For the first time since early this year, Lady Gaga chose NYC's Gay Pride Rally this weekend as her first public appearance post-hip surgery. Gagaloo didn't just show up, though. She spoke out in celebration of the Supreme Court's decision to rule the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional AND to perform an inspired a cappella rendition of the National Anthem, swapping in lyrics like "Oh say does that star-spangled flag of pride yet wave," and "O'er the land of the free and a home for the gay." Naturally, she also looked fantastic doing it.
Supra releases new women's collection with Bieber-esque Skytop designs.
Photo: Courtesy of Supra Footwear
We're not saying that Justin Bieber invented the Supra Skytop. Nor are we saying that A-Morir designer Kerin Rose had any baby-faced pop superstars in mind when concocting these sparkly collaboration kicks. We’re merely postulating - nay, hypothesizing - about whether Bieber’s newest album and well-documented love of the Skytop had anything to do with the timing and/or the color scheme of certain styles.
Nicki Minaj on the cover of "Complex" Magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of "Complex"
Complex magazine continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary by releasing yet ANOTHER spellbinding cover (following Justin Bieber's jarring fashion beat down)—this time with Ms. Nicki Minaj. Nicki dished out one striped ensemble after another in her cover shoot photographed by Christian Anwander and styled by Rose Garcia. On the cover, she rocked a messy white blunt-banged bob with a black and neon green boat neck Ralph Lauren Purple Label sweater, killer rainbow nail art, and her signature light pink lips. Makeup artist Joyce Bonelli dotted Nicki's nose with some tribal face paint, but we're guessing that "10" around the eyes is pure CGI. If not, we seriously owe Joyce a round of drinks for making it look so perfect, but judging by the black and white tongue, we're not too convinced just yet. In the cover story, Miss Info sat down with the rap goddess to talk about the pressures of being a female in the music world and her burgeoning fashion empire that we can't wait to hear more about.
A-Morir by Kerin Rose spike moto gloves.
Photo: Courtesy of Barneys
YOU GUYS. The Lady Gaga Workshop at Barneys opens TONIGHT. For those of you who have been checking out the countdown, you will notice that the final Gaga goodie is a leather glove made by none other than MTV Style pal and frequent Nicola Formichetti/Haus of Gaga collaborator, Kerin Rose. Kerin makes a painfully gorgeous, super sparkly eyewear collection dubbed A-Morir By Kerin Rose but she also custom makes masks, teacups, spiked hoodies, jewelry, and basically a litany of other wonderfully crafted works of art that make you feel like opposable thumbs and fine motor skills were wasted on you.
We caught up with the flame-tressed designer to chat about how long she's been in cahoots with the Gaga x Barneys project, what you can expect to see at the pop up shop's unveiling, and why you don't have to be racked with guilt should you drop a highly irresponsible amount of cash buying heaps of presents from this particular spot.
Lady Gaga in both A-Morir and Sally LaPointe at Google.
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With an entire fashion world at her fingertips and designers literally getting made when she dons a glove or wears a bangle, Gaga can wear any item of clothing she wants (and often does). But over and over again, paying homage to her hometown and the streets that she says made her, Gaga grabs New York designers—young adults who stick to her ferocious NYC aesthetic. When sitting down with MTV, Lady Gaga didn't perform or wear a latex condom-inspired dress, swoop in on a zip line (like she did on this morning's Good Morning America), or even light herself on fire. Instead, she quietly, and articulately, laid out her path to Gaga-hood (Gaga-dom? Gaga-verse? Who knows.), paved on the avenues of NYC. (If you missed the incredible documentary special entitled "Inside The Outside" with a remarkably candid Gaga, you can see clips here. Or catch it when it airs again at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. today. And for every McQueen and Armani Prive she wears, there's a New Yorker too, one less well-known… well, that was, until Gaga asked them to help define her look.
Sure, Nicola Formichetti is now a household name, and Gaga's influence almost surely landed him his gig at Mugler. But what of her teacup? Or her straightjackets? Or the 800 other things that have set gossip blogs afire with their bizarreness (and the subsequent need for every other fashionable pop star to get something similar)? So MTV Style picked three of Gaga's most relied-on designers—young New Yorkers like herself—who, like Gaga, get the grit of New York. Artists like Asher Levine, Sally LaPointe, and Kerin Rose have defined that Lower East Side aesthetic as interpreted by the Gaga we know: spikes, leather, dramatic liquid liner, angular shoulders. Without them, Gaga just would not be Gaga.