Lady Gaga in Lily Attwood in London

Posted on November 01, 2013

Continuing our post-Halloween celebs-in-costumes theme for today, here’s another one, in something that’s either a Halloween costume or something she threw on to run to the drugstore for smokes. It’s hard to tell with her sometimes.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Steffi, the Under-the-sea Geisha Princess:


Lady Gaga is seen leaving her hotel in a Lily Attwood silk dress paired with Winde Rienstra white ‘Lego’ heels and a custom umbrella designed by London-based designer Luke Brooks.

Central Saint Martins Graduate Lily Attwood Final Collection

Winde Rienstra Spring 2013 Collection


Call us hopelessly conformist if you must, but we prefer the version of Gaga that shoots for something odd and beautiful in her look rather than the Gaga who looks like she smeared shit on her face in a cocaine-fueled haze. This is gorgeous. She’s hobbled herself once again, but as a work of (almost) walking art, it can’t be beat. The only thing that bugs is that tatty-ass wig. Did she get some sort of discount on shitty wigs? Because she can’t ever seem to bother wearing one that looks decent.





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  • Daktari100

    She looks dreamy.

  • ventureforth

    That umbrella is gorgeous(ly wacky) but it looks damn expensive. I cannot imagine carrying that all night long.

    • Sarah

      It looks damned heavy, too! Probably isn’t, but the illusion is there.

      • ventureforth

        I just reread my comment, and I’m not sure how I typed “expensive” when I meant to type “heavy.” *headdesk* I mean, it DOES look expensive, but Steffi clearly doesn’t need to care about that!

      • NC_Meg

        That was my first thought! It’s probably some sort of foam or other lightweight material but it looks like it weighs as much as she does.

    • Erica_Vuitton

      According to GagaFashionland the handle is made from an “artisan walking stick” and the seashell is made from “polyurethane foam (the ordinary kind, which is used to fill gaps in buildings)”. Fascinating.

      • tereliz

        Spray foam! I should have known. Cool.

  • It’s not just the quality of the wig but the quality of the application that bugs. Surely she’s worn enough of them now to not have that harsh line at her hairline?

    I love the umbrella.

    • Supernumerary

      I feel as if Gaga must know enough drag queens to at least been given decent wig application pointers by now.

    • NOLA_gal

      Honestly, the wigs have got to be part of the schtick. It’s not like she’s not aware of the effect – since she seems to be aware of the effect of all aspects of her visuals (though sadly not so much her music) – therefore it must be part of the “art”.

      • That must be why I don’t get it. I like things to be pretty, which isn’t always art.

        • Lucía Gavello

          I agree, I also wonder if the visible bra is supposed to be part of the ART, I’m not a stickler for this kind of details but if it is ART then it’s not properly curated 😉

          • formerlyAnon

            “if it is ART then it’s not properly curated”

            I am stealing this to use when I want to make a dismissive put down that will totally irritate the Pompous People who will be frozen between condemning me as a Philistine who cannot understand or appreciate ART, or condemning me for making a meaningless criticism that is more cheap shot than substantive, heavily foot-noted argument.

            I can hardly wait. I owe you one.

        • NOLA_gal

          Well, note that I put “art” in quotation marks. I suspect she’s the only one who would use that designation for it!

  • Emily Dagger

    As I scrolled, I was thinking “god, I don’t want to sound like her grandmother, but I want to shake her and tell her how much better she looks without all that shit on her face.”

    So thank you for reading my mind. I half like the wig, though — or at least the way it’s styled. There’s something Hitchcock blonde about it.

  • Kimberly Wilcox

    It does seem like she should be able to afford better quality wigs. I sort of like the rest of it. The outfit, as a whole, is interesting to look at, and seems to be crazy without beating us over the head with the “look at how wacky I am” stick. Overall I certainly prefer this to the melty face.

  • crash1212

    I sincerely hope she does not try to walk while wearing tights with those shoes. Elsewise, the next thing we’ll read is the story about her being in the hospital with a compound fracture. She does look lovely though.

