Lady Gaga in 'Gagavision no. 45.'
Photo: Lady Gaga's YouTube Page
If you're a longtime Little Monster, you'll remember the Gagavision videos Lady Gaga released weekly during 2008 and 2009. In 2011, after the release of Born This Way, Gaga resurrected the series for four episodes. And now, it's back yet again. Early this morning, Gaga dropped "Gagavision no. 45," which ~sorta~ documents her big weekend in Paris. I say sorta because "Mambo Italiano" is playing over the video and you can barely hear one word that is uttered. Whatever, though, right? Who cares about WORDS with there is #FASHUN to look at.
The first shot of the Gaga-edited video is Mother Monster deplaning a private jet, champagne bottle in hand, decked out in what I assume is Versace. The sheer dress is pretty similar to one Gaga wore in her Versace ad and, TBH, it'd be pretty weird to wear a different designer for a "Paris Atelier Versace Couture Weekend." Plus, those silver Medusa heads are a dead giveaway.
Anna Wintour at the 'Girls' season three premiere.
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What do you wear when you have a Girls premiere to attend and it's -10 degrees outside? If you're Anna Wintour you get #META and wear a fur coat with an ACTUAL GIRL printed on it. Appropriate and warm! The Vogue overlord pulled this Prada Spring 2014 coat from her closet for the event, yet what she wore underneath remains a mystery. Maybe long johns? LOL, JK, we're talking Anna Wintour here. Plus, you can see a black skirt peeking out from below the coat. Doy!
Anna accessorized the coat with a furry scarf that, from certain angles, creates the illusion that a tiny lamb with extra legs is hanging from Anna's neck. Anna's appearance at the premiere seems to dispel many longstanding rumors about her in one fell swoop: that she always wear sunglasses, never smiles, and doesn't have a sense of humor! Wearing a girl jacket to the Girls premiere? You slay me, Wintour. Not even the four ladies on the show used the event as an opportunity to wear their finest Girls-inspired garb. (Good thing, because if they did, the competition from Anna would be too fierce.)
At the beginning of November, before she decided to hibernate and leave us in the lurch, Nicki Minaj previewed one of the looks she'd be wearing in a commercial for her Kmart collection on Instagram. Well, that commercial was finally released, and it doesn't just feature Nicki in one outfit but multiple Nickis in multiple outfits! It's like a remake of Multiplicity starring Nicki Minaj! If you thought Lady Gaga wore a lot of wigs, just wait till you see how many Nicki manages to include in a 30-second commercial.
Justin Bieber at the premiere of 'Believe.'
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Last night, Justin Bieber premiered his second feature documentary, Believe, which will hit theaters on Christmas Day. The Biebs walked across a purple (duh, his #1 color) carpet and encouraged Christmas spirit with the addition of some silver tinsel trees. In fact, Bieber's entire outfit was basically a swaggier version of Santa's traditional get-up. So festive!
Justin wore a red single-button blazer, a crisp white shirt (complete with popped collar), and red leather moto pants. He accessorized with a leather-banded bracelet, a sizable gold watch, several gold chains, and some sunglasses to protect his eyes from all that bling. The only thing he needed to complete his jolly look was a sleigh with some reindeer, a bag full of toys (although there was a donation box for that), and a fluffy white beard—but that kind of facial hair can take YEARS to grow. Thankfully, the 'stache can hold it down in the meantime.
Novel idea: Stuff your stockings with things that don't suck!
For many, the gifts found in stockings on Christmas morning prompt a resounding "meh." Once you reach a certain age, you start getting practical things rather than exciting gifts. It's like, "Look, it's the toothbrush you've been saying you needed but haven't gone to the drugstore to buy!" rather than, "Isn't this stocking-sized puppy so cute? We hope you like him!" It doesn't have to be this way. We found gifts that you can give to friends and family (or maybe even sneak into your own stocking) that they'll actually be thrilled to open. Check 'em out below and get shopping! You only have one week left!
Avoid pine needles with an Inflatable Christmas Tree.
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This Inflatable Christmas Tree brings a little greenery into your living room without the hoisting, the struggling to fit the trunk into a stand, and the pine needles everywhere. If your family skipped the tree but went #hard on stockings this year—ta da!—you'll have it all!
