Lady Gaga in NYC (x2)

Posted on August 08, 2012

Hmph. We were GOING to say, “Darlings, it’s Wednesday, and don’t you think we all need to have a Gaga moment right now to help us get over the hump?” Decent opener, right? Except Steffi has let us down in so many ways here, we don’t even know if we can go on.

But we will.


Lady Gaga goes on a shopping spree in New York City.

Now, you’re probably thinking “What the F, T Lo? She looks like the same old crazy-fierce Steffi to me!” Well, yes. And the operative word here is crazy, because we don’t care how fabulous that coat is, it’s freaking HOT and HUMID in the city right now.



Giorgio Armani Fall 2012 Collection

Again: a fabulously Gaga sort of look, but she is wearing FUR in AUGUST in NEW YORK CITY. It’s been said many times before, but it bears repeating in this case: Lady Gaga? That bitch CRAZY.

Also, we’re cranky because we see no Hot Ginger Handler and so help us, Steffi, if we find out he’s no longer in your employ, we will say very intemperate things about you on our blog. We are shaking our fists right now and everything. Steroid Picard is hot, no doubt about it, but we prefer the bite-sized candy in this case. Please correct this horrific mistake as soon as possible.


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  • Richard Harper

    Gentlemen, she weighs approximately 42 pounds.  She can probably handle fur better in NYC in August than most folks.  

    • Excellence_and_Elegance

      42? With that fur wrapped around her in that first picture she looks to be around 242 pounds.

  • And black tights? What’s up with that? Cute looks though…for November!

  • If it were not hellishly hot. I would love these unreservedly.

    • mjude

      thank you!  ga ga or no ga gag i cant in the heat.

      • She just came back from Down Under. I heard it’s cold there right now. Leftover chills.

  • Sobaika

    She must have ice water running through her veins.

    • meowing

      My theory is that she had a sweat gland-ectomy.  Either that or she reeks to high heaven after cavorting in these outfits.

  • lbl

    Eh, she’s probably spending half her time in air conditioned places.

    • I know, right? Stars are not like us. This woman is never outside for more than 30 seconds and can probably call ahead to have them crank it down to 60 in advance.

    • VioletFem

      What kind of air conditioned building requires a fur coat? Or even any kind of coat?  I work in an air-conditioned building, so I bring a sweater. This is clearly a case of “I just bought two cute coats and I can not wait the 3 or 4 months before it is actually necessary to wear them.”

      • lbl

        I meant that she’s probably not worried about thee heat because she’s spending minimal time outside or where it can bother her. 

        I’m not debating the necessity, but saying that, although silly, it’s not necessarily impractical because of the realities of her lifestyle.

  • GorgeousThings

    Well, she’s Gaga so she brings her own weather system with her.
    The only thing I don’t like is that the first coat looks like she didn’t button the inside button to keep the left front from collapsing.
    Oh yes, and no Hot Ginger Handler is a sin.

  • hahahaha-steroid picard.
    also: damn! steroid picard! bald and tall, my faves.

    • PuttyGalore

      I totally thought Steroid Picard’s dome in the first pic was part of her hairdo, some kind of coneheadish plastic half-beehive. You know she’d wear it, too.

  • siriuslover

    I’m totally with you. I saw the thumbnail on FB and thought WTF? It’s freaking 90 degrees and you’re trouncing around in a puffy pink coat? Ugh. I don’t care how fierce anyone looks, there’s an appropriate sartorial context for everything and Steffi is a big ol’ fail today.

    • siriuslover

      Oh, and “Steroid Picard”? hahahahahahahahaha

    • Sarah Dickerson

      I have a suspicion that she saw that pink coat, knew that it had Gaga written all over it, but didn’t want to be the second person photographed in it… therefore, fur in fucking August.  Ridiculous.

