Lady Gaga in Berlin

Posted on October 25, 2013

Oh hell. Let’s get this over with now. Steffi would like you to suck hard on her ART, darlings.


Lady Gaga greets fans in Berlin.

Feel the ART.



Lady Gaga leaves her hotel and greets a mob of fans in Berlin.


It’s like when you’re on the subway and the guy who smells like pee starts looking at you and singing about Jesus. You wind up thinking to yourself, “Just give him a dollar and say thank you. He’ll move on to someone else after that.”

Thank you, Steffi. Here’s a dollar.






[Photo Credit: Meyer Fotos/]

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  • Jessica Freeman

    Well someone is tired of Miley getting all the attention. This should be a fun game of one upping each other….

    • VioletFem

      DING! DING! DING! I think you hit the nail right on the head.

    • sagecreek

      My thoughts exactly!

    • GorgeousThings


    • cocohall

      Yes, you are spot on. I have been wondering why Gaga has been radio silent about Miley and the VMAs, because, she, if anyone, had the most reason to be pissed. She performed at the top of the show with multiple costume changes in a well-rehearsed number and ended up as a walking (and sitting for the rest of the show) Botticelli with the clam shell bralet and thong, and NO ONE PAID ANY ATTENTION. You know she thought going into her performance that SHE would be the talk around the water cooler the next day. And phmpppft. Nada, nichts, nothing. Because everyone was talking about twerking bears and foam fingers. So yes, by all means, hit the Halloween store and get yourself an ugly wig and giant fox head. What does the fox say? The fox says you look like an idiot. “I live for the applause, applause, applause.” I mean she TOLD us what she wanted and we still were distracted by underage Miley. Gaga is on a mission. I predict a lot more wacko on the way.

      • Bethany Mavronicles

        “The fox says you look like an idiot.”

        I love you.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Oh, that’s a fox?? See, goes to show what I know. I called it a Loofah Vagina. I think we may both be right. Split the win?

      • LaurelLynnLeake

        She has talked about Miley and the VMAs, actually. On Watch What Happens Live on Bravo.

        “I mean, I just think everyone needs to lighten up and leave her alone. Because it’s pop music. Everyone’s entitled to their own artistic expression, and if you don’t like it, just change the channel. I just don’t understand the incessant need to go on and on about hating things, all the time, because what, she’s 20 years old, and if anything I give her props for…she’s growing up in front of the entire world and maybe she’s not so happy with the things she did in her career, you know, when she was younger, and she wants to be free, so let her do what she wants.”

        I mean, I know I’m like a totally delusional fan or whatever, but it’s pretty easy to Google Gaga + Miley Cyrus and get stuff like this:

        ‘I don’t like to pass judgement on Miley Cyrus. Generally, people need to lighten up about pop music, it’s about entertainment. It is here to make you smile and make you happy. Especially in
        America there is an excessive dragging of female artists and I don’t want to contribute to that.’

        Or we can make up exciting fan fiction about how every female pop star is out for the BLOOD of every other female pop star because they DARE to get ATTENTION from people when the perform! That’s fun, I guess. >:/

        • Don’t berate other commenters because they’re not googling to your satisfaction. This is the VERY OPPOSITE of a fan blog here. Get used to that or get over it.

          • LaurelLynnLeake

            I’m mainly trying to provide more context here, but hmm, you’re right, I shouldn’t focus my critique on a commenter when I’m really trying to talk to you two directly. I’m just sick of seeing these stories about female pop stars hating the Dreaded Miley perpetuated with no connection to what the people involved are actually saying and doing. Why don’t you include basic Google-able info about the worn fashion into your posts any more? Seems pretty simple thing to include more fashion context for posts that take place outside of special fashion events.

          • cbt22

            …Except TLo never mentioned Miley at all. And what Google-able info can they provide here? I mean seriously, what the hell is she wearing? I don’t think anyone knows.

          • LaurelLynnLeake

            I was responding first to a commenter who brought up Miley, and referring to how T Lo has been bringing up Miley a LOT lately in comparison to other pop stars. Just look up the Miley posts on here and you’ll see what I mean. And the Google-able info they could provide could be what she’s wearing. You know. Fashion! For example, I looked up Gaga’s outfit on GagaFashionWorld and found that in her second look, she’s in “John Galliano, wearing a structured coat with asymmetric tiered folds and voluminous fur sleeves, from his Fall 2003 collection. Styled by Brandon Maxwell, she topped the textured archive number with a statement sculptural headpiece from Charlie Le Mindu Fall 2013 “Haute Coiffure” collection.” Voila!

          • We wish you all the luck in the world with your new site. You seem to have lots of fun ideas about how it should be run.

          • hughman

            This. x 1000.

          • LaurelLynnLeake

            Thank you! Be the change you wanna see in the world, you know? C:

          • XXII

            Pretty sure what they posted was the direct opposite of “berate,” but whatever. Calling Gaga an attention-seeking idiot (see voraciously-liked comment above) is fine, but how dare they bring facts and middle-ground to an internet comments board. Have they no shame?

          • Pretty sure – no, wait; ABSOLUTELY sure that’s not your call to make, seeing as how this is, y’know, my site and not yours.

            Also pretty sure you should learn the definition of “berate.”

            And let’s be perfectly clear here since stans like you never seem to get this: it’s not only perfectly all right to call a celebrity an attention-seeking idiot here; it’s occasionally encouraged. It is NEVER all right to turn your bitchery on the other commenters. Gaga is fair game; the other readers are not.

          • XXII

            Fair enough.

