ABOUT ME
Neurotic Visionary with Delusional Aspirations. 08/20/1995. Male. Canada. Or am I?

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Lady Gaga and Coty introduce EAU DE GAGA. Created with Gaga’s visionary fragrance powerhouse, Haus Laboratories, this exciting new scent captures the pure essence of Gaga. Dangerously daring, EAU DE GAGA represents the future of a scent that appeals to both men and women; nothing is off-limits.

EAU DE GAGA is an enigmatic scent, fusing daringly diverse elements to create a beguiling allure. The fragrance is built around a beautiful heart of white violet, an intoxicating flower that fuses male and female attractions. To counterbalance this opulent woody-floral intensity, the scent opens with an invigorating burst of sparkling lime that exudes dynamic vibrancy. And it evolves into a sensual trail based on leather, adding a primal quality to the scent.

The striking EAU DE GAGA bottle mirrors the perfume by uniting masculine and feminine design aesthetics. Its stark lines and sleek black lacquered finish deliver a bold statement in simplicity. For an added touch of luxury, the front of the flacon is adorned with a silver name plate that is printed with the words “Paris – New York” and the number 001. The names of the two cities reflect Haus Laboratories’ global identity and the number 001 represents the beginning of a long story, one which is still to be continued. And for the most devoted Little Monsters, the Ultimate Masterpiece 75ml version comes in an elegant red folding jewelry box in which the bottle rests on a sumptuous black velvet.

Like the campaign for Lady Gaga Fame, the EAU DE GAGA campaign was shot by Steven Klein and stars Gaga herself. EAU DE GAGA Eau de Parfum 15ml, 30ml, 50ml and 75ml will be available at retailers worldwide from September 2014.

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Fame was a clear bottle with black liquid, and now Eau de Gaga is an opaque black bottle with presumably clear liquid. It’s a simple dichotomy but I don’t think I’d be wrong if I said it was a commentary about the evolution of her fame. The ad campaign also reflects a similar distinction—Fame had her larger than life, a gargantuan figure with men clawing to get to her, and now normalized among men. Can’t wait to see what the video campaign adds.

August 6th 2014 11:24 PM  |  57 notes
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I was watching this interview with Gaga from 2010 that I hadn’t seen before and at around 6:50 the interviewer asks her what her biggest weakness is. And she says it’s that she’s too trusting (she says trustworthy but explains it as being trusting so just a minor vocabulary mistake on her part). 

I don’t think she’s changed, but I wonder if after the debacle with her manager and her label, whether she has grown to be less trusting in others when it comes to her vision now. I think she knows who she trusts (Ruth Hogben, Steven Klein, Tony Bennett, etc.) and puts her faith in them, but I hope that it doesn’t stifle her creative collaboration with other artists in the future, though I imagine that it won’t now that she’s moving on. 

I also really loved that she said her strength was that she’s a ‘strong, ambitious woman, and on the outside, and mostly on the inside, intrinsically happy.’ That, more than anything else makes the most sense to me. I could never verbalize and express what it is she has taught me, but without even ever hearing her says those words until today, that is what she has taught me. That I have to be intrinsically happy, hopeful, passionate, and faithful to myself and who I am and what I believe in. I can cry the night before and still wake up with so much in the future look forward to. I learned that from her and nobody else.

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Behind the scenes of Lady Gaga by Sebastian Faena for Harper’s Bazaar, September 2014

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Lady Gaga by Sebastian Faena for Harper’s Bazaar, September 2014

The white jacket is designed by her younger sister, Natali Germanotta.

July 29th 2014 11:29 AM  |  2,042 notes  |  Via
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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
"Three years after the release of their first collaboration “The Lady Is A Tramp”, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga are back with a brand new collaboration – a full album of classic jazz standards: Cheek To Cheek. Tony & Gaga became fast friends after meeting backstage at a charity gala in early 2011, and the start of their musical love affair was captured in the rousing and vibrant rendition of “Tramp” that appeared on Tony’s Grammy Award-winning album Duets II."
Visit the official “Cheek To Cheek” website

Cheek to Cheek comes out September 23rd!