    • i think that “leaving her hotel” actually means. Stepping outside of hotel for pics and getting into a waiting limo that circles the block, pulls into the hotel’s back entrance, so she can go right back upstairs,

      • random_poster

        I agree with this except that instead of stepping outside, someone puts her on a hand truck and deposits her right there on the step. I can’t speak to how she’ll get down the steps and into the limo.

        • Kathy

          I would love to see this!

  • Have I told you Bitter Kittens how much I hate myself for LOVING her perfume? Last year when I was Christmas shopping, I sampled it, wanting to know just what a blood and semen inspired perfume would smell like, It was divine. I ended up getting a tiny, roll on bottle to be able to test drive it a bit more. After about my 10th compliment and a husband who was now constantly nuzzling my neck, I knew I had to have an actual bottle. I am still feeling the guilt. And still smelling terrific.

    • Nikko Viquiera

      LOL! Blood and semen. I cannot even fathom what that would smell like. But I have no objections to smelling like I just participated in some shoulder-biting inducing coitus.

    • Wow, if this was some kind of odd marketing from Gaga Perfume, bravo. I trying it now.

    • Fordzo

      If we’re going to share dirty secrets…I have a bottle of Justin Bieber perfume that earns me compliments, too. I think my shame is greater than your shame.

      • LOL – it totally is : )

      • SassieCassy

        damn! i tried tswifts perfume and it smelled like rotting fruit. and jennifer anistons was like suntan lotion i am not even kidding.

        • oh_dear_oh_dear

          Swift’s perfume is godawful. The lady equivalent of Axe body spray.

        • DTLAFamilies

          Like suntan lotion = OF COURSE

      • MaggieMae

        Hmmm…depends. Confess your age so we may judge how ashamed you should feel.

        • Fordzo

          As I confessed last Friday – I’m old enough to remember Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific shampoo.

          • MaggieMae

            Lol…okay, that’s pretty bad. *I* remember that shampoo in its heyday.

      • tereliz

        I always imagine Justin Bieber perfume smells like Tinkerbell. 😉

        • Fordzo

          Like sunshine and unicorn farts.

    • Sobaika

      I can relate to this. I am OBSESSED with Glow by the one and only, Jenny from the block. It smells like a gentle massage feels. Lovely by SJP is also pretty heavenly. Something about the scents just works with my body chemistry, I’ve gotten stopped on the street numerous times wearing each.

      • It’s all about the body chemistry! Many a time I have loved something in the bottle or one someone else, but hated it instantly on me. But man, can the right fragrance make you feel like a million bucks!

      • NC_Meg

        SJP’s Lovely is probably my all time favorite. It smells so good.

      • JLH

        Glow is where it’s at.

    • MaggieMae

      Most excellent. Thank you for your confession and making me smile today.

    • Erica_Vuitton

      I have Le Masterpiece, the large glass bottle with the metal cap and though I wear it only for special night outtings the time, thought and effort even on just the box it came it tops all other celebrity perfumes. Plus the fact that its black liquid is just so friggin cool.

    • NC_Meg

      I smelled it when it first came out and didn’t think anything of it. I smelled it again the other day, though, and almost bought a bottle. It is going on my Christmas list.

    • Fordzo

      OK, so I had to run out to buy cat food (don’t say it!) and the PetSmart is right next door to Ulta. I had to go smell the Lady Gaga perfume. I spritzed a little on and stopped at Wawa for a beverage on the way home, but no one tried to nuzzle me. Guess I’ll stick with Justin.

    • formerlyAnon

      I cannot press “Reply All” but I hope everyone who contributed to this thread knows that I love you all for your gently entertaining Bitter Kitten self-mockery, often mixed in with snippets of information, gossip, and clever use of language.

  • gabbilevy

    Damn you, Steffi. I LOVE this.

    • Vickiefantastico

      My same thought exactly! I really don’t want to like this, but I can’t help myself. It’s divine.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Those shoes look like torture devices.

    • Jessica Freeman

      …and legos.

  • ovarB

    Crap…now I’ve got the Little Mermaid song “Under the Sea” on repeat in my head.

