Lady Gaga is Over It

Posted on December 21, 2011

Darlings, we have been remiss in our Gaga-reporting duties. Too long has she been away from our bitchy little enclave. But then we look at these pics and we think perhaps it was best to stay away for awhile.

Lady Gaga at Sarita International Airport

It’s not that she looks bad so much as she just doesn’t look like she’s having as much fun as in times past. Granted, walking through an airport with both an entourage and a phalanx of photographers could make even the biggest attention whore cranky. Especially if you’re so committed to your image that you have to do it in 6-inch heels and 30 pounds of wig. This is pretty much typical Gaga, but that’s kind of our point. She’s spent the better part of the year surprising us with her witty takes on high fashion and here, she just looks like Marilyn Manson’s bratty younger sister.

Poor Steffi. You must be tired. Take a nap when you get to the hotel and make Hot Ginger Handler (just look at how overworked and stressed he looks!) get you tea and rub your feet. It’s what we would do.

[Photo Credit: thefashionspot.com]

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  • Anonymous

    This was one of the first times I remember thinking she distinctly looked like a parody of herself. It’s teetering on Elvira territory where she will have little choice than to throw on something dark and expected, the outfit wearing her not her wearing the outfit. 

    • Anonymous

      You’re right, she does.  And I’m surprised to see the hair bow recycled so soon, and a kind of half-hearted one at that.  Perhaps she has sent out a body double to do appearances at airports while she spends time with her family for the holidays, helping Daddy open the UWS restaurant she bought him?  If anybody could get away with deploying decoys, it’s her!

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think she even looks like herself.

  • Anonymous

    Meh. Not very exciting and kind of boring honestly.

  • foodycat

    I do think airport photos are a bit unfair. No one ever looks happy and relaxed!

    • Jasmine Moten

      No one wears 6 inch heels to the airport either!

      • foodycat

        This is true.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      I actually love the airport… I know, it’s a sickness…

      • Anonymous

        If I’m there alone (no kids), I love airports. It’s the one place where people don’t expect you to be on call for them.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I do too. I love travelling, so the airport is just an exciting place for me.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      I actually love the airport… I know, it’s a sickness…

  • Anonymous

    Good, she can join the club of people who are “over Gaga.”

    • Jasmine Moten

      She is so close to being on my irrational hate list. Girl is hella talented, but I wish she would do it without the gimmicks.

    • Jasmine Moten

      She is so close to being on my irrational hate list. Girl is hella talented, but I wish she would do it without the gimmicks.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly.

      • Ebony Dawkins

        Yes! I want to continue to like her, but I just can’t take all of this STUFF she does.

        • Marcel Marcel

          Although I find her gimmicks are bit too much at times, I do think they’re brillant for the digital age. Her various disguises mean she could walk down the street without being stalked by paps if she needed to. 
          xoxo

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Count me on that list. I don’t think I was ever totally under her, but I am over her.

      • Terence Ng

        Right there with you. Brilliantly said.

  • Anonymous

    Hot Ginger Handler got a nice haircut.

  • Anonymous

    Hot Ginger Handler got a nice haircut.

  • Anonymous

    My eyeglasses would be a little wopperjawed after a long international flight, too.  Just imagine that wig towering over the top of the airplane seat. Even in first class, that is some protrusion.  Kinda blocks ventilation, maybe. What I’d like to know (Secrets of the Stars!!) is how does a celeb get photo-ready for the airport terminal departure hall walk inside a plane? Or does she scurry off to a super-special secret side room, post-Immigration and Red/Green Customs to get her Gaga on?

  • Anonymous

    My eyeglasses would be a little wopperjawed after a long international flight, too.  Just imagine that wig towering over the top of the airplane seat. Even in first class, that is some protrusion.  Kinda blocks ventilation, maybe. What I’d like to know (Secrets of the Stars!!) is how does a celeb get photo-ready for the airport terminal departure hall walk inside a plane? Or does she scurry off to a super-special secret side room, post-Immigration and Red/Green Customs to get her Gaga on?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah,she’s definitely phoning it is. This is her version of jeans and t-shirt.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah,she’s definitely phoning it is. This is her version of jeans and t-shirt.