  • Imasewsure

    Yes leave the Dolph Lungren sized handlers to Grace Jones (even though he is gorgeous and impressive) and bring back the Ginger Handler!! I know he belongs to our daddies but I also enjoyed looking at him…

    • TheOriginalLulu

      LOL, I wonder if HGH has any idea he has his own little fan club.

  • hughman

    She is looking more and more like Patsy Stone every day. 

    • AnneElliot

      “Like” times one million!!!

    • MoHub

       Except that Patsy would never do bulky.

  • I don’t care for the bee-hive, Amy Winehouse-ish hair but I love the outfits, even if they are giving my sympathetic hot flashes. I just got home from NYC. It’s a sweaty, stinky,  sweltering inferno.

  • TheLaurenJean

    It’s all so, dare I say it, dull? This, and most of her stuff lately, to me has been looking like the Kmart version of Lady Gaga. I mean, I know you can’t go out in meat dresses all the time, but the 1st jacket? Looks like something my grandma owns.

    • I was about to say, What’s the matter with it? I like it! And then I remembered I’m probably your grandma’s age. Never mind!

      • I’m 24 and would wear the hell out of that coat! I love it.

      • TheLaurenJean

        It’s not that I don’t love the coat, I do! But I just expect the ridiculous from Lady Gaga now, so this seems like it’s her version of going out in her PJs.

        • No, I totally get it. She has REALLY toned it down lately. I kind of like it, though. 

  • sockandaphone

    a moment of silence for the lack of hot ginger handler.

    • TheDivineMissAnn

       …someone please pass me the tissues…

    • Griffinqueen

       Now hold on…lets gives this new bald, tall drink of water a fair shake. I’d be willing to open my heart. And by heart I mean my pants.

    • butterflysunita

      Perhaps the hot ginger handler became so famous through this blog that he got a better gig!

      • j_anson

        There’s a better gig?

    • Ceur

       I was thinking she’s such a nice employer that she’s given him a week off. And then I was thinking that someone should tell me where he’s on vacation, so that I can 100 % coincidently go there as well!

  • 3boysful

    Never mind the August-inappropriate fur, wool and tights–how does one do le shopping spree in 8″ heels with 4″ platforms??

    • formerlyAnon

       With a minder at your shoulder to catch you should you stumble.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      Ah, but her shopping sprees are different from ours. She walks into Gucci, says “I’ll have one of each” and walks three steps back to her limo, escorted by her Hot, Hot Handlers, of course.
      I trek five blocks to TJ Maxx and hit the racks with the other sweaty plebians and then have to schlep it all home on the sardine can known as the 7 train, not forgetting to stop by the liquor store to pick up a bottle of relaxation.

      • 3boysful

         Alas, my sprees more closely resemble yours, Lulu, altho I return chez moi in my–shudder–minivan.

        • TheOriginalLulu

          The horror! lmao

  • formerlyAnon

    “Also, we’re cranky because we see no Hot Ginger Handler and so help us,
    Steffi, if we find out he’s no longer in your employ, we will say very
    intemperate things about you on our blog. We are shaking our fists right
    now and everything. Steroid Picard is hot, no doubt about it, but we
    prefer the bite-sized candy in this case. Please correct this horrific
    mistake as soon as possible”


    Also, I really REALLY like the pink coat on her, but even if you’re just dashing between air conditioned environments it is a little much.

  • “Steroid Picard.” I love when T & Lo fly their geek flags with a Star Trek reference. Heart.

    • Hermione_Granger

      I suspect T wrote that line and Lo indulged him!

  • Wrenaria

    Maybe her coats are secretly stuffed with ice packs.

    •  Or lots of tiny men with fans.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      That was EXACTLY my thought — lots of ice packs duct taped together under the clothes in place of Spanx.

  • I can’t sign off on the pink fur. It’s like a woodland creature threw up Pepto and then flung itself over her shoulders. 

    It makes me want to turn the color saturation knob on my monitor down and least 3 clicks.