    • calimon

      Crap…now I’ve got the Little Mermaid song “Under the Sea” on repeat in my head.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Crap…now I’ve got the Little Mermaid song “Under the Sea” on repeat in my head.

        • Domo_Konnichiwa

          ” “

  • Judy_J

    My beef is with the wig, too. Her poor breasts look uncomfortably smashed in that bodice, but if she’s OK with it, who am I to judge? Love the conch shell umbrella.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Unfortunately the wig ruins the whole look for me. Why go to all that trouble and then use a cheap wig?

      • formerlyAnon

        I don’t like it either, but I assume it’s to make sure we all know that she’s either being ironic or making an Artistic Statement, she is not just donning another lovely costume/costume-adjacent ensemble in order to look fabulous.

  • DeniseSchipani

    What DOES her luggage look like??

    • tereliz

      I like to imagine she has one set of giant gig/gear crates for sound equipment and another one for clothes.

      • formerlyAnon

        I imagine a semi truck with special clothes racks that bolt in and can be wheeled in and out. That look like a cross between hard-sided luggage and those hanging garment bags meant to hold several linear feet of clothing. And many, many, wardrobe trunks.

    • I’ve posed similar questions. Where does she store all this stuff–before she wears it and afterward. Does it go in storage somewhere, in a big warehouse that she’ll turn into a museum one day? It’s a bit difficult to re-wear most of these items. What does her hotel room look like after she gets ready? The idea of all the clutter that must exits blows my mind. She must be able to live in chaos or she’s awfully organized. How does she find anything when she makes several appearances a week?

      Stepping outside must be a full-time job for her.

  • Sarah

    I love that dress! It is really cool. I would like to see it in a more conventional setting, but I think she’s doing okay with it here. My ankles are afraid of even looking at this woman’s footwear.

  • wisenhar

    Now if she can only stop putting all that clown white on her arms. Baby steps, I guess.

  • Allie Carter

    The belt/ornament at her waist is lovely.

  • alyce1213

    Well, the garment is beautiful — but it doesn’t fit. The shoes are insane, of course.
    What troubles me is that her wig line makes it look like she’s wearing a mask too.
    Love the parasol. Hate the powdered arms.

    • tereliz

      The various elements are so distracting you almost don’t notice how tight it is in the bodice. Like, “medieval torture device” tight.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I agree with the suggestion of the BKs for her to have someone standing next to her with an explanation of her outfits. I kinda like this…although I’m not trusting of the yarn & plastic shoes.

    • cocohall

      Applications now being accepted for Lady GaGa Docents. Must be inscrutable. No snarky bitter kittens need apply. GaGa can sabotage herself without any help from you, thank you so much.

      Although I am loving this look. ‘Cept for the wig. Oops, no docent work for me.

      • formerlyAnon

        “Lady Gaga Docents.” I really think she’d go for it.

  • PeggyOC

    The lego shoes are super cute, but with the socks her feet must be slipping around like crazy. Plastic shoes plus thin white socks = no traction whatsoever.

    • But the socks are authentic to the Geisha costume. She commits, I’ll give her that.

      • wisenhar

        Not quite, there should be a toe separator, but the suggestion is there.

      • Sarah

        That’s why the wig is so lame. Commit to your costume but leave the hair half-assed? C’mon, lady.

    • They are a broken ankle waiting to happen. Socks and plastic shoes that have no support except for rope. They work with the look but they scare me.

      • formerlyAnon

        I hope there is velcro tape, or something flatter that gives traction, glued to the inner sole of the shoe. Probably not, but honestly, there’s GOT to be somebody on her team that thinks about accident risks and analyzes her insurance costs, right? Right?

  • muzan-e

    She is a few years behind the Shibuya kids, who were doing Sweet Lolita hybrid fashions maybe a decade ago. Yawn.

    • Fannie Wolston

      This must be the source of her inspiration. Gaga’s get up is an extended yawn in comparison to Minori’s “Her Memories of a Dream” photo shoot.

      • demidaemon

        True, but not everyone is up on that scene, and, certainly, Gaga’s loyal fanbase may or may not be. I always find that, outside of the Lolita circle, there is a certain derision of the style. Just a thought.

