We need to talk about Sevdaliza’s immaculate style

Mile-high ponytails, ornamental jewelry, Matrix-ready wear, and more.

April 12, 2018

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Sevda Alizadeh — the Dutch-Iranian avant-pop muscian who performs under the name Sevdaliza — has made a name for herself with mesmerizing vocals and dreamy visuals. Her stage presence is enchanting, too, full of languid movements in front of a flower-wrapped mic stand. Her recently released EP, The Calling, adds another set of songs to her arsenal of haunting music.

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That project's artwork is stark; dressed in a netted bodysuit fastened with multiple leather harnesses, Sevdaliza lays in the fetal position atop sheets of crinkled plastic. The photo is both jarring and captivating, a perfect representation of the singer's personal style. Her looks balance the minimal and the ornate, and we can't get enough. Here are a few of the ways she's killing it.

She wears killer earrings

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Sevdaliza often adorns herself in maximalist jewelry, and her taste in earrings is especially impressive. Case in point: her wire-thin, massive hoop earrings — complete with tiny, golden plate charms — sit perpendicular to her face for an almost ceremonial feel.

Her hair is inspirational

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There's plenty of reasons to love the singer's long, jet-black hair — but her tight, towering ponytail is at the top of the list.

Her eyebrows are versatile

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Sevdaliza is Iranian, which means she's genetically destined to have naturally perfect, thick eyebrows. That being said, she rocks any shape and color with ease, including hard-to-pull-off variations — like the pencil-thin,1920s brows of silent film stars and bold, bleached looks.

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She loves a textured outfit

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Textures and all things tactile are making a comeback, and Sevdaliza is ahead of the wave. Her hyper-structured leather fits with exposed metal hardware and plunging tops with sparkling beadwork are on-trend and true to her own style.

She gives Neo and Trinity from The Matrix a run for their money

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Small, dark shades, sleek trench coats, and slicked hair? The simulation machines are not ready for her.

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