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Fine Tuned: Olivia Somerlyn On Her Ethereal Wardrobe in the “Parachute” Music Video

Olivia Somerlyn may have a wealth of videos posted to her YouTube channel (and over 6,000 subscribers to boot), but only one of them is an actual music video. And for her first time creating a piece of visual art, the 20-year-old singer-songwriter took to it with uncharted enthusiasm: Not only did she design and style her own wardrobe, but she directed the whole shoot and brought on former tour mate Nick Jonas as a producer. “I wanted the wardrobe to represent the meaning behind the song,” she told InStyle.

The meaning is obvious after hearing the first refrain (brought to life after the youngest Jonas hummed the melody during a recording session). “It’s about attachment—when you’re being pulled into something and have no control,” Somerlyn said. And her wardrobe was meant to explicitly echo just that. “I wanted to wear something billowy and all-consuming,” she added. “It symbolizes how I’m completely trapped by this external force.” To create the ethereal number, the Cali native sketched how the front and sides would look using an actual parachute for design inspiration. For added flare, she adorned her nightgown-esque sheath with rose gold jewelry by Sara Weinstock.

At the end of the video, Somerlyn ultimately lets go off of her metaphorical cloth canopy (but not before being ushered above the Mojave Desert in a harness powered by an extremely large rig–the same one used by Katy Perry in her music video for “Roar”), which was yet another first for the singer. Given the profound legwork, we expect this one will be her most-clicked-on post to date.

Watch Somerlyn’s video below, and find out which tunes are currently on our radar here!

 

Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, and Brie Larson Dress Up as One of the Dudes in Jenny Lewis’s New Music Video

Let’s give a round of applause to Jenny Lewis who just made our Tuesday so much better by releasing the music video for her new single “Just One of the Guys,” off her upcoming album The Voyager. Directed by Lewis herself, the video stars her pals Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, and Brie Larson, and it’s awesome.

It starts out with Lewis in a rainbow-and-unicorn-patterned suit crooning in the foreground, as her trio of A-list pals act as her backup band strumming and swaying in all-white ensembles behind her. However, it’s not long before they all switch into tracksuits, don fake mustaches, and you know, just act like one of the guys. Watch the video below to see it all go down, and make sure not to miss Hathaway’s rat tail. Yes, really.

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Go Inside Rag & Bone’s Showroom In This Exclusive Video

Senior market editor Dana Avidan-Cohn is taking you behind the scenes at her Rag & Bone fall 2014 market appointment, giving you a sneak peek at everything the label has in store for next season.

“These guys really know how to dress that cool downtown New York girl,” Avidan-Cohn says of Rag & Bone’s designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville. With leather sneakers, adorable cross body bags in a variety of hues, and chic embellished sweatshirts to choose from, there are so many pieces for you to love, and our editor agrees. “The accessories from Rag & Bone are completely addicting,” she says. “I buy a pair of shoes every season, they’re super comfortable.”

See More Photos: Celebrities Wearing Rag & Bone

We first loved this collection when we saw it go down the runway because of the pops of red, strong focus on layering, and majorly covetable accessories—we can’t wait until it hits stores.

Watch the video above to see the full Rag & Bone showroom tour, and see our favorite looks from their fall 2014 collection in our gallery!