Watch This Style: Congrats to Taylor Swift, Nominated for 9 VMAs!


Taylor Swift 1989 featuring Shake It Off, Blank Space, Style, & Bad Blood.Clearly, there’s no stopping Taylor Swift, the most influential & famous pop star on the charts right now. On top of the wild success of her 1989 album, the country-turned-pop singer has just been nominated for a total of nine MTV Video Music Award nominations, for her ultra chic & high profile music videos, “Bad Blood” & “Blank Space.”

Taylor Swift Bad Blood music video poster

The star-studded “Bad Blood” video, set in futuristic London when tough girls (á la Sin City) rule the world, features an ensemble slew of Taylor’s a-list gal pals like singer Selena Gomez, models Karlie Kloss & Gigi Hadid, Girls showrunner Lena Dunham, The Honest Company entrepreneur Jessica Alba, singer Zendaya, Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld, British pop sensation Ellie Goulding, model Martha Hunt, Empire actress Serayah, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams, Grey’s Anatomy‘s Ellen Pompeo, Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay, Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge, Paper Towns actress Cara Delevingne, supermodel Cindy Crawford, as well as collaborator on the song, rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Taylow Swift Blank Space style

“Blank Space” is certainly my favorite of Taylor’s 1989 singles & music videos, not just for the fullness of her lyrics, but also the super stylish wardrobe changes Taylor undergoes while performing the song about love gone bad. She’s dripping in decadent jewels & takes risks in bold animal prints, romantic chiffon, sultry lingerie, all while running her heart out in some enviable footwear.

Taylor Swift Style music video

1989‘s first & third singles are worth sharing too, & why not? “Style” is one of Taylor’s artsier music videos, taking on new “stylistic” feats when putting her songs in motion to tell their stories. Also, there’s that ever-catchy “Shake it Off,” which rings true for anyone who has ever been told that they’re wrong for doing what they want.

Taylor Swift Shake It Off

Calvin Harris’ sweetheart isn’t going anywhere & that’s a good thing! Let’s hope to indulge in more Taylor Swift-inspired style choices & embrace life for all of its highs & lows, making something positive from it all. Which Taylor Swift song + video is your favorite? Are you a fan of 1989? Will you be watching this year’s MTV VMAs? For more stylish posts, check out this summer’s ankle strap sandal trend inspired by Rihanna & Kiernan Shipka, Chrissy Teigen’s menswear style, great buys on earrings from Express, & Reese Witherspoon’s southern Draper James street style. Happy Styling!

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Luxury Look-Alikes for Less: Renee Zellweger’s Golden Globe gown!


After this week’s Golden Globes, I started thinking about some of my favorite gowns from previous years.  Back in October, I posted a luxury look-alike of Renee Zellweger from back in 2000 when she won for Nurse Betty

This vintage sweetheart Jean Desses gown made all the headlines b/c of its gorgeous yellow hue.  The Oscar winner set the trend for wearing yellow on the red carpet- in January.  Stunners like Reese Witherspoon, Mariska Hargitay, & Angelina Jolie have since (& perhaps inadvertently) followed.  This look-alike (to the left) is still on the market for purchase! And if yellow is on your mind, check out these gorgeous yellow gowns!

                                 

If you’re determined to find a yellow gown, might I suggest some of these gorgeous accessories to add special touches of sparkle & splashes of glamour to the sunshine hue.  Break out some bling in silver or gold, which will definitely pop against a bright white.  There’s always the fun combination of yellow with red, like mustard & ketchup.  Here’s where a cocktail ring really comes into play.  If you’re going for a fierce bumble bee black & yellow theme, try bringing in your black with some glitter in a clutch. 

                                    

 Although there was no yellow at this year’s Golden Globes, all 11 years later, it’s one of those colors that always catches our attention.  Always cheerful & playful, yellow keeps appearing & as long as it’s fabulous, you can count on Style Darling to share it.  For example, check out a shoe search for a friend’s upcoming wedding shoes in yellow… I wonder what ever came of that search?  Keep a look out for some more Luxury Look-Alike posts about this year’s Golden Globe ceremonies.  I’ve already seen Mandy Moore & Sofia Vergara‘s gowns knocked off.  Maybe you’ll see them too!  Happy Styling!