Posted on Friday, September 2, 2011
The black giant insect eye looking Philip Treacy honeycomb beauty Gaga wore in Yoü and I video…
… is a piece from Philip Treacy‘s archive – one of the top places on my “Would Love To Get Lost In There” list.
Big thanks to CheyoGrrr for sharing below picture with me this morning!
Photo from Naomi Campbell by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Russia session.
God bless your hands, Philip!
Photos via: Vogue, screencaps
Filed under Accessories, Headpiece, Philip Treacy, Yoü & I Video
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Gaga walked in these from New York to Nebraska…
… and judging by the screencap, her lace-up back Pleaser ankle boots heels are at least 6 1/2″ – 6 3/4″ high.
Haven’t found them that hight anywhere but below 5 3/4″ heel babies are a perfect alternative.
Available in black leather, patent, PU and white PU: HERE, HERE and HERE.
Photos via: Twitter/ladygaga, featured stores
Filed under Rock Her Style, Shoes, Yoü & I Video
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2011
Marian created the nails on all the Interlude films for The Monster Ball Tour.
She was behind MUGLER Fall 2011 nails (including Gaga’s black claws) and the Edge of Glory cover “Tripple Nails” captured by Nick Knight.
This time Marian Newman did her magic for Yoü & I video and I’m happy to say Gaga Fashionland is the first site you can see below captures I was kindly sent on!
The first ones are the nails Gaga wore for The Walk: “She walked from NY to Nebraska and got damaged and needed help from robotics. The 2 nails are broken chic, fashion nails that have been repaired”.
Nude pink with silver wire. The swivel nails were riveted.
These are Gaga’s nails from The Lab scenes where Taylor Kinny is trying to fix her:
“These were wooden Minx’s I had made for me and I pinned them to go with the dress that was covered in gold pins“.
Yüyi’s nails are an alternative ‘breathing apparatus’.
Below you can see them in acrylic in a pink opaque, but for the video Marian’s made them of latex.
The nails in the scene where young Gaga is playing piano joined by her male alter ego Jo and the posterior dancing scene, are a special Minx made for Marian for MUGLER show back in March.
And the last ones are from the dancing scene: “These were Inkwell by CND with silver studs to go with the bondage suits“.
For those of you who are just about to ask “and the wedding nails?”, those were “Gaga’s own natural nails just like her Mum would have had them”.
Among many other questions, I asked Marian how long did all this take.
She answered smiling: “Everything was done so quickly! I suggest the nail design when the ‘look’ has been established and this is done by ‘evolution’ and team work rather than too much advance planning. Gaga usually seems to like my suggestions so I just have the time it takes for hair, make up and dressing to get the nails done! This time we were in a trailer in the middle of a corn field in nearly 40degs and I only had a tiny shelf! Its rock and roll!”
For more about Marian and her work, visit her official site. And while you’re there, make sure you check-out the Inks in the shop section: 20 seconds to touch dry, 60 seconds to smudge-proof and 2 mins to rock hard!
Photos via: courtesy of Marian Newman; screencaptures, Vogue
Filed under Manicure, Marian Newman, Minx Nails, MUGLER, Yoü & I Video
Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011
For the wedding scene Gaga’s borrowed her mum’s dress.
A vintage jewel by Norma Kamali.
And completed the look with the veil headpiece by Perry Meek from Haus of Gaga.
I’ve been trying to get more information about this stunning hundreds of tiny pearls embellished beauty Norma’s created almost 30 years ago.
Haven’t found a picture yet but I can tell you the dress belongs to Norma Kamali White Pearl Collection from 1983!
We have just traveled 28 years back in time. Just like that. So let’s stay there a little while longer and enjoy this Leticia Lucas in Norma Kamali by Helmut Newton for Vogue US, April 1983 photograph.
I loved the 80′s. My parents had close to no money and everything I wore by then were modified outfits made of my mum’s and godmother’s clothing. I had one pair of shoes per season. And my first stilettos were my mum’s. Size 37. Mine is 38. They were already worn out so they were almost perfect (plus a bit of alcohol I applied inside them and walking about a mile inside the house did the trick!). I painted them and embellished with grey pearls I found in my grandma’s drawer. This is not a complain. Today I can proudly say I was wearing exclusively one-of-a-kind pieces all the time.
I feel a bit nostalgic today, so I’m about to take you for another quick fashion trip. Fasten your seat belts!
… 1970: Norma Kamali‘s first press credit ever from Harper’s Bazaar. Snakeskin patchwork skirt and spats made by Norma herself!
Wouldn’t mind at all hanging this 41 years young baby in my closet!
More in a while…
Fashion credits: Nicola Formichetti
Photos: screencaps, MODA scans, Norma Kamali Tumblr
Filed under Dress, Headpiece, Norma Kamali, Perry Meek, Yoü & I Video