Glam This Way!

“Lady Gaga is launching a new project called “Glam This Way” with MAC cosmetics, to further promote the Viva Glam foundation. By sharing the “Glam This Way” message on social-networking sites, participants will have the chance for their photos to be printed on a couture dress that Nicola Formichetti will create for Gaga to wear this fall.”

[reposted from “The Cut“]

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Get the Look: “Judas” Music Video

I’m just a holy fool! Oh, baby, it’s so cruel, but I’m still in love with Gaga and I can’t get enough! This past Thursday the Queen Monster released her music video for her controversial song, “Judas.” In her video, Lady Gaga has continued to shock the world with her avant-garde and straight-up bizarre wardrobes. Unless you are Gaga yourself, you could never be caught wearing her outfits in public. So here’s our realistic take on her costumes from the new video….

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My Top Fashion Icons

A lot of people ask me where I get my personal style inspiration from and which fashionistas I admire. There isn’t any one person who I aspire to dress like. I find that I choose my clothing on what I like, but also considering the latest trends as well. However, I still wanted to recognize women who, I think, have a creative and fashionable sense of style. And my top three are… Continue reading

New French Designer: Alexandre Vauthier

I first saw Alexandre Vauthier’s work featured in a spread for new designers in this month’s issue of Vogue Paris*. Along with a short article, Vogue featured a photo of a model wearing a piece from his collection; The dress was a simple black, yet it created an artificial silhouette with arched and pointed shoulders. The movement of the dress was spectacular and allured me in right away. After seeing only one dress from his collection, I immediately turned to Google and visited his website and watched his show. I knew instantly that I had to feature him on my site! If I had quickly fallen for his look, I know others will!

* Vogue Paris, June/July Issue 908, “Les Laureats,” pp. 194

Alexander Vauthier, born in Agen, France, credits his interest in fashion to the strong female presences in his childhood. His mother, who was a single parent, always wore fox fur and YSL perfume. “She’s the one who made me become nuts [about fashion,]” Vauthier says, “My mother would get me out of school to do shopping.” Apart from his mother, Vauthier’s grandmother adorned herself in France’s greatest designers like YSL and Chanel.

Despite his exposure to fashion as a young child, Vauthier did not start off in the fashion world. He spent two years dabbling in law before transferring to ESMOD (l’Ecole Supérieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode), the first and oldest fashion school in France.

Upon graduating in 1994, Vauthier worked for Thierry Mugler. Vauthier had not thought of designing his own line until his boss, Thierry Mugler himself, told him, “Do something on your own, dammit!” Looking for more experience, Vauthier left Thierry Mugler after four years and he became head designer for Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture collection. Continue reading

Goo Goo for Gaga

(Originally written for Blogger.com)

We are living in a Gaga Nation. It’s undeniable. Ever since the release of her single, “Just Dance,” last summer, America can’t seem to get enough of the Queen of Electro-Pop, Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga’s immense popularity and quirky fashion sense has lead her to dabble in the fashion world and current trends.

Lady Gaga’s style is incredibly easy to recognize–it’s surreal, it’s loud, and it usually does not require pants. In her clothing, Gaga complete disregards convention and the social norm and creates outfits that transcends even the greatest fashion minds. From head to toe red lace to spherical metal headdresses, Gaga does it all. Continue reading