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

Style Icon — Marina and the Diamonds

Everyone who knows me knows that I live for the music of Lana Del Rey and Marina and the Diamonds, and if I find out that someone does not like either of these artists, I regard him or her with a healthy amount of suspicion. As if it isn’t enough that I have fifty-two of Marina’s songs on my iPod, I also adore her sense of style. She has described her fashion sense as “vintage, cheerleader, and cartoon,” and her style icons are Gwen Stefani, Leigh Lezark of the Misshapes, and Shirley Manson of Garbage. Here are my favorite Marina looks:





Marina and the Diamonds (aka Marina Diamandis) was born in Brynmawr, Wales and began her musical career in London. She has released two albums, The Family Jewels and Electra Heart, and will be releasing Froot in its entirety this coming April. She has also collaborated with Charli XCX and BetaTraxx, and has covered songs by Gwen Stefani, Justin Bieber, 3OH!3, Late of the Pier, and Paolo Nutini. She has had two headlining tours, The Family Jewels Tour and The Lonely Hearts Club Tour, and has toured with both Katy Perry and Coldplay as a supporting act. She has won the following awards: Best UK & Irish Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards (2010), Best Newcomer at the Virgin Media Music Awards (2010), and Best Music Award at the Attitude Magazine Awards (2012). She even has a fashion line, 11 Diamonds.