    Carla <–awaits the inevitable firing squad.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    I’m fanning myself and it’s freezing in here. Bitch crazy.
    Maybe HGH is on vacay. Let’s all imagine him on a beach somewhere, wearing next to nothing.

    • formerlyAnon

       Yes. If he cannot grace my screen, I hope he (and a significant other who treats him well) are happily enjoying a break in his travel schedule.

      So he can return, refreshed, to the grueling job of saving Gaga from her footwear choices and any random crazed fan that pops up.

    • Yeah, that definitely seems most likely to me- even Hot Ginger Handler gets days off, I’m sure!

  • TheDivineMissAnn

    You guys read my mind.  Where, oh where, is our HGH?  

  • SapphoPoet

    I wonder if she ever gets tired of being her? It seems like it takes a lot of effort, what with the hair and the clothes and the mile-high shoes and all that. I mean, what sort of pressure must she be feeling to wear a FUR in AUGUST in NYC? Is that the only way she can push the sartorial envelope anymore?

    • mountainFashionista

       I’ve thought the same thing about all the unseasonable outfits on display recently.  Regardless of any measure of common sense, it seems like the thinking goes “Must… get… there… FIRST….”

  • sleepycat

    I want those shoes. A size 13 please!

    • buildmeatower

       I’ll have them in a size 8, if possible.

  • PrunellaV

    LOLing at that last paragraph! Maybe Gaga’s just trying to get us into an autumn state of mind.

  • Call me Bee

    Oh brother.  And stilts, yet. 

  • I don’t care what she wears, I feel like a petulant child denied my treat.  Where THE HELL is HGH?  (Shouted with the same intonation as “Where THE HELL is my chiffon?”)  I demand an immediate inquiry.

  • sagecreek

    I don’t know, Unks. I like seeing real people on the red carpet. This gal? It’s all just a charade anyway, so why would I bother to look, or to vote?

    • Well, no one asked you to vote for anything and reading of posts is still voluntary. If you don’t like her or want to read about her, why did you click on the post and comment on it?

  • SewingSiren

    Steroid Picard. That got me. But the only reason I open the Gaga posts is to look for Gingy. If he’s not going to be in it, can you put 
    NHGH in the title?  Kind of like NSFW, otherwise it’s too disappointing.

    • formerlyAnon

       Not just disappointing. It’s downright dispiriting. A tiny little bit of the will to live dies.*

      *Oh okay. Hyperbole.

  • Squarah

    If it’s under 100 degrees fahrenheit and the humidity is under 70%, then it’s not fucking hot.

    • If it’s over 100 degrees fahrenheit and the humidity is over 70%, you live in a hellish climate and should move immediately.

  • Beth G

    I swear to you someone has her believing she’s only allowed to pack one pair of shoes per trip.

  • Judy_J

    I really hate the horse hoof shoes she favors.  And what’s with that photo of her holding the fur to her nose?  Is New York that stinky?

    • Yes.

      • Judy_J

        I’ll take your word for it.  I’ve only been to NYC twice; once in September and once in June.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      perhaps its her own stank given the getups she is sportin? 

      • That was my thought, too.  It looks as though she got busted doing a quick body-check.  Yikes.

  • MilaXX

    Dang Gaga! It’s so hot I just came in a downed like a gallon of water. WTH with all that hot mess when it’s 9,000 degrees out?
    BTW, As cute as he may be, Steriod Picard has nothing on Jean Luc original flavor.

  • FlamingJune1967

    Is it sad that, before I read a word, I first scanned this post for HGH sightings.  What a disappointment!

    • formerlyAnon

       You were not alone.

  • jilly_d

    y’know, I never really got the appeal of Hot Ginger Handler *shields face from inevitable bitchslap*  Steriod Picard is MUCH more my speed. HAPPY JILLY.  *runs away*

    • formerlyAnon

       Perpetuation of an adequately mixed gene pool requires some difference of opinion on the matter of hotness.

