R&B/Soul sensation Goapele has just released her new music video, $ecret, styled by Candice Cuoco. The video features pieces from Candice’s new collection with Vanessa Simmons, BAD BUTTERFLY, as well as pieces from her previous collection, DEFLOWERED.
In the opening scene, Goapele wears Candice’s deconstructed button-up dress, SCARLETT, featuring a menswear collar, dramatic layers of back pleating, cutout front and back yokes, and an underlying black velvet bustier.
Later, Goapele wears Candice’s half-wrap knee-length corset, named GOAPELE in the singer’s honor. The corset, in black-on-black floral fabric with fringed chiffon accents, has an elegant swirl of boning surrounding a leather bustier. The look is accessorized with BAD BUTTERFLY’s unique silver rose choker.
As the drama intensifies, Goapele wears Candice’s stunning tulle gown, IRINA. The gown, with layer upon layer of tulle mesh spilling dramatically from a leather bustier, is interspersed with silk butterflies and accented with a studded suede belt. The breathtaking piece was the spectacular finale of Candice and Vanessa’s BAD BUTTERFLY LAFW runway show.
Finally, as she ascends the stairs, Goapele wears Candice’s leather coat, VIOLET, from her DEFLOWERED collection. The coat, with fur shoulders, beaded chiffon sleeves, satin cuffs, and textured purple and black leather panels, is a testament to Candice’s skill with leather and her unique eye for detail.
The video is viewable now on Goapele’s website, GOAPELE.COM.