Lady Gaga in London

Posted on October 28, 2013

Okay, we figured the previous post was bland enough to ease you into your week. Now comes the time for the what-the-fuckery.

Steffi? That’s your cue. That’s always your cue.

 

Lady Gaga arrives at her hotel in London in a John Galliano dress.

The Goddess of Cocaine has come down to earth to extend her blessings. Breathe deeply of her salvation.

 

 

Lady Gaga Arrives at a recording studio in London in a vintage Dolce&Gabbana dress.

This, we don’t even know. Shitty Dress Steampunk Gaga?

That dress looks like it cost about four dollars, which likely makes it more expensive than the wig, which we presume she found somewhere.

 

Lady Gaga heads to G-A-Y nightclub in London.

And finally, Nineteenth Century Mental Patient Gaga (with Light Cocaine Dusting).

We admit, the Madwoman stuff is at least a little new. Bare feet on a London sidewalk is enough to make us retch and we’re not arguing that the first or third looks are pretty (or fabulous, or thought-provoking), but we can’t tell you how bored we are with things like the middle look, which is quintessential Gaga in a lot of ways: absurd and nearly impossible to move in. After a while, there’s something a little depressing about the way she constantly hobbles herself through fashion, wearing outfits that she can’t walk or sit in and obscuring her own vision. She gets led around by her handlers like a patient in a nursing home when she is, in fact, young, fit, and on the top of her game. It’s an odd image to constantly reinforce, and we have no doubt she’s attempting to relay all kinds of messages with it, but as weird as the first and third looks are, she at least looks like she can move under her own power and see where she’s going. That’s refreshing.

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com]

    • broke&fashionable

      I kind of like the dress in the second look (*hangs head in shame*). It is doing some great things for her body. The ridiculous shoes and the inability to move though is not something I sign off on.

      • Eric Stott

        The second dress is amusing, and I think it’s intentional. The third look could actually be rather beautiful if it wasn’t for that greasy/dusty makeup. Is she supposed to be Cinderella running straight from the kitchen to the ball?

        • Rhonda Shore

          i like the second dress too…agree on the shoes though. She’s really tied to that white eyeliner.

        • Aurumgirl

          Maybe. She’s the metamorphosed weevil in its Gluten Fairy state.

          • Chickadeep

            This is, hands down, the most amusing description of a Gaga outfit in *ages*. Kudos to you!

          • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

            You win at cleverness today.

        • Laura Renee

          She’s supposed to be something none of us mortals can ever fathom. That’s the point. (No, I’m not a fan.)

          • travelgirl28

            I can appreciate she’s talented but I have to admit almost none of what she wears in public outings does anything for me. I just don’t get the supposed appeal.

          • Spreecord

            I have a hard time believing she’s actually trying to convey a well-crafted message, because most of what she’s wearing just screams LOOK AT ME I NEED ATTENTION AREN’T I UNPREDICTABLE DON’T LEAVE ME!

        • ampg

          I also like that second dress, and I think it could be a really good look with a different wig.

        • MK03

          Luna Lovegood at the Grammys.

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

            Professor Trelawny on date night.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          The third look reads Pre-Raphaelite consumptive heroine to me.

      • Sarah

        Yeah I really appreciated TLo pointing that out, because that’s what I always think – IDK what you do, really, but how can you express yourself in any real way if you can’t even move about properly? It’s as if she’s trying to say “look, I’m hobbled by ART.” Ain’t nobody got time for dat.

        • kim bunchalastnames

          … especially not the guys standing behind her in that first photo. lol.

      • Sobaika

        I like it only because she looks like Professor Trelawney.

        • http://myriameron.blogspot.com/ Heron

          YES! I knew those eyes were reminding me of someone. She is so pulling a Trelawney.

        • ecallaw1977

          I just hit control f and searched trelawney because I just knew someone else had beat me to it.

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

          dammit, should have read further down.

        • http://dorothydamage.wordpress.com/ Dorothy Damage

          Damn, beat me to it.

