“What’s your favourite candy?” is a question I have asked the prettiest of creatures on my blog in the past, but I’ve never had an answer to that question myself. I’m not saying I don’t have a sweet tooth, but unlike a bag of crisps or four-tiered sandwich, both of which I could happily eat on repeat until I’m fit too burst, I’ve never come across a candy bar or sugary blob I have been able to put away in embarrassing quantities without making myself sick.
That is until now, of course.
Ever since she strutted into the public’s consciousness as a pink-dreadlocked warrior princess in Grimes‘ ethereal “Genesis” music video, Brooke Candy has been blowing bubble gum visuals in videos and fashion spreads that have stuck to my brain and tickled my tongue like a cheeky wee packet of popping candy. And my blood sugar levels have never been better, thank you kindly!
No longer is it enough to have a great voice or something lyrically genius to say in this dystopian pop industry hell if you want to bag yourself a billboard number one, fashion campaign credentials, and a Brazilian model boyfriend, and Candy is more than aware that a strong visual is powerful currency in this new age of canny self-promotion and opulent styling.
With notable endorsements from Sia, photographer Steven Klein and uber stylist Nicola Formichetti, this bejewelled jawbreaker is fast developing a brand that is leaving her contemporaries looking like a tired ole Tootsie Roll that’s been left out in the sun too long. And with a spring Diesel campaign, ‘Candy Land’ V magazine spread, and her delightfully bonkers Opulence EP (iTunes) already in the bag with us barely half way through 2014, I don’t see my candy crush for this Butterfinger broad rotting my teeth anytime soon.
Watch Brooke’s Steven Klein-directed “Opulence” music video, with styling by Formichetti.
More Brooke Candy on My Portis Wasp Says
• Brooke Candy for Diesel Spring/Summer 2014 Accessories Campaign
• NSFW: Brooke Candy by Jacob Dekat for Galore Magazine
• Brooke Candy stars in ‘Candy Land’ by Steven Klein for V89
• Brooke Candy’s ‘Opulent Moment’ by Steven Klein and Nicola Formichetti