      • muzan-e

        exquisite. Thank you!

  • I’m loving the whole ensemble. That umbrella, those shoes!

  • Mrs. Julien

    Do you suppose the obviousness of the wig is an homage to a geisha’s hair? Am I over-thinking it?

    • marlie

      I actually wondered that too. Because everything about this look is “just so,” and I’d be disappointed if she dropped the ball on that one aspect.

    • Kathy

      Aren’t her wigs pretty much always crappily done?

  • titaness25

    Is her hair supposed to look like it’s been sewn onto her scalp?

  • Pamela

    I always wonder, Where is she going? Does she go to the drugstore or the dry cleaners, or just wander around a while and then go back to her room and play solitaire on her ipad? Whatever, she is simply fabulous in every way.

    • gigi kennedy

      me too! & i also wonder if she sits around the hotel room in black yoga pants and a white tee then someone tells her “hey! time to get dressed to go out on the steps, k?”

      • formerlyAnon

        I’d bet money she has those moments. She’s got to work out to pull off her dance routines, and so she’s got to get into and out of workout gear at least several times a week.

    • Adrianna Grężak

      I wouldn’t be surprised if all she does is walk around in a wacky costume just to leave her hotel/apartment. I get bad cabin fever if I sit indoors all day. She might as well turn a paparazzi shot of her taking a stroll into something “interesting”paparazzi

  • Aidan B

    I am not her biggest fan by any means, but I am kind of in love with this. I agree, I love when she takes an approach that’s more fashionista than shock factor.

  • marlie

    This is rather beautiful. That dress is truly beautiful. The shoes are cracktastic, but they work. The only thing that doesn’t seem to “go” (to me) is the umbrella, but even still, it’s an interesting piece as well.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    She needs a new wig handler ASAP.

  • Andrea

    All I can think of is how those shoes look like they’re made of Legos.

    • tereliz

      And you know how much it sucks when you step on a Lego block. :O

      • Andrea

        See how it feels, Legos??!! NOT SO GREAT, right??

      • Sarah


        • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

          That’s what she said.

          • Sarah

            HAHA you got me there! Nothing like a well-deployed TWSS!

    • Cheryl

      That was exactly my thought.

  • tereliz

    The dress is kind of giving off a Givenchy s2011 couture vibe (didn’t know that off the top of my head, lol, I had to look it up), but the coral print—please tell me it’s a coral print and not camo—is a nice departure. The belt and shoes make it a little less costumey, but WTF with that parasol? INSANE.

    • boweryboy

      I got more of a Givenchy 1997 A/W couture vibe from the dress. It’s an insanely fabulous collection done when Alexander McQueen was creative director.

      • tereliz

        Ooh, I’ll have to check it out, thanks! Fall 1997 was my freshman year at college so fashion was the furthest thing from my mind at the time.

        • boweryboy

          It’s posted on YouTube here:

          The quality is crap, but boy howdy are there some take-your-breath-away looks in the collection.
          I think bjork wore a dress from the collection for the cover of Homogenic.

  • drae27

    Re: the wig thing…I’m pretty sure she has been referencing Cindy Sherman’s work lately with all of the askew looks she’s been sporting. Remember TLO’s post the other day…’s ART dahlings. But I must say…I have never seen her look as beautiful as this. And I don’t mean the outfit. Look at her face. It is exquisite. She really does look like a painting.

    • tereliz

      YES! The almost plastic quality of the skin near the hairline is definitely reminiscent of Cindy Sherman’s self-portraiture. Thank you for pointing this out.

  • Fordzo

    *running to the Lego bin right now!*

  • boweryboy

    My first thought was, “At least she didn’t glue shit to her face” and then I scrolled down and saw that TLo basically said the same thing.
    I like this look for being a happy medium between couture fashionista and attention whore.

    • Fordzo

      She might not have glued anything to her face, but she is still MAKING strange faces. What is she going for with these blank stares?

      • boweryboy

        Maybe it’s her “art gaze”?