    • Emily Dagger

      1. Kleenex Angel
      2. Crazy Renaissance Eye Exam
      3. First Mrs. Rochester.

      • AnneElliot

        Crazy Renaissance Eye Exam — brilliant!

        And I thought Miss Havisham for the last, but yours and TLo’s descriptions are much better.

        AND WHAT IS UP WITH THAT NOSE RING? I keep wanting to hand her a tissue.

        • Emily Dagger

          I ALSO thought Havisham first, but then I was like “nah, that’s a nightie, fit for burning down houses, not a wedding dress …. fit for being trapped in your house as it burns.”

          • conniemd

            Agreed. I thought it looked like either a nightgown or a poor girl’s wedding dress from the Victorian era. I could see that woman running out of the bedroom with a shawl over her shoulders to cover up her bare chest.

          • Lattis

            I thought maybe a picture of Miss Havisham when she took up modern dance.

          • MK03

            My first impression was Ghost of Christmas Past.

        • NOLA_gal

          Oh, thank goodness I’m not the only one who thought the nose ring was a giant pendulous snot drop! Just ew.

      • Bakerlooline

        I went right to Bertha Rochester as well.

        • Imasewsure

          English Majors unite!! Thought the same thing although I never paid attention to her first name

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          If they do yet another Jane Eyre, I’d say Steffi’s a natural in this getup.

      • cocohall

        Thank you so much for #3. I was thinking Bronte but couldn’t get my uncaffeinated brain to get to the specifics of the dear lady in the attic. I guess you could call this look a “success” if it does evoke a particular character/genre so well. Can’t quite follow the logic of why she wants to look this way. It is just too early on a Monday to do any productive thinking about any of this. I’m going to get a second cup of tea and try to forget that a mad woman has escaped from her attic . . . .

      • http://myriameron.blogspot.com/ Heron

        Wait, She is heading TO a nightclub (named G-A-Y, hilariously) in that third look. What will she do there??? Mrs. Rochester don’t dance. Mrs. Rochester don’t do much but crazy.

        • http://myriameron.blogspot.com/ Heron

          Oh is she PERFORMING??? Weird.

        • RussellH88

          And she got completely naked on stage.

      • marlie

        You nailed it with Mrs. Rochester.

      • Tatiana Luján

        I LOVED the “first Mrs. Rochester” remark.

      • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

        No. 3 is perfect! Shove her back into the mysterious locked up room and throw away the key.

    • Karen Belgrad

      There’s Andy Warhol pop-art and there’s Yoko Ono “try to hard to get everyone to look at me” psuedo-art… I enjoy Gaga’s music, but can you guess where these outfits are falling on my scale?

      • AnguaVonUberwald

        All right, I am going to defend Yoko Ono on the internet, ready the pitchforks, but that performance art piece she did where she would stand on stage and invite people up to cut her clothing was actually really interesting from a sociological perspective.

        That said, I understand your complaint. “Tries Too Hard” should be emblazoned on Gaga’s forehead, although that would probably be redundant.

        • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

          Her white dress says, “I’m desperate for attention and I’ll do anything to get it.”

          • NOLA_gal

            Everything she does says that. Ad infinitum.

    • SewingSiren

      1. Aimee Semple McPherson
      2. Professer Tralawney /Maria Von Trapp mash-up
      3. Ophelia

      • purpleprose78

        I got ophelia too. :)

        • SewingSiren

          Yes. I think #3 would work even better if she were soaking wet or maybe just damp like a merveilleuse.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Yup, I got another Ophelia.

      • deathandthestrawberry

        Ha! I was thinking Luna Lovegood with her spectrespecs for #2. Always keep a lookout for wrackspurts!

    • Mary Lauer

      I get exhausted just looking at the pictures. The energy that has to be expended attemption to amublate in those ridiculous heels. The mental energy to ensure your carefully applied flour? makeup? cocaine? doesn’t waft off your appendages. I need a nap.

