Lady Gaga in NYC

Posted on June 09, 2014

Sniff. Sniff. What’s that smell?

Ah, yes.

Lady-Gaga-GOTS-NYC-PRST-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Lady Gaga seen leaving her apartment building in New York City in a silver panther sequin top/dress and Christian Louboutin knee-high lace-up boots.

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The smell of desperation.

We suppose we could take the charitable route and say “This is fun! She’s playing a character!” And sure, that’s true to a certain extent. But we don’t know… we’re gonna piss off a ton of rabid little monsters when we say this, but it feels like she’s spent a good portion of her fame period squandering the spotlight on too many stunts without fulfilling the enormous potential she’s always had.  There was a time when her name was synonymous with the idea of a charismatic, talented performer with something to say, but now it just calls up countless images of a crazy lady walking the street every day in a succession of attention-seeking costumes.

Believe it or not, we’re still rooting for her, because when you put her up against the women who have kind of stolen her thunder – Miley, Katy, Nicki, to a certain extent –  you’re comparing an artist to a bunch of talented pop stars. Yes, we do believe that, despite the constant eye-rolling and bitchery we direct her way.

Did she just run out of things to say?

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

    • RussellH88

      Marissa Tomei and Diana Ross had a child and they cast her in a remake of Pretty Woman.

      • Introspective

        nailed!

      • Raspberry2012

        This!

      • Joanna

        Hilarious, as Marissa Tomei is one of Steffi’s idols, lol.

    • @Biting Panda

      Tired and unoriginal. Either write something amazing and sing your ass off or shut the fuck up. We’re over it. Most of us, for years now.

      • Introspective

        this. all this. i dont doubt she has potential given her early work. but it seems like its time to stop playing dress up, throw on a t shirt and some sweatpants, lock yourself in the house for a few months and get to work on something worthy of the title artist. im not hearing or seeing artistry from her and i havent for a while. so the stunts feel as empty as they look.

        • Glam Dixie

          Maybe she’s one of those that needs the struggle of trying to make it to succeed and now once success has been achieved she has lost her mojo. Find your mojo Steffi!

          • Aerialgreen

            and loose the pretentiousness crowd around you that demands an impromptu art show 24/7 from you as if like that was put you on the music lists… but I guess you’ve heard this from your producers

          • Melanie

            Maybe she could start by looking in that wig.

        • vitaminC

          Her early work was largely the vision of her staff.

      • Carleenml

        She needs to tag along after Pink for a bit and re-learn “work ethic.” This isn’t work, it’s just silliness.

      • EveEve

        Maybe she is deliberately sabatoging her career so she can make a spectacular comeback.

      • StellaZafella

        Having seen her perform a few times on TV and at clubs, before her big Fame hit when her songs said something and her ‘fashion’ was just part of the show, I beg the question…”Is there a thing called ‘writher’s’ block?”

    • NMMagpie

      “she’s spent a good portion of her fame period squandering the spotlight on too many stunts without fulfilling the enormous potential she’s always had”

      THIS. And thank you.

      • Sam Smith

        It is a real shame too, b/c she is way more talented than Katy or Miley. But these costume displays just read lame.

        • NMMagpie

          Performers are famously uncertain of themselves. When the window dressing is what gets you notice and fame, you may begin to think that is the only thing that is going to keep you relevant. I have no doubt there is a small army of people who are invested in promoting the Gaga brand and it’s easy to get lost in that mix even while you appear to be at the center of it.

          • formerlyAnon

            Yup.

          • Thomas

            I think she’s surrounded herself with “Yes” people.

      • HAL

        I don’t understand this sentiment at all. She’s on a sold out world tour right now and she’s been very open that she’s always working and recording and it’s also been pretty well speculated that this whole look with the wig is for a magazine shoot. It’s not like she’s just marching around NYC doing nothing, these pictures are usually taken while she’s on the way somewhere. These aren’t stunts, these are just paparazzi pictures of moments of someone’s life, not their entire resume.

    • sugarkane105

      I thought you were gonna say “the smell of cooter.” Pants meet Gaga, Gaga, pants.

      • Aidan B

        I thought it was going to be STANKBOOT.

        • jabes

          I thought it was going to be “Ogilvie home perm.”

    • http://attiresmind.blogspot.com/ Kiltdntiltd

      I would truly love her to abandon the OTTness of her image, and just give the people what they need, not showmanship or wackiness, but her talent, pure, simple and unadulterated.

