Inspiration Monday | Opulence
This Monday, is all about O-P-U-L-E-N-C-E. A fashion blog has never had as many fashion-gasms as this blog. This article in a loaded gun.
Get ready for an exquisite fashion fix because this week, Mama Leroy is inspired by one powerful and gay buzzword. This two syllable name causes riots in Russia, moshpits in Morocco and a perpetual screaming frenzy whereever she chooses to go. For once in a very very long time, the world has received “Gaga”. So it’s about time I profiled this decadent New York artiste.
Gaga, infamously from New York, grew up playing piano since the age of four. Self-taught, eventually she brought her self-penned diddies to small shows at NY University, dive bars, jazz clubs receiving critical praise.
But still, our quirky Italian Stefani Germanotta, at this point, went through a self-discovery and reinvention. With her roledex growing, Gaga met musical soulmate, Lady Starlight, and together they created something they dubbed “The Greatest Pop Burlesque Show on Earth”. Whilst spraying hairspray on fire and wearing leopard thongs on stage, these were Gaga’s first baby steps in dipping her feet in the designer waters. This musician began to poetically choose pieces of clothing, iconic pieces, futuristic pieces. Gaga became the first womyn in pop music to really, unbashfully, use her image and fashion to propel her into pop stardom.
Now, the funny thing about Gaga is, not many people give her the credit of how smart and calculated her music videos or live performances are. Her “at home” clothes are drastically different than the PETA alerting meat dresses, shoulder throws made up of Kermit The Frogs sewn together, or a pair of deer horns with matching shoulder pads. Or a lobster on your head, just saying.
These are her show clothes.
So, as a firm believer of one’s fashion says directly or subconciously A WHOLE LOT of who you truly are; I wanted my readers to know Gaga a bit more intimately. Aside from the crazy vajazzled leotards, this womyn, has got style.
At home, one can catch the Lady wearing many things off the Gaga spectrum. Here are what I have labelled: “The Covetables.”
One being a pair of Louis Vuitton original design, patent leather Mary-Janes. Yes, Gaga does wear heels that actually have a heel.
A girl in a good place, Gaga would purchase a completely sequined Dolce and Gabbana styled leopard print trench jacket from legendary Daphne Guiness.
When this Lady is off the radar, her taste, her thirst for fashion lands her in some fierce Marc Jacobs crystalled pilgrim heels or in my own personal heel fantasy: the Yves Saint Laurent suede loafer heel with gold detail.
This Lady, is so much more complicated and diverese than we ever imagined. There is haute Cinqo de Mayo Gaga who wears studded panties and blood as an accesory. Then, a Lady who wears Valentino suits when she meets Oprah with her mom.
These are the intracacies of fashion. These are the choices that I think say more than a shobby late-night interview ever did.
So welcome to fashion hell now, a perpetual place of angry visa’s and happy Holt’s service because you realized you too, cannot live without these “covetables”.
So when a magazine or anyone tells you next time, Gaga or anyone is this certain way. It’s not true. Everyone is a three-dimensional fashion show waiting to happen. Everyone has their own unique blend, choice, taste of fashion which no other person in the world will ever have and it’s a gift that we can always go from Lady to Gaga.
And do you know what Lady Gaga would have to say to that?
“You were born this way.”
With love and paws up, Leroy Wan