            [giant fan of y’alls blog btw. i meant no disrespect, i’m just a sarcastic asshole]

          • Sarcastic assholes are more than welcome. We save the best seats for them, in fact.

        • cocohall

          Fair point. I’m not a WWHL fan and I was actually trying to avoid MORE coverage of Miley and wasn’t googling her as it seemed there was streaming commentary from all corners (Cher, Cyndi Lauper, etc). Good for Gaga for supporting MIley being Miley. But really, if you don’t think Gaga is trying to see how to swivel the spotlight back in her direction, I think you’ve misjudged our Steffi. Girl’s got game.

          • LaurelLynnLeake

            Yeah, it’s smart to avoid this kind of thing. And it’s true she’s doing all she can to keep the spotlight on herself, as is the life’s blood of the pop star, haha! But it just gets me riled up to see people perpetuating the idea that female pop stars hate each other when they’ve gone on record to do the very opposite and support each other, you know?

          • jjtxgrrl

            Oh please. She wants attention too. Obviously.

            Actually, that IS her game.

      • gnashnosh

        Miley isn’t underage.

  • Random Compliments

    The makeup for the first ensemble is so damn creepy. She looks like a bird defecated in her eyes.

    Also, this feels a lot like something other than art. Attention-seeking, yes. Art, no.

    • Lucía Gavello

      Oh, god, I’ll never erase the bird poop image. And the second one made me recite “You must return here with a shrubbery… or else you will never pass through this wood… alive”.

      • AnguaVonUberwald

        “You must cut down the largest tree in the forest wiiiiiiiiith…a herring!”

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          The Knights of Nee! say “icky icky icky”….

          • Derek_anny

            “…icky p’TANG zoom-boing mrowww.”

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          And we would like a…..shrub.

    • dawn stough

      she looks like a blonde andy samberg in hot rod with that mustache…

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        I was thinking weepy, histrionic Daniel from Project Runway, but you have a point.

        • Datura

          “Daniel Franco, where did you go-oh-oh?”

          How I loved that season.

    • Ann VerWiebe

      All that white – it’s like eyes without eyelids staring straight ahead. Creeepy.

  • hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
    (sorry I simply could not help myself)

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      My exact reaction as well! Thanks TLo, for my morning laugh..

    • NinaBoo

      Doesn’t this make you miss Hot Ginger Handler all the more?

  • des·per·a·tion
    a state of despair, typically one that results in rash or extreme behavior.

    • Glam Dixie

      Haha, I first read that as – typically one that results in a rash – I guess the cheese head could be covering a rash.

      • mlle

        When you called it a cheese head, I thought “Steffi the Packers fan.”

        Imagining her at a football game is much more entertaining than this attention seeking balderdash.

        • Glam Dixie

          That’s instantly where my brain went, Packers cheese heads.

          • mlle

            She’s probably blocking the people behind her from seeing the field due to the size of that cheese head. How discourteous!

  • MoHub

    Make. It. Stop.

  • quiltrx

    LOOK AT ME!!! Well we did, Steffi. And we no likey.
    (if the fur sleeves/shrug/whatever are NOT attached, that yellow coat is kind of fabulous. She should have focused on that and left whatever the rest of that is alone.)

  • filmcricket

    Well her waxer does excellent work. He seems to have missed a spot on her upper lip, though.

    The best part of the second group is the handler leaning in, as if to say, “I can’t hear a goddamn thing you’re saying in that, you crazy loon.”

    • shorty j

      “can’t hear you, this outfit is too loud”

    • Although when you can see a fur cape (not a euphemism) through the gap in her thighs, you have to wonder why she’d bother.

  • Ginger

    I really feel kind of sad for the girl even though she’s on my very rational hate list.

    • jjtxgrrl

      I wouldn’t feel sorry…..she’s very smart, very rich, and very calculated.

      Feel sorry for moms that still unknowingly wear “mom jeans”. Poor things.

  • MilaXX

    *hands Steffi dollar*

    Bored now.

    • mlle

      Buffy reference? If yes, you get more dollars than Steffi.

      • MilaXX

        I’d like to say yes, but I never watched Buffy.

        • AnotherCelia

          Ooooh….watch Buffy!

          • MilaXX

            I know. Just never interested me. That and Supernatural, just don’t grab me.

          • tereliz

            I still haven’t finished season 3 of Buffy, but everyone tells me it picks up after that. I tried to watch the first few episodes of Supernatural with my husband, but we couldn’t stop laughing about how those boys casually throw loaded guns into their trunk. Didn’t grab me, either.

          • I am with you on Supernatural. I just can’t.

          • Rebecca

            I managed to see bits and pieces of Buffy when it was originally on and thought it was so-so. Then a friend randomly gave me Angel (Buffy’s spinoff show) season five and I got bored enough to watch it one day and LOVED it. Of course I had tons of spoilers after watching it, but it was motivation to go back and enjoy all of Buffy and Angel and now I love them. It may be easier to start with the good later stuff rather than the earlier hokey stuff. The beginning season or two of both shows are a bit rough, but they both get really good.

  • shorty j

    can I just start commenting with, “OF COURSE”? because that’s pretty much my default reaction at this point

    • ana170

      Mine is “Please go away!”.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Ewok Couture!

  • mom2ajs5

    Her handlers are looking hot again. Maybe we can get camera angles that just focus on them from now on 😉

    • nannypoo

      It must suck to be them. They have to look serious while she looks like a cartoon character.

      • formerlyAnon

        Honestly? I think it must suck to be them because they not only have to shepherd her safely through crowds which they professionally must assume contain everything from fans struck stupid with love to latterday Mark Chapmans, but they have to make sure she doesn’t fall off of her cripplingly tall shoes and guide her around since she’s got the vision of someone the DMV would call legally blind.

