Best Coast: Our Deal
I know that this is my second time writing about an MTV supervideo, but c’mon, can you blame me when said video is Best Coast’s “Our Deal”, and the director is Drew Barrymore and it stars teen phenoms that I’ve wanted to write about/profile/interview for something, anything and no one will let me and can I really just be 16 again and it be acceptable to like these things?
Sorry. Breathing now.
Anyway, this video is a standard take on the Westside Story plotline (or Romeo and Juliet, if you’re into the original dueling families without dance routines and Puerto Rican flavor) and casts Tyler Posey (teens today know him from MTV’s Teen Wolf. You might know him as the little boy in Maid in Manhattan) as the loverboy in the Day Trotters, a graffiti tagging gang, and Chloe Moretz (has played bamfs in movies like 500 Days of Summer and Kick-Ass) as the lovergirl in the Night Crawlers, the rival tagging gang.
It also stars Alia Shawkat, whom apparently everyone knows from Arrested Development, but I just know her as Hannah from State of Grace, which was essentially the girl version of The Wonder Years (albeit fell a bit short), and throws in Shailene Woodley from The Secret Life of The American Teenager (or as I like to call her, the original Katilin Cooper on The O.C.), Donald Glover and Miranda Cosgrove.
Cool cast and good enough plot, but what I’m I really looking at (besides some rockin’ graffiti)?: The fantastic hairdos and accompanying wardrobe. It’s a little indie meets Rockabilly, with a dash of neon and a whole lotta Grease. I’m loving it.
So check out the video, then check out my picks on how to recreate this look. I think Drew would approve.
Winning Strike Bootie
Red Skinny Jeans
Navajo Moon Mini Purse
Wildfox Light Leather Raglan Tee
Sparkle & Fade Faux Leather Bomber Jacket (comes in red, black, brown and grey)