Video — “Hanging On” by Ellie Goulding

I have seen the music video for “Hanging On”, and it is amazing. But I still like to imagine my own storyline when I hear a song, even if it divulges from the artist’s concept and vision. The exercise of imagining a music video as I hear a song makes the song feel personal to me, which makes me form more of an attachment to it. This song in particular fascinates me. The drawn-out vocals, combined with an elusive meaning, are so eerie.

Song: “Hanging On”. Artist: Ellie Goulding. Album: Halcyon. Written by: Patrick James Grossi, Ariel Rechtshaid. Produced by: Billboard. Label: Polydor. Original by: Active Child. 

The lyric I can relate to most is “Tell me if you feel this pain, ’cause I don’t wanna be a ball and chain”. I was overjoyed to find a ball and chain novelty bag by Judith Leiber to include in the video. Below are more “ball and chain” style handbags.

Deux Lux  Vans    Dolls Kill 2

                 Deux Lux, $30                  Vans, $33                       Joyrich, $78

Gryson  Love Moschino     She + Lo

                Gryson, $162              Love Moschino, $175              She + Lo, $178

Gucci 2   Kenzo 2   3.1 Phillip Lim 2

                 Gucci, $190                      Kenzo, $280                   3.1 Phillip Lim, $615

3.1 Phillip Lim 2  Dolce & Gabbana     Rag and Bone 2

                3.1 Phillip Lim, $655         Dolce & Gabbana, $696   Rag & Bone, $720

Olympia Le-Tan  Dolce & Gabbana 2     Fleet Ilya

                  Olympia Le-Tan, $870    Dolce & Gabbana, $935      Fleet Ilya, $1,035

Paco Rabanne  Clara Kasavina    Chanel 8

                  Paco Rabanne, $1,390   Clara Kasavina, $1,585         Chanel, $4,875

Video — “Teen Idle” by Marina and the Diamonds

Here is a video I made for one of my favorite songs. I love music, but most songs I hear function as entertainment. “Teen Idle,” however, really touches me. Marina Diamandis is a genius lyricist, and the entire Electra Heart album is at once critical and beautiful.

Song: “Teen Idle”. Artist: Marina and the Diamonds. Album: Electra Heart. Written by Marina Diamandis. Produced by Liam Howe. Labels: 679, Atlantic. 

Below: Fashion inspired by Marina and the song


Aeropostale   New Look 2   New Look

                          Aeropostale, $5         New Look, $6                New Look, $6

Dolls Kill  JC Penney     Urban Outfitters

                         Dolls Kill, $6                 JC Penney, $11            Urban Outfitters, $24

Johnny Loves Rosie  Federica Moretti     Louis Vuitton 3

                    Johnny Loves Rosie, $33        Federica Moretti, $72      Louis Vuitton, $220


Chi Chi London    True Decadence  Petorhouse

                          Chi Chi London, $67     True Decadence, $91      Petorhouse, $98

          Vintage 6      Tony Bowls

                          DressPerfect, $99            Vintage, $100                 Tony Bowls, $100

    HotSquash        HotSquash 2  Ariella Roseanna

                      HotSquash, $230            HotSquash, $230             Ariella Roseanna, $380


Bling Jewelry  Bling Jewelry 2     Bling Jewelry 3

                  Bling Jewelry, $17               Bling Jewelry, $21             Bling Jewelry, $33

Bling Jewelry 4   Bling Jewelry 5    Bling Jewelry 6

                 Bling Jewelry, $47                 Bling Jewelry, $50              Bling Jewelry, $50

Vintage 7

Vintage, $283