      You may have my [entirely theoretical] share in Steroid Picard in exchange for your [entirely theoretical] share in HGH.

      • jilly_d

        You may have my [entirely theoretical] share in Steroid Picard in exchange for your [entirely theoretical] share in HGH.

        LOLZ. It’s a good thing we are considering our [entirely theoretical] contributions to the [entirely theoretical] perpetuation of humankind.

        • formerlyAnon

          Because we are just that selfless and noble.

  • MattCooper27

    She’s moving from air conditioned limo to air conditioned stores. She needs the coats to keep warm.

    As for Hot Bald Handler, I gasped when I saw him! HGH is nice, but HBH is amazing!

  • greyhoundgirl

    When I saw these I thought, “What is she covering up?”

    • queeniethebold

      Concur! She looks as if she could Be With Baby.

      I’ve never been a fan, and am really getting tired of her, but these two outfits seem especially heinous and stupid. Either trying too hard, or not trying hard enough, or just running out of ideas? Hard to say.

  • What’s with the changing skirt length?? 

  • Little_Olive

    Plus I’ve never been a great fan of those bright colors (esp. hot pink) + black combinations. 

    And to dare to go out without HGH? Please. 

    Turn around and start over, Gaga.   

  • I keep thinking “Hide that baby bump in style!” but I’m not sure Steffi would do that. Anyone else wearing this, that would be it. These are out-of-season clothes that are heavy, bulky, almost out-of-character, but share the same hip and tummy-covering element. It’s possible that she just wanted bright colors, but usually she wear something slimmer. We shall see.

  • HGH is probably at the spa or kidnapped by Madonna and will not be released until Lady Gaga agrees to enter a nunnery or work as a receptionist at a nail salon the specifics haven’t been hammered out yet 

  • jmorino08

    Steroid Picard!! Love it!!

  • amandamay83

    Can we please have a moment of silence in honor of the Muppet who died for that pink coat?

  • crash1212

    I love that blue coat – full stop – don’t care if it’s 1,000 degrees with 650% humidity – that coat is fierce.

  • Dot

    Stank tights. Gross, but true.

  • Le_Sigh

    “Steroid Piccard” – this made my day.

  • Somehow between the beehive and the disarray, she is channeling Amy Winehouse.

  • iCouture

    I prefer Steroid Picard to Hot Ginger Handler.  There!  I said it!!  Shoot me!!

  • janetjb

    I was looking forward to seeing HGH,  I don’t even want to look at those coats.

  • YoungSally

    I think I saw an interview where she said that she plans all of her outfits….so maybe she doesn’t deviate from plan…..and the farmers’ almanac said it was going to snow that day…….in patagonia.

  • ChelseaNH

    That’s the power of her futuristic vision — she’s actually living in November 2014.  Someone should ask her who’s president….

  • aristida_girl

    Yes! Where is the ginger? My very first thought, the second, I cannot imagine wearing a coat as hot as it is right now, pretty much anywhere in the country..

  • bellafigura1

    It was so humid today I cried and more of the same forecast for tomorrow, including more tears. If I see ANYONE wearing black opaque stank tights in NYC tomorrow, I’m gonna get physical, once I stop crying.

  • Terence Ng

    Well, that seals it. She’s pro-fur. She would probably have great conversations with her anti-fur persona two years ago.

    Maybe she’s making some “artistic” statement about global warming.

    • formerlyAnon

      I’ve seen descriptions of this collection refer to “faux fur” coats.  But I don’t know if all the furs are faux, or about this one in particular. (I’d think it would be especially perverse to dye real fur such a not-found-in-nature color, but that’s just me).

  • butterflysunita

    Honey, there is steam rising from the sidewalks here in NYC.  WTF?  

    • Lisa

      I know!  I’m in NYC, and I’m sweating my ass off every day just going from the subway to my office – I can’t imagine a coat and fur!

