There was a time when musicians created new looks and started trends. There was also a time (before the high streets obsession with catwalk trends) when vintage/high top wearing girl singers didn't sell out and start wearing Chanel as soon as they became successful. Maybe we are living in the past and are nostalgic for Polystyrene and Siouxie Sioux and the like? Remember Madonna in her Desperately Seeking Susan days, when she was all fingerless gloves, second hand ra ra skirts and bits of lace tied round her back combed hair?
Watching last nights Brit Awards we were struck by how lots of the female musicians were either head to toe in designer labels or pretty indistinguishable from your average girl on the high street. All except of course, the truly fabulous and totally original Lady Gaga.
Not only does she write her own music and create a wonderfully unique sound, she also looks like no one else anywhere in the world (well, except maybe a few NYC drag queens!). She is a walking work of art in every sense of the word and her uncompromising style is an inspiration and an great example to women and young girls everywhere. We also like that we know very little about her and she doesn't flaunt her celebrity or expose her private life in gossip magazines.
We loved last nights all white outfit, face decoration, Pompadour style wig and tea cup as an accessory, and while we are sure there are a whole host of stylists on hand to help her create her looks, we get the impression she is her art.
Lady Gaga swept up a whole host of awards last night, which goes to show that originality, creativity and strange outfits, still triumph over bland commercial branded pop.
We just hope she stays true to her style and isn't sucked into the world of big brands, designer labels and extreme cosmetic surgery. We still want to see her wearing outrageous OTT outifts when she is 60!
BTW if you have any gay friends/teen daughters who are big fans, check out these fabulous Lady Gaga Barbie dolls from Chinese designer Weikang Lu.