As soon as I saw the video for St. Vincent's brand new music video, "Cruel," I was spun into a vintage interior design dreamland. Each shot of the video is peppered with great vintage pieces, all of which I immediately wanted.
St. Vincent (the adopted name of New York singer-songwriter Annie Clark) released her third album, Strange Mercy, this week. In the video for the album's first single, "Cruel," Clark plays a woman kidnapped by a bereaved family who violently--albeit hilariously--attempts to turn her into their ideal mother and wife, creating an alternate 1950s dystopian nightmare.
I could write a book about the fashion styling alone, but in terms of decor, the video represents an eerie reflection of past decadence. Shot on Mare island, a mostly abandoned naval base, in several neglected officers' mansions, the family lives in a shadow of a past design era; wing-backed chairs, silver platters and brass bust statues are just a small sampling of the trinkets in view.
Here's a "St. Vincent: 'Cruel' Design Kit." Most of the items seen in the video are most assuredly available at estate sales or ebay, but this is a collection of mostly modern versions. Have fun browsing, and watch the full music video by St. Vincent here.
Shown above the jump:
1. Ceramic/Porcelain Horse from theNeedleintheHay, $26.28
2. Rotton Chair, Anthropologie, $980
3. Vintage 1950s Two-Tier Tray from PomegranateSeed, $21
4. A Pair of Portraits Blue Boy and Friend from HotVintage, $24
5. Lorraine Arm Chair, Restoration Hardware, $675 - $895
6. On The Rise Brand Glass, Anthropologie, $18
7. Astoria Medium Candlestick Holder, Crate and Barrel, $19.95
8. Atelier Chesterfield, Bottle Green from Anthropologie, $5,998
9. Household Essentials Ironing Board Bronze from Target, $60
10. Handwoven Rope from Restoration Hardware, $99
11. Rediscovered Flatware from Anthropologie, $36
12. Vintage Pewter Platter from RococoDecor, $119.
Images: "Cruel" stills, Terri Timely and 4AD. Product images as linked above.