      • FrigidDiva

        I’ve always wanted her to do an album of standards. I think she has such a great voice and I love when she does stripped down versions of her songs. “You and I” is probably my favorite of hers because you can actually hear her voice and not some soul-less, computer generated beat.

        • MartyBellerMask

          Ooh, I like that idea!

    • ivfive

      Doorman is thinking, “Fuck you crazy bitch. You make my job a living hell”.

      • alyce1213

        I was thinking just the opposite, that she makes the job interesting. He probably tells his family the best stories. And they get to see him in pap photos.

      • formerlyAnon

        I thought he was thinking “Before I worked my way up to this fancy a neighborhood, half my job was keeping people who looked like that OUT of the building. Life. It’s a funny thing.”

    • Noah

      “Lady Gaga seen leaving her apartment building in New York City in a silver panther sequin top/dress…”

      Yeah, pretty sure she should turn around and head back inside. At the very least to grab a pair of pants.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        When you’re just relieved that she is wearing panties or a body suit underneath the top, it’s time to reassess.

    • jen_vasm

      Doorman’s expression says it ALL.

      • Aerialgreen

        His side-eye is all of us

    • Latin Buddy

      I agree. I lost interest when the plot got lost and she being an “act.” But I agree, she is talented and there is an actual artist under the new fame-whore. The sad part is that I don’t think she can undo that.

    • Mink Carlyle

      I am mostly horrified by the horribly scuffed state of the toes on those boots.

    • Danielle

      Brow game TOO STRONG ACK

    • Raspberry2012

      Oh, come ON! This is “Happy Halloween” if I ever saw it. This makes her meat dress look normal.

      And, “she’s spent a good portion of her fame period squandering the spotlight on too many stunts without fulfilling the enormous potential she’s always had” – YES! For god’s sake, it’s not as if she doesn’t have talent – why does she feel she needs to do stuff like this? And look, if she were doing this look for a video, I could see it. But just to head out of her apartment, I don’t get it.

      And I say this as someone who has a drag queen in a pink wig as their avatar.

      • Anapestic

        And you would expect Lady Gaga to take Halloween very seriously, so having a first draft, as it were, of her end-of-October costume in early June makes total sense. But if we’re going to be charitable enough to pretend it’s her Halloween costume, we have to note that it’s not such a great Halloween costume, so let’s hope it evolves.

    • Glam Dixie

      Just wear something sleek and pretty and look really GOOD for once and people will sit up and take notice. I almost feel bad for her, she just seems pathetic now.

      • Raspberry2012

        Right? How ironic is it that if she really wanted to garner attention, if she really wanted the masses to look at her and say, “WOW!”, something sleek and pretty with her face and hair looking normal would be the way to do it.

      • http://attiresmind.blogspot.com/ Kiltdntiltd

        If you start out yelling at the top of your lungs, the only way to get people to continue to listen, is to whisper.

        • Raspberry2012

          Exactly!

    • Maryanne525

      Comparing Adele to Gaga is apples to oranges, but I always think of the two orbiting each other with the same type of star caliber. While Gaga is off putting on these costumes to walk down the street, Adele had barely been seen out and about for a while. I know they’re two totally different people, so don’t misunderstand that I think they should act the same. I just wish that Gaga would occasionally let her talent (and I do believe the woman is truly talented) speak for itself.

      • marlie

        Maybe I missed something, but she wasn’t compared to Adele. Adele has never bought into the theatrics, but Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus have, and that’s who Gaga is being compared to.

        • ChiKat67

          Not to speak for Maryanne525, but what I took from that comment is that these are two equally talented singers (which I completely agree with) so maybe Gaga should spend less time tottering around without pants and let her talent be the main focus of attention, not the succession of truly horrific get-ups.

          • Maryanne525

            Yup, exactly what I meant, thanks, ChiKat! Marlie, it was just my opinion, TLo didn’t compare them to one another. And for the most part? Even Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus manage to walk down the street without looking like this. It feels like a constant need for attention to the point of wearing a massive wig and no pants. What I was saying is I wish she’d just let her music and talent speak for itself without resorting to antics such as these.

            • demidaemon

              I don’t know if I can defend Miley in this respect, but I do agree that other talented female musicians (many names come to mind, including Katy Perry) don’t resort to this constant on-ness that will eventually turn the public off of them.

