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Did Gaga Get It Right?

9 May

GirlSeeksShoe here.

Let me get this out of the way; I am a Lady Gaga fan. For various reasons that will have to wait for another blog post, I like her and her music (well, most of it). But, I will be the first to admit that I am far too terrified to ever copy her outfits. Whether you think she ahs style or not, she is definitely in a class of her own.

And then I saw the video for Judas, which dropped earlier than expected due to an unexpected leak. And she looks fabulous! The music video for Born This Way (however much I may adore the song) freaked me out… but Judas is something else entirely.

In Gaga’s own words; “It’s like a fresco come to life.”  

Her jewels here are stunning, and the gold looks classy when paired with her regal purple in this outfit. I love her make-up here too, and I think it suits her without being too outlandish. Plus Jesus is totally hot.

She has taken her make-up up a notch here, and the pronounced flicks really appeal to me; it’s rare that you see Gaga channel pretty, but this look shows that she can be fierce and girly at the same time.

Her nails here are absolutely fantastic. The whole look brings to mind Renaissance France/Italy and the decadent eyes, plum lips, and fabulous hair all channel royalty; you can just imagine her walking through the gardens in the Palace of Versailles. Just stunning.

This is actually my favourite look from the video. The pretty make-up becomes fierce when paired with the leather Hell’s Angel look. Mary Magdelene as a rock-goddess/biker… only Gaga could pull that one off. And just look at those shoes! *sigh*

The blue here points to Magdalene’s characteristic blue gown in Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. She has swapped her biker outfit for one with Biblical connoations, and manages to look anything but saintly. She pulls the red lipstick look off very well, especially as she is actually supposed to look like an ex-prostitute here.

And then it’s back to the Gaga we know and love. As the video takes a turn for the confusing, she adds some more Gaga-esque outfits that will either lead you to applause or bafflement.

The skunk-hair made this my least favourite outfit form the video, and I actually founf the stoning scene quite shocking, if only becuase she lulled me into a false sense of security and I wasn’t expecting it. I did, however, love the mermaid outfit, as it was the one that was most charcteristic of Gaga’s theatrical style, and yet somehow looked stunning.

Spot on with her leather theme, yet somehow out of a fairy-tale, and, perhaps most importantly for a woman who has permeated all aspects of society, quintessentially Lady Gaga.

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo

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That Dress Will Make You…

19 Apr
GirlSeeksShoe here.

Raise your hand if you have encountered that baffling syndrome, encountered by many a shopaholic, known only as “suddenly, I believe in magic”. No, not “clap your hands for the fairies” magic; the magic in question is anticipated in shops and changing rooms across the world. This syndrome* can be  prompted by the most mundane of actions… like maybe glancing at your neighbour’s copy of Vogue whilst sitting in class.

 And then you are gone. 

Into the depths of your imagination, where you see that perfect bag/shoes/dress/haircut transform you. You just know that the belt/watch/necklace/purse will make you famous, get the boy (or girl) of your dreams, and complete your life. It is irrelevant that soon the syndrome will strike again, and something else will give you butterflies. You need to buy it.

In case you haven’t noticed, it has happened to me. Again.

This advert appeared in the March edition of American Vogue:

Nina Ricci Dress advertised by Nordstrom in American Vogue

 I am in love.

Unfortunately, the Dress From Heaven dress is far out of my price range and not even available in the UK (as far as my internet research has found). So, I went on a hunt for things made out of floaty, frilly chiffon (or close enough).

There are several reason why I have been in love with this trend for about a year now.

1. It can be worn in all seasons. Don’t believe me? One frilly chiffon blouse. With trousers and a quirky blazer for autumn. With opaque tights tucked into a pencil skirt for winter. With a cute cardigan for spring. With linen trousers for summer. I’m not going to say I told you so, but it is a staple wardrobe piece that, in my opinion, is much over-looked and under-estimated.

2. It suits my body shape. Now, this is a matter of personal choice, but if anyone out there is tall, slim, with a small chest and waist, and has fairly broad shoulder… this style is perfect for YOU! Frills at the front give your chest more volume, but the outfit can still remain fitted to show off the rest of you. And floaty chiffon sleeves are a must for anyone having a bad arm-day.

3. It’s so prettyyy. Girly, fun, sophisticated, sexy… what other wardrobe staple can combine these? Well… yes… your prized LBD does. But you want to save that for special occasions, right?

The Nina Ricci dress above served to relight my fire, in the style of Take That, for all things floaty, frilly and chiffon. So, I went shopping, and I dug deep into my wardrobe, and I found…

CLIFFHANGER! Dundundun *scarymusic*

And in my next post I’ll show you.

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo

*Not a real syndrome