The hype for the new Barbie movie continues to grow, as does my obsession with watching & reading every detail the upcoming film depiction of the Mattel doll that changed the world. Starring Margot Robbie & Ryan Gosling, the Greta Gerwig-directed film finds Barbie entering the real world, but not without a majorly glitzy dance sequence.
Barbiecore isn’t just taking over fashion & Hollywood, but Dua Lipa‘s new single “Dance the Night” for the film explodes with pink, fun, & celebration, including some clips of the stars dancing. The pop hit follows suit with her signature uptempo club-heavy sound, much like her Grammy-winning album Future Nostalgia. The singer holds her own in the Barbie universe, as seen in the video, along with some humor added with an appearance of the director.
I have this song on repeat whenever I can. Not only is it the perfect tune for the July 21st release, but it’s also a summer hit in-the-making.
Tonight’s Grammy’s are going to be full of surprises in all genres of music, especially as a slate of powerhouse performers will rock the stage. Here’s a collection of music videos & performances from the top song honors!
Song of the Year nominee: “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film)” — Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
Record & Song of the Year nominee: “As It Was” by Harry Styles / “As It Was” — Tyler Johnson, Kid Harpoon & Harry Styles, songwriters (Harry Styles)
Record of the Year nominee: “Don’t Shut Me Down” by ABBA
Record & Song of the Year nominee: “Easy On Me” by Adele / “Easy On Me” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
Record & Song of the Year nominee: “BREAK MY SOUL” by Beyoncé / “BREAK MY SOUL” — Beyoncé, S. Carter, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant & Christopher A. Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
Record of the Year nominee: “Good Morning Gorgeous” by Mary J. Blige
Record of the Year nominee: “You And Me On The Rock” by Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius
Record of the Year nominee: “Woman” by Doja Cat
Record & Song of the Year nominee: “Bad Habit” by Steve Lacy / “Bad Habit” — Matthew Castellanos, Brittany Fousheé, Diana Gordon, John Carroll Kirby & Steve Lacy, songwriters (Steve Lacy)
Record & Song of the Year nominee: “The Heart Part 5” by Kendrick Lamar / “The Heart Part 5” — Jake Kosich, Johnny Kosich, Kendrick Lamar & Matt Schaeffer, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
Record & Song of the Year nominee: “About Damn Time” by Lizzo / “About Damn Time” — Melissa “Lizzo” Jefferson, Eric Frederic, Blake Slatkin & Theron Makiel Thomas, songwriters (Lizzo)
Song of the Year nominee: “abcdefu” — Sara Davis, GAYLE & Dave Pittenger, songwriters (GAYLE)
Song of the Year nominee: “GOD DID” — Tarik Azzouz, E. Blackmon, Khaled Khaled, F. LeBlanc, Shawn Carter, John Stephens, Dwayne Carter, William Roberts & Nicholas Warwar, songwriters (DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy)
Song of the Year nominee: “Just Like That” — Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)
Admit it—you’ve had a Meghan Trainor song stuck in your head at some point. I know I have! It’s for good reason too! They’re so catchy, fun, clever, & relevant! Today marks the Grammy winner’s 29th birthday & what better way to honor her talents & contributions to body positivity than by watching some of her fashionable music videos! Here are my top 10, in no particular order:
Rihanna is a powerhouse! Not only is the beauty & fashion mogul dominating multiple industries, entertainment included, but the Barbadian beauty recently announced that she will headline the Super Bowl LVII performance on February 12th 2023!
In honor of this amazing comeback news—it has been 6 years since her last smash album Anti—let’s all drift down the rabbit hole of the singer’s most stylish music videos & live performances for her hit songs:
Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards were not a only an exciting celebration of current music, but a stunning, buzz-worthy feat of fashion for the red carpet & stage, including the likes of Taylor Swift in a transparent, diamond encrusted Oscar de a Renta mini dress—the night’s big winner whose major announcement of her upcoming album Midnights will be released on October 21st; rapper Lizzo whose navy Ursula-inspired voluminous gown by Jean Paul Gaultier Couture is the talk of Twitter; singer & actress Sabrina Carpenter in a glitzy retro cut-out dress by Moschino & towering platforms; & model Ashley Graham who celebrated her physique in a Houghton by Katharine Polka black cut-out halter dress. However, the most show-stopping look of the red carpet belonged to rapper Lil Nas X’s opulent, feathered Harris Reed ensemble, including a gravity-defying headdress & tiered skirt.
