Thank you so much for the love & support of the video. It’s something that means a lot to me. I’ve never seen such a big response from my fans before
I’ve been reading some of the responses and I had a few thoughts:
Some people are accusing of being racist. I usually do not need to feel the need to explain myself(which I’m not) but I DO feel the need to share my thoughts on the situation. Nothing upsets me more than being called racist because that is one of the most hateful things anyone can be. Not only do I find it insulting towards myself but I also feel insulted for the actors & dancers & my family in the video. No, I did not use black back up dancers as “props”. I never have and never will look at any human being as a prop. That’s disgusting. It’s also an idea that has never crossed my mind,which is what I find questionable of the people telling me that I did so.Dancers are objects?!?!?! How dare you! Dancers make things come to life. If they were white would they be considered “props”? I auditioned a bunch of dancers,all races & my dancers were the best ones. I know that you have to be socially aware & mindful of others but when I look at this video I don’t see race as a issue.Stop trying to search for something that isn’t there. Comments like “rich little white girl exploiting the black people & the ghetto”…I never exploited anyone & I don’t use people in any shape or form. My brother is half black. My cousins are black. My family is Latina & Native American. Some of my family is in the video.I wasn’t raised in a “white” house hold & I’m not little & I have financially supported myself since I was 15 years old. I’m a woman,not a fucking little girl. Because I have pale skin & green eyes doesn’t mean I was raised in Beverly Hills and have Swedish film investor parents or whatever some have created in their minds. Would you feel more at ease if I danced with a bunch blonde white boys at a mall? Should I consciously only cast white dancers for now on? If I’m racist does that mean you’re pro-segregation?! I’m from LA & shot the video there. I referenced 90s hip hop videos and Michael Jackson because both of those things inspire me & played a big part of my childhood. The only thing I’m sorry for is if this post seems to come off self defensive,which it isn’t meant to be…but I had to share these thoughts because it drove me up the wall. Don’t demean the actors & dancers in the video. They are more well spoken & aware than you and I will ever be. Please do research before you make such shitty accusations about people. Anyways…Thank you SSENSE & Atom Factory Management & Grant Singer for making this video happen. We have been trying to make it for a while & I’m so glad I get to share it with the world now <3333333
Sky will be playing at the Babylon Soundgarden Festival in Istanbul, Turkey on May 24th. You can buy tickets here.
um yeah whoever asked me what sky’s makeup look was there is an entire article on it that i didn’t see until just now lol oops
Get Sky’s “I Blame Myself” music video look
Any mid-week blues you had were probably just wiped away by Sky Ferreira’s just-released music video for “I Blame Myself.” (PS. You can watch the full video at Ssense.com and catch some behind-the-scenes clips below.)
The video, which marks Ferreira’s fifth time working with director Grant Singer, is set in Compton with Ferreira wearing Givenchy, Saint Laurent, and Acne duds that you can shop right this very second on Ssense.com, who collaborated on the video with System magazine.
But not only can you cop Ferreira’s fashion sense—you can also get her beauty look in a snap, thanks to this tips and tricks from her makeup artist Amy Chance. Read how she created a super-’70s look for Ferreira below.
"For Sky’s makeup look I took inspiration from ’70s punk and glam rock goddesses like Nina Hagen, Siouxsie Sioux, and Debbie Harry. Sky’s character in the video is such a badass, and I wanted her makeup to match that attitude. I used MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack to create a really strong cat eye shape. I gave her a very strong, ’70s-inspired cheek with Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base, and I used NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella for an intensely dramatic red lip.
The arrest and interrogation scenes in the video are a bit darker and more intense, so I changed the makeup to be darker and more intense as well. Instead of her signature cat eye, I gave her a metallic, glossy eye using Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow in Titanium, I added sheen to her cheeks with NARS Illuminator in Orgasm, and I used NARS Velvette Matte Lip Pencil in Damned for a deeper, darker red lip.”
So yeah, it’s time to tape some Debbie Harry pics to your beauty mirror and get in touch with your ’70s icons.
Amy Chance doing Sky Ferreira’s makeup on set of ” Blame Myself”