    • NightOwl

      In the earlier days of her career I was really impressed by her acoustic style performances of just her with a piano or keyboard. I always hoped she’d release an album of that material, which really showcases her songwriting and vocal ability. And instead, I feel like all I got was the equivalent of a Lucky Charms assortment of sugary pop songs and a bunch of outfits. Harrumph.

    • Anna

      Apparently her latest character is “Prostitute #2″ in an ’80s action movie.

    • Danielle

      Looks like the unknown Pointer Sister forgot her pants.

    • RussellH88

      I’m going to do something that my brother hates, and that’s compare Lady Gaga to Madonna.

      If you look at Madonna, she stretched her reinventions outs. Her various incarnations lasted for several years and a few albums before she’d shift into something new.

      I think Lady Gaga tried to be too different with each album and blew her creative wad. You can look at pictures of her and know exactly which “era” it is, and while I think her albums are enjoyable and I’ve enjoyed each one, I think she needs to nourish and grow her ideas as opposed to jumping to something else so soon.

    • JR Labrador

      Looks like she’s 10 years too late for her audition as a background whore in Xtina’s “Lady Marmalade” remake.

      “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir ?”

      Er, no thanks.

    • World of Sass

      Wait, she’s an artist?

      • RussellH88

        She was allowed early admittance to the Tisch school. She knows her stuff and is really talented, but I think that in bringing spectacle back to pop music, she slowly lost herself until it became all spectacle.

    • Chickadeep

      I was pretty sure that intro was leading to a “Sex Panther” reference. She’s making me sad.

      • sugarkane105

        Sixty percent of the time, it works every time.

    • Judy_J

      She certainly can make expensive clothes look cheap, can’t she?

    • Kathy_Marlow

      I only see Cher…

    • veronicafish

      BORED!

    • Alyssa

      I totally called the smell of desperation upon seeing the pics. This is Lady Gaga’s “of course” for me. Her constant need to try to shock everyone is just so tiring.

    • boweryboy

      Even the doorman is over it.

      • ashtangajunkie

        Haha, totally.

    • Jecca2244

      yikes, this is a low point. she needs to be reeled back in. this has become so distracting to what she really does (perform)

    • Shawn EH

      Oh, she’s saying something: Cher, I’ll be your daughter now! Or kid sister! She’s like Skipper or Midge to Cher’s Bob Mackie Barbie.

      That was definitely the problem with Artpop; lots of style, intermittent substance.

      • decormaven

        Heck, she’s the cheap dollar store knockoff of Barbie. This woman once had some original things to express in her art; now she’s trotting out tired retreads in beat-up hooker boots. Sad.

        • Raspberry2012

          The first thing I thought of when I saw the boots were those beat up boots that Latrice Royale used to wear almost *every* runway, and *every* runway, Michelle Visage would beat her up about it. I mean, they’re not good.

          • demidaemon

            :)

    • ashtangajunkie

      The wig OR the panther, LG. But not both.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Yes. Take the panther top/dress, pair it with skinny pants(black), consider a sleek head, a pair of great shoes or low boots, and maybe we’d be complimenting her.

    • SugarSnap108

      JLo back-up dancer.

    • Kathy

      I wish she and Madonna would take a page out of David Bowie’s style book and go for sophistication.

      • Raspberry2012

        OMG, PERFECT analogy!! He is perfect example of a singer who started off completely kooky, and then very gradually morphed himself into just an utterly cool sophisticate. Nailed it!

        • formerlyAnon

          Though she hasn’t (to all appearances) gone through the drug-assisted bottoming out Bowie did along the way, and if that’s what is required to make such a big change (and I don’t think it always is) I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Even if the end game was great.

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

      I remember reading on pitchfork (on a different subject) that we forgive our popstars all kinds of bullshit, as long as they give us good music. ARTPOP has been a mess, musically speaking, so suddenly all her behaviour grates. I hope she can come back strong.

      Cool top, though.

    • barbarienne

      Maybe she should take a retreat. Get out of the spotlight for a year. Then when she comes back–presumably with really good music that she spent that year working on–everyone will be all HOLY CRAP NEW GAGA DROPPING WE NEED THIS.

      There’s plenty of precedent for such things among the highest level of female entertainers (Beyoncé, Madonna, Cher) without it being a “comeback” stunt.

      • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

        She did a naked, silent retreat with Marina Abramovic, remember? It didn’t help.

        • MilaXX

          Does it count if you tweet and Instagram your silent retreat with a performance artist?