      • 3boysful

        That’s precisely what I think right off the bat whenever I see this stuff. When she gets inside, does she change into her sweats? Cause this is all exhausting and uncomfortable-looking. And do venues mind that she leaves white powder residue everywhere?

        • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

          I wonder what her makeup room looks like. Does she give a huge tip to her hotel? Certainly, all this goofy stuff does not elicit respect–from me anyway. She is a sad sack.

        • jabes

          I was wondering the other day if she sleeps in something appropriately wacky, or if she unwinds enough to just pull on a t-shirt and shorts like the rest of the world.

      • NC_Meg

        I was reading a recent interview (I think it was in Elle) and she said she has been wearing less makeup lately because wearing so much all the time was exhausting. I guess she got a second wind?

        • Kimbolina

          Well, rubbing your hands and feet in a tub of flour is much less time consuming than actually applying makeup so there’s that…

          • NC_Meg

            This is true.

      • ana170

        What I find most frustrating is that she expends so much energy on her look and, from what I can tell, relatively little on her music. She hasn’t made anything worth listening to (IMO) in almost 5 years. Without that she’s little more than a clown.

        • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

          I wonder if she comes up with these goofy ideas while she’s in the shower or driving in her car. Or does she keep a writing pad next to her bed–or an iPad–and jot down the ideas she gets while turning over in bed at night or waking up to go potty? What is her process? Haha. Does she have a running list of things to pull out when her sales are slipping?

          • ana170

            If her sales are slipping, it’s because her music is bland and/or derivative not because she’s not getting enough attention. That’s what she doesn’t seem to get. That’s why I think she needs to redirect some of that energy into making music.

        • Imasewsure

          I think she’s more of a showman than a clown but still this is way too much, for way too long… would love to just see her focusing on her music and then doing interesting art installations or something with her excess energy!

          • ana170

            I was going to say “performance artist” in an attempt to be fair but that didn’t fully capture how much she’s irritating me right now.

    • Katesymae

      I must admit that I at least like the IDEA of the second dress, if not the execution. But jeez, she is getting hard up for attention, huh?

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      TLo, don’t you mean “Snort deeply of her Salvation?”

    • ashtangajunkie

      I can hardly stop staring at the shoes in the second look. Those are INSANE. She’s so weird. I suppose that’s the point, but I wonder if it exhausts her sometimes, like does she ever just want to wipe off the baby powder, take off the wig, and go out in a pair of Converse and some jeans? I admire her commitment, I guess.

    • MilaXX

      It’s all just boring and weird at the same time. Her outfits used to be interesting but these are just one bland weird look after another. It’s as if she reached the bottom of the weird dress trunk where the lint and odd bits with gum stuck on them are.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I can no longer appreciate her efforts.

      • Eric Stott

        Once upon a time she knew how to work the irony

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          And frankly, irony as a cultural meme, is getting awfully tired. Knamean?

    • Nicholas

      If you guess her real name, she will teach you to spin yarn into gold!

    • Clueless_Jock

      Why does she style herself so unattractively?

      • Vickiefantastico

        I agree! She is quite beautiful, but I have been noticing recently that these styles are doing her no favors, particularly the white makeup. Maybe that’s the point? I really don’t care anymore.

        • ampg

          Well, it’s definitely part of her “thing” to deliberately flout current standards of attractiveness in her public outfits. But she’s been doing that for long enough that it would be cool if she moved on to something else.

    • SewingSiren

      1!. Our Lady of Perpetual Foot Fungus.
      2. Sister Mary Myopia
      3. La Llorona

    • MannahattaMamma

      watching her shenanigans makes me feel old, because instead of thinking “how wild and AVANTGARDE” I think “yawn” and then I think that whole “my body is my artistic expression” thing is so 20th century.

      • Constant Reader

        Yes! This!

      • marlie

        She’s also morphed from “avant garde” to “mental patient,” and I just can’t keep up with that kind of crazy.

