on Oct 29, 2013 in Whiteboard
Lady Gaga is seen leaving her hotel in London.
[Photo Credit: WP/INFphoto.com]
Well, it’s interesting. I’ll give her that.
Taken by itself this is not bad, but looking at everything else she’s been wearing it’s just “of course”
Maybe she had to pack fewer bags because of the airline restrictions — so she has to recycle some of that recycled paper.
Oh dear. Lady Gaga’s gone mummified.
Her face looks like a fresco that needs to be restored.
I think that’s exactly the idea.
I am so impressed you have mastered the diacritical marks in disqus. It’s on my list of things I need to do.
No need to be impressive, I’ve only mastered copying and pasting from Google.
WHAT IN MOROSE SHREDDED WHEAT HELL IS THIS?!?
In English, it is called “trying too hard”.
With a big ol’ side order of “yawwwwwwn”
The poor woman has lost her fucking mind.
When one appears on the entertainment scene basically screaming at the top of one’s lungs, sartorially, it leaves very little room for movement. This has become a continual scream, and its now continuously tiresome.
And everything is referential: this is just Noh theater. Everything old is boring again.
She’s referential in this pedantic, self-satisfied way that bugs. “Commedia dell’arte, people! Look it up!” Like she’s the first person ever to take an art history course.
I appreciate you simply for referencing “Commedia dell’arte”.
And art history courses.
I’m waiting for her to pull a Katy Perry. Perry became much more interesting to me when she stopped trying to be so kooky and cartoonish.
My Great Aunt Bess had a Papier Mache doll from France that got singed in a house fire in the late 1920′s. She used to keep it on the mantle just to creep people out…funny what “fashion” brings to mind sometimes.
By the way, I LOVED my Great Aunt Bess
Your comment is pure Downton Dowager Countess.
To be compared in even the most tangential of ways with the Countess Grantham is a compliment I could never have hoped to hear.
The children thought they were going to be making cornhusk dolls; the reality was much less adorably wholesome.
Also: I want her and Kanye to have a cage fight over who’s the greater / more misunderstood Artiste.
Both supremely talented and complete idiots. Hopefully they will both grow up and grow out of it and just keep making music (oh I’m sorry, I meant ART!!)
Kanye’s pushing the age & life experience limit for growing out of anything. ETA: not that people can’t change. Just that “growing out of” implies a kind of natural progression to me, and after a certain point it’s not that easy anymore.
Especially when you are a self-proclaimed genius (and therefore a perpetual nine year old)…
Well, to give LG a little credit at least she hasn’t (so far) paired up with a Kardashian.
Bruce is single now….
Miss Havisham for a new millinum.
With Alfredo sauce!
I see tortilla strips. Like she’s looking for a giant bowl of chicken soup to fall into. Maybe that will be her entrance into the Grammys next year.
Suddenly, tortilla soup sounds like it would hit the spot right about now.
Fettucine Gaga has a sad.
Did her make up artist accidently buy a large container of that white powder? B/c I’m beginning to think that they’re creating costumes to use it up…
Could Hot Bald Man be any sexier? I think not.
His sexiness is infinitely doubled by his consistent “what the fuck?” looks he gives her.
he must continually remind himself that he’s getting paid well for this.
He has to be vigilant. Someone might throw a net over her and whisk her away at any moment.
I’m thinking that is why the man has a straight face rather than a huge smirk-it’s got to be the Benjamins.
clearly not. Sheesh what a slab of HAWT.
Sometimes his jeans are ill fitting, but I have a solution for that: take them off!
Hot Bald Man is doing a great job at making me forget about Hot Ginger Handler. Anyone remember him or know his whereabouts?
HGH said he’ll stay with me as long as I don’t leak his whereabouts (though he’s very strong, he’s terrified of Steffi). Oops…..
So, she’s a battered, centuries-old temple statue, dressed in a paper-mache project in process?
Works for me. At least she’s moving in the direction of meticulously mannered presentation, which is what I’m hoping for. Of course, it’s probably a fluke.
She looks as if she is off for Trafalgar Square, to play statue on a makeshift pedestal for the tourists.
Yes! Temple statue wasn’t quite it, I was getting whiffs of Commedia dell’arte and even Dr. Who’s Weeping Angels, but I do believe you’ve come MUCH closer.