          • Kayceed

            Hahaha!!!! Okay, that gave me the giggles…sounds like a perfect conundrum for an undergrad arts major to explore.

          • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

            Well, I wasn’t going to mention that part…she also filmed it. Remember the clip of her
            w a l k i n g s l o w l y across the field in her birthday suit?

            • MilaXX

              Say what? How did I miss that?

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Fro me that takes the retreat out of retreat, and it becomes another publicity stunt-excuse me, “performance art’ Bleah

            • MilaXX

              exactly!

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              I’m thinking that GaGa could benefit from some quiet time away ffrom the limelight.

      • BlairBear

        I think she needs the validation of look at me look at me meeee meeeee meeeeee so she can’t bring herself to take a year off and comeback. Although honestly I am not sure she is distinct enough to come back and have people feel that she fills a niche that others can’t deliver. Madonna and Cher and to a lesser extent Beyonce are distinct and weren’t indistinguishable from others on the market.

    • Judy_S

      Louis XIV. A good role model, someone who made dressing up into politics.

    • In_Stitches

      This looks like Fran Drescher’s trashier cousin, the one that everyone gives major side eye to when she shows up as a guest to a wedding in a sheer white dress without wearing underwear.

      • Jaeda Laurez

        That’s EXACTLY who I thought of. Win.

    • israel8491

      Linda Lovelace

    • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

      The only thing I like here is that she’s not afraid to show off those thighs/butt that look more like the average woman’s (or mine, anyway) than a celebrity’s.

      • alyce1213

        The doorman is clearly appreciating that as well.

    • BlairBear

      She’s an artist instead of a popstar? Please. She started out making fun music to dance to. Everything since then has been eye roll inducing. She is an artist like Stella McCartney is a talented fashion designer.

      • Thomas

        I think they’re trying to say that she’s talented, unlike Katy Perry who isn’t (I hope they generously called her talented cause she yells instead of sings and I seriously doubt she co-writes her own songs), and that she started out with a vision, but that vision somehow got lost and overlooked for silly get-ups and attention seeking stunts. Also, just because you make dance music doesn’t mean you’re not an artist. I consider Madonna and Cher artists even though most of their respective oeuvres have been dance music (although their music did have more variety than Gaga’s, which I believe is an important element in maintaining success/interest). Not everyone has to be like Bjork or make “serious” music to be considered an artist. You just can’t be some pop puppet like Katy Perry or Britney Spears (bless her heart).

        • BlairBear

          I just don’t see her as an artist. I could maybe buy an argument for her as a cultural curator/approximater but she is trodding a well worn path and for me that is the antithesis of being an artist. She just strikes me as trying to make the trivial significant and name dropping to show how hip and with it she is. I think Madonna was an artist in the more traditional sense but I’m not really familiar with Cher’s work.

          • Thomas

            I see your point. Either way she’s talented though, so it’s a real shame. She should just start putting out albums of jazz standards and broadway show tunes.

            • BlairBear

              I would agree. And I loved her first album. I just got tired of her trying to become “important” and trying to make herself a spokesperson for gay people.

            • Thomas

              I liked The Fame Monster more than The Fame. I thought it was the perfect balance of artistry/weirdness and commercial pop.

        • demidaemon

          To be fair, Katy Perry is a cowriter on many of her songs. She may not have the pedigree of Gaga, but she still has talent. I do like them both, by the way.

          • Thomas

            I’m skeptical as to how much Katy Perry actually writes though considering that she works with the same producers and writers that Britney Spears has worked with, and we know how much Britney writes of her songs. Even if she does actually deserve those co-writing credits, it’s not like the lyrics are anything worth bragging about. Some of them are downright embarrassing. Not that none of Lady Gaga’s songs have stupid lyrics, but I just don’t think Katy’s all that talented.

            • demidaemon

              I hear what you are saying, but it pretty much is industry standard these days to have multiple people on a song. I don’t know how much input she has, but I would look at the songs that are written with one or two other people over the fivesomes to see what her lyrical capabilities are.

    • flamingoNW

      I thought you were going to say that you smelled ’80s perm formula…

    • MarissaLG

      Totally agree. She’s better than this nonsense.

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

      She’s just what visiting businessman cruising the street on a Saturday night want in a girl. Cheap and vulgar.

    • AC Simons

      I just knew the word would be “desperation”! Oh, honey, this whole act is way past passe. Give it a rest and come up with some songs that reflect the talent you have.

