Rosemary Mac Cabe

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I like the music, but this girl feels too cool

So sayeth a commenter over on YouTube about Ke$ha’s video for her debut single, Tik Tok. Having recently purchased the album, I will say I’m enjoying it in a replacement-for-Britney way, but it’s the music video that really gets my vote. The gold …

Fri, Jan 8, 2010, 12:03

   

So sayeth a commenter over on YouTube about Ke$ha’s video for her debut single, Tik Tok. Having recently purchased the album, I will say I’m enjoying it in a replacement-for-Britney way, but it’s the music video that really gets my vote.

The gold nail polish in the opening scene is enthusing me muchly. If only I could get out of the house, then I might go try to buy some, possibly from Mink in Donnybrook, where I had one of the nicest – albeit most expensive – manicures of my life.  My sister lives in Brooklyn (oh so hip, I know), and around the corner from her apartment there is a nail place that does $5 manicures. Compare that to €30 at least for a manicure in an Irish joint and you realise how ripped off we’re being. That’s not even going near the ridiculous differences between waxing over there ($12 for a Brazilian) and here ($45).

But back to the point: Ke$ha. There’s an interview with her today in the Independent‘s Day & Night magazine and, while it asks all the questions I’d expect it to ask, it doesn’t get to my personal preferred nitty-gritty – her style. Because there’s no denying it, Ke$ha really is too cool for school. T-shirts and shorts, battered boots, more bling than the eye can see. It’s a great look and works especially well for this video. I especially love the gold sequined jacket at the end.

However, there’s some kind of formula at work: the Dirty Epics‘ single Coming Up is accompanied by a very similar video, complete with white T-shirt and gold rockin’-out ensemble towards the end. Check out both videos and see what sartorial similarities you can see. (It’s like Bunty or Mandy with those happy little cartoons and a “spot the difference” challenge!)

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