        Edited for clarity.

    • DesertDweller79

      Indeed. I am so bored with Gaga right now. I couldn’t stop looking at her handlers. Granted, in the second set of photos it is because I was laughing imagining their irritation as they shout into those mics trying to get her to hear them.

  • Aurumgirl

    If you really want to impress with art, just make some good music. Everything else is either good marketing, or bad marketing. Guess what this expensive farting around is, of the two?

  • iseeshesaid

    meh. shock appeal is lost. I just see her as a crazy person, too. the word predictable comes to mine.

  • Carrie

    Try hard. It’s not even interesting anymore, it just reeks of attention grabbing. Sigh.

    • Sadie-Ann

      I so agree. Any thought or creativity she used to have seems to have been used up.

      • Imasewsure

        Probably just dormant. Hopefully her fashionista is just sleeping too because she has the potential (and the history) to really bring it… and it was fun for awhile (now I’m hearing Brian Ferry in my head)…

  • RussellH88

    Salvador Dali as the MC in a revival of Cabaret and then the lovechild of Big Bird and a Koala. Exactly what I was hoping to see on my Friday morning.

    • DuBey2

      I must say, it made me smile on this Friday morning.

  • Nariya

    I think that yellow coat might have been nice, once.

  • Sobaika

    Yeah bitch, we are all looking at you. Mission accomplished.

  • Diego!

    Honey… no! NO IN EVERY WAY. NO! You are getting us bored.. once more!

  • VioletFem

    If you ignore the giant teddy mask (ugh) and the (faux?)fur sleeves, that is a pretty cool coat she is wearing in the second picture.

    • It’s exhausting how much shit you have to filter through if you want to try to really see what she’s offering up fashion wise. I miss In Between Albums Steffi; that bitch could dress and could sometimes be intriguing. Buy My Shit Gaga is bamboo under my fingernails.

      • marlie

        Yes, when she would wear actual avant garde stuff and make it work.

        • Imasewsure

          Yes! I think that is what is unique and interesting about her get ups… she was an art piece with singing talent.. very NYC… very avant guard which is hard to maintain if you are constantly trying to one-up yourself… now she looks like a student art project!!

    • marlie

      That’s a bear? I thought it was a bird of some sort. Doesn’t matter; it’s all cray.

    • Tatiana Luján

      Yes, what a same she drowned it with ugly stuff.

  • Sadie-Ann

    Are we sure the second one is actually her? Maybe she’s going to start giant head thing trends so she can send out doubles and take a nap.

    • DesertDweller79

      Wow. If you think about it that way, it is pretty smart. Of course, this is a limited strategy, as people really will start to get bored.

  • Introspective

    what in the entire koala/bird fuck is outfit #2?

  • Mary Carpenter

    Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

  • CeeRich

    The problem when you start out so over the top is that you have to constantly try to outdo yourself. (Take note Nicki Minaj!) Now is the time for her to scale it all back and do music that really showcases her vocal talent and just go in simple classic clothes with simple makeup. She looks desperate and crazy. There is no more fashion to the look. Sad.

    • Alex

      Seriously. She needs a “Live to Tell” moment right about now.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        I know, right?

    • marlie

      Seriously. Can you imagine how shocked that people would be – and they’d probably talk about her just as much – if she showed up in a simple suit or a casual but stylish pair of jeans & sweater?

      • Micaela Cannon

        I’m always saying that about her! Want to shock the world Lady G? Dress in something beautiful that fits you well, with a simple clean face, and natural hair. I feel like those paparazzi photos would make the front page of every trashrag and decent mags too. It would be all they could talk about on E. This is just so tired at this point…I wish she could could go back to being Poker Face Gaga….that was quirky, loud, but it had a sense of fun…mixed with some pretty.

    • SugarSnap108

      I agree. And to me, there’s no humor. You don’t have to be terribly clever to stick shit on your head and walk out the door. My 2-year-old twin nephews do it all the time, and with a lot more style.

  • marlie

    Oh come the f*ck on, Steffi. It’s too darn early for this crap.

    • We need more coffee. And some Sausage.

      • Julie Ree

        I came looking for sausage and got bird poop. Damn!

        • JDreesen

          story of my life.

  • crash1212

    That second look actually made me laugh. Given that this has been one of the most stressful weeks in my life and I never thought I would laugh again, that is a big deal. ART on Steffi – live your life and make me smile. Also, I love the hair wedge mask thingy!

    • Oh Sugar, I’m sorry your week is so shitty. If Steffi can make your world a better place, then bless her needy little heart. I hope your weekend gives you some rest and relief.

  • Trisha26


  • schadenfreudelicious

    Its Salvador Dali in drag…

  • thecitysleeps

    What the fuck? My problem with Gaga is that she rarely wears anything that’s flattering. For example, I love the moustache idea but she looks like an underpaid porn actress understudy. Why not wear a very pretty, conservative dress ala Betty Draper with that face/moustache? At least it would be less expected and a bit shocking. At least Katy changes her look and updates herself, at least Miley is 20 and her change from Disney to naked on a ball is new for her. We’ve been seeing these looks from Gaga for what 5 years now? Seems like 20.

    • marlie

      Also, the wig and mustache look cheap and poorly applied, which is not the Gaga that we’re all (somewhat) used to. Not that it would make this look much better, but the fact that they seem poorly applied are even *more* distracting.