  • Pepper Collins

    How do you walk in those shoes, though? They look horribly wobbly!

  • SylviaFowler

    Her parasol looks like bleached coral. Which actually extremely appropriate for Halloween because bleached coral is BAD, and a harbinger of worse things to come re: oceans and the climate crisis.

    Bravo to Gaga for this one.

  • mjude

    I love the look.

  • Nexli B

    I love this. But I can’t help wondering, does she just get carried out of her hotel, stand there for some pics, then go back in? Cause no way is she fitting in a limo with that huge ass parasol.

    • marlie

      There’s a UHaul right behind the limo for her parasol. It’s the same UHaul they use when she wears those giant feather headdresses.

    • The logistics for her and her belongings must be complicated.

  • Agador Spartacus

    Lately, anytime I see a picture of Gaga (meaning whenever TLo posts about Gaga), all I can think of is how exhausting it must be to be Gaga all the time. I know it’s her thing but man, never being out in public without being in some sort of full-on get-up? I’m tired just thinking about it.

    • cocohall

      I agree. ALthough she did take a bit of a break while she was mending her hip. Seems she put in the hours in her crafting studio. (Like she makes this stuff herself!) But I imagine she used the down time to conjure up all these ensembles and put her minions to work: Find me cheap, ugly wigs! I want body make-up so I look like a cake pan that has been Criscoed and floured – do it now! Bleach my brows! Seashell Umbrellas!!!!! And shoes! I want to be hobbled! Find me shoes!

  • Alexis Boucher

    My immediate thoughts: Dress is gorgeous. She looks pretty. Shoes look like legos. That umbrella seems like a lot of work.

  • julnyes

    I enjoy both versions of Gaga, but admit this is prettier.

  • stubbornthoughts

    Those shoes look incredibly unwearable. I love this look, I just wish she’d quit it with the coke powder and the blonde wigs.

  • JulieTy

    It must be exhausting to be her. Has she ever been seen in jeans and a T-shirt?

  • HeatherMcIlrath

    The first thing I saw was her (lack of) natural hairline. girl…fire whomever is putting those “wigs” on your head and letting you go out in public.

  • KayEmWhy

    I may be in the minority, but I’m tired of her already, truly.

  • Kelly

    Yep, people are going to look back at Gaga’s “Evita Geisha” period as a genuine highlight. The obviousness of the wig has to be a deliberate choice; surely none of her stylists is *that* incompetent. Why is she doing this? Well, maybe there’s something to the Cindy Sherman argument (voiced by a BK below). Or maybe by the time she gets around to having her wig put on, she’s so exhausted by the rest of the dressing regimen that she can’t be bothered any more.

    Speaking of wigs and totally off-topic, has anyone noticed how bad the wigs are on Downton Abbey this season? They used to look like plausible hair. Now they just look like large hair-covered hats or something; they scream “WIG!!!” every time you see them. Maybe after four seasons they’ve gotten really stretched out and no longer fit right?

    • Stacy C

      Totally agree about the Evita Geisha!

  • MoHub

    She actually almost looks as if she’s having fun with this one. And on first glance, I got more of a post-Edwardian, pre-’20s vibe. It suggested a hobble skirt more than a kimono to me, although the shoes looked like hallucinogenic geisha.

  • Taylor Vaught

    It seems to me that she may be using the hideous & cheap wigs to make some point. It’s obvious that she knows what a good wig looks like and can certainly afford to buy them. I’d love it if T & L would dig a bit deeper beyond what “good taste” dictates and start exploring what she’s trying to say with those nasty things.

    • formerlyAnon

      I think it’s a reminder to the viewer that she’s being ironic or artistic or something Significant, not just putting on lovely (or scarey) ensembles. Just my guess.

  • MilaXX


  • GorgeousThings

    She did dust coke all over her arms, though.

    And BTW, having worn my share of wigs for a while, I can NOT get behind the crap she’s putting on her head these days. Steffi, WTF is with the lousy tape job at the front??? Girl, pull it together!