Check out the gallery below for more stylish & risqué looks from Bebe Rexha, Chloe Bailey, Dove Cameron, Blackpink, & more!
Just because summer is almost over, that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. This summer’s best empowering dance anthems are still hot, so grab that playlist & get moving! Particularly, one pop artist whose star meter keeps rising is three-time Grammy winner Dua Lipa, who celebrates her 27th birthday today.
Her past & present smash hits, including “Sweetest Pie” with Megan Thee Stallion, “Levitating” featuring Da Baby (my favorite!), “New Rules, “Don’t Start Now,” & “Break My Heart,” are just some of the British singer’s best jams that prove her vocal range, lyrical versatility, musical relevance, & staying power as a compelling & feel-good pop artist.
Additionally, the music videos for these songs, & more, recall the TRL days of over-the-top choreography, fashionably playful costumes, & futuristic plot twists, making them major style inspiration sources from the club girl inside us all dying to shake things up.
So…what’s your favorite Dua Lipa song & video? Turn up the volume & watch the 10 stylish music videos below to get your week started!
Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John passed away yesterday at the age of 73. The beloved Australian star had been battling cancer on & off since the early 1990s, but her legacy will continue to brighten the lives & imaginations of audiences forever with her memorable roles as Sandy in Grease & Kira in Xanadu, along with her 26 studio albums. Aside from Olivia’s remarkable stage & big screen talents, she remains one of fashion’s most underrated & timeless icons, especially after such a long career that endured through many decades of fashion risks, frills, & hairstyles!
Whether Olivia was channeling the mod looks of the 60s, bell-bottoms & peasant dresses of the 70s, pastels & sparkle in the 80s, or tailored menswear inspiration, Olivia’s style has inspired even today’s trendsetters & entertainers. Many of Olivia’s past outfits are similar what we see now on stars like Gigi Hadid, Hailee Steinfeld, Drew Barrymore, & Keira Knightley! Take a look at the gallery below at some of Olivia’s most stylish ensembles from the red carpet, photo shoots, film stills, performances, & more:
And… who could ever forget Sandy Olsson’s blonde bob & sweet voice that transforms into Danny Zuko’s bombshell dream in Grease? What about the suggestive, 80s chart-topper “Physical” from the four-time Grammy winner? Enjoy the videos below to relive these classic tunes that cemented Olivia’s superstar status.
American designer Tom Ford has been everywhere lately, but his eponymous collections are usually kept hush-hush & shared with an exclusive bunch of his closest pals in the business, as I’ve recently learned from an article on In Style. In a creative new way to show off his latest Spring-Summer 2013 Collection, the A Single Man-director has brought his vision to life with a percussion-infused music video. The collection’s 29 looks are strictly black & white with rare pops of cobalt, peach, & metallics, however hardened with patent, leather, & tailored menswear details. Take a look at the video below & share this innovative display of what’s to come for next season! Happy Styling!
Solange Knowles has broken away from her big sis Beyonce’s shadow since her last album in 2008, Sol-Angel & the Hadley St. Dreams, but it’s time to take another look at her blend of fashion & music with her latest single “Losing You.” Filmed on the streets of Cape Town, South Africa, the Madewell spokesmodel is stylish while crooning to the dance / pop track with the help of designer duds from Diane von Furstenberg, J.Crew, Kenzo, Suno, & Opening Ceremony.
A month ago, I shared images of Lana Del Rey‘s latest venture, her ad campaign for H&M, featuring vintage-inspired looks & a gorgeous pink angora sweater! Now, the music video for the campaign has hit the web & Style Darling is excited to share the full-length version of her cover of “Blue Velvet.” Check out H&M for store locations & to price the items featured in the video. For more celebrity-fronted ads, check out Scarlett Johansson for Dolce & Gabbana & Julia Roberts for Lancome! Happy Styling!