    • Sarah

      That last dress is very pretty, and would look great on me (sans baking – accident dusting) but the middle makes me want to squint painfully and the first is JUST FRIKKIN HILARIOUS.

    • kittenwithaquip

      I just…I can’t…I splutter with some weird mix of rage and a kind of exasperated boredom. Gaga, Please! Be a pop star. Be the best little pop star you can be and stop trying to make yourself into a Madonna (biblical one, not Ayurvedic one) or Artist. In my humble opinion, hanging out with Jeff Koons does not make you a walking work of art. It makes you an attention-seeking child…with unlimited resources of, and for, indulgence. We both know that the wake-n-bake and the Judy Garland Trail Mix need to stop. Now go wash your feet and really think about what I said. You’re in time out: 1 minute for every ridiculous outfit you have ever donned.

    • Jessica Smith

      I went with Trelawney for the second look, too.

    • Judy_S

      Fascinating analysis. I guess in the first and third dresses she looks like she needs a keeper, while in the middle one she actually does.

      If you think of #2 as Steampunk Pre-Raphaelite it also falls into the 19th-c mode.

    • Knightley

      Dear God, the girl has some taste, you gotta give her that. In handlers, I mean. Is it wrong that the ONLY reason I click on Gaga posts now is to see the shots of the gorgeous people she surrounds herself with? Yeah, I didn’t think so either.

      • Jessica Freeman

        The first one, specifically who from Friday on face book had the stank face. This time he’s all “what the fuck NOW?” Not sure man in the last shot is the same, and I can’t even see his whole face…but HELLO!

        • lobsterlen

          I hope the handler doesn’t get the powdery crap all over his nice blue blazer.

    • Jessica Freeman

      When you have to make ART this obvious….I feel like you’re missing the point. Or something.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      I agree about the hobbling. I want her to go back to just wearing designer clothing in her own way, walking on her own.

      Then again, Miley is not wearing such restrictive clothing on top of skyscraper shoes most of the time, yet a lot of pictures have her leaning on her bodyguards, so what’s her excuse?

      • Sarah

        According to her lyrics, she’s having “fun” wink wink nudge nudge.

    • Jonquil

      Did she bother wearing shoes with the last look? I’ve known G-A-Y to turn away people who come in too-high heels, but I don’t believe no shoes is the answer!

    • Christy Bishop Cricow

      Bored. Tired. Annoyed. I can’t imagine that’s the effect she’s going for, but oh well. Think I’ll avoid posts about her. I find them strangely depressing.

    • imakeart

      WTF is what those handlers must be thinking. “I get paid for doing this.”

    • Tatiana Luján

      The older niece of Sybill Trelawney arrived to London, she’s paying a visit to her aunt.

      • Shawn EH

        Still unable to foresee the outcome, though.

        • Tatiana Luján

          So she fakes it and boy, it tells.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      “there’s something a little depressing about the way she constantly
      hobbles herself through fashion, wearing outfits that she can’t walk or
      sit in and obscuring her own vision.”

      THIS. She hobbles herself and hides herself. I’m expecting her to pretend to be mute next, which ought to work great for a pop star. Mental patient 1, 2 and 3 for me.

    • Lily-Rygh

      Kinda pitiful that being able to move under her own power is (rightfully) considered a sign of improvement.

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      She’s so deep y’all.

      • formerlyAnon

        Yup. Sophomore year visual arts major at Carnegie Mellon is my personal past life reference point.

    • Tanya Wade

      How exhausting it must be to deal with her. Victorian Lawn Urchin Ornament Gaga (No. 3) is my favorite of this unholy triumverate. I can has nap now?

    • lobsterlen

      The last look was the first scene of her Lady Gaga does Lady Godiva performance. Apparently she went totally naked inside the club.

    • Kathy

      What is she saying here? Maybe it’s “Hi, I’m Steffi, and I’m an exhibitionist.”

      • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

        This is where she intersects with Madonna and Miley Cyrus who are also exibitionists. Miley’s art installation is a giant wrecking ball. And a giant finger. Madonna and Miley are more honest than LG who depends on her “Little Monsters” to support her because Gaga was so alone and misunderstood as a girl growing up. . On the one hand, she didn’t fit in and she was so insecure and isn’t her story heart breaking. And she’s so insecure that she has become an exibitionist because she’s hot stuff. If she has such a big heart toward her little monsters, then why hog the attention for herself? Why doesn’t she do something meaningful for her little monsters? or does she? hire some awkward people. Provide some scholarships for some loners.

        • Kathy

          Amen! Screwiness is so marketable, so why not include the little monsters?

    • RussellH88

      Looks 1 and 3 are a little “Tilda Swinton escaped from the Asylum”

      • Sarah

        Bit yer tongue! Swinton is far, far beyond this powdery nonsense! Although, I would love it if she did spoof Steffi on SNL or something. It would be delicious.

      • marlie

        *Someone* escaped from the asylum.

    • Lori

      ” It’s an odd image to constantly reinforce, and we have no doubt she’s attempting to relay all kinds of messages with it”

      I think Gaga is attempting to relay messages with many of her looks. The problem I have with the performance is that more and more feels like there aren’t any fully formed ideas there. It all comes off as an expression of the kind of half formed notions that seem incredibly deep when you’re very stoned or incredibly exhausted, but which don’t actually amount to much when contemplated after a solid night’s sleep.

      • lobsterlen

        Totally agree. She wants to be a pop-star and serious artist … that is lethal combination. Furthermore folks around her are no longer telling her no.

    • mmebam

      Whatever…

    • AwesomeMargie

      I swear! Your descriptions makes my day!

    • shirab

      That first ghostly look immediately sent “A blessing on your head (mazel tov, mazel tov), to see a daughter wed (mazel tov, mazel tov)” into my head,and now I can’t shake it.

      • Fordzo

        Fruma Sarah! Fruma Sarah! FrumaSarahFrumaSarahFrumaSarahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

        What is this about your daughter marrying my husband? (Husband!)

        I sing this to my child all. the. time. It is my favorite song ever. Keys! Pearls! How?!

      • Eric Stott

        I bow to you

    • Fordzo

      She may be trying to “say something”, but I have to be honest – I’m sick of trying to puzzle it out. And I’m sick of the faint whiff of superiority from others when I express the confusion that she stirs in me. Like there is some profound message here that I’m not enlightened enough to comprehend.

      • marlie

        Honestly, I’m not sure there IS a message, beyond “if you get ME, you get my message.”

      • Gatto Nero

        The message is nothing more than “Look at me.”

    • Lebogang Mogashoa

      I’ve been going through a really shitty time dealing with a family tragedy. I’ve also beenover Gaga (mostly because her music always fails to live up to the idea of her) but these and the previous post about her have been SO good for me. I’m literally cackling and that’s more than my friends have managed in their efforts to amuse me. So if Steffi’s mission is to bring joy to the world, then she has achieved it with me.

    • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com/ heartbot

      Every time I see her these days, all I can think of is Zoolander.

    • Kate Andrews

      I wish she’d put a little more thought into the songs that she uses for the outfits.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      With that much cocaine, I am sure she would not need handlers to help her walk around the nursing home.

    • bellafigura1

      Perfectly said, TLo. She’s serving up hobbled or utterly dependent on others for her mobility. Bizarre, but not enough to be art.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      Looking at that last dress, I forgot she was in “Gothic”.

    • Nancer

      I think the first and third looks are her “Ghost” looks for Halloween. Haunted Gaga!

      • Shawn EH

        Lady Gaga in The Austenville Horror!

    • valerie747

      The guitar is gorgeous.

    • claudemtl777

      The D&G dress is a wink to the covert art of ARTPOP, which has the Botticelli painting on it…

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Given her collab with Koons, I feel like this is some sort of ref to La Cicciolina, but I don’t know what.

    • StelledelMare

      I’m so annoyed by those stupid contacts I can hardly focus on anything else, weird and exhausting as it may be.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Okay, she’s officially trying so hard that she’s not even interesting anymore.