    • Kathy

      It has been suggested that this is intentional. I don’t think so. In some ways, she tries too hard, and in other ways, she doesn’t try hard enough. When these “art installations” don’t work, they come across as pretentious and mediocre. But I guess it takes some courage to put herself out there and, in this instance, it mostly works for me. She needs someone from Face Off to work with her.

      • marlie

        Ooh – whoever did the wig application for Heidi Klum’s costume needs to give Gaga a wig consult.

  • Paula Pertile

    Does she do this EVERY DAY?

    • Saturnine

      I’m so tired *for* her.

  • mommyca

    Seriously with that wig she looks like she is starring in some Evita play

  • JustSayin’

    Bambina, get a hobby besides yourself. You have too much time on your hands for such a sexy woman.

    • guest2visits

      I feel that is so true. Still…gotta give her credit for this one. I think it was a nicely done, humorous bit of art from Gaga Productions Inc. Where else is it appropriate to wear that Lily Attwood and those Lego shoes with a giant seashell rescued from a Myrtle Beach putt-putt course….

  • Imasewsure

    This is a good stretch of Gaga this week. Love this. This ultra-couture is what I crave from her. Fun stuff

  • Erica_Vuitton

    I’m in love with all of this. This really is what Gaga does best and I’m thrilled she’s back in these elaborate outfits.

  • Snailstsichr

    I’ll give this wig a pass since it is somewhat shell shaped and thus references her parasol.

  • tixilyttik

    This is so close to the greatness that could be Lady Gaga if she just restrained herself just a little bit. She’s getting closer and if she ever finds it, she’s going to be amazing.

  • SewingSiren


  • Stacy C

    It’s an Evita Peron Geisha Doll! Just in time for Christmas!

  • Tracy_Flick

    I would love her unreservedly if only she were capable of a sly wink of self-aware humor, a little twinkle in the eye. It’s all I AM ART WITH A CAPITAL A, MERE MORTALS which is so tiresome.

    • Erica Prodan

      She is.There’s more to her than photos of her outfits on fashion blogs.

  • carrie

    I can only ever muster eye rolls for her anymore.

  • Coco Cornejo

    Someone actually manufactures those shoes!?!

  • Eric Stott

    Beautiful at the first look…..the more I examine it the more points I find to pick, so I’m changing the page now.

  • Jennifer Bober

    This is pretty and bizarre, which is better than the wacked out messes of last week. Still, for heaven’s sake, get some decent wigs. That was the first thing I saw and it pulled so much focus for me, it nearly ruined the look.

  • Matthew Davie

    The wig. I can’t. With her money, it continues to amaze me that she doesn’t have a top-notch wig stylist at the side all the time.

  • Sarah Thomas

    I THINK (could be wrong) that she’s going for a Dutch masters look in this latest incarnation, which definitely includes hairlines of obvious artifice.

  • By her expression, she looks like she has to fart.

    I can’t help think about how she carries out all these costume changes.
    1. Does she lie in bed thinking of all this stuff?
    2. Does she spend more time thinking about clothes than she does about new music?

    3. Does she spend hours on the internet, looking for fabric and umbrella materials? or does she have a large staff that does research?
    4. Does she thumb through “weird stuff” catalogs while she’s on the treadmill?
    5. Where does she store all these clothes and props? Does she have a warehouse? Will she open a museum sometime soon?
    6. Is her hotel room or dressing room a big mess with white facial powder and other makeup and long hair from various wigs all over the place?

    • JanW

      Exactly! And how the heck does she travel with all of this stuff? I can just imagine the meetings when she sits around with her staff – let’s take one thing from this, and one from this, and one from this… I mean, really, under the sea geisha, how do you come up with this? It must be exhausting to be on her staff. (“Oh, and I’ll need a shell-shaped parasol…”)

    • Howard Sturrup

      The first thing I thought was where in the world does she keep that umbrella or what ever the heck that thing is. I imagine she may be a slob like most celebs with a team around them to do all the stuff they cant be bothered with. Am not intrigued by her to say the least, she just seems desperate for attention which makes me wonder about her mental state. She gets all dressed up to go stand in front of her hotel to get her photo taken???? To be fair it is challenging for any of us to feel victorious in a time of capitalism , where money an things are valued more than a human life.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Why is she in London anyway?

