this blog is all about- music, fashion and some laughs, if I’m actually as hilarious as I like to think I am.

Naturally (laughing yet?), I turned to my trusty bff Google to see who was the hip-hop-loving granola behind this genuis play on rapper Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe“. Turns out, it was a slogan used by organic salad spot, sweetgreen, for their Sweetlife Festival this past May where the good kid was on the bill.

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Who’s in favor for a remix?