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The extraordinary look of musician Grimes

The Canadian musician Grimes has been successful in show business for 10 years, and is probably known to most people at least since her relationship with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Fans of the 33-year-old admire her above all for her headstrong style, which lies somewhere between futuristic grunge princess and high-fashion darling. Tikbow took a closer look at the singer’s style and beauty routine.

Who is Grimes.

Claire Boucher, better known as Grimes, doesn’t fit the stereotypical image of a pop star. Especially not one who is in a relationship with the second richest person in the world. But the Canadian-born singer, who had her international breakthrough in 2012 and has a son with Elon Musk, doesn’t seem to care about fitting into any pigeonhole.

Grimes style: anything but normal

Grimes will probably never be seen in a blouse and blue jeans. The singer cultivates an eclectic style that draws on a wide variety of subcultures: grunge elements and muted colors are just as much a part of her wardrobe as pink tights, Rüschen and feminine corset tops. Flashy logos of expensive brands? Not Grime’s cup of tea in everyday life. She prefers to save their clothes for special events. In the past, she often dressed in Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Rodarte or Proenza Schouler at red carpet events. And in her music videos? In them she likes to present herself as an unearthly being, wearing flowing gowns and futuristic cyborg suits.

The singer’s three most beautiful red carpet looks

2016 in Rodarte

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Grimes at the 2016 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Fashion Show in a dress by Rodarte. Photo: Getty Images

This dress by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy of the American fashion label Rodarte looks like it was made for Grimes: the dark Bordeaux red and the floral details perfectly match her Snow White complexion. To keep the focus on the dress, the singer eschewed elaborate makeup and wore her hair tied in a sleek ponytail.

2018 in a design by Elon Musk

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Grimes at the Met Gala 2018Photo: Getty Images

At the 2018 Met Gala, Grimes and Tesla CEO Elon Musk made their first official appearance as a couple. Not only that, Musk had even designed the dress for Grimes! The singer wore a shimmering, high-cut corset that melded into a short tüll skirt with a long black train. She paired it with ruffled gauzy gloves, knee-high platform lace-up boots and a solid silver choker strongly reminiscent of the Tesla logo.

2019 in Givenchy

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Grimes in spring 2019 on the "Captain Marvel". She wears a dress by GivenchyPhoto: Getty Images

For the premiere of the Marvel action film "Captain Marvel", Grimes wore a haute couture gown by Givenchy in 2019. Featuring a contrasting mix of bright red latex and black lace, the long gown perfectly complemented the singer’s sultry yet playful style. She did without jewelry and flashy accessories this time, wearing her hair down and styled in soft curls.

Beauty à la Grimes: dark kohl and pale complexion.

Grimes knows exactly what she wants, and not just in terms of fashion. When it comes to beauty, no one can fool her in a hurry. Instead of classic looks, she prefers anything that doesn’t look too normal. For example, she likes to paint wild patterns on her forehead with liquid kohl, or show off her bleached eyebrows, black lipstick or fake elf ears. Her must-haves: dark lacquered, tapered fake nails, glitter particles for skin and hair, and lots of kohl around the eyes.

The trick: the kohl must never be applied too perfectly. The smudgier the better, Grimes reveals in a Vogue video, Get ready with me. In it, she also gives an insight into her skin care routine: since her 30th birthday, the musician has been focusing more on her skin, as she explains. To keep it beautiful, she relies on regular facial massages, Korean skincare products and vitamin C serum. To protect herself from harmful UV radiation, the naturally very pale singer also uses a special sunscreen from Japan.

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Grimes hairstyles: princess Leia twists and changing hair colors

Natural hair color? No, thanks! She has been dying her hair since she was 10 years old, Grimes said in a Vogue interview. How they really lookähen, she would not even know. In recent years, the singer was seen with hair in bright orange, pastels, deep black and platinum blonde.

And also when it comes to hairstyles, the Canadian likes to try herself out: Whether it’s braided hair in the style of Star Wars icon Princess Leia, voluminous bubble tresses or lilac highlights – Grimes is at least as playful in her hair style as she is in her music. Her role as a young mother has done nothing to change that, and she recently starred in Doja Cat’s Need to Know music video as a galactic elf with long blonde hair and neon pink double buns.