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You And I… Lady Gaga Does It Again

17 Aug

GirlSeekingShoe here.

“Sit back down where you belong, in the corner of my bar with your high heels on.”

Such a catchy tune, that Gaga’s fans have known the words of a year before its official release… how could we not, when she tailors it to every audience, in almost all of her performances?

And the video certainly lives up to the gold standards she has set for herself; raising the bar yet again, this time even transforming into a man.

Although the fashion and make-up in Judas remains my favourite of the Haus of Gaga’s numerous creations, the Renaissance style is here transformed into an otherworldly mermaid/Edward Scissorhands composition. That sentence shouldn’t work in real-life, but it does, and You And I brings something completely new to the table. Again. She just keeps delivering.

There are some stunning cinematic shots in this video, and, I’m no Film Studies student, but the colour composition looks perfect to me. It conveys the wistful mood of the song, and it’s underlying hard determination.

This look is typically Gaga, and the mouthpiece/voice box thing brings to mind the original Little Mermaid tale, in which she gives up her voice to become human. The Jackie O style huge sunglasses are quite fabulous, and the black hat with veil combined with all the metal brings to  mind Burton’s and Depp’s Edward Scissorhands, making it more Morticia Adams than First Lady.

The shots of Gaga face to face with herself as a man are quite poignant, with her little-girl simplicity shown in stark contrast to her James Dean alter-ego. This shots are beautifully filmed; I especially love the opening framing with the crops.

Gaga’s simple look is quite unusual for her, with the straight hair and pared-down make-up. But the touches of Gaga are there, with the hair being platinum blond and her coral/orange lips.  I think she looks quite nice, but without the orange lips reminding us of her eccentricity she would look nothing like her usual eclectic self.

I admit that I do prefer it when she goes back to her out-there fashion in the rest of the video.

I love her make-up here; she goes back to that Renaissance look with the eyeliner swirls from Judas. Stunning. Also, gold is a universally flattering colour, and she works it!

When I first glimpsed this outfit in the video, I just accepted it and dismissed it as another Gaga creation. But on closer inspection, the details arr astounding. I was astonished to see how much work must have gone into the layers of fabric. Take a look at the rose on her left shoulder (her left, not yours):

Gaga’s eccentricity is shown through, amongst other things, her hair. So far, my favourite hair styles from her ever-growing collection are curly blonde (as seen in Judas), and black-and-straight (above). But now I have a new favourite:

That blue is amazing!! I love it. Forget the black leather bondage outfit, the hair makes this shot for me. Incredible.

Like I said, Gaga does it again.

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo

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Wickedly Colourful

7 Jul

GirlSeeksShoe here.

So this week I went to see Wicked at the London Apollo Victoria Theatre, and of course it was brilliant. But, in terms of fashion, the costumes were amazing! The residents of Emerald City in particular were dressed in more shades of green than I knew could be seen on person, and the detailing was amazingly intricate… very Gaga-esque.

This explosion of green onto the stage reminded me of this season’s emphasis on breaking the “rules” of fashion.

Not supposed to wear shades of the same colour? Break the rule.

All white is for brides and tennis players? Break the rule.

Never wear clashing colours? Break the rule in spectacular style.

Colour blocking requires a bit of confidence, but you can start as slowly as you want… you don’t have to jump in with a fluorescent pink and orange outfit , you can go for classic jewel hues:

Go forth and be colourful this summer… I don’t think breaking the rules has ever been so cheerful and guilt-free!

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo

FBF Friday – Not A Fashion Blogger

24 Jun

GirlSeeksShoe here.

I love clothes, and shoes, and writing/blogging about the things I love. But I don’t feel like a fashion blogger.

Fashion bloggers are those pretty sparkly people whose blogs are filled with pictures of fantatstic quality, and wear outfits that just ooze style. I’m just a girl who likes to write about clothes and the latest thing that’s in Vogue. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t set trends; hell, I haven’t even lived long enough to form my own concrete style. Fashion bloggers are grown-ups, with views and subscribers. So I’m going to answer this week’s set of FBFF questions not as a fashion blogger but as myself; an 18 year old girl who is looking for some affordable clothes that don’t fall apart after a week and starting a collection of shoes. I just happen to be blogging about it.

1. Since you began blogging do you notice a change in the types of things you gravitate towards while shopping?

Nope not really. I blog about what I buy, but I don’t buy for blogging. True, sometimes I look at a rack of clothes and think, “That would make an interesting blog post”, but it won’t be the prospect of blogging that made me ‘gravitate’ towards that rack of clothes. I shop for that warm fuzzy feeling I get inside when I spend money I don’t have on things I maybe don’t need. And if the prospect of blogging ever begins to overtake my love of shopping when I walk into New Look, I’ll know it’s time to stop.

2. Do you find, as a fashion blogger, that you dress differently from your family and friends? Do they comment on that?

My dress sense and/0r my sense of style has nothing to do my blogging. It’s what made me think about blogging in the first place. Yes, I my dress sense is what some wold call unique and others would (hopefully) call stylish. But, baby, I was born this way.

3.  What’s the weirdest fashion that you secretly like, even if you aren’t bold enough to wear it?

I like this question. More often than not, I see someone wearing something spectacular, hunt it down, and find that it doesn’t suit me at all! *Ahem, chinos anyone?* But the weirdest fashion I secretly love, but am definitely terrified of, would have to be harem pants.

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Especially the leopard print ones. Two terrifiying trends combined into one unwearable look that only a Kardashian could get away with.


4. Looking at current trends – what would you like to try but need to build up the courage to do?

Apart from harem pants, probably red lipstick, which I am totally going to try… just not yet…

5. Toot someone’s horn – what fashion blogger out there inspires you with her bold fashion choices?

Kimberly at eat.sleep.wear. To me she is the epitome of fashion blogging; stunning photography combined with flawless fashion choices, she wears all the things I wish I could pull off. For me, fashion blogging began as escapism, a peek into other people’s lives, and Kimberly’s blog is just a perfect pick-me-up.

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She definitely knows how to wear fashion.

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo