It’s quiet out there on the fashion news front, except for one thing: the entire world (and their news-based counterparts) seem to have gone gaga for Gaga.
Since most sites do some version of a news round-up, we’ve decided to do our own: All The Gaga News That’s Fit To Print. It’s a one-stop shop for everything related to the Queen of Pop, Fashion, and Crazy Costumes.
This tidbit comes via WWD and is probably the biggest of the bunch. Word has it that the singer is planning on capitalizing on her out-there eye wear by collaborating on a sunglasses line with London-based brand Linda Farrow. This makes sense because she wore sunglasses made of lit cigarettes in her Telephone video. Also: people would buy them.
This is probably my favorite piece from the last 24 hours. As you all know, Lady Gaga has spent the last week or so in New Zealand — remember the helicopter? — and while there, took a two-day (and much-needed!) break on the island of Waiheke. Gaga has said that she’d never let her fans see her anything less than fully Gaga-ed out, so it shouldn’t be surprising that she decided to go fishing in her “eight-inch heels, undies and a man’s business shirt – that’s it. She still had her bright yellow hair.” This comes via Jason Schwarz, the general manager of Waiheke’s Goldwater Estate, who witnessed Gaga’s fishing fashion explosion. The best part of this whole story came from The Cut, who managed to get their hands on an exclusive photo. You should really check it out.
This has nothing to do with fashion but is obviously newsworthy because it is, well, crazy. Apparently the Gagster was having some troubles on stage during a recent concert in Auckland; reports describe the singer as “half-heartedly joining in the dance routine to her hit Bad Romance, before lying down on the stage.” And now the Lady herself has come forward with an explanation which is as intense as it is awesome.
“I was so jetlagged, I got in the night before and the jetlag just really caught up with me. I passed out about three times on stage that night but I got myself to the floor. I’d rather die on stage than walk off the stage because I was going to pass out. I said, ‘Lay down and sing those lyrics, you little b**ch,’ then you see at the end of Bad Romance, I get up and hit that last eight count. It’s never happened to me before, I was just really tired.”
There is photo evidence on the Internet that Lady Gaga was normal before she was Lady Gaga. She went by Stephanie Germanotta and she used to wear normal American things like Abercrombie & Fitch and ill-fitting halter tops. She also, once, pet a puppy. Photo evidence of these looney-tunes facts can be found here.
This is cool because it just proves that everyone in the world is obsessed with Gaga. According to ONTD, there is a video analytics company out there curates a list of online videos called the “100 Million Club.” Gaga is on this list three times: “Poker Face” (374,606,128), “Just Dance” (272,941,674), and “Bad Romance” (360,020,327). The views for these three videos add up to just over one billion pageviews. That is a lot. (And we are surprised “Telephone” isn’t on there yet.)
And that’s all for today. (So far.)