    • MilaXX

      I just wish we could see a reinvention. Focus on her music. She’s not completely my cuppa, but I do believe she has actual talent and a decent voice. Because this^^^^^ smacks of Eau de Desperation.

    • MoHub

      Loving the term top/dress! At least the boots don’t have platform soles.

      That’s all I got.

      • kimmeister

        Yes, I was pleased that at least her footwear was within the realm of human wearability!

    • marlie

      It’s like a bad “80′s costume” from a cheap Halloween store. And even if you’re Lady Gaga, pants are NOT optional when you’re out in public.

    • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.com/ Catherine

      It’s so sad because truly there’s so much crazy-beautiful couture she could work (and has in the past) and she goes with this.

    • http://vispreeve.tumblr.com/ Den Milano

      I think that she’s stuck in that “don’t question the artist” mindset. She’s forgets that even the greatest artist sometimes make crap. She desperately needs someone who can say no to her; who can edit her. She wants to do everything at the same time – to sing, dance, have elaborate costumes and stage, but sometimes is just to much. She needs to edit edit edit.

    • Imasewsure

      On a positive note, this is a sign of being a fame whore, not mental illness!!

    • James

      She has buckets of talent and that infuriates me the most in this. If she had less yes men around her and someone to sit her down it’d do her some good. But not in that world. I hope she comes to on her own as she has a lot to offer.

    • P M

      Why is she wearing a Cher jaguar-tamer costume?

      Also: clearly I am not destined for stardom. Because I have never would have dreamed of dressing like this. Like a pirate – yes, but not like this :D

    • Gatto Nero

      As for her artistic merit, for a long time she has squandered an amazing voice on mediocre material. (Listen to her sing standards with Tony Bennett. Her sense of phrasing is impeccable, and very few contemporary singers “get” this.) She’s capable of much more musically, and she uses her crazy getups as a crutch.
      And then there’s this.

    • A Shiny O’Connor

      I could get on board only for the eyebrows.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      “She was working in a bridal shop in Flushing, Queens when her boyfriend kicked her out in one of those crushing scenes…”

    • dmkava

      That poor doorman–the look on his face is totally “Man, I wish she didn’t live here-what is she wearing now”

      • Cheryl

        I’d like to be a doorman at Gaga’s apartment. Endlessly entertaining.

        • alyce1213

          He’s seen it all, probably.

    • aquamarine17

      the swimsuit-type bottom-half never works as streetwear, boots or no boots

    • Cheryl

      I’m a big monster, and even when what she wears is hideous, I still enjoy her. I LOVE the boots.

    • LJA

      You are better humans than I for at least giving her some consideration, because I would have titled this “from the What The Fuck file”

    • alyce1213

      I imagine a scenario where she’s leaving the apartment and Taylor Kinney says to her “You look nice, honey. Have a good day.”

    • Lily

      I honestly believe it’s time she put away the wigs and stilettos and take a two-year hiatus, work on some great music, getting back to her pre “Gaga” days, then re-evolve as a stripped down Steffie. One could only hope.

    • clatie

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Danielle West

      When i saw this pic this morning, I was hoping y’all would post about it. As per usual, when I saw it the first word out of my mouth was “Asshat.”

    • formerlyAnon

      She needs to make peace with her looks and focus on her work/art. Yes, there is a LOT more going on than insecurity about her looks, but in my outside observer’s opinion, that’s the tiny seed at the heart of the dramatic playing with appearance that’s always been part of her public persona. There are a ton of other layers: her message of self-acceptance, playing with expectations, making herself into a moving piece of art and into an animated stereotype, going from costumed period couture to Party Pig wigs and cheesy schlock with all stops between, including some that have probably just been jokes and some that have probably been elaborate [pseudo-] intellectual reference. But at heart she’s still mired in high school’s “they don’t think I’m pretty” deep down there somewhere.

      Time for that retreat to the desert/redwoods/ashram/relatives’ suburban spare room so many overwrought ’60s musicians took in the ’70s, emerging in natural fibers and shiny clean hair with a new (if often insufferably self-important) artistic direction which didn’t always last but which did seem to snap them out of the tailspin.

      edited to finish a thought (god forbid I should have an unexpressed one)

      • alyce1213

        She really ought to take you on as her life coach.

        • formerlyAnon

          Hook us up and I’ll give you 20% of the wildly inflated fee I’ll charge.

