Cardi B not only had a poppin’ 2017, but her 2018 doesn’t seem too bad either! Not only is she expecting her first child, but she’s continued to break down barriers in the rap industry and set examples for so many young women to fearlessly pursue their dreams.
Well, on Monday morning, scenes from her new music video for her song “Be Careful” dropped on our Instagram timelines, and aside from the very *interesting* and suggestive messages of what happens when you burn Cardi (let’s not forget the Offset cheating allegations that really took us all for a rollercoaster), Cardi’s clothing choices were everything. Funny enough, we all markedly noted that this is exactly what many, if not all, of us would do if you were attending your cheating ex’s funeral…I mean wedding.
The video, directed by Jora Frantzis, had everything you could imagine as far as inspiration, set to the stylings of the movie Kill Bill.
Her stylist, Kollin Carter, shared via Instagram that Cardi’s dress was none other than Christian Siriano, paired with Dylanlex earrings and a New York Vintage necklace. Interestingly enough, many of us (well, I can only speak for myself) have wondered what Cardi would wear on her big day, and according to her stylist, the Siriano dress was a “last minute” win.
Even though the dress was custom, it had a sweetheart neckline and a taffeta dress full of volume and texture, much like his Fall 2018 bridal line.
According to Page Six, the custom gown was packed up and sent via plane the night before the 2 a.m. desert shoot. So yeah, you can only imagine how relaxed everyone must have been.
Now Cardi’s second major look in the video consisted of an all-black ensemble, predominately with a YSL hat and earrings, and vintage Moschino. She gave us a huge contrast to the beautiful blonde with this fire-red pony, done by her stylist Tokyo Stylez. Tokyo took to his IG to also share more visuals of the epic ponytail, which seemed to be separated and pinned together by a silver barrel clip:
And last, but certainly not least, we couldn’t help notice her beau for the music video, which, of course, was not Offset. Instead, the role was played by male model Keith Carlos, who shared with Hello Beautiful all the details from his all-black ensemble to the warm weather, to the vision and artistic expression of Cardi and her female-lead team. To read the exclusive interview, check it out here.
Overall, we can’t deny the amazing details and dope aesthetic of Cardi’s team, especially when we consider how she’s the Queen of addressing things in her own unique way.
What did you guys think of the music video? Were you feeling her looks and the wedding/ funeral vibe?