A Definitive List Of All The Hidden Messages In Taylor Swift's "ME!" | Clozette


After weeks of teasing us with pastel-themed Instagram posts, Taylor Swift finally announced what they were about and released her latest single, entitled ME!, featuring Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie. Within 24 hours of its release, it already racked up a total of 65 million views, setting a new VEVO record. The new music video is a complete explosion of colour, and of course, in Taylor Swift-fashion, filled with so many hidden hints. It can be a tad overwhelming, so we’ve broken down the Easter eggs we could find down below.


 


A goodbye to Reputation Era?


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The video opens with a pinkish white snake slithering on the ground and suddenly bursting into a bunch of butterflies. Does this mean a departure from Swift’s dark and edgy era that’s full of drama?



The new Taylor


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Despite the first scene, the whole music video has tons of references to her last music video. The stairs she walks down on in ME! is the exact same one from her Look What You Made Me Do video,  albeit much, much brighter. The iconic phone the old Taylor couldn’t answer also appears here, so maybe it’s indeed the new Taylor we’re seeing here.

 


Call-back to the past


A screenshot of a tweet showing Taylor Swift's references to old looks

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Throughout the video, Taylor dons outfits that reference her pre-Reputation looks. The old Taylor might be dead, but that doesn’t mean she’s completely forgotten. Some fans even argue she’s back.



Trouble still follows


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Whether or not the old Taylor’s gone or back, one thing’s for sure: drama and trouble still follow her. You’d think that the video’s just full of fluff, but if you look closely, those fluffs are actually vicious cloud snakes glaring at Taylor wherever she goes.

 

Seven’s the lucky number


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In ME! Taylor wears a total of seven outfits and, not to mention, there’s that scene where she’s surrounded by seven different bags. It’s an obvious tease because, if all goes well for the fans, then this would be her seventh album.



A tiny secret she’s been hiding


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In the video, Brendon presents her an engagement ring, which she rejects. Instead, she accepts a kitten, who's revealed to be her new real-life kitty named Benjamin Button.  Maybe that’s her cheeky way of denying all those rumours of engagement with Joe Alwyn, and just revealing that her true secret is this new addition to her family.


Kaleidoscopic heart


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Brendon shows us a direct representation of Taylor’s Welcome to New York lyrics “kaleidoscope of loud heartbeats under coats.” As he opens his coat in one scene, it reveals his kaleidoscopic heart to which the camera zooms in.



A look into the future


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There’s a bright pink “Lover” sign that appears on top of the building behind Taylor in the video. Everyone think it’s going to be the title of the next single she’ll drop.

 

Another collab


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Speaking of the future, fans are also speculating that Taylor will be producing a Dixie Chicks collab inher next album because of a portrait that appears on Brendon's left in one scene. Whether all these predictions will actually happen, let’s stay tuned and just enjoy this song for now.

 

(Cover photo from: @taylorswift)

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Another week has quickly gone by. Amp up your excitement for the weekend with the latest headlines that hit the world of fashion, beauty, and culture. From Kylie Cosmetics’ new eyebrow makeup range to Taylor Swift performing at the Time 100 Gala, here’s a recap of the biggest events that happened during the week.

 

Kylie Jenner’s Kybrows are coming



Kylie Cosmetics has blessed us with tons of colourful products to help us achieve on-fleek makeup looks. Now, you can add more to your beauty arsenal with her first ever eyebrow makeup range. Prettify and define your arches with her Kybrows range. You can grab brow gels, pencils, pomades and more starting 29 April on KylieCosmetics.com


Get festive with ZALORA’s Lubna & Zalia Collection this Raya season



Celebrate the holidays by fashioning stylish modest pieces from the Lubna and Zalia collections now available on ZALORA. Keep your eyes peeled, however, because more and more pieces will be released closer to Raya. Use the exclusive promo code ZALORAYA2019 to get a 25% off your purchase upon checkout. Not sure what to go for? Check out the best of ZALORAYA here

 

 

Hollywood celebrities stunned on the red carpet at Time 100 Gala



Held last Tuesday at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the party that celebrated the 100 most influential people of the year was dazzling with stunning outfits donned by Hollywood stars like Brie Larson and Emilia Clarke. But one of those who stood out was Taylor Swift. Dressed in her charming pink gown, the singer also serenaded the attendees with a performance that night. 



Korean skincare brand AHC launches 4 new innovative products


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K-beauty fans everywhere should rejoice this April because they can now add four more new products to their beauty arsenal. Developed with Korean aesthetic expertise, AHC's Minimal 10, The Aesthe, Aqualuronic, and Natural Essential mask are now here to give your skin the pampering it needs. Get your hands on them at Watsons, Lazada, and Shopee while you can!


Experience the Big Apple in Central Square’s NYC Street Eats




Immerse yourself in the vibrant and eclectic New York experience at Central Square, BGC. Here, you can shake off the summer heat by enjoying a smorgasbord of New York-style street food while being dazzled by Broadway music performed by local musical theatre talents. Catch the excitement of the big city from 26 to 28 April and from 28 to 30 June. 



Learn how nanotechnology can revolutionise the world of fashion



Imagine your clothes being able to repel water and stains, conduct electricity, and glow under different lights. During the TaFF Talks at The Cocoon Space at Design Orchard held last 25 April, Cornell University’s Associate Professor Juan Hinestroza discussed how this can be achieved using nanotechnology. What do we know? Maybe in the near future, those cool high-tech pieces might just become our wardrobe staples.


(Cover photo from: @kyliecosmetics)

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