Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Follow Up


So, I have been a bad little blogger!!! Shame on me for neglecting my little blog and my fantastic readers! Anyways, since I got some really great responses to my post on Beyonce's new music video, I felt I should do a follow up of sorts.

First off, let me say, I got some really insightful comments! One comment that really made me think was from Jill from Tea with the Vintage Baroness. She made some really excellent, thought provoking points. I think Jill hit on a lot of the things I was thinking while I watched the video. Her points about Beyonce using things like Mad Men and the "new" vintage craze to market and popularize her video are spot on; which is especially important in an age when music videos almost don't matter and are hardly played on MTV, or so I've heard (I don't have cable television).

Overall, I felt I had the same impression as many of you that commented. I think the song is definitely not "hit material." And, because of this, I feel Beyonce might be using other successful material, such as Mad Med, the popularity of Lady GaGa, etc, to push the popularity of her song. I did like a lot of the clothing (well really it was mostly lingerie) and the aesthetic quality of the gritty filmstrip look of the video was a nice touch. However, I don't think Beyonce can pull off the vintage look, which is totally my opinion. I think we should leave the retro inspired outfits to the likes of Christina Aguilera and Katy Perry. I also think there is more to wearing/being vintage than wear thigh highs: take note Beyonce.

Thanks to all of you who commented on my last post and if you haven't seen the video yet, do check it out and see what YOU think! :)

Emily

15 comments:

Marie said...

I'm just not used to thinking of Beyonce as a vintage vixen, so she'd have to up her game a little more in this area to convince me. But my guess is, after this video, she might stick to her usual, modern style/fashion choices.

Miss Emmi said...

I think in some ways this style suits Beyonce - she's super cute when she is imitating Bettie Paige, but I have a few issues with a) the wearing of sunglasses indoors; b) the wearing of stockings with shorts (redundant much?) and c) too much bling!

I definitely think she's just following a trend though. There's no way that this will be more than a phase for Bey.

D said...

Just found your blog, and I love it. I'm a follower now.
Love your clothes. Love old movies (especially 40's) Can't beat the fashions.

D

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

Yea, I agree- she's just trying to market herself by using current trends. All musicians do it! Hopefully her video was a one time thing when it comes to vintage fashion!
http://vavoomvintage.blogspot.com

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