Let’s close the day with some stripped-down pretty, shall we?
Lady Gaga covers the October 2013 issue of ELLE magazine photographed by Ruth Hogben and styled by Brandon Maxwell.
On handling pressure: “What are you talking about, pressure? I’m great under pressure. I’m a warrior. I’m Rocky, round 12.”
The difference between Gaga and Stefani: “I am—Stefani is—a perpetually tortured artist. That’s why I changed my name. I can’t be her in public. She would be a mess!”
On raging against the critics: “Everyone is so cynical—that I can’t purely love my fans, or share an honest story about my past, without someone asking me if I really, truly struggled. Do you know how much dirt I ate? Do you know the men I had to crawl through, the people that disrespected my body, my mind, my heart?”
Steffi’s been attention-whoring lately on a level heretofore-unseen by human eyes, so it’s a bit refreshing to see her looking almost minimalist in her style for once. Yes, the white sequined stiletto cowboy boots are minimalist, as is the bathmat skirt. Go with it. It’s Gaga. It’s also a refreshing change to see her wearing a wig that doesn’t look like she bought it in a Halloween store and then took it out to the parking lot to back over it a couple of times before securing it to her head.
But Jesus take the wheel, those are some outrageously obnoxious comments. We have to believe she’s putting us on with this shit. “STEFANI IS A TORTURED ARTIST!!!! PERPETUALLY, EVEN!” This is why we could never really be big-time celebrity interviewers. The constant spit-takes would get us fired pretty quickly.
[Photo Credit: Ruth Hogben for ELLE Magazine]