    • guyfromhoboken

      I am so over her big old bag of mess.

    • decormaven

      I’m trying to say something as well. Go. Away. Now.

    • willworktomorrow

      TLo: Did you mean to say, “she can move under her own powder?”

    • MichelleRafter

      You’d think that after her broken hip she’d think twice about hobbling around in those crazy high platforms.

      • Coco Cornejo

        That’s why she’s led around by handlers these days.

    • Glam Dixie

      lol

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Well it is Halloween.

    • Paula Pertile

      As long as she’s having a good time and not hurting anyone, right?
      But jesus christ.

    • ThesisMonkey

      no one will remember this.

    • YoungSally

      Mental patient Gaga looks like it can also be called “I borrowed these from my soul sister/mother Martina’

    • formerlyAnon

      I prefer #2 & #3 to #1, but on the whole I have decided to wait this phase out. Overall she’s spending way too much money on these to look like an art school student trying to Make Her Life Her Art. I hope she’ll rotate back into looking impeccable in her mannered costumes.

    • susan6

      I’m not getting “cocaine dusting” as much as “lime powder tossed onto a corpse” from her looks.

      The whole “ArtPop” thing is a bit cringe-worthy. Remember when U2 started down that path and ended up sucking? There’s a very fine line between “trying to imbue your songs with meaningful pop art” and “head-up-your-own-arse student work”. I love the song Applause (its catchy and you can dance to it) but I pretty much ignore the lyrics, and the video was straight up try-too-hard.

      • formerlyAnon

        “lime powder tossed onto a corpse”

        That was my thought. But then, I don’t move in clubbing circles any more, and never was more than on the margins.

      • demidaemon

        In her defense, I find most music videos way too try hard these days. When they start distracting from the song, they have gone wrong. Maroon 5 also commits this offense.

        • formerlyAnon

          Oh no you didn’t!

          Lumped the esoteric artistic Lady G in with Maroon 5?
          (I’m glad you’re not grading my work today. Scathing is the word that comes to mind.)

          • demidaemon

            They aren’t the only ones, just the first that came to mind.

            And I am grading more essays today *commences evil laughter*

    • marlie

      Gaga hasw morphed from “avant garde” to “mental patient,” and I just can’t keep up with that.

    • NinjaCate

      What in the actual….?

    • ojosazules

      I like the second look, goggles and all. Especially the goggles. Nice flame on the guitar.
      The first and third looks are at least season appropriate. The second ghost works better.

    • tixilyttik

      It looked for a while like she had had the nose shaving thing done that all the actors/singers have done. It must have grown back.
      The shame is with everything Lady Gaga since the Bad Romance video is that this could have been beautiful. It really could have been beautifully done but instead it’s Bjork in the swan outfit, just over and over and over and over.
      It’s like she’s missing her own point.

    • Agatha Guilluame

      I wouldn’t mind a whole year of her “Ghost Goddess/Batsh!t” look. We’ll call it her White period. Show us the full range of white mad woman. Push yourself. Disappear. De-materialize. Go barefoot in a blizzard. Spend the ensuing months suffering from consumption. Go to Bath, England to bathe in their medicinal waters. Have all interviews in the belfry of a Scottish castle. Haunt the castle. Perform above water. Ascend to heaven. Be re-born in the mind’s eye of your stans. Traverse the fourth dimension. Talk to gods. Subsist on things that are two things at the same time. Like water. De-mystify Ghandi’s look. Launch a makeup line. Call it nothing. Let it be a white powder that can be used as a foundation/lipstick/mascara/blush/body lotion. Dance with nymphs, in mime choreography. Protest the dying polar bears by declaring that you will remain mute. Don’t remain mute. Cultivate the friendships of death row inmates. Write them letters in invisible ink. Don’t send them the solution. Have a pop-up store next to Intermix. Sell the good book. Denounce the good book. Write children stories about issues you think no one is addressing like hatred, Furries, the toy corporations, the eventual death of everyone they know and love, friendship. Under a pseudonym. Then at the end of the year…maybe produce a good album.