      • shorty j

        I hadn’t even though about that, but you’re totally right. One of my friends wore an amazingly good fake mustache for a performance we did a while back and it was a total game-changer. Like, it matched her hair exactly and everything, and apparently the shop employee she bought it from gave her a fairly intense lesson on how to apply it perfectly, and the end result made us all feel surreal and giggly, like it was a costume and not a costume all at the same time.

  • Her poor parents, that’s all I have to say. Her poor parents.

  • LadyCelia

    Mostly what I smell is desperation.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Does that head… thing remind anyone else of Monica and the turkey?

    • It does now!!

    • Hahahahahahahahaha!

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      OMG, yes! Perfect! All we need now is Joey Tribbiani running away screaming!

  • Miss WKS

    Oh. I thought she was showing her love for the Packers…

  • NOLA_gal

    First impression: Mutated Miley stunt-double teddy bear. Second impression: This woman gives me cramps.

  • fringebenefit

    Perfect, TLo. Absolutely perfect.

  • Rusky Razvan

    Well, thank god you have a dozen other PC, modest and low key stars to listen or look at. She wears all this shit because she can and why not. Call her desperate, I call her fun.

    • Bexxx

      We also have a dozen lunatics of varying breeds to listen and look at. That’s the thing, she’s just one in a pack now.

      • Rusky Razvan

        I agree to an extent. I think the sad thing is that everything has to be one way or another, and that every attempt at doing something else has to be scrutinized and seen with a cynical eye. In my opinion music and showmanship should be creative and celebrated as such no matter what form it takes.

        • LaurelLynnLeake

          Well said!

  • Akmall Razlan

    Oh My God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what is this? the first several photos, she was trying VERY HARD to be Tilda, *bless Tilda, she is in Sky Level now, please and Lady G, do not be such and tut! *censored. And the mustache? Please. and the second series of photos, what the heck? If you want to hide, put your very self into a dust bin and ask your guards to bring you in. That would be so much better.

  • She looks stupid.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I really love (and covet) that coat in the second look. I’d probably choose a different hat to go with it, but I’m no artist so what do I know.

    • formerlyAnon

      We peons without entourage must, sadly, choose our haberdashery to allow *some* visibility. One’s co-workers object to being bashed about the head and shoulders in the elevator.

      • ashtangajunkie

        Personally, I don’t need anything to add to my clumsiness.

        • formerlyAnon

          You & me both.

  • Micaela Cannon

    ALL HAIL ABSORBA, GRAND EMPRESS OF PLANET SPONGE! May her reign be be long and brillo free!

    • demidaemon

      You mean this isn’t Sponge Bob after a sex change?

  • Sarah

    I feel the ART….burn.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Well, that’s a little Dadaist, isn’t it?

    • formerlyAnon

      It’s an attempt. Or, being generous, a reference.

  • tereliz

    Huh. The first one feels a little expected for Berlin. An androgyne cabaret star? Bitch, please.

    The second one is like a drunk koala. WIth chlamydia, naturally. I love the Fendi-esque sleeves and origami trench-dress, but wish her head wasn’t an accident at the Steiff factory.

  • MaggieMae

    Hello, Mr. Handler!

  • The headpiece looks like a furry Rice Krispie treat. I can’t unsee it.

    • Eric Stott

      Looks like she had a roll in the hay & was sucked into the bailer

      • formerlyAnon

        Possibly first ever hay bailer reference on this blog! BKs are so well-rounded.

        • Eric Stott

          The BK’s of the TLounge have GOT to find some way to dish on the new All Stars season- perhaps if we hijack the final post of the day as a Reading Room?

          • formerlyAnon

            I’d hesitate to hijack without permission, & it wouldn’t be the same with TLo judging to set us off. (Not that that would slow down the core group.) Perhaps return to the night-of lounge our hosts invited us to hold on yesterday’s last post? I know Diqus gets unwieldy after too many comments though.

          • marlie

            Isn’t that was happened with the Alyssa Milano post from yesterday (which was also the last post of the day)?

          • Eric Stott

            Yes! We’ve got to keep the fire burning.

          • Eric Stott

            It seems that we’ve got their blessing to find a post and create our own Lounge…..may the Bitter Litter assemble—-fear our power!

          • You don’t, actually.

          • Eric Stott

            I will remove.

  • Jumpingjacks

    she is as much art as Kanye West is a fashion designer (or any other random celebrity who buys themselves a brand with money).. if she had used the golden thingy on her headpiece as some sort of futuristic gas mask without the teddybear attached I might appreciate it a wee bit

  • Eric Stott

    Last night on PR All Stars, one of the designers (I forget who & don’t care) babbled about how they’d designed for Lady Gaga. After a few more rounds of THIS she might get scrubbed from the resume.

  • ashleysissell

    Art? Oh, I thought the second one was her SpongeBob Squarepants Halloween costume.

  • AmeliaEve

    What does the fox say?

  • Leo Incredible

    she looks like uncooked ramen.

  • kat89

    Aww. New security guy!

  • Fordzo

    Dali did it so much better. That she would even TRY to evoke his originality and eccentricity is sad and gross.

  • Not applicable

    hell, here’s a 5 spot…. please move on.

  • LaurelLynnLeake

    Why don’t you two ever talk fashion anymore? She’s obviously pulling on a lot of references here – Salvador Dali, Caberet, etc – and ones that are specific to her location in Germany, where she was performing new music. She’s pairing a Galliano coat with a Charlie Le Mindu human hair headpiece from a collection that describes itself this way: “Hoods and masks cover the face and veil the wearer’s gender, which can scare, can seduce, or can empower”. Got that info from a quick look at GagaFashionLand. Seems like an obvious link to her wearing a huge Dali mustache, which also brings a level of Surrealism to the conversation. Also, y’all put the pictures backwards, since she arrived with the mask and performed in the mustache. I come here expecting to learn more about fashion and in the last year I have been more and more disappointed by glib snark like this that barely addresses fashion. What’s wrong with discussing fashion as art? Why do we have to be all ableist and compare her to mentally ill homeless person? What are you adding to these pictures?