    • Anonymous

      At this point, the most shocking thing she could wear would be jeans and a t-shirt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

    Never judge someone by their air travel clothes. At least I wouldn’t want anyone to judge me based on that. Sweatpants abound, which I usually save for pajamas and sick days.

  • Anonymous

    Do you think she ever gets tired of being her?

  • Terry Weyna

    Those glasses, however, are kind of amazing.  Very steam-punky.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mrs.krause314 Mrs. Krause

    Mmmm. . . I’ll take a Hot Ginger Handler.  Sounds like a lovely holiday drink.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll take the recipe for that, please.

  • http://twitter.com/drnels Nels P. Highberg

    I think she’s just holding back until her next album.  She’ll cut loose again.

  • Anonymous

    I must say that if I didn’t manage to compartmentalize Ginger Handler into ‘wallpaper of my life’ & therefore quit noticing him, in Gaga’s place I’d be exhausted just trying to treat him professionally & pretending I wasn’t busy watching how his face moves,forget the pounds of hair and sky high heels.

    This look is Gaga-esque AND a little dull. But she’s entitled to an off day.

  • http://twitter.com/drnels Nels P. Highberg

    Ha! Right after reading this and making the comment I made below, I went to Twitter and see that Gaga has posted that she has jet lag.  Maybe she just read this post and wanted to offer an explanation.

    https://twitter.com/#!/ladygaga/status/149601001278681088

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always thought that it must be exhausting to be Gaga.  Anytime she knows that photographers are going to be present she has to display full regaila.  Even in the “gal on the street” photos she is dressed perfectly, often with some well thought out ideosyncratic twist. 

    She must spend hours getting ready every time she leaves the house.  Being Gaga is obviously a grueling, 24-7 job.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, but she’s also become sickeningly rich as a result of her Gaga gimmick. Part of the job description?

      • Terence Ng

        Plus, she’s “incapable of ever knowing the genuine love a man,” so poor girl. Poor, poor, incredibly more well off than she already was before girl…

  • Anonymous

    Oh, Tom and Lorenzo, you spry scamps – I just know you made this post so we could have a glimpse of Hot Ginger Handler thigh!

    And, yeah, the lady with HGH has really silly hair and shoes.

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986/about?hl=en Judy S

    She looks to me as if her head is on backward.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jane-Morris/1076502799 Jane Morris

    It’s bound to happen that any second she becomes a self parody.  That’s why Michael Jackson did that to his face, in an effort to stay relevant.

    • Anonymous

      yow. not loving the MJ jibe. so much wrong with it.

  • Anonymous

    She’s at the airport, I bet there’s gym shorts and an old t-shirt under that thing.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t that the hairstyle that got Alison Kelly auf’d in season 3 of PR?

    • Anonymous

      I always thought about that when Gaga did the hair bow a couple years ago…how they ripped it apart on PR, and then it became sooo fashionable and avant-garde when Gaga did it…

  • Anonymous

    Ah, yes. She’s wearing the hair bow again. It’s pretty funny that we think of this as a boring outfit. While being worn at an airport.

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes she just looks so damned silly. She even looks bored with herself in these photos.

    Most of the time, the only interest I have in posts about Gaga, is to keep up with what Hot Ginger Handler is doing. It’s like Where’s Waldo with a cute redhead.

