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Music Video Parody of Celebrity ‘Red Carpet Culture’ and Fashion Obsession, as Singer Isabel Rose Pokes Fun at ‘Shock and Awe’ Outfits of Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Bjork and Others, with Witty ‘Never Satisfied’
(Published: February 27, 2015)

Music Video Parody of Celebrity ‘Red Carpet Culture' and Fashion Obsession, as Singer Rose Pokes Fun at ‘Shock and Awe' Outfits of Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Bjork and Others, with Witty ‘Never Satisfied'

Huffington Post Premieres Video & Rose Commentary

NY Times Addresses the Objectification of Female Celebrities at Spotlight Events...and a Growing Rebellion

Track is from Isabel Rose's New Album, Produced by Bob Rock of Metallica's ‘Black Album', Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Michael Bublé Fame

Dressing up in Red Carpet outfits that recall the eye-grabbing, ‘shock and awe' garb worn over the years by Cher, Jennifer Lopez, Bjork and others, singer Isabel Rose parodies celebrity fashion obsession in her new video for ‘Never Satisfied'. It's a witty, biting (and subtly sympathetic) view of the pressure female celebrities are under when they make high-profile public appearances.

From Bjork's Marjan Pejoski ‘swan dress' to Jennifer Lopez's green Versace show-stopper, to Cher's Bob Mackie creations, Rose plants her tongue firmly-in-cheek as she re-creates these oddly memorable visuals in the new video. Huffington Post premiered the clip, here:


Youtube link is below.

Rose's ‘Never Satisfied' concept is timely, as the objectification of women at spotlight events is under greater scrutiny than ever. The New York Times weighed in earlier this month as Awards Season unfolded, via this article by Cara Buckley, and suggested that perhaps a revolution is underway:
On the Red Carpet, a Revolt Builds Over the Pageantry - Some A-listers have joined an anti-objectification movement of sorts, which is growing, on the red carpet.  The 2/4/15 article begins: "At this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston made headlines, of a sort, by taking the revolutionary step of refusing to stick their paws in E!'s Mani Cam."    


By Mike Ragogna, 2/27/15


To accompany her Huffington Post video premiere, Rose added this exclusive commentary:

"Thanks to the late great, Joan Rivers -- who probably rolled over in her couture casket when she was snubbed by the Academy Award's this year -- red carpet shows have become cultural events in and of themselves, like the Macy's Day parade or the Super Bowl half-time show. Judging from the copious twitter strings that allow the public to weigh in now, too, many people care more about watching the red carpet than they do about the actual ceremony that follows. As a reflection of American values, it seems that spectacle, taste and branding are eclipsing the creative accomplishments that got them there.
Every artist who walks a red carpet today has to make a decision about what that moment will be used for: self-expression, self-exposure, political statement, branding, re-branding or all-of-the-above. Every artist who walks the red carpet today has to decide whom to please: their management, their studio, their stylist, their fans, their fans parents, their children, or--gasp--themselves.
I decided to use my latest video, 'Never Satisfied,' as an opportunity to explore these themes of sartorial criticism vs. self-expression while simultaneously paying homage to those iconoclasts whose individuality has stamped an indelible impression in our collective consciousness. It was also exciting to take a song I recorded about a relationship and turn it into something with less victimization attached. It was empowering and liberating, and dare I say it, as much fun as running through a field of daisies buck naked with a glass of Chardonnay."

An all-out, old school, Vegas-style entertainer who is no stranger to multiple wardrobe changes of her own, Rose has previously stated, "Two of my greatest sources of inspiration are Mitzi Gaynor and Charo." At the same time, she recognizes that the focus on women's bodies at red carpet events has gotten out of hand. She articulates her concept for the video: "There's been a lot of discussion lately about how women choose to portray themselves on the red carpet. Some artists feel tremendous pressure to play into the expectations set by paparazzi and fashion "police." They resent the pressure and wish the focus were placed on the work for which they are nominated or are there supporting rather than on the look their stylist and team has created. Others seek the attention like moths to a flame, using the exposure as an opportunity to gain notoriety. I decided to use this video as an opportunity to explore the theme while staying true to my own brand values. I also wanted to open the song up to deeper interpretation. When I recorded it, I was thinking only about the relationship between a man and a woman. This video opens up the song in new and exciting ways."