    • ” I come here expecting to learn more about fashion”

      That was your first mistake, then.

      • KinoEye

        I dunno, I feel like Misters T and Lo have given me a crash course in fashion and the art of celebrity public appearances. Reminds me of a class I took in college called “Stardom,” which was easily one of the best courses ever. But sometimes it’s just fun to stare at pretty people in expensive clothes, or point and laugh at said pretty people. Gets me through the day, anyway.

        • It fine – lovely, even – if people feel they’ve learned something by coming here, but this is not and never has been an educational website.

          • alyce1213

            “. . . this is not and never has been an educational website.”
            I just pictured such a disclaimer on your home page under the logo. Good laugh.
            Yet, we’ve all learned a thing or two. Thanks.

      • LaurelLynnLeake

        Thanks for responding to me directly. This sentiment really saddens me though. I’ve been following you guys fairly closely for about 4 years now and always enjoyed your thoughts on Mad Fashion and Project Runway and the references celebrities are bringing to the carpet, intentionally or not. I think you’re doing yourselves a deep disservice to say this. What do you see the point of this blog to be, now? Do you think it’s changed at all over time?

        • The point of this site is to entertain. It always has been. On our very first day of posting, over seven years ago, we called a reality show contestant a jackass. There’s nothing new about the snark you’re seeing here. It’s been in the DNA of this site from day one. For as long as we’ve been doing celebrity public appearance coverage, we’ve been making jokes at their expense. If people come here and learn things, that’s fine. If people come here to complain that we’re not acting like teachers, they’re WAY off-base.

          • LaurelLynnLeake

            Nah, I’m not complaining that you’re not acting like teachers. And I realize snark has been a part of the site’s DNA. But from my experience with this website, the snark was always woven in with some intelligent and informed commentary on the fashion world as a whole and of the celebrity in question. What I’ve been seeing in the last year has been a rapid and depressing increase in the proportion of snark to real ideas I could sink my teeth into. Fashion snark’s a dime a dozen, you know?

          • Honey, you don’t seem to be getting the hint, so allow us to spell it out for you: This is not the “Complaints” section for this website.

        • marlie

          “Mad Style” is the only part of this site that could be even remotely considered “educational,” and even then, it’s more of a discussion of the way the stylist uses clothes to tell the story, with additional comments about the historical accuracy of some of the clothes/styles.

          As for “Project Runway,” I think that the critiques of the show evolved with the show itself, particular as it switched from Bravo to Lifetime. That switch changed the whole personality of the show, and it became less of a competition, and more of a reality show. There’s less and less to talk about in terms of how the designers find their inspirations, choose their fabrics, and execute the challenges, because they show itself focuses more on crying in stairwells and throwing irons. If they (the producers) aren’t showing more of the actual design process, it’s impossible for any of us to discuss it here.

          Finally, I think TLo do their fair share of constructive commenting/critiquing of stars’ red carpet and other looks, but what’s also fun about this blog is having the chance to say “nope, i don’t get this” and just leave it at that.

          • KinoEye

            THIS. Mad Style was a bit of a revelation for me — I’m a huge film buff and amateur critic, and there’s almost nothing I love more than analyzing a good film, or TV series. Reading Mad Style taught me how to analyze material through the lens of fashion, and it was extremely enlightening. Now I can’t watch anything without taking into account what the costumes are saying about the overall plot, themes, etc. Not to mention, the big post regarding Bob Benson’s sexuality — amazing stuff there 🙂 Just wanna say, I love you two, and never change!

    • BrooklynBomber

      I didn’t know the name Charlie le Mindu, so I looked him up and found he’s a “French-born hairstylist and headpiece designer, now based in London. . . . A regular contributer [sic] to Vogue Russia, Elle and French Vogue, Le Mindu launched his first wig collection in February 2009 and has shown as part of London Fashion Week.” (Including that in case anyone else didn’t know the name.)

      I wanted to see how he showed the pieces at Paris Fashion Week. The claim that they disguise gender is a bit disingenuous, since most of them reveal the face and all were shown on models who were partly nude or in very body-conscious costumes. I do find some of the pieces very interesting, but if there’s power in them, I think it’s lost on Gaga, because we’re so used to her wearing all kinds of headpieces that on her it looks like just another costume change. I look at it and find myself wishing she’d dressed up as a Care Bear, head to toe.

      The Dali / cabaret drag is what it is. I’m not sure what there is to talk about from a fashion standpoint, though.

      • LaurelLynnLeake

        Thanks for posting that info! Yeah, I wasn’t so sure about that photoshoot either – that’s a good point about the disingenuous-ness of saying the masks disguise gender and then showing the models in underwear and body paint. I think Gaga used the headpiece in a surprising way, but yeah, I agree that I wasn’t really blown over by this look. I wish she would have carried the idea through with the cabaret look somehow, or just had more of a back and forth between those two costumes. She’s always kind of all over the place!

        Yeah, I was hoping to get more background on that from people who have more knowledge of Caberet and burlesque and that field. I found it funny and ridiculous in a good way, haha!

  • siriuslover

    That last picture of her in the lingerie reminds me of Tilda Swinton (I know, I know! but still.). And what is that, a crooked bail of hay on her head? I kind of miss her egg traveling days.