      • formerlyAnon

        You are brilliant. I believe this can stand as the definitive response.

    • judybrowni

      Okay, first outfit I thought “character in Tim Burton cartoon,” with the third “Corpse Bride.”

      It’s Halloween week, but still — even Goodwill sells better wigs.

    • Brett

      I am most concerned that she seems to have gotten out of a minivan.

    • http://urban-gypsy.com/ Tess Danesi

      I used to have dreams about walking through Manhattan barefoot. Not sure what they meant but they freaked me out and here we have Gaga traipsing barefoot through London…on purpose. Woman, you needn’t suffer this much for your “art.”

      What I find fascinating is how tiny she seems to be. Since I cannot recall ever seeing her in anything but mile high shoes, seeing her next to her handlers makes me think she’s about my height, 5 foot nothing.

      • Synnae

        She’s 5’1″. As for the outfits- girl really – but at least she is covering up which is nice to see for a change I guess?

        • susan6

          Did you miss the nipple that’s visible through the first white dress?

          • http://urban-gypsy.com/ Tess Danesi

            I missed it too. And now, since she’s bringing the Halloween on, the burning question is when will I learn to buy Halloween candy I don’t have any interest in? If a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or Butterfinger makes it to a kid, it will be a miracle.

            • demidaemon

              That’s why I stick mine in the freezer and make a lot of cookies. Problem solved!

              Of course the kids (in this case, my students) get candy bar popsicles, but that’s not my problem. ;)

            • formerlyAnon

              Over the years I’ve developed a preference for the frozen or half-frozen version of several kinds of sweets using that technique. (Minus making the cookies.)

            • formerlyAnon

              If I buy Halloween candy I like, I admit to myself in the store that between 80 and 100 per cent of it is going to be eaten by me. This is, I believe, called personal growth. Unfortunately it rarely discourages me from buying it.

          • Synnae

            Yes. Obviously haha!

    • julnyes

      I continue to enjoy these ludicrous costumes. However, bare feet are a no-no

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      That’s why I love this place – the best I could do was ‘oh, good lord.’

    • Dagney

      slow clap

    • Danielle

      She looks like a Church of Tilda worshiper gone very far astray.

    • RichStrathmann

      Is that “Hot Ginger Handler” I see in some of those shots? If so, then I approve of all her looks.

    • Qitkat

      When did the nose ring become her thing? Because it’s perfect for leading her to and from her pod, currently stored at the nearest insane asylum.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      Every day is Halloween!

    • JenXer

      American Horror Story: Gaga

    • Trickytrisha

      Pity the poor fools who have to come up with these outfits.

    • ovarB

      Gaga meets AHS Coven. Gaga’s power is able to produce her own cocaine.

    • AvaLehra

      I’m sure someone has probably already said it but she looks like a minion.

    • nyazgirl

      omg. Stop it.

    • madscntst

      You know what would be really shocking? How about a pair of jeans and a polo shirt (as in Ralph L., not a real polo shirt with grass stains or anything). I know this would be normal/boring on anyone else, but it would be a real eye-opener for her.

    • Violentcello

      Um ….

      That’s all I got.

    • webslice33

      hhahahhahahahahah!!!

    • FeminineLipstique

      Lady Gaga looks like she spent the whole day baking.

    • jorinde

      Madame Tussaud’s Break-out?

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      i’ll take that boticelli dress any day. i’ll even give her five dollars for it.

    • NOLA_gal

      I am OVER the desperation evidenced by many of our ladystars (and a few of our manstars), for more and greater and fiercer attention. There’s no point other than lookatme lookatme LOOK!AT!ME! It’s not intriguing, not stylish, not pretty, not shocking, not thought provoking.

    • http://dorothydamage.wordpress.com/ Dorothy Damage

      The second look is like an interpretation of Professor Trelawney as a Tori Amos groupie.

