power performers

ok. boo to this. the whole reason i just wrote this now will not upload. it did at first and now it wont. FML.

go watch nicki minaj being rad. building an empire. and looking smoking hot the whole time. i love all of her amazing wigs, especially the kind of acid washed multi tone pink wedge, and her super hero costume?! she could rescue me any time!


(i know the vma’s were in september) but lady gaga in the Alexander McQueen gown, armadillo shoes, and Philip Treacy headpiece at the VMAs was amazing — you can see her walk by in nicki’s video, she has the most phenom hair color here.

certain people have been hating, like the author of an article for StyleFrizz who wrote “I highly appreciate any public highlight of anything McQueen, Gaga’s attempts at being different smell like fame desperation, thus not honoring McQueen’s memory in my opinion. Where others see art in Gaga, I see nothing genuine / original. Posing as a “special” someone doesn’t necessarily make her one too. It’s all a stage game. The Fame game. Please, Gaga, enough McQueen already!”

i disagree. i think the person who wrote this doesn’t like zee lady gaga for,idk, whatever reason they need. the truth is she pulls this look off fantastically, just like she does with everything she wears. she experiments with design in a way we haven’t seen since David Bowie and Brian Eno. it’s weird acid trip glam with a big dose of f you in it, designed by r mutt. i want to know where the author of that statement thinks all the clothes come from. obviously she works with designers and stylists, but it’s not like they all got together before she was a big deal and said “let’s make her famous.” there isn’t some larger force saying “laaaaaady gaaagaaaa wear avant garde clothing and we’ll make you faaaaamous!” it isn’t happening. the fact that this person says gaga is “dishonoring” McQueen by wearing his gown is just an inflammatory statement. how could anyone who not only wore, but impeccably rocked the look, exposing it to millions of viewers be dishonor?! to say she does this alone is absurd, but a professional team does not a fashion icon undo. nor does it mean she has nothing to do with it. she has worked with small designers all along her career, and has brought quite a few of them up with her. what budding artist have you seen wearing McQueen or any other real designer? non. why? cause they cant get their hands on it.

i’d like to know what the author would suggest lady gaga do differently to make herself actually “special.” suggestions please? because obviously that’s why such a statement was written, right? because the author has some insight to offer? not just because someone doesn’t like lady dada gaga and therefore is personally upset that gaga and not she gets to wear McQueen / be successful / get 8 VMA awards.

the girl likes to wear wild clothes. now she has the ability to do it. get over it. thanks.

we should be celebrating the people who dare to push fashion boundaries especially when they inspire so many other people to do the same. rarely if ever have there been main stream artists who’ve pushed esthetics into such bizarre-o territory. there are tons of performers making due with what they have to create something new or fashion forward, who’s biggest wish is to one day work with major designers. but we all have to come from somewhere, don’t we?  if nothing else, she is broadening americas visual pallet. and that’s not something to huff at.

One thought on “power performers

  1. Gaga is no more special than you and me. She’s just an ordinary girl with a huge appetite for fame. She’s making the stage part of her life not the other way around. Artists should be recognized for their art, not for the art of others (wearing McQueen creations doesn’t make Gaga more famous or better as an artist. But she’s using McQueen to become more. To be considered special, avantgarde and so on). Gaga is worldwide appreciated for what she does and how she does it. Good for her! and for those who like her. I, however, am completely entitled to believe that one shouldn’t lean on another’s work and talent to get recognition.

    That being said, please note that I have absolutely nothing against Gaga and her music (she happens to have a distinct talent for sticking those po-po-po-po-ker choruses in everyone’s brains) and I’m sure Madonna is appreciative of how Gaga understood her life story and she’s trying to follow it a la lettre with the necessary update.

    Also thank you for visiting Stylefrizz, I hope to see you back soon. One way or the other 😉

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