Dirty Free For All
In honor of Ke$ha's birthday last week, our matching middle names (Rose), and her upcoming appearance on American Idol this week, I thought it a good time to post some images from an editorial spread I assistant styled under Kim Friday, WWD's senior fashion editor.
The shoot took place last August right around the time that 'Tik Tok' was released, and the singer was full of energy anticipating what was to come from her first single. Little did any of us know that it would become the chart topping, billboard record breaking, can't get it outta your head song it is now.
The look we were going for was very 'anti-gaga'/garbage can chic. We brought 100's of pieces of designer clothing (There are some set photos after the jump) but Ke$ha still opted to wear a sequined cape she found in a dumpster on La Brea for some of the looks. In addition to her own crumpled gold bra and trash can cape we dressed her in grittier designs from Bess, Boudoir D'huitres, Haleh Nematzadeh, Sass & Bide, and William Rast. We used lots and lots of jewelry (making sure per Ke$ha's request that nothing matched) including pieces from Alexis Bittar, Ben Amun, Draugsvold, and Noir. The shoes were from Brian Atwood, Giuseppe Zanotti, and T.U.K.
Overall it still remains one of the most enjoyable shoots I've ever worked on due to Ke$ha's charm. As a new artist she was unaffected by fame. She was adventurous, quirky and willing to experiment with her look. I hope after all the #1 hits she hasn't lost that.
You can read the whole article by Nick Axelrod here.
*images via Talaya Centento for WWD, other images by me
Some behind the scenes images:
Ke$ha channeling Medusa
Some of the accessories
Glitter and Jewels