    • D J H

      Gaga is starting to bore me.

    • kaycem

      i wish she would just go back to making good music instead of coming up with increasingly insane ways to appear in public. it’s almost a trope at this point and if nothing else, highly expected (which makes it boring, no matter how weird the look is).

    • bertkeeter

      Tedious….

    • Jumpingjacks

      I wonder if she’ll have a nervous breakdown when she realizes she’s not the controversial artistic soul bringing change to the world, but just the pop star with a great PR team to create the purely commercial fabrication called Lady Gaga…

    • allcapsERINN

      I just want to shoot her with a tranquilizer gun. Just calm down for five minutes, Lady.

    • stubbornthoughts

      Well, she just isn’t very fun anymore, is she?

      I feel like she should have a cardboard sign asking for alms, because she’s definitely a beggar from the Renaissance era. Ironically, she’s the last person in the world that needs money.

    • fungstyle

      this combo of hair and makeup and psycho eyes puts me very much in mind of the original carrie movie.

    • jangma

      Nobody makes me laugh like Gaga. It’s gonna be a good morning.

    • majorbedhead

      That last look is like a negative version of Kate Bush in the Wuthering Heights video.

    • MrsKrause

      It must be incredibly challenging to be Gaga at Halloween time.

      • formerlyAnon

        Heh.

    • Nelliebelle1197

      Am I the only one who thinks she is pathetic now? This is ridiculous art school stuff, not art….. I wish I could but I just can’t.

    • quiltrx

      Come on you damned ragamuffin–I need you back in the giant platforms so Hot Bald Handler can at least get his face in more than 1 pic! (and that a ripoff side view, no less)

    • sleepycat

      according to Gaga Stigmata, a blog of critical/scholarly essays on Lady Gaga and pop music, this is a trip through art history. The Birth of Venus through the lens of Dali, etc. Honestly, I can’t stand her anymore. While I get music can have scholarly and artistic meaning, but she and the writers at Gaga Stigmata are going through this as if she is the authority on art and pop culture. While the impulse to start reading her art is strong, I prefer songs that sound good to the ears, especially when others did it better before her. While we can poke Madonna on this, I am referencing Goldfrapp in the UK who did a space-ship song better then Venus (Lady Gaga’s new song she has out). Gaga is slowly being consumed by her own doing, although I wouldn’t be surprised if that wasn’t intentional.

    • Fannie Wolston

      I see Miss Havisham before the flames devour her.

    • JDreesen

      sorry, but she wins the internet for me based solely (hardy har har) on the Barefoot in London aspect. Mad respect. My husband slipped – and skidded a good while straight across the pavement in his Cons – on a pile of vomit as we were walking back to our hotel on our last visit there. i laughed until i peed. but at least i didn’t puke.

      still…we should probably start a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for her ringworm treatment…just in case.

    • not applicable

      She stole that psycho look #1 from a lady who used to hang out in the comm ave mall in Boston’s Back Bay…A society crazy who used to break free from the family attic every now and then…

    • Pterodactyl111

      Hahaha she’s my favorite wackadoodle.

    • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

      Remember that video by Die Antwoord, where Yolandi Visser basically accused Gaga of ripping her off? Because here she looks *exactly* like Visser.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      Halloween called. And said, “Bitch, please.”

    • vitaminC

      #3 is pure Drusilla.

    • Therese Bohn

      Death warmed over!

    • elirt

      She’s living a Butoh performance.

    • kimd19

      “My precious… Yes my little precious”

    • Constant Cat

      I dunno, looks 1 and 3 still have those insane-o contacts. Maybe they give her bionic vision though??

    • halo323

      At least she looks like she’s having fun? Seriously though, this looks way more entertaining for the celeb in question than the usual publicity campaign. It’s so self-indulgent it’s devolved into a parody (perhaps intentionally?) of self-indulgence, but at least she doesn’t look like she’s on her way to have her teeth drilled, like a lot of people do on these junkets. So hats off to her for that.