  • E2_Remote

    My first thought was “why is she holding a M1 Abrams battle tank on a stick?” But then I looked closer and saw it was a shell. Need to start wearing my glasses…

  • Cognitive.Dissonance

    Nursing school tights and doll hair. Love her skin … so pretty.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I find it ironic that the most normal she’s looked is on Halloween!

  • formerlyAnon

    I love this. Except for her hairline. And maybe the bleached eyebrows.

    It is disturbing seeing her swing through the changes, though, because it means her randomly disheveled-with-little-apparent-regard for beauty or even a something one could identify as a constructed “look” are probably entirely calculated also. Unless they’re her version of “don’t give a f–k, I’m not changing out of the stained sweats with a hole in the crotch just to drop this at the post office and stop for milk.” Which seems unlikely.

    • Qitkat

      I guess I’m beginning to feel that she is a much more shallow person than I ever thought she was. All these different looks are so calculated, so designed to create press about her for no reason except to keep her in the fashion pages and blogs, for people to gossip about her, and wonder what she is up to next. But it’s all so meaningless. She’s not dressing up for an event or performance in many cases. She is on an eternal “Easter Parade” up and down the avenues and hallways of the major cities of the world. It’s an even more desperate cry for attention than Miley Cyrus. And I’m somewhat sad to say all this, because sometimes she has seemed rather fascinating, (and I also think that this is a beautiful look for the most part), but I’m just over the attention whoring.

      • Well said. I have wondered whether or not she is worthy of all the fuss. What makes her worthy? The motivation behind her antics? If her motivation is born of talent and depth, we can fawn over her, or at least respect her. What if many of us could do what she does, perhaps better? then we need to be reminded more often that she’s a talented musician.

        When I was in high school, My parents had little money for my clothes but my father promised to keep me in fabric if I made everything myself. Eventually he reneged because he didn’t expect me to be so productive. Some people thought I was very stylish but other people thought I was different, and I liked people staring at me.

        But I learned a few years later that trying to be different gets you no closer to finding your true self then the real you. Being different is the opposite of conforming–or conforming to the opposite. I didn’t wear things just to be different. I was seeking high fashion. I would NEVER wear something ugly get attention. So Lady G. is braver than I WAS. But she doesn’t seem very evolved.

        It’s very possible that she and I have been on completely different growing paths, so that I shouldn’t even compare myself to her. But I can explain why I get so bored by people who try to be “shocking” or “different.”

        • Qitkat

          I really like your thoughtful response.
          Especially two points: that we need to be reminded more often that she’s a talented musician. Perhaps she is trying to stretch her abilities to showcase a different kind of talent, choosing unusual, thought-provoking, provocative outfits that she has figured out herself (I don’t actually know if she uses a stylist, although she must have quite a team to fulfill these fantasies). But I’m not sure that equates with musicianship, unless she is looking to be a designer in her own right. I’m really not her demographic for music, but it does seem she is focusing less on it, and more on these fashion statements.

          Secondly, that you figured out that trying to be different gets you no closer to finding your true self than the real you. Quite perceptive and intuitive, and something that I wonder if some celebrities, and regular folks ever discover. And also, that she doesn’t seem very evolved. Maybe that is another way of saying what I was trying to convey.

          I like to believe that since we are each *one of a kind* never to be seen on this earth again, it is hard to compare ourselves, and I have learned long ago that the cover we each showcase on our unique books of self is deceptive. I keep a lot of thoughts and ideas to myself, and don’t really present my outer being as I might think of myself either, although sometimes anonymously here, it becomes easier to share.

          I made my own clothes sometimes in high school too, but it was never for fashion, as I was less than ignorant of it then, and never sought to have people stare at me. If I knew then what I know now, I’d have taken some different paths and be a different person. At least I like to think I would be more evolved. It’s funny, with growing older, I’ve become less shocked at some things, and more at others, and couldn’t have predicted either.