  • hillmad

    Oh, please…

  • Jaye Tyler

    True confession: were it not for the massive Alien Bird mask made of what I can only assume is a fetid mixture of hay and sheep’s wool scraped off the floor of the shearing barn, I would actually dub that second outfit Fabulous. Digging the boots and the chartreuse.

    • marlie

      The color is great, it is a shame that all the other stuff in the look detracts from what could have otherwise been a fashionable look.

  • prettybigkitty

    I can smell the desperation from here. Please take the dollar and go away.

  • Ruth Preston

    Oh, for fuck’s sake. Is she still a thing? Someone, please give her a dollar. I’m begging.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    I am a huge fan of hers but I must confess… I don’t get any of this. I’m trying to find out more about the mask/wig/headpiece.

    • LaurelLynnLeake

      It’s from from Charlie Le Mindu’s Fall 2013 “Haute Coiffure” collection! GagaFashionLand has some helpful information about the headpiece (it’s human hair too: “through a juxtaposition of traditional African tribal culture, and
      the experimental and bold aesthetic of hair, hair pieces, weave and
      colour within urban communities of African descent in the West”.) and links to pictures of the rest of the collection. C:

  • TAGinMO

    Is that you, SpongeBob?

  • RoseJB

    I do love that yellow coat. Who would have let it sing? Maybe Rihanna?

  • rkdgal

    FEEL THE ART? More like FEEL THE FART. Something stinks, that’s for sure…

  • formerlyAnon

    Lazy. Waiting for the trip & fall that puts her in traction, gets her personal injury insurance a stiff review and leads to scapegoat firings of half the retinue.

    She’s still young, that’s really all it is. Or maybe I’m just old. Since really, I want desperately to point out that that lovely skin and strong young body aren’t going to last forever and does she really want to spend the beauty on gimmicks and the strength & flexibility on platform stiletto hooves.

    I’m not just old, I’m ancient, aren’t I? Yeah. Insert remarks about lawns.

  • BeeBeauNYC

    Her handlers are pretty hot, and I like that she keeps them in suits and ties.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Starting to feel sad. I think I like the coatish thing (though not the color) in the second picture, but who can tell?

  • Oh, for God’s sake…

  • Knightley

    Hot Ginger just got shoved aside for Tall, Dark, and Built Handler.

    • carpediva

      Right? She could not look more ridiculous and attention-grabby, yet he’s pretty much all I can look at!

  • mlle

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz go away.

  • KinoEye

    Of course.

  • Paula Pertile

    Enough already.

  • SignLadyB

    Oh, for heaven’s sake!!!!! Didn’t her parents give her ANY attention when she was growing up? She is just so ridiculous! And you know, while I don’t follow her music, her “normal” styling in recent months isn’t that awful and actually seems to attract positive attention.

  • Tanya Wade

    Bale of hay trimmed vagina on head.

  • OrigamiRose

    Shredded Wheat Home Plate Head.

    • NYCGlamourpuss


  • valerie747

    Hey! Leave her alone people. Can’t you tell The Lady wants us to respect her personal space?!>>>>!!!! I can hear Aretha singing R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

  • valerie747

    A lot of baby foxes died for that ART.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I really don’t know what to say about this. My first reaction was “What an asshole.” But I am intrigued by her so I hate to dismiss her so easily. I’m confused.

  • Cheryl

    Oh she entertains me so, I love her. Like that she’s getting an early jump on Movember.

    • valerie747

      Movember is the best nomth. 🙂

  • DuBey2

    Gaga will probably always b 1,000 x more interesting to me than Miley or almost anyone else. She keeps us guessing, and I kind of love the fox-head look (CERTAINLY love that coat!!) after a period of her dressing “normally” in her street shots.

  • boldprint

    Spongebob?! Is that you?!

  • Imasewsure

    She needs to talk to Madonna about reinventing herself. Her “sell by” date is quickly passing. That being said, that wig thing is hilarious.

    • Eh, maybe, but I feel Madonna needs to have a talk with herself about reinventing herself. If anything, she is the cautionary tale of where one ends up if shock and awe is there main talent. Long after you walk around in public in just your pointy bras and panties sets, you end up having way too much plastic surgery and wearing gloves 24/7 because you can’t take the truth of aging and you can’t seem to settle with leaving the house just looking fabulously well dressed and ahead of trends.

      • Imasewsure

        Eh I don’t know… I think Madonna looks ok most of the time (and pretty toned down) except for the gloves which are absolutely ridiculous. True though that her re-inventions are pretty much a thing of the past but that’s not a bad thing. Would love to see Steffi reinvent herself as just Steffi, throw on the highest of high end designers and just sing! Maybe she could talk to Madonna then about the stupid gloves!!

  • StelledelMare

    The first look is fitting for say a midnight showing of Rocky Horror and so it would work great…if that’s what she was doing. That second look…we’re gonna just ignore that. Too bad because that coat is great. A complete no to all of the fur though.

  • elemspbee

    But that coat dress is art!

    • valerie747

      Some other person’s art.

      • elemspbee


  • JP

    Give her 2 dollars. Then maybe she won’t come back ever.

  • valerie747

    Miss LadyGG should have invested in a great shaggy merkin before venturing out in public wearing her black “personals” . Now THAT would be A.R.T.

  • madge

    well, i mean, she is in berlin. don’t they go bananas for this kind of crazy pretentious shit?

    (it wouldn’t fly in pittsburgh.)

  • bertkeeter


  • Rhonda Shore

    It’s just all so…unattractive.

  • bitchybitchybitchy


    It’s like when you’re on the subway and the guy who smells like pee starts looking at you and singing about Jesus. You wind up thinking to yourself, “Just give him a dollar and say thank you. He’ll move on to someone else after that.”

