Selena Gomez got back to her Texas roots Wednesday night as she attended a cowgirl themed party. Hosted by Petra Collins‘ younger sister Anna Collins, the rustic bash had Selena learning how to line dance like a real cowpoke.
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Selena Gomez and her best friend Petra Collins sat down with Dazed for a lengthy interview about the horror movie roots of Selena’s new “Fetish” video. During the chatty Q&A with the star and her director, the friendship between the two was palpable. It looks Petra has quickly become Selena’s go-to gal pal for art, friendship and more.
“We’ve come a long way from that day on set for ‘Wonderland,'” Selena says, explaining how the creative duo met in the first place. She then underscored how close they are now: “People don’t know but my personal life ties into the work we do together because you know things about my life that nobody knows and I know a lot about your life that nobody knows. It comes out, somehow.”
Selena went on to share a story about when Petra came over to her house to discuss their work on her new music. Apparently, that was when they discovered their mutual love for horror movies, because Petra “came over in the middle of the day and found me in my living room sitting on a big teddy bear watching ‘Chucky’ so casually.”
“Oh my God!” Petra remembers. “Literally we were lying on a teddy bear watching ‘Chucky.'” Petra explained that’s how she knew she and Selena were on “the same wavelength.”
After hyping the music video, Selena Gomez finally dropped her “Fetish” visual earlier this week, showing her artsy new direction crafted by Petra Collins. The photographer gave an exclusive interview to Vogue to give a look inside the horror film-inspired video.
While explaining the underlying message behind the video, Petra says that a major part in her trying to get Selena to look “vulnerable and powerful” all came down to the fashion. “We wanted her to be autonomous, sexy, and in control of her sexuality, and the fashion played a huge role in that,” she said. One outfit in particular that exemplified this exact sentiment was the Simone Rocha dress she wore in the kitchen.
According to Petra, “her dresses are obviously so beautiful, but they also hold an ugliness in them. They’re layered, torn, colorful, and full.”
Read more about Selena’s “Fetish” fashion here.
(Photo credit: Selena Gomez Instagram account)
Selena Gomez recently chatted with MTV News to talk about her single “Bad Liar” and the video that was released via Spotify. Selena claims the track signals the shift she’s plotting to make in her sound. “I just want it to be simple and beautiful and I want music to sound refreshing,” she says. “To me, that’s what I want to hear on the radio. I feel like that’s where my approach has been.”
The video features the singer in a bed wearing a bracelet and her wrists tied together in a white ribbon. She shares that the video was shot after she’d gotten back from her Lupus treatment. Petra Collins, the woman who took the pictures and directed the video, wanted to shoot Selena after the treatment because she looked like she was “in this really sweet place.” Selena noted that that sentiment mirrored what the song represents to her.
Check out the interview as well as some clips of the video below.
(Photo credit: Selena Gomez instagram account)