I guess I’m just not bright enough to understand that “makeup.” The Dress is sort of not even a thing, its a silly dress made out of paper; sure, whatever, its Gaga. But her face sort of looks like its either melting or hardening, and I can’t tell the difference. If there is a theme here, I think its lost.
I think it actually hardened mid-melt.
Maybe she’s a bleached piñata and when you poke her with a stick crazy comes out!
LOL. Is it TLo’s biggest insult to Gaga to put her on the whiteboard? “Nothing to see here, folks, move along.” Well played, boys.
I kind of like it. Which is cray, for me, but I like her wearing shoes, and I like her going the extra mile to look like Something rather than just a smorgasbord of weirdness put together. So, Go Ahead Wit Ur Bad Statue Self, Steffi.
There’s a cream for that…
She always takes what she’s doing just that bit too far that puts it over the edge of silliness. Again with her, this is something that could have been beautiful if done just a little bit differently. Oh well, she is what she is.
Someone mentioned yesterday she sure has a hunky handler though. Nice.
I’m starting to feel very sorry for her.
Why does it always seem that she’s trying too hard and not really having any fun with the wacky looks?
Because she’s chasing an attention high that she’ll never get back. I’d compare fame to drugs, but then her next look at me might involve some painted on track marks because ART.
Right. I see a lot of boredom radiating from her.
I saw this on another site and they labeled it “Gaga in her Halloween costume” which to her is probably the greatest insult to her ART.
HA yeah that’s a cold shot!
Halloween costume was my first thought. Creepy, animated broken doll Halloween costume.
I actually love this one.
I think if she’d left off the ratty wig, and either done only the paper-strips hair/headdress or some very mannered hair mimicking something you’d see on the statue of a goddess (along the lines of the curls on her forehead) I’d have loved it. The wig gets in the way of the concept I have imposed on the ensemble.
I do too.
It must be exhausting to feel you need to try so hard every single day.
At least she’s wearing shoes!
Her music is not good enough to put up with her shtick. I’m ready for her to go away now.
Right? At least back this shit up with something worthwhile other than the generic fist-pumping techno jams you can hear any given night at a gay bar.
Hey, I like generic fist-pumping techno jams!
Why does she want her face to look like she has tumours?! Iguess I need to stop thinking of normal people, and merely view her every appearance as a piece of performance art.
calling it performance art would be too much credit. she’s just plain old attention whoring because it’s the only way she can get attention
Well, in her mind she is attempting performance art, and not just running out for a caffeine fix. I do wonder what on earth she does with the rest of her days other than enter/exit portals dressed outlandishly.
I was thinking syphilitic chancres—especially on the lips.
Oh, my. “Syphilitic chancres” is a deliciously gross term. Great vocab, @MoHub:disqus
Vocab is my life and the main tool of my trade.
It is my delight and one of my tools as well, hence my pleasure at so repulsive a term
Also, Syphilitc Chancres would make an excellent band name. A band that would most likely perform far better music than Caryatid here who should go back to supporting a temple roof in Athens. At least, she’d have an understood function.
You also get gold stars, “caryatid” was the word I was looking for this morning and I still wasn’t even close when I read this in mid-afternoon.
Except that the caryatids on the Erectheum aren’t looking nearly as decayed.
I fucking swoon, oh yes I do.
Well, I will say that this is more artsy than some of her other attempts. In that she looks like she’s on her way to be a live art installation at a gallery. I don’t know what it means, or what the message is, and I’m too tired of her to do the research. Is there a little placard she could start carrying around? Maybe a brief description of her work?
A nametag that says “HELLO, I’M GAGA. TODAY’S LOOK = X” would be nice.
Or a street vendor dispensing those museum headphones that give you a guided tour of the ‘art’ you are viewing.
That’s a really entertaining image.
Lately, every time I see her I think of the people in the Capital in The Hunger Games.
Is that why Target was out of masking tape?
Love the look on her handler’s face. “Again????”
Good one, if not a little depressing.
Kabuki mermaid in beige?
If she really wanted to shock people, she’d leave the hotel in jeans and a t shirt.
Yep. Loathe as I am to make this comparison, it’s like David Bowie (who I adore, and who has more raw talent than Steffi ever will) when he transitioned out of his Ziggy Stardust drag into the Thin White Duke — black vest, white button-down shirt and black pants. Minimal makeup and almost “normal” hair. It was shocking, and a wise choice on his part, since there’s only so much crazy you can do before people write it off as a gimmick. It’s a strategy she should consider.
