I am starting to realize Britney Spears can do no wrong in my eyes. Even though many elements of her latest video – “I Wanna Go” – are eyebrow raise-inducing, the dark sense of humour and tongue in cheek references Britney The Brand more than redeem her.
What goes on? Cyborgs, a Mickey Mouse-ears wearing skeleton, Guillermo from Weeds seductively pouring milk over his body, an easter egg for “Crossroads 2: Cross Harder”, a Thriller eyeball homage, a paparazzi cuss-out, a quote from “Half Baked”, and a punked out Baby One More Time-esque schoolgirl outfit (with spiked Louboutins and studded Doc Martens!)
Wacky, wonderful, and a pretty flawless tune by Britney standards (no point in expecting the vocal solidarity of Adele or the whimsical grooves of of Montreal, right?).
Tomorrow, Britney Spears‘ “Femme Fatale” tour kicks off. Why do I care? The visuals and costumes a Britney concert beat every other concert I have attended thus far (yes, I’m a diehard fan).
While she dances ’til the world ends (see what I did there?), she will be wearing some of the shiniest and sexy custom costumes I have seen from designer Zaldy Goco. There is a Marilyn Monroe-inspired dress, mirrored gold jackets, a ‘Japanime Britney‘ kimono, a snake charmer outfit, and more. The most extravagant and beautiful piece has to be her closing number – black dress which illuminates with LED lights and literally shoots fire and lightening.
“The real inspiration of course is Britney herself. We’re creating the show for her. But there’s a creative script that was done by the director, Jamie King, and it’s a whole thing about a femme fatale, and femme fatales throughout the ages…she’s sort of changing personas throughout the show.”
– Zaldy Goco
I’m trying to think of something nice to say about Britney Spears‘ new Pop cover. I typically find Japenese culture kawaii and all, but I’m thinking Takashi Murakami just hates Britney. It’s creepy and reminds me of that Law and Order episode where that guy would kidnap young women, lock them in his basement and make the dress up as brides and take pictures of them. She looks so uneasy. Horrible.