I love Taylor Swift. In ninth grade, my friend and I sat in the back of her minivan watching videos on her portable DVD player. She popped in TSwift’s “Our Song” music video and thus began my following of Queen Tay. In 2008, I listened to the wonderful songs of Fearless on my walk to school, imagining scenes of kissing in the rain and the amazing music video that is “You Belong With Me.” Last week my boyfriend bought me 1989, adding to my collection, for a total of 52 Taylor Swift songs. It seems only fair that with the release of this newest album, I dedicate a blog post to the lovely Taylor.
So let’s talk about the most popular of the songs on 1989, “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space” and their music videos. The “Shake It Off” music video may be my favorite TSwizzle music video, which is saying a lot considering the “You Belong With Me” and “22” videos. Agh, actually that’s a really big claim to make. I don’t know which one is my favorite. I love all three of them. Anyways, not the point. The “Shake It Off” video is amazing; if you haven’t seen it, you need to watch it now. It features Taylor Swift accepting and loving the fact that she can’t dance for her life. The video shows a ton of amazing dancers doing their thing, and Taylor looking like a giant goofball in the best way possible.
The best thing about this video is that we’ve all been there – in a place where we totally don’t belong, where it’s clear that we don’t fit in, and where we just aren’t as good at something as our peers. But Taylor doesn’t care. She rocks it. The whole point of the song is that she doesn’t care what her haters may think or say about her; she’s going to keep being herself and just shake it off. TSwift encourages weirdness and silliness and I love that about her. Check out this music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM
Okay, now onto “Blank Space.” This video was only released today and already has over 4 million views. While this video is evidence of Taylor Swift’s sub-par acting skills, it also highlights some AMAZING fashion. I could barely pay attention to the story of the wealthy cheating lover and Taylor’s seeming insanity because I was so caught up with Taylor’s amazing clothing. Below are some screen grabs of the video featuring the styles Taylor puts on. (And check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-ORhEE9VVg.)
Hold on, let’s get a close-up on this.
Next we see Taylor in this beautiful ensemble:
Woah there, let’s zoom in on this.
Then there’s this gorgeous outfit:
And then even on a horse she’s stylin’.
Even without a good look at this one, we know it’s amazing:
Then she rocks this high-waisted shorts outfit:
And finally, she kills it with this leopard-print masterpiece:
And let’s not forget about her incredible makeup throughout the video (and always):