Exactly. I can understand what she’s going for but at this point we have seen so much crazy from her in the fashion department it just leaves you with a reaction of “Meh”. It’s not even shocking at this point.
I can’t quite agree with you about the raw talent. Bowie level talent? Time will tell – she’s only 27. But I agree that she is going to exhaust herself if she insists on this level of theater every time she is in public. Not to mention that the amount of time she spends on these costume changes should be spent at the keyboard where her true talent lies. Someone please tell her that, okay?
Truth — I just really, really love Bowie, so I’ll always be biased.
This is precisely what she needs to do, pare it down.
I call this one, “The Goddess of Jaundice.”
I actually like the dress, even if it’s that awful butter color. I don’t understand anything happening from the neck up lately, including these cheap synthetic wigs.
I honestly prefer the crazy over the tired weave and little to no makeup.
And in this outfit she is going…where?? For a parade in front of some cameras, and then back inside? More photos of Bald Hot Dude, please.
Looks like she is wearing wood shavings.
Am beginning to think that someone’s Mommy did not hug them enough as a child.
She had a photoshoot that day and had to wear this outfit.
Makes sense. That makeup could make some interesting images.
Is this suffering for one’s art? If so, it is killing me.
Obviously making others suffer for one’s art.
She looks like she has pinkeye.
Balsa Wood Clipping Gaga. For when you just don’t know what to do with the leftovers from your model plane!
Good grief. I am so over this woman.
I’m going to assume she is getting in the Halloween spirit and give it a pass. I love the makeup as part of a costume. I’d give her candy.
Medusa? Is that what she going for? The leprosy lips are gross.
Possibly the best of her looks so far, and that’s not saying much.
What is prompting this new round of Gaga-ness? Is she going on tour? Does she have a new release? If it’s even peripherally about publicity, I can sort of get it. If it’s just Steffi going style bonkers, well, then, I just can’t.
Her new album comes out 11/11 she has started doing promotional appearances for it.
After the photos in yesterday’s TLO post on Gaga, I didn’t think it could get any worse. I was wrong.
I admit I like this better. This seems to me a more complete and fully executed concept, compared to which yesterday’s photos are just half-assed.
But. Certainly open to interpretation.
She’s sure getting her money’s worth ($5?) on that wig.
Oh, for God’s sake.
Rolling Around in Homemade Pasta Gaga. I’m surprised she’s not covered in pesto.
Don’t give up hope. There’s a lot of weeks left to promote the next album.
Broken doll Gaga is almost interesting, but just barely.
Adore the dress…not the “styling”
God love her. For me, she’s passed the annoying stage and has entered the “great fun moments of my day” phase. Of course, her get-ups have no connection to real life or art (and certainly not music) at all, but that’s why they make me smile. Go for it, Gaga. Seize your 15 (well, okay, 22.5) minutes.
I’ve decided to un-clench my brain and just call it performance art.
I like this. This is what she has failed to portrait recently.
I also wish her attempts of being artistic were sporadic ans as well done as this one.
An old doll that ‘went bad’ in the box, and all the raffia packaging stuck to her.
It’s odd, but not boring! Ayone else seeing Miss Havisham as played by Gillian Anderson down to the blotchy peeling skin and shredded wedding costumes
If Rembrandt had been a 21st century makeup artist . . .
Thank the universe for Gaga. I will take these insanely fun, creative designs over emaciated stars and delusional pop princesses any day. Love her.
I know it makes me an oddball, but I think this is really beautiful in a high-fashion/weird runway but on the street kind of way.
High fashion mummy. I love this.
Gaga has been relegated to “Whiteboard”. As much as that pleases me, I still want to hear what Guncles T & Lo say.
I know there probably is no intended hierarchy as far as who goes to the “Whiteboard”, but a mean little part of my mind likes to think that the guncles can’t even be bothered with another pointlessly fucked-up outfit from Steffi.
Ah, smell the art.
It’s becoming exhausting to just look at her.
Assuming that everything Gaga wears lately is performance art, it is rather an interesting game of guess the inspiration, Definitely an Egyptian theme, perhaps she was a live woman about to be mummified and she broke out of her wraps?
Osbalda, Patron Saint of Paper Shredders.