    • Anonymous

      I agree!!  And I get exhausted thinking someone had to put that whole getup together.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I disagree. I think this is a traveling costume–a Gaga verison of a WWI traveling suit (http://folkwear.com/508.html) or a 19th century traveling suit (http://defunctfashion.tumblr.com/post/872963778/herman-rossberg-wedding-ensemble-c-1887-mr or http://www.victoriana.com/Fashion/travel-clothes.htm). I vastly prefer Gaga’s won’t show wrinkles, won’t show dirt traveling suit to something picked up at Travelsmith.com or pyjama pants and flip flops.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I’ve enjoyed some of her outfits because they were fun and whimsical.  Here she looks like she’s doing a job.  And imagine wearing that on an airplane.  

  • http://twitter.com/MissAmynae Amy Putnam Ellinger

    Wow, she looks exhausted. Not her best, but she just got off a long flight. She knows what her fans expect and crave, and she brings it every time.  Reminds me of Dita von Teese that way.

    Will always love Gaga. Because of her sheer talent, and her fellow love and admiration of McQueen.

  • Presumptuous Insect

    I don’t get it. Preposterous clothing and dull music adds up to a super star. Meh.

  • mrspeel2

    …and the skirt looks like it was made from a black plastic trash bag. Just sayin.

  • Anonymous

    Well, it’s the holidays, she’s in Japan. She’s jetlagged, according to her FB post. You know what? I would be just slapping on whatever happened to be in the G5 closet, too. You go, Mother Monster! Now go get yourself an eggnog liberally spiked with rum, take the wig and shoes off, put up your feet and enjoy the holiday.

  • Maria Rosenfire

    Thing is, if she didn’t want to be recognized she could just wear normal
    person clothes and a dark wig, like Andy Warhol or Marilyn Monroe used
    to. So I assume that when she dresses like this it’s because she wants
    the attention.

  • MilaXX

    I dig the sunglasses. Here’ hoping Gaga & Hot Ginger Handler get some down time over the holidays.

  • http://twitter.com/Kaptain_Killjoy Nimith

    I thought she might be parodying Angelina Jolie for a moment there, with the black on black on black ensemble and lukewarm expression on her face.

  • http://twitter.com/smooshfacedcat smooshfaced cat

    She’s at Narita airport in Tokyo..

  • Anonymous

    I actually think this is gorgeous. She looks like she stepped out of a German Expressionist b&w silent . The glasses are excellent and covetable. I ahve a question though: when she flies in the States, must she remove her shoes for going through security?

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know about the shoes, but I read somewhere recently about her wigs being an issue when she flies. I guess she has so many pins in there it always sets off the metal detectors…and she could seriously smuggle something in there. Can you imagine the security questions? “Has your hair been out of your possession since you put it on your head?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erica-Moon/1463257262 Erica Moon

    Did anyone else notice hot HandleBar Mustache Guy?

  • http://twitter.com/TheRealSandraOh Sandra Oh

    Even Gaga has bad days … poor thing needs a vacation.

  • Anonymous

    Fu Manchu mustache handler isn’t so bad either.  Without the Fu Manchu of course.

    • Anonymous

       He kinda looks like Gordon Ramsay.

  • Anonymous

    Love and WANT the sunglasses.

  • Anonymous

    I have to hand it to her for staying in character even when she is jet lagged. Good for her, she knows her fans
    are expecting no less.I wish her the best.  Gingerman too and new Gingerman.

  • Anonymous

    ^i think this is probably Narita International Airport (in Japan), not Sarita.

  • Anonymous

    Is Lady Gaga wearing something? Because all I could see was Hot Ginger Handler.

  • Anonymous

    this is gaga underdressed.  and who can blame her, it’s tough being an art form 24/7.  but where is mt. baldy, my favorite handler?  i hope he’s not lost in the shuffle.  he should be easy to spot across an airport in japan, though.  did she steal that bow on her head from the set of project runway?  was it the second season when they had the recycling challenge, and the sweet zaftig blonde designer made a huge dress out of yellow paper for her sweet zaftig blonde model, and then made her hair into a giant minnie mouse bow on top of her head?

    love the glasses with the black lipstick.

