Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Who is this Lady Gaga?

Lady Gaga

How people propel themselves into the spotlight often amaze us.  One of the few to do this in such an impressive way is the one and only Lady Gaga.  With her intriguing style and memorable voice and stage presence, Lady Gaga is definitely one who along with all her other awards is truly deserving of a Plastic Oscar.

Lady Gaga On The Edge: In three short years, Lady Gaga has become the most famous recording artist and music personality in the world. With the recent release of her latest album, she has become the fastest selling digital artist in history and dominated the charts in more than 25 countries. Follow the story of this cultural icon as she takes the next steps towards world domination.

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is an American Singer/songwriter who only hit the big scene four years ago when she topped five million sales with her first two hits.  Even though she is a natural brunette, she has platinum blond hair under her various coloured wigs and refers to her fans as monsters.  The singer portrays herself as a rebel in her videos and often ends up killing someone – usually her boyfriend.  She used to be a go-go dancer before being discovered.
source: http://dpnlive.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1090:lady-gaga-biography&catid=45:music-----

Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, activist. Born and raised in New York City, she primarily studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart and briefly attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She began performing in the rock music scene of Manhattan's Lower East Side, and was signed with Streamline Records by the end of 2007. During her employment as a songwriter for the record company, her vocal abilities captured the attention of recording artist Akon, who signed her to his label Kon Live Distribution.

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga came to prominence as a recording artist following the release of her debut album The Fame (2008), which was a critical and commercial success that topped charts around the world and included the international number-one singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". After embarking on the The Fame Ball Tour, she followed the album with The Fame Monster (2009), which spawned the worldwide hit singles "Bad Romance", "Telephone" and "Alejandro". The Fame Monster's success allowed her to embark on the eighteen-month long Monster Ball Tour, which later became one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time. Her most recent album Born This Way (2011) topped the charts of most major markets and generated more international chart-topping singles, including "Born This Way", "Judas" and "The Edge of Glory". Besides her musical career, she involves herself with humanitarian causes and LGBT activism.

Lady Gaga
Influenced by David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Queen, Lady Gaga is recognized for her flamboyant, diverse and outré contributions to the music industry through her fashion, performances and music videos. She has sold an estimated 23 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide and her singles are some of the best selling worldwide. Her achievements include five Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards. Lady Gaga has consecutively appeared on Billboard magazine's Artists of the Year (scoring the definitive title in 2010), ranked fourth in VH1's list of 100 Greatest Women in Music, is regularly placed on lists composed by Forbes magazine and was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine. In 2012, Gaga was ranked at number four on Billboard's list of top moneymakers of 2011, grossing more than $25 million. In the annual report pulished by Nielsen Soundscan in 2011 she was named the 4th best selling digital artist of all time in U.S. with the total digital sales of 42,078,000. According to The Official Charts Company, she is the 5th best selling female singles artist of all time in U.K. with sales of 7.329 million.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga

Lady Gaga

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Fashion of Madonna will Always Amaze Us

Madonna Vogue Video Fashion
It started in the eighties and still continues on to this day, the wild looks of our idols.  It seems that the stars have a free reign when it comes to style.  They seem to be the trend setters when it comes to the fashions we all wear.  The truth is that these styles start in the minds of some of the greatest fashion designers.  Let’s look at Madonna.

She burst onto the pop stage in the Eighties in thrift shop looks that defined a generation and through Gaultier conical bras, religious epiphanies, touches of English rose-dom and a gym obsession (not to mention two marriages, two children and two adoptions), Madonna's chameleon sense of style has never failed to keep the fashion world on its toes.

Never one to shy away from a complete transformation, she embraces themes wholeheartedly - whether it's dying her hair black and sticking to a deathly-pale complexion during her gothic stage, wearing nothing but leotards for her Confessions disco phase, or transforming into a peroxide blonde Marilyn Monroe clone to famously channel the icon.

The only constant with the world famous singer? You never quite know what is coming next.
source:  http://www.vogue.co.uk/spy/celebrity-photos/2008/08/13/madonnas-style-evolution

When we think of Madonna it's all cone bras, crosses and '80s lace. But she's so much more than her stage presence. Offstage, Madonna's sophisticated taste shows up in tasteful designer looks from the world's best designers including Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier and Stella McCartney.

Get Madonna's Look: For the past few years, Madonna's look has developed a softer side: soft waves, satin fabric and bows are all part of the effort to keep the Material Girl look younger. It's easy to incorporate a soft bowed blouse (one of Madonna's favorite face-framing looks) into your wardrobe. While her wardrobe is more subdued, Madonna still keeps her sexy shoes: heels, ankle-straps, platforms.
source: http://fashion.about.com/od/celebtrendsetters/ss/fabover50.htm

Here is a fashion designer to look at 

It takes one look at Jean Paul Gaultier’s childhood teddy bear to see the start of a visionary’s illustrious life in fashion. Nana, his worn, well-loved, and nearly threadbare toy, has dark eyebrows and green shadow hand-drawn above its black button eyes, red lips where there were none, and--most notably--a miniature cone bra fashioned from old newspapers. Yes, the pointed corset made famous by Madonna on her Blonde Ambition tour was first fitted on a stuffed animal.

Now, after over three decades producing the hautest of haute couture, the French designer is getting his due in his first solo exhibition. The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk originated at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and is currently on view at the De Young Museum in San Francisco (a city that welcomes iconoclasts and one-of-a-kinds with wide open arms). Following his playful motto of “equality, diversity, and perversity,” Gaultier’s collections are modeled by unique--and only slightly creepy--"living" mannequins designed by JoliCouer International. Human faces, including Gaultier’s, are projected onto their flat visages, coupled with corresponding voices that give the figures a sentient effect.

The installation is more than a display of impeccably crafted clothes. In addition to the gowns, garments, and accessories, exclusive fashion photography by the likes of David LaChapelle, Richard Avedon, and Mario Testino is on display, showing a keen appreciation for the medium that has likely done more for spreading the gospel of high design to the masses through the years than any über-exclusive runway show.
source: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669502/gaultier-the-fashion-mind-behind-madonna-and-the-fifth-element-gets-his-due