Is this a sad copy of an Alexander McQueen fashion show? Gurl… you’re boring!
I wasn’t aware she had the plague. Sorry about that, Gag.
Drive-by papier mâché victim.
God another one of you clever ones who can do diacritics in disqus. I need to get a grip.
Auto-correct on my phone, lovey.
I just might stop clicking on her stories “cuz I can’t look at this anymore.
This is… interesting. She’s still batshit crazy, but I sort of like how she looks like a living statue here.
Did she get lucky with the proper amount of wind to fluff her shredded paper? Or does she have a handler with a wind machine handy?
Oh for fuck’s sake.
She’s clearly using lead-based paints in her face/body makeup because she’s finally lost her mind.
“Corpse Bride Revisited”.
She looks like a second-grade art project. Also interesting that she’s gone whiteboard.
Noodles The Clown has bored me to tears.
How does she find time to create music when she’s so busy costuming herself?
Daddys, I’m scared!
I kinda wish that she had stuck with her “Lady Gaga Haute Couture Fashionista” persona. I found that much more interesting and less expected. I feel like she’s getting kinda boring. I think this would’ve worked really well without all the makeup and extra stuff. The dress is unusual enough that it doesn’t need all the extra hooplah. I like that she experiments but I would’ve loved to see her wear this with a huge sock bun and some bold makeup.
I loved the “Haute Couture Fashionista” persona, but I knew it wouldn’t last. She’s still cycling through, doesn’t seem to want to be known for any particular look. I like the decrepit statue makeup, but I do hope she gets a little more polished in the near future, or at the very least loses the raggedy wigs.
Victorian blood-sucking ghost?
God it must be exhausting to be her.
So, she just has a giant vat of cocaine and/or flour that she rolls around in before leaving her hotel room these days, right?
Crazy performance art Gaga is actually my favorite.
Gnawed-on corn cob.
Haha I love that this got the whiteboard. Not much to say here after all, everything looks pretty standard..
She looks so silly.
So…she WANTED to look like this? Her face is one wrecked pie crust.
So where is she going anyway, to a home improvement store to buy more spackling paste?
THIS look is Miss Havisham, as interpreted by the kid at the back of the freshman English class, who made a figurine out of spit, crayon, and that big roll of yellowed newsprint in the arts and crafts closet.
I’m so sad that you guy didn’t have anything to say about this. I love your opinions on Gaga.
This is crazy as hell, but I kind of love it. It’s one of the first time she’s actually matching her look with all this Art talk of hers. Well, those coke angel looks she had on the other day kind of did the same thing. She looks like she walked fresh out of a painting, or a Thom Browne show. I dig it.
I just can’t.
Ugly gaga. Yawn.
Steffi apparently decided to throw herself a ticker tape parade.
I just can’t. She’s become exhausting.
She looks like a homeless Cirque du Soleil performer.
I wouldn’t hate this phase so much if she would just stop with the creepy eye makeup. It’s bringing on bad flashbacks of the time I got cheap Groupon eyelash extensions and all my eyelashes fell out. I had unsettling hideous bald eyelids for months. Why anyone would want to purposefully duplicate that look is beyond me.
I was literally making that exact same facial expression as I scrolled through the pics. Stef, I’m as tired of you as you appear to be of life. Twinsies!
People who get so obsessively, vocally bored with Lady Gaga are the truly exhausting ones.
This is an interesting look. To those of you saying “I wish she’d just tone it down”: take your nude platform shoes and moves to the MidWest, already. Maybe consider that you aren’t her target audience. Someone has to be doing something different; not everyone can be as bland and predictable as Katy Perry.
Well, I’ll agree that this is an interesting look. Especially as compared with yesterday’s photos.
I agree with everyone else. There needs to be balance. Seeing multiple high-impact looks has the same effect as seeing a train of nude shoes. Just because there are a lot of “highs” doesn’t make it any less boring. Variety is the spice of life, etc., etc.
I respectfully disagree. Many people in the public eye are criticized by people outside their target audience. Realistically, anyone who does this sort of thing can expect to garner as much negative attention as positive. However, I admire you for speaking your mind.
Where do you suppose she’s going when she leaves her hotels dressed like a freak? Maybe to do some grocery shopping? To a movie? Does she just parade up and down in front of the hotel?