    Thank you, Steffi. Here’s a dollar.

    Once again, I bow to TLo-you’ve said all that needs to said, darlings.

  • SoCalFeris

    That head looks like an iPhone app I have call Tweetbot.

  • colleenjanel

    Is the blonde pube-covered cheese head supposed to BE something (other than a blonde pube-covered cheese head)?

  • fauxprah

    Miss Polka-face needs a big hit to pull that look off. Otherwise it’s just a lame attempt to garner some undeserving attention.

  • Coco Cornejo

    I mustache you…Is Dali spinning in his grave?

    • Madam Von Sassypants

      If he’s spinning over anything, it’s people slapping his art on shower curtains and the like.

    • marlie


  • webslice33

    she’s trying too hard to be relevant, she knows her star is fairness to Madonna, she didn’t become desperate until after 20 years or so..

  • I don’t care what you think, I gasped when I saw this. As someone who loves fashion I’m more than eager to see unusual stuff like this outside of runways and editorials. And for Cher’s sake, she’s an ENTERTAINER! A POP STAR! If anyone is allowed to wear stuff like this, it’s Gaga (even though I would love everyone to dress like this). Why is everything about her automatically a sign of desperation, delusion of grandeur, attention seeking (just for the attention)? Why can’t she be an attention whore AND an artist AND genuine? Why this bothers people so much?

    • boweryboy

      “Why can’t she be an attention whore AND an artist AND genuine? Why this bothers people so much?

      Personally, I think she can be an artist and genuine. It’s the current attention whoring that isn’t geniune.
      At one point there was a freshness and exuberance to her antics which were kind of fun. Now it seems like she’s painted herself into a corner. The attention whoring has become so contrived that it’s tipped into desperation.
      That’s what bothers me so much — the blatant desperation on display. Plus the fact that it overshadows how talented she really is, and I’m saying this as someone who isn’t a fan of her music.

      • Madam Von Sassypants

        I dunno, I think attention whoring CAN be genuine, and if it’s a trait that is wholesomely owned by anyone, it’s Gaga. I don’t get 95% of the things she does, says, or especially wears, but bless her heart, thank you for bringing the crazy. She invokes REACTION and OPINION and FEELING. I’ll take the sea sponge triangle hat/mask over a boring LBD any day.

        • Agatha Guilluame

          Is boredom a feeling?

        • Trickytrisha

          Well, bless her little heart, she’s invoking reaction from me. I’m laughing my ass off.

          • Madam Von Sassypants

            Maybe that’s it! She’s going for comedy? She’s been trolling us this entire time.

          • Trickytrisha

            More like tragicomedy?

      • Imagine if she wasn’t a pop star. If she was a doctor, journalist, lawyer, fashion designer, blogger… with the same passion, persistence and hard work, would people say she’s desperate and fake? I think she would be applauded for that. People see her drive as desperation which is in any other case a good thing. Some people are bothered by her audacity and they take her too fu*king seriously. She wears strange clothing – who cares?! Enjoy it or don’t. But maybe I’m missing the mark. Why do you think she’s being desperate now?

        • demidaemon

          I think if she was any of those things and wearing these outfits, she would be fired.

          • formerlyAnon

            You can safely leave off the leading “I think.”

        • boweryboy

          If she was a doctor, journalist, lawyer, fashion designer, blogger… with the same passion, persistence and hard work, would people say she’s desperate and fake?

          I’ll give you fashion designer and blogger, but the others there’s no comparison. They’re professionals not entertainers (not to say entertainers aren’t professionals), and I sure as hell wouldn’t want my doctor to walk into the examination room wearing bra, panties and a moustache no matter how much passion and drive he/she has for medicine.

          Why do you think she’s being desperate now?

          This, of course, is my own personal opinion, but I think the desperation has something to do with a) Miley Cyrus eclipsing her on the desperation/attention whoring scale and, b) she’s running out of ideas.

          Like another BK mention somewhere above, it wouldn’t come across as desperate if there was some sort of context to it all, some sort of connection to the music or album — like Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust or Thin White Duke. Putting on a craycray outfit and walking around getting your photo taken is attention whoring at best and desperate at worst, even if you’re a celebrity.

          Again, this is strictly my opinion.

          • Oh, lord! I didn’t say that if doctors and lawyers wore strange shit they would be more respected than Gaga! I wanted to say than only in her case the drive, hard work and persistence (and her image is part of that) are seen as desperation, but in any other case it’s not (those characteristics, not the exterior).
            There’s no context, connection to the album?! First of all, even if that was true, the bitch can wear whatever she wants – other singers/performers do. The image of a pop star doesn’t have to be related to their work. What, Adele should always look like she’s on the edge of tears, with messy mascara and disheveled hair?! If she finds something she likes (even if that’s a giant, sponge-robot-bird headpiece) of course she should wear it. Second of all, when it comes to artistic expression it’s very hard to determine if it is good or bad because art is subjective. Just because you don’t get it, it doesn’t mean there’s no meaning behind it. What people don’t get they tend to label it as crap – it’s easier than trying to find its meaning and to actually think.

          • boweryboy

            You asked me why I thought it was desperate, and I gave you my opinion, nothing more.

            I never said she couldn’t wear what she wants, but on the flip-side that doesn’t negate my opinion on what she wears. I don’t see any obvious context of what she’s wearing to her music. Then again I admit I’m not a fan of her music.

            I am, however, an artist; a designer; and a writer — to say I don’t “get it” just because I don’t like it isn’t being very objective or your part which is exactly what you’re expecting me to be.