          • Howard Sturrup

            Perhaps you would like to be a fashion designer in your next life……

          • Qitkat

            Ha. Don’t know if this was meant snarky or not. But, actually, probably an industrial designer or architect. I’m always commenting on design of things, whether anyone is there to hear me or not 😉

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I can’t decide whether she’s more Three Little Girls From School in Topsy Turvy or Welcome to Kanagawa.

  • Mona_Visa

    I love that last photo. Lots of leg, a little bit of smile, pretty adorable really.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Usually GaGa is too much for me, but I am rather liking her as the under the sea Geisha princess-with Lego shoes.

  • quiltrx

    Other than the really poor fit in the bust, this dress is gorgeous on her!
    But that wig is just bad news–looks like she stuck it on in the dark.

  • Trickytrisha

    The dress looks better on her than on the model, so color me flabbergasted. I guess if carrying a malignant mushroom around makes her happy, who am I to complain? The shoes are obviously for standing (precariously, as per usual) not for walking.

    She’s messing with us with the hiddy wigs, going for more attention and getting it. As long as she stays away from a merkin, I suspect we should consider ourselves lucky.

    • Shawn EH

      Yeah, the ugly wigs are purposeful, like too much spice in a dish.

  • fursa_saida

    I dunno, the parasol/umbrella is cool, but the rest just reads like a bad geisha costume to me, which is a bad thing on several levels. I sort of waved away the wigline because I can’t believe that wasn’t done on purpose. She looks better here than she does other times, but…I dunno. This just isn’t doing it for me, and ever since the burqa fiasco I’ve been watching her much more closely re: cultural appropriation, so I feel very wary here.

  • SorayaS

    Are there some sort of prosthetics on her face? Or is it just the weird hairline?

    I feel a bit sorry for Gags- other celebs are out there living their lives and getting papped going to lunch or the gym or whatever but she just always seems to be in hotels thinking up what “art piece” to wear today.

  • Lovely. After the meat dress, she really can’t take the “look at me!” kind of what-the-fuckery any further. She tries, but she just ends up looking silly. This – and the black, witchy one that was featured here a while ago – may be less attention grabbing, but it makes a much more convincing case for Gaga as a (somewhat) serious artist. And isn’t that what she’s all about , these days?

  • Christy Bishop Cricow

    Totally agree. This is weirdly lovely. The other stuff just depresses me, and I don’t even want to look.

  • lubilu

    I wish she’d just wear the CLOTHES dammit. The wigs, the make up, the umbrella just take this off into costume land, whereas it would be fab if she just wore the (AMAZING) dress and shoes as conceptual fashion. There’s a very fine line between the two and she crosses it too often nowadays.

  • Melvis Velour

    The first thing that popped into my mind was God, she looks like those sculptures of Evita that are all over the place in Argentina.

  • demidaemon

    Her poor tits.

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  • SayWTH

    Honestly when I saw the “headshot” on the homepage I said “what the hell did Tori Spelling have done to herself?” Then I clicked and found out it was just another day in “GaGa Land.” And to agree with most everyone, the wig application is giving me a twitchy eye.

  • andreawey

    I feel sorry for those breasts, they, no doubt, had some deep red marks when she took that dress off…..ouch….

  • PeaceBang

    A question: does Gaga do anything but leave hotels lately? Every single shot of her is leaving a hotel. I want a full-time job of looking insanely fabulous while leaving hotel rooms.

  • teensmom99

    Just saw this and love that the wig brings out the Evita in this look which isn’t the first thing you would have thought of. Yes, I used love and wig in the same sentence–the wig itself is an abomination but the Evita-ish look isn’t.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    I was right about the white powder – her make up artist clearly bought too much and they’re trying to use it up.

    I agree about the wig, I’m completely distracted

  • lundibleu

    Good lord. I don’t understand how she can make such a simple misstep as the make up and wig, and having the top a size too small, when the rest of the look works so well. I also don’t understand why anyone would want to wear shoes that look like they’re made of Lego.

  • Loladog10

    Yes, she is awesome but I wonder: doesn’t she ever just want to wear jeans and some tennis shoes?