Further commentary by Rose, along with some famous (or infamous') celebrity photos, here: Baring it all on the Red Carpet: A Trip Down Mammary Lane:


‘Never Satisfied' is the second single from Rose's acclaimed album, ‘Trouble in Paradise', which was released in late 2014 and Produced by the renowned Bob Rock of Metallica, Aerosmith, Michael Bublé and Bon Jovi fame. Reviews have been universally positive, and the video for the title track, may be seen via this OUT Magazine link:

The Nation recently described Rose as an "unforgettable chick singer," adding, "One thing I really (really) like about Rose is her willingness to stretch not only the conventions of cabaret style performance, but also the so-called "Great American Songbook," which is undoubtedly great, but definitely needs extending beyond the pre-"Yesterday" era. Produced by Bob Rock and backed by a big Vegasy orchestra, she breathes new life into some wonderful songs that you may not have remembered that you love."

Read Rose's BroadwayWorld interview about ‘Trouble in Paradise', here:

More about Isabel Rose:
An acclaimed jazz/pop/swing/Cabaret singer, Isabel Rose features radio-friendly originals as well as reinterpretations of American Songbook and pop classics on ‘Trouble in Paradise'. The collection was Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge and Al Schmitt.

Over the past few years, Rose has evoked comparisons to a pantheon of legendary vocalists, from Peggy Lee to Bette Midler to Ann-Margret to Frank Sinatra. She's a larger-than-life Vegas-style entertainer who has performed sold out concerts at 54 Below, Joe's Pub, The Blue Note and Le Poisson Rouge, and has played at Lincoln Center and LA's Catalina's Jazz Club.

Known for her rapier wit and crowd-pleasing performances, Isabel Rose earned rave reviews for her 2010 debut CD ‘Swingin' from the Hip.' As journalists noted at the time, she's not simply a singer (or a comedian,) she's a multi-faceted artist who also happens to be a published author and an award-winning actress, not to mention a summa cum laude Yale graduate. JAZZTIMES said, "As overachievers go, Isabel Rose makes Oprah look like a slacker," and, "Rose goes stiletto to stiletto with Ann-Margret." http://jazztimes.com/articles/26306-isabel-rose-from-tin-pan-alley-to-power-rock

Isabel Rose also has big-time moxie-the kind that made multi-hyphenates such as Ann-Margret, Peggy Lee and Bette Midler so appealing in years past. Rose's never-say-never attitude has carried her through many an odd challenge over the course of her fascinating career. Whether writing and starring in a major motion picture released by Samuel Goldwyn, getting a mega-deal from Doubleday for her debut novel, or composing and starring in an Off-Broadway musical adaptation of that novel, she's always found a way to make big things happen. Already praised by critics as a writer and actress, she achieved the hat trick with her debut CD Swingin' from the Hip, and builds on that success with her new album Trouble In Paradise.

Links and more details, here:

- Isabel Rose Social Media support exceeds 106,000 Facebook and Twitter followers.

- "Trouble in Paradise" is available on Jubilee Recordings (distributed by Sony/RED). https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/trouble-in-paradise/id905282323

- ‘Never Satisfied' video credits: Editor, Yossi Kimberg; Producer, Jubilee Productions, LLC; Video Production House, Broadway Video

- Rose's late-2014 single, "Trouble in Paradise," broke new ground for her as it reached #31 on the Mainstream A/C Chart.

- Recent performances in New York and Los Angeles will be followed by additional tour dates, to be announced soon.

- Rose's dance video for her track "Reflection" reached the Top 10 Dance Charts: https://www.youtube.com/watch'v=DVtVJ6iWO_I

- Watch the ‘Trouble in Paradise' EPK, here: http://youtu.be/BkqY95i7lAc

Visit - http://isabelrose.com
Visit - https://www.facebook.com/IsabelRoseMusic

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