  • j_anson

    Given the way she’s clutching the fur up around her like it’s freezing in the second to last picture, I almost wonder if that’s the performance art du jour. August? Let’s pretend it’s freezing out!

  • alyce1213

    Sorry, I don’t miss little hot ginger at all — never found him attractive in the least.  
    Steroid Picard, on the other hand, is quite a beautiful man. Hope she keeps him around.

  • Mefein

    I saw her!   AND I almost ran down the guy in the blue shirt on my bicycle!  Well, not quite.  She was standing in front of her parents’ apartment building, and there was this black SUV double-parked, and he was standing in the street by it, walkie-talkie in hand, and he graciously stepped aside so I could ride by.  After kind of assessing me up and down to make sure I wasn’t a bicycle assassin or something.  It wasn’t until I went by the car that I glanced over to the sidewalk and saw that, oh, Gaga’s home, that explains the SUV blocking up the street.  All I saw was blue and that big old hairdo.  It made her head look HUGE!

    • I know it really should be no big deal, but it’s terribly entertaining to some of us BKs in smaller (or at least less entertainment-filled) cities to just randomly see celebrities out and about…

      • Mefein

        I haven’t been a NYer all that long, and I definitely don’t feel as nonchalant as I may have sounded.  I would have loved to stop and gawk and really checked out her outfit, but you kind of feel the tacit code here to leave them alone.  It’s like smoking or drinking a Big Gulp now, I’m sure Bloomberg would disapprove.  And surprisingly, I haven’t spotted all that many celebs (but lots of, “Is that….” without being sure).  Besides Gaga one other time, I did ride the M11 bus with Cynthia Nixon, who was as bald as could be because she was playing a cancer patient at the time.  All I could think was, damn, we sure never saw Miranda or the girls ride a city bus!  And everyone just kind of looked out the window, bored, but I’ll have to say it was the quietest NY bus ride I’ve ever been on, save for Cynthia herself chatting away to her friend.  And maybe more than the usual amount of texting…

        And that’s pretty much it for my celebrity sighting stories!

  • Well, she already defied all fashion standards. Now she’s defying the weather.

  • She appears to be wearing the same pair of shoes with each outfit.  Is our Steffi learning to recycle?

    • Snailstsichr

       If I knew how to walk in those shoes, I might wear them everywhere, too.

  • Susan Crawford

    “I am The Lady Gaga. My powers are vast, ye peoples of earth, and your weather means nothing to the amazingness that is myself. I generate my own weather systems, and if I choose to wear a coat made of pink Tribbles during what you weaklings call a heat wave I shall do so. Begone, or I shall use my superpower of hotness to shoot fireballs down Madison Avenue because I WAS BORN THAT WAY!”

    • I literally LOLed. This is fabulous. I can totally picture her saying it, too. 

  • Cat_In_A_Hat

    I think this might be the first time this blog has featured Stank Coat.

  • maggiemaybe

    “Steroid Picard…” So good! You guys crack me up.

  • butter nut

    wtf – it’s been 90 degrees up here!  fur?!?!  tights?!?!  50lbs of hair?!?!  she’s on drugs.  it’s official.

  • vluong

    I’ll take Steroid Picard over Ginger Handler any time any day.

    • alyce1213

      Me too.

  • LOVE the pink!! CRAZY in August!

  • Truly_Outrageous

    I clicked on this post to see Hot Ginger. Im disappointed too.

    p.s. she must be confused due to heat stroke or something. Fall comes in in about a month honey.

  • quiltrx

    J’adore Steroid Picard!  But it’s just not right without HGH.  Maybe he had diarrhea or something.

    And that blue coat is FIERCE.  But I immediately wondered where she was…and realized she is pulling the cray-cray big time.  Now’s the time to show the world them tits, Steffi!

  • Bozhi

    Hot ginger is probably on vacation.  I’m sure working for Gaga comes with plenty of vacation time.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I want that purple coat so badly I may begin whimpering. Perhaps this is just the next evolution in the bouquet of Gaga’s crazysauce: horribly out of season clothing with a total disregard for the possibility of heat exhaustion.  

