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Lady Gaga: Bad Romance = Great Fashion

Posted in Obsession du Jour by Ciara on November 12, 2009

While my bestie was up our anthem was definitely Bad Romance by Lady Gaga.  We seriously danced around to it at least once a day during the week-long visit!  (I’m a bit of a fangirl and I don’t care.)  Now that the video is out I am thrilled!  (side note:  That last shot in the video?!  Seriously, I die.)

Bad Romance screenshot

Lady Gaga in Agent Provocateur

I am IN LOVE with the Agent Provocateur black Love Demi Bra and Briefs she rocks in the video.

Agent Provocateur Love Demi Bra

Not to mention pieces from Alexander McQueen’s amazing Spring 2010 collection.

I was also interested to find out that the over-the-top polar bear coat she dons later in the video is by New York-based designer Benjamin Cho. Originally created for his Spring 2004 runway show with the Human Society, the completely faux-fur coat was “reworked” just for Gaga’s video…  Gorgeous!

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

photo from The Cut



Mixtape: September 2009 Folky Mix

Posted in Mixtape! by Ciara on September 9, 2009

Ah, the time-honored tradition of the mixtape…  A way to share a little part of yourself with a new friend or potential love-interest, a personalized icebreaker, a little note written with the music of others…  this is what I have for you today and what I hope to give you at least once a month!

For this month’s mixtape I found myself thinking about the impending chilly weather that comes with Autumn.  I absolutely love this time of year!  The crispness that sets in and brings back all of my beloved cardigans and layering pieces from the depths of the out of season closet… mmm!  So, I picked a few alt. folk tracks that more or less fit this transitional mood for me.

Mixtape:  September 2009 Folky Mix

In Our Talons – Bowerbirds

Japan – Coco Rosie

Sharkey’s Day – Laurie Anderson

I Love You – Andrew Jackson Jihad

Never Relaxed – Daniel Johnston

Dirty Dishes – Deer Tick

Sing Out – Ghost Mice

Peach, Plum, Pear – Joanna Newsom

I hope you enjoy this mix!  And in the spirit of getting to know each other, what are some of your favorite songs, bands, genres, etc?