          But ya know, she’s already got a mom.

    • AndieJay

      I wonder where she goes when she gets dressed like that. I only ever see photos of her in these looks as she’s coming out of her apartment building. Maybe she gets in her limo and rips it all off. One can hope.

    • FibonacciSequins

      70′s streetwalker realness.

    • LeelaST

      Maybe this is a clone?

    • LadyVimes

      Welp. Nothing to say here. Same old, same old.

    • Beto

      Didn’t knew Amanda Miguel lives in New York. That or Amanda Miguel have a twin sister. Ay Dios mío.

    • letter_M

      So she’s done Madonna and Roisin Murphy. She’s moved on to PEACHES!

    • jencapture

      She looks like she is from 1980s Bensonhurst.

    • unbornfawn

      A desperate plea for help. Darling, step away from the closet and go into your studio and do a little writing and recording, please.

    • KT

      Ugh whatever.

    • vitaminC

      She fired the people who used to do her thinking for her. Seriously, she had a cadre of performance and performing art geniuses on the payroll early on, and their vision shaped her best output (that, and ripping off artists like Orlan). Then she got bit by the celebrity messiah bug and fired them all, feeling that she was obviously better at the game than they. This is the tragic result–act one of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding.

    • http://www.bertkeeter.com Bert Keeter

      Hooker at the border……. !

    • Joanna

      I would love it if she would completely DROP the drag, the characters, the theater . . . and just be herself. Write and perform as herself. Because she doesn’t need all of this – she’s a musician and beyond talented.

    • Therese Bohn

      See what happens when you sleep on your perm when it’s wet?

    • DLJoe

      I have to agree % 1000. She was always fun and smart, but I would never have called her innovative. She is a really talented pop star, but saying she’s an artist with something to say, I am not sure I agree. It’s like she was always on the edge of saying something important, then would shift gears to another retread.

    • Call me Bee

      Oh brother. BTW, I miss the ginger handler.

    • demidaemon

      I kind of love this, in all it’s desperate craziness, even if she does look more like a drag queen than usual.

    • xmixiex

      Is this appropriation?

    • Synnamin

      Adore, is that you?

    • Man Dala

      This is a cheap, nasty and attention-whoring stunt. Gaga is finished.

    • Jarethee

      I love her to death, unashamedly and unabashedly, but here she looks like a drag version of Linda Lovelace here, and she’s so much better than that.

    • Candigirl1968

      This is why I appreciate Nicki’s “ef it, I am doing unironic glam, deal with it.” Gaga seems to have backed herself into a corner she doesn’t seem to know how to get out of.

    • deech_sea

      Personally, I found her chalky skin, outstretched arm stunt pretty entertaining; although, I know TLo was not similarly amused. She is a performance artist modified for pop-culture consumption. I guess she could always tone it down and go Ann Magnuson’s route by transitioning to acting, if she wanted.

    • Anne

      Snap out of it!

    • thinkzinc

      If she ran out of things to say is she really an artist?

    • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

      HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! The look on the doorman’s face says it all! “WhatthefuckEVER”.

    • elzatelzabelz

      My eyes hurt from rolling so much. Over her shtick.

    • malarson2

      It’s almost like she’s afraid she is no longer the girl that performed on the awesome clip provided by @Dreamwr8ter below, so she just keeps wearing stuff like this so that everyone else won’t know about that fear. It’s kind of sad, really, because that’s one he’ll of a pre-Gaga clip.

    • SophieB210

      I have that same vintage Kelly bag, which last appeared on TLo in a still from The Bletchley Circle. I bet Steffi’s a big fan.

    • bluefish

      She looks vaguely pregnant.

    • Mary Lauer

      I will never understand the concept of pantsless dressing. Okay, I am not a celebrity, not by a LONG shot, but the idea of conscsiously displaying my undies on the street is a non-starter. Crawls back under my rock …

    • JynxTheCat

      and where the fuck does she get her wigs? Spencer’s Gifts?!

    • katiessh

      Why can’t she just wear pants? Seriously

    • Columbinia

      It looks like a nice Italian girl gone bad and heading out to work on the street. Sorry, but that’s all the wig, boots and bare thighs say here. I trust there was a body guard or two in tow to correct anyone who wanted a “date.” She does look vaguely desperate, like she’s run out of ideas and has no sense of who she is for real, you know, without a Cher wig.