I just saw her on Graham Norton, who pretty much asked her the same thing. She said she was going to a recording studio. Right…
She looks as if someone took a beautiful antique doll with a hand-painted face and poured acid over it.
That’s how I’d look if I tried to make pie and lasagna at the same time.
bride of the cocaine mummy.
I can go with this one though – this look is fully realized, unlike the awful half-assed dollar store wig stuff she’s been doing lately.
Credit where it’s due: this is pretty amazing. HOWEVER, where are you going girl? That is too much look for daytime! LOL, anyway this is the best of her “gigs” she’s pulled off and if I were her/her team, I’d force her to stay with this look for the remainder of the PR/Please notice me Tour.
This is worse than both of the years that I had conjunctivitis on Halloween. Combined.
That hot bald handler is a slice.
She looks crusty.
Did after school special create this gown?
The fashion shark has been jumped a long time ago, yet she still persists.
Many of her costumes are made by Nick Putvinski of (I forget what season of) PR. I don’t know if he made this one though. He says she’s amazingly nice and sweet.
I immediately thought of Mumm-ra, thundercats
I kind of love ghost-Gaga. It’s a nice change of pace.
Four words came to mind: Oh, for God’s sake.
Aside from that, I’m totally laughing at the pose she likes to employ where she’s sort of listing off to the side, as though her extreme ennui is physically dragging her off the vertical axis.
Sad Weeping Angel.
If she were to put as much time and effort in to her musicianship as her showmanship, these sartorial efforts would be more tolerable.
As it is, there is no through-line in her looks. This daily catwalk reflects little of who she is a person … She’s damaging her own brand. Drama and shock are fun … but in the long run she needs to find HER thing … And work the hell out of it.
I like it. She looks like a canvas that has all that white not-paint stuff smeared all over it. What is that called? My high school painting teacher would be really disappointed in me that I can’t remember it. Anyway, I like the concept.
Gesso, I think?
Don’t stone me, but this totally looks like something that a designer would put down the runway in Paris.
I actually am intrigued by the dress. The rest is a nightmare, but the dress is eye-catching in a runway sort of way, and ‘very editorial’. It also appears to have come with its own wind machine, which is part of the mystique.
I forgot to say how much I’m digging HBH’s sexy look today. Rather Statham-esque.
So, what is this? Does she just walk outside her apartment/hotel room/batcave and pose in whiteface (and feet)? At least here she isn’t holding her arms up like she’s praying or blessing her worshippers and no nipples are in evidence.
She should team up with Miley and The Biebs. Can you imagine?
I just can’t with this one.
Ah. She discovered Butoh. Well, it’s a pretty interesting art form to crib from.
She is a performance artist, plain and simple. I wouldn’t even call it fashion- it’s more of a costume. Not sure she even belongs on this site.
She’s been on the cover of Vogue, not to mention every entertainment magazine known to man. She’s a world-famous pop star and fashion figure. It would be weird if we didn’t feature her here.
I wasn’t criticizing TLo’s judgement about posting about her, just that to me, it’s kind of like judging stagewear. It just doesn’t seem like fashion in the sense that other celebrities wear their clothes on the carpet or on the street. Gaga is always in costume. I personally think she’s fabulous and can wear whatever she wants.
Anybody have a match???
i actually… like this. not as fashion, or wearable clothing, or anything like that. but she looks like a living statue and it’s pretty cool.
AAAHHHHHH! HILL WITCH!!!
::frantically scarfs vegetables::
Miss Havisham AND the cake, all in one.
To borrow an expression from you boys, this looks like a bad mood in clothing form.
I’ve given up on the ‘outfits’. Be they costume, or art, or a lost bet. It’s all ‘whatever’ to me at this point. I just assume she’s getting paid for it somehow.
But, she’s always ‘leaving’ her hotels or ‘arriving’ at her hotels in these daytime shots. I get it at night she could possibly be going to a club but … but… where is this girl going dressed up like this, she’s always off to somewhere… but, WHERE?? I’m too naive, I guess. Is she really just dressing up to get her picture taken?
Was looking at Gaga Fashion land today and this dress is made out of thin wood shaving. THAT is really fucking cool. And I’m so glad she’s going out in these more elaborate looks. Dress, wig & shoes Gaga wasn’t enough for me. I LOVE over the top costume as everyday wear Gaga.
go on, girl.
The bride wore white. But then she fell into the shredder and peed herself.
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