  • julnyes

    I know normal sartorial rules generally don’t apply to La Ga Ga, but it is frickin SWELTERING HERE. If I saw her wearing those clothes on the street, it would literally infuriate me.  

  • lrhoff

    I’m sorry…she’s wearing black tights?  Pleeeeeaaaaase.  I’m way over the drama here, because this just doesn’t make sense.

  • Zi Jie Tan

    i miss gingy 🙁 

  • Thathoodwink

    No, no…Steroid Picard is better.

  • Thathoodwink

    Those buttons on the blue coat are playing tug-of-war with each other! It’s as if the buttonholes weren’t sewn in their proper places.

  • Eh, it’s nothing special. I think she’s literally just wearing a coat and fishnets in both pictures.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      not fishnets: just tights. i’d say they were actually l’eggs tights [same as i’ve bought for decades, probably since first post-hatch batch] but i’m sure w/ her theyre something more expensive even though they look exactly the same.

      otoh [& of course i would say this], had she an eating disorder i could see her wear a coat in the summer. it’s not that uncommon, believe me. it gives you control of what people see, meaning: theyre always looking at you; however, yr controlling that upon which they focus. but i dont think she does have one so, you know, defenestrate that option. the only explanation is the everconstant drawing of the asses of the masses–or, at least, the eyes of those asses. so there you go.

  • RzYoung

    Bring back HGH!!

  • It’s Gaga, of course she’s wearing winter coats in high heat and humidity.  And in the winter she walks around in torn fishnets and undies.  That being said, I quite like the hair and coats.  

  • I knew this was going to be bad when I read the opening sentence!  Maybe he’s on vacation!  It’s August, after all.  If he’s gone the wind is going to go out of my sails.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    Maybe the cheese stands alone, but I prefer Steroid Picard.  :-O

    • alyce1213

      You are not alone.  I never got much at all from hot ginger.  Steroid Picard is the new hot handler.

  • suzq

    My grandma had very poor circulation her whole life.  She wore a sweater when she visited Cocoa Beach in Florida in the middle of the summer.  Maybe they have the AC up too high in the limo.

    •  Oh, come on. No air conditioner is so high that it requires a FUR COAT.

  • No HGH *sob*

  • NCDFan

    Fur in August?! Well she got everyone talking about her didn’t she?

  • mcarlson

    ENOUGH with those shoes, already!!

  • miagain

    How the hell do you go on a shopping spree wearing those ridiculous shoes?

  • Vera L-

    the blue/purple coat, is there a name for that color? Because it’s not quite royal blue and not quite purple. Love that color!

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Steroid Picard – that made me laugh out loud!  Love you guys.  Also, what up with the black tights in August in the City??

  • gosh she is a tiny thing

  • snarkykitten

    I’m sweating just looking at her D:

  • nancymae

    Steroid Picard is a tall tasty morsel… too bad Gaga seems intent on channeling her inner Jersey Shore season 1 Snooki today.

  • Steroid Picard. Steroid Picard.

    I just can’t stop laughing.

  • PeaceBang

    I’m obsessed with the hat on the Armani model in the pink fun furballs. Oh my GOD. And … Steroid Picard, is it? I’ll be in my bunk! P.S. Steffi looks cute, but I don’t understand. August in NYC? We should be able to see the heat waves radiate from the sidewalk.

  • guest2visits

    Steroid Picard is a nice change.  Anyway; she looks like she’s completely having fun; I mean – I hope she is, thats a lot of effort and
    heavy clothing for August. I would love it if she mixed it up a little with the shoes though, just a tall spikey heel or boots might be
    have been enough. The giant platforms don’t have to be everytime.

  • Did anyone see the video where hot ginger handler slams an overly aggressive fan to the ground? Ginger puts it DOWN.