  • Anonymous

    I”m gonna be contrary and say…I like this look…it has a calmness to it. For Gaga, this is a business suit.

  • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

    I like the coat, though.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it’s the lighting, or just fatigue, but her skin/make-up looks weird.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HU6TW5A67UOLM5IPLN6INMAVZ4 Martin C

    It’s Narita airport in Japan, not Sarita airport in Coolidge, Arizona. – Unborn Fact Checker Fawn

  • Jennifer Fred

    I’m pretty sure that’s Narita airport, not Sarita. I’ve never heard of a Sarita airport, and that sure looks like Japan to me.

  • Anonymous

    oh thats fine, when she largely just rips off her own self she’s a lot less offensive. not that she wasnt ripping off someone else the first time, but at least it wasnt someone who is already dead so cant complain & at least it wasnt much.

  • http://twitter.com/gagaamour m’aimer

    Gaga should be free to wear what she wants to wear. She’s talented, passionate, compassionate, loving, etc…AND likes to have fun. I think she beautiful no matter what, inside and out <3 Like she says, #dontjudgeme right?! 

  • Anonymous

    She makes me think of Rushdie during the aftermath of “The Satanic Verses” debacle that wrecked his life for a period:  running from one location to the next.  Does she have a home?  I sat through her Madison Square Garden Monster Ball gig again recently and was struck by how tacky and uninspired that show was — stealing from other artists and lip syncing badly. 

    Where is Adele when you need her?  Girl, come back to us!

  • Anonymous

    She looks ridiculous, as usual.  

  • Anonymous

    Except for the hair bow, she almost looks like she is wearing a Hannah Montana wig. The one you get at the Halloween store…Love the glasses,(and the coat) I want a pair.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel

    TLo, Did you mean “Narita” Airport? Sarita Airport is in Arizona.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

    LOL

  • Anonymous

    Totally practical outfit. Take the belt off and it’s a loose long dress, no hosiery required and nothing restrictive. It doesn’t look creased (although I’ve got some sparkly linen kicking about that looks like that so being shiny doesn’t mean it isn’t a natural fibre). Shoes come off, wig covers any bad hair and dark glasses hide the bags. Sorted.

    Also, if that’s Japan then she’s tipping her hat relatively subtly with the platforms, long straight skirt, cinched waist and elaborate structural hair.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe she’s just fresh out of inspiration.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, I doubt anyone would recognize her if she flew as herself, which is what she should do — just take off all the makeup and wigs and Gaga outfits and fly as Steffi from Jersey and probably no one would even notice. Total freedom.

  • Scott Hester-Johnson

    She actually did Tweet today that she is jetlagged, so there you go.

    One question though: Does our beloved Gaga actually fly the 12+ hours to Tokyo in that get up or does she change into it just before disembarking?

  • Anonymous

    Girlfriend needs to wear a simple pair of jeans and a t-shirt; it would be far more ironic than this overwrought get up.

  • bloodshothalfblind

    it’s gaga doing gaga-drag.  poorly.

  • Anonymous

    She is clearly at a crossroad in her career.  Like others before her including Madonna and Cher, she’s hit the point where she has lost the ability to surprise and shock.  The blood, the animal meat, the bandages, the alter egos, what more is there?   Hopefully she will see that the public is becoming bored and will focus more on her music and less on her image.  Or, if she doesn’t see the futility of the path she is going down, she may end up like so many others who become so consumed by their image that they become increasingly irrelevant caricatures of themselves.  

  • Mary McClelland

    I’m so tired of Lady Gaga. She should go home, take a nap, and stay away for a while. Hopefully when she emerges she’ll be less pretentious and create some decent music. 

  • Anonymous

    At this point in her career, doesn’t Gaga have a private jet? Which (I assume) means she goes to a separate landing field and circumvents the airport?

  • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

    The return of Hot Ginger Handler is always worthy of comment!