            Clearly you’re a hardcore fan, a “little monster” if you will. I respect that. Yet to label anyone who feels differently than you as people who just don’t “get it” goes against the whole notion that art is subjective, don’t you think.

            Anyhoo, this is not the forum that I usually engage in this kind of discourse, so I will respectfully leave yo the last word if you feel you need to have it.

            I like my TLo conversations to be light hearted and frivolous.

          • boweryboy

            You asked me why I thought it was desperate, and I gave you my opinion – nothing more.

            I never said she couldn’t wear what she wants, but on the flip-side that doesn’t negate my opinion on what she wears. I don’t see any obvious context of what she’s wearing to her music. Then again, I admit, I’m not a fan of her music.

            I am, however, someone who has made a modest supplemental living as an artist, a designer, and a writer — to say I don’t “get it” just because I don’t like it isn’t being very objective or your part which is exactly what you’re expecting me to be.

            Clearly you’re a hardcore fan, a “little monster” if you will. I respect that. Yet to label anyone who feels differently than you as people who just don’t “get it” goes against the whole notion that art is subjective, don’t you think?

            Anyhoo, this is not the type of forum that I usually engage in this kind of discourse. I will respectfully leave you the last word if you feel you need to have it.

            I like my TLo conversations to be light hearted and frivolous. Back to discussing hemlines and lack of color I go.

  • Evan

    I wish she would just focus on the music. She has the talent. She has a great voice, but a lot of people still don’t realize that because they’re too distracted or putt off by the stunts and shock tactics. Besides, I miss her outfits from The Fame Monster era. Some of those were at least aesthetically pleasing. This is just gross and reeks of trying too hard.

  • PeaceBang

    Ohhhh. So sad, because the fun is gone, and the deep down confidence or something is gone, and what’s left is desperation and ugliness. I pout for the Demise of Gaga.

    • formerlyAnon

      That’s my impression, as well. But I do want to believe that she’s burnt out, or just floundering a bit and the fun and charisma that I, at least, thought used to be there and is now missing, will return.

      Of course, seeing a handful of photos of her a few times a month and watching the occasional video or on-t.v. performance hardly makes me an expert on her public presence.

  • Constant Cat

    I wonder how the security guard’s day is going? “Right this way, Madam Fluffhead.” Bet he didn’t see himself ferrying a mustached Dali/pizza delivery boy on acid/drag when he signed up.

    • carpediva

      He’s HAWT.

  • KT

    please kill me.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    What, TLo, you don’t GET the loofah vagina or whatever the fuck that’s supposed to be?

    (It’s okay, I don’t either!)

  • boweryboy

    The desperation is strong with this one.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I mean, honestly. A big giant sandwich board with “PLEASE LOOK AT ME” in giant letters would be more subtle and less embarrassing.

  • JaCory Deon

    These “antics” are so contrived and contextless. Perhaps if all of these looks were tethered to an album/song concept and stayed for longer than 5min, I’d give it to her; as it is, it just reeks of a surface confusing itself with substance and the poor thing seems not only damn nuts, but desperate.

    (Still, the big head mask made me thing of the Radiator Lady from ‘Eraserhead’, so thank you Team Gaga for that.)

  • NinjaCate

    That yellow jacket is gorgeous though…

  • editrixie

    This just makes me feel sad all over.

  • CommentsByKatie

    I’m so sad. I loved her for so long but this is ridiculous and her new music has been disappointing. Lady Gaga, why? ;___;

  • LaSylphide

    Maybe this is her way of being incognito. Ya think?

  • jjtxgrrl

    I’m really bored with her (and Miley) at this point…..yawn….

    BUT I LOVE Salvador Dali…..and I like to think the first look is a nod to his crazy-ass……if so…Kudos to GaGa.

  • julnyes

    I kinda love both looks for being completely cracked out.

  • MannahattaMamma


  • ojosazules

    The long mustard coat(?) on Powdered Toast Head Gaga is kinda interesting.

  • formerlyAnon


  • Uncle Spike

    Bjork, gurl…you got competition.

    • Trickytrisha

      Actually, not so much. Bjork was canny and unique for her time. Steffi is just sad.

  • boweryboy

    Those guys performed for Rick Owens S/S 2014 menswear collection. My mind was blown.

  • loulabelle34


  • dalgirl

    Sheesh, Ms. Dali, wax your lady bits, why don’tcha.

  • I dunno, I was in art school at her age and I feel like that’s where her Salvador-Dali-as-crossdressing-Andy-Warhol-prostitute schtick belongs.

  • Saturnine


  • Molly Lopez

    Would’ve been fine with 2nd outfit if it wasn’t for the damn mask/hat/thing

  • Lily-Rygh

    I’m sorry, but what an asshole.

  • Cheryl

    The giant merkin on the head…..fantastic.

  • cpjones79

    For a dollar, I’d pay for a good Gaga song on ITunes. If only she’d make one…

    • eric

      she makes excellent songs, perhaps your taste level is just lacking

  • korilian

    Baby it’s cold outside. But by all means keep going out in your undies,

  • allcapsERINN

    Her bodyguard is hot.

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald


  • XXII

    i love gaga but these outfits are trash

  • Lizzy

    The Same.Dern.Shoes. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lalahartma

    “Does this mustache make my nose look big?

  • jangma

    You know, I was having kind of a shitty morning, but then I saw these pics and they put a big smile on my face. God bless you, Gaga.

  • guest2visits

    A little cracked is ok…. but I’m not sure if this is art or a super quick Halloween craft project gone bad.

  • Danielle


  • stubbornthoughts

    She has lost her damn mind.