Selfies were errywhere this year. Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the word of 2013, which, based on celebrity Instagram accounts, makes total sense. Celebs love taking selfies and we, as bloggers and breathing humans, love looking at said selfies. We've come to rely on them to tell us what our faves are wearing, where they are, and who they're hanging with. It isn't until you look through every Instagram of Rihanna's from the past year that you truly appreciate just how much the badgal loves sharing her face/her new hair color/her products with the rest of the world. But Ri's not the only one doing it. We've rounded up our favorite selfies from the past year so you can peep 'em and refer back when taking GPOYs of your own. Enjoy!
NICKI MINAJ: MOST SELFIES NOT FOCUSED ON HER FACE
Nicki Minaj shares her selfies with two special guests.
For most people, selfies are all about the face. Obviously, Nicki Minaj is not like most people. Her selfies tend to draw attention to the two assets that sit below eye level and could easily stay out of frame. Nicki got bolder about baring as the year went on. While she began 2013 with some heavy cleavage, by the end she was straight-up giving us full-frontal pasties. Her Halloween costume, in case you couldn't tell, was a police officer. It's been a while since we've gotten any Instagrams from her Minajesty, so we're hoping she's planning to make up for lost time in 2014.
A still from Eminem's 'Rap God' video.
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Eminem's "Rap God" video is on its way! Em released a teaser for the video and he's wearing...a suit? Like, I think the last time Eminem wore a suit was in the "Without Me" video when he was playing a game show host? Dude doesn't wear suits, so we're going to cherish seeing him in a jacket, even if it is extremely shiny. His sunglasses are likely in place to shield his eyes from the sheen coming off that suit.
Celebrities being friends with other celebrities is nothing new. Look at Rihanna and Katy Perry. Or Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora. Or Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. Or Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow. BFF matches made in star-studded heaven. Welp, it may be time to officially add another set of famous friends to that list: Kanye West and Anna Wintour. It seems their relationship is more than that one dinner date Ye keeps rapping about or that infamous baby name consult: Anna actually hauled her cookies (and Grace Coddington) to Brooklyn for the first New York stop of the Yeezus tour. We know very little about the fashion event outside of some blurry Instagram photos, which makes it PERFECT material for—you guessed it—the latest installment of Fashion Fanfic.
"Anna, couldn't we have waited until Saturday when he comes to Madison Square Garden? It's so much closer to work and home than... Brooklyn," Grace said while idly staring out the window of their town car at the traffic surrounding the Barclays Center.
"Absolutely not," Anna replied tersely while pushing up her slinking over-sized sunglasses (even though it was almost 7 p.m. and, y'know, dark out). "This is his first solo tour show in New York in five years. This is a historical event, and we must be in attendance."
We hope somewhere Lady Gaga is taking at least one day of vacation. Last week, she kicked Monday off by releasing her long-awaited ARTPOP album in the U.S. AND premiering the world's first flying dress. On Tuesday, she was honored as one of Glamour magazine's Women of the Year. On Wednesday, she was rumored to be the next face of Versace. She opened both an ARTPOP pop-up shop and Times Square's brand spankin' new H&M store. And of course, this weekend, she was host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Lucky for SNL, if there's one performer the concept of "quick changes" isn't lost on, it's Gaga, and her ep (in keeping with, you know, her everyday life) was full of rapid outfit switch-ups.
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For her opening monologue, Gaga performed a parody of her own "Applause" single. Rewritten to celebrate cheap applause and all the ways a host can pander for it, the rendition Mother Monster performed for the Studio 8H stage was jazzier than the original, and Gaga played it up with sparkly flapper fringe and a glamorous Marilyn Monroe-esque wig.
WAKING UP WITH KIMYE
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In stark contrast, Gaga's first character was a bespectacled Apple Genius plucked from the mall for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's fictional morning show, Waking Up With Kimye. Naturally, Kanye (played by Jay Pharaoh) challenges her on her genius title, and though Kim is wearing a white "Givenchy dress and Gaga is wearing her character's frumpy work uniform, Yeezy still says Kim wore it better. In a moment of total self-awareness, Genius Gaga says, "Honestly, I don't care about fashion. Sometimes I think that people who try too hard with their outfits are maybe hiding something," then blinks knowingly to camera behind her thick birth control glasses. "Like come on, dress like a person."