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

"Three years after the release of their first collaboration “The Lady Is A Tramp”, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga are back with a brand new collaboration – a full album of classic jazz standards: Cheek To Cheek. Tony & Gaga became fast friends after meeting backstage at a charity gala in early 2011, and the start of their musical love affair was captured in the rousing and vibrant rendition of “Tramp” that appeared on Tony’s Grammy Award-winning album Duets II."

Visit the official “Cheek To Cheek” website

Cheek to Cheek comes out September 23rd!

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The video for Gaga and Tony Bennett’s lead single ‘Anything Goes’, a Cole Porter classic, is now available on Gaga’s VEVO channel!

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For / Telephone

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soundonsight:

Find Your Jesus, Find Your Kubrick: Lady Gaga as Auteur
For a while, Lady Gaga was one of the most fascinating music stars that had come in a while, primarily because of her unapologetic bombast. Too often, though, she may have been written off as “weird”, from her odd fashion decisions, her performance art appearances on TV, and, of course, her music videos. Gaga, née Stefani Germanotta, through her strange videos presents a vision, often of powerful women and the subversion of fame, through each of her music videos. Sometimes straddling the line between film and music video, Lady Gaga, though not always the director of these videos, is always the auteur behind them.
Lady Gaga’s early music videos are nothing if not promotional material, with “LoveGame” and “Poker Face” being, for the most part, entirely generic within the context of her career. It was not perhaps until she employed the use of music video director Jonas Åkerlund that her auteuristic vision became more visible and more tangible. Much of why Lady Gaga is fascinating is because she exists as a paradox: a manufactured character that refutes and argues against the idea of that very idea (similar, though not the same, in nature to Lana Del Ray). Her first album’s title could be considered either prescient or maybe self-aware or maybe egotistical, but The Fame nonetheless seemed to debut as a self-reflexive examination of the nature of fame in “pop society”. Such knowing self-awareness, winking construction, and post-modern application in pop art is fodder for writers and academics.
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It’s interesting to factor in the leaked Do What U Want video as part of her videography and an extension of her auteurism, because there are a ton of thematic links to deliberate raunchiness and media awareness from what we had a glimpse of. I guess that will always be unresolved, but that history and the questionable decision of collaborating with R. Kelly and Terry Richardson will always be a part of the examination of her auteurism and artistic career. 

soundonsight:

Find Your Jesus, Find Your Kubrick: Lady Gaga as Auteur

For a while, Lady Gaga was one of the most fascinating music stars that had come in a while, primarily because of her unapologetic bombast. Too often, though, she may have been written off as “weird”, from her odd fashion decisions, her performance art appearances on TV, and, of course, her music videos. Gaga, née Stefani Germanotta, through her strange videos presents a vision, often of powerful women and the subversion of fame, through each of her music videos. Sometimes straddling the line between film and music video, Lady Gaga, though not always the director of these videos, is always the auteur behind them.

Lady Gaga’s early music videos are nothing if not promotional material, with “LoveGame” and “Poker Face” being, for the most part, entirely generic within the context of her career. It was not perhaps until she employed the use of music video director Jonas Åkerlund that her auteuristic vision became more visible and more tangible. Much of why Lady Gaga is fascinating is because she exists as a paradox: a manufactured character that refutes and argues against the idea of that very idea (similar, though not the same, in nature to Lana Del Ray). Her first album’s title could be considered either prescient or maybe self-aware or maybe egotistical, but The Fame nonetheless seemed to debut as a self-reflexive examination of the nature of fame in “pop society”. Such knowing self-awareness, winking construction, and post-modern application in pop art is fodder for writers and academics.

Click here to expand the article 

It’s interesting to factor in the leaked Do What U Want video as part of her videography and an extension of her auteurism, because there are a ton of thematic links to deliberate raunchiness and media awareness from what we had a glimpse of. I guess that will always be unresolved, but that history and the questionable decision of collaborating with R. Kelly and Terry Richardson will always be a part of the examination of her auteurism and artistic career.