By now, you all must know how much I love to discuss Lady Gaga when I write about how fashion trends in the West translate into style in the East. A few months ago, I wrote a feature about her … Continue reading
My first feature story was published today in Dubai, and it made the cover of Gulf News tabloid! The article is about Lady Gaga, and how her iconic fashion influence is interpreted in the UAE. Kristen Duff, Zubaida Ali (ButterHotShoes.com) … Continue reading
Anticipation was high for this Fall/Winter 2011 RTW runway show at Paris Fashion Week, namely due to the fact that Lady Gaga, close friend of Mugler’s designer Nicola Formichetti, was rumoured to walk the runway. The rumours were correct, and The Fame Monster closed the show with a bang.
However, Formichetti didn’t need Gaga to make his runway show a success. The vampy models did justice to his bold, intricate and sometimes vulgar designs. These two bodysuits encompass two design elements that could in fact speak for his entire collection: skin-tight and sheer. He uses the popular cheetah print in black, and combines it with fur sleeves to create a truly animalistic look. Perhaps at next year’s Grammy Awards, Nicki Minaj will arrive on the red carpet in a sleek Mugler cheetah-printed bodysuit– a step up from the Givenchy disaster she showed up in this year.
Click here to view more pieces from the Mugler F/W 2011 RTW collection.
*Photo Credit: Style.com
Lady Gaga performed last night at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, one of the many stops of her Monster Ball Tour. Though she was an hour and a half late, it goes without saying that her concert entertained and enthralled audience members. But for once, it wasn’t her latex clothing, lewd dance moves, or lack of pants that stole the show. Instead, it was a 10-year-old Filipina-Canadian girl from Winnipeg, Man.
Just a month ago, Maria Aragorn was like any other Canadian pre-teen who adored Lady Gaga and had a passion for singing. She performed a cover of Gaga’s “Born This Way,” and on February 16th, her sister posted it on Youtube. (see below) The video caught Gaga’s attention (sound familiar?), and she retweeted the video link to her Twitter followers. Over the next week, Aragorn became a Youtube sensation, with more than 17 million views of her video. She was even invited on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Good Morning America.
Last night, Aragorn joined Lady Gaga on stage for a piano duet of “Born this Way.” (see below) Dressed in black pants, a pink hoodie and a white hat, Aragorn sat in the lap of Gaga, who by contrast was clad in what appeared to be a sequined bra and panties. Gaga had tears in her eyes when Aragorn thanked the audience, and referred to her young prodige as “Lady Maria.”
Gaga might have been genuinely touched by Aragorn’s performance. She also might have just seen Never Say Never, and decided to take a page out of Usher’s book. Perhaps this time next year Lady Maria will be known as “The Filipina Fame Monster,” and will have hit singles, a world tour and a 3D movie under her belt too.
*Sources: National Post, Entertainment Weekly, Youtube