I should have done this post a loooong time ago. I mean, how much do you just LOVE the Bad Romance video? Absolutely genius isn't it? This whole video is all about fashion and glamour with all of Lady Gaga's twist. I am so in love with this woman! I recently got a request to replicate some of Lady Gaga's looks in this video and it has taken me way to long to respond. So without further adieu, let's replicate some of the most fabulous looks from Lady Gaga's Bad Romance video.
Look#1: Opening Scene
I love this opening scene look in her gold structured dress. It's got really cool lines and wings and hips and it's just so much fun to look at without being overwhelming. The blond bob and metal sunglasses are all important elements to this futuristic look. Now, it is hard to directly replicate any of Gaga's looks as they are one of a kind and too weird to wear to the grocery store. However, you can find a lot of inspiration when you're out shopping for a new outfit. Here are some of my inspiration looks that channel this gold structured dress from Lady Gaga's Bad Romance video. Oh, and if you want to go all out, check out this blond bob and metal glasses for any occasion that would call for such gaga-ness.
Look #2: White Outfit
Catsuits are normally in black. And while it is very sexy in black, there is nothing cooler than a white catsuit. That's exactly what Lady Gaga wore in her Bad Romance video with a white pleather looking crown. You can find white catsuits for great prices on ebay. I'm not sure what occasion would call for a white cat suit, but then again, why not wear a cat suit to the mall? I mean, if you're a fashionista, that's pretty much your ticket to do whatever you want. Lady Gaga does. Or, if you're a little more conservative, I found really hot white dresses that are an inspiration from Lady Gaga's white catsuit look.
Look #3: Black Outfit
This is one of the moments in the video where Lady Gaga looks the most normal. The outfit where she is standing in front of the mirror is a simple black catsuit with a black skirt over her bodysuit. Accessorized with simple black sunglasses and a black crown. I found a youtube video (see below) that shows a very easy way to make this crown just by using felt. If you do not have the budget for a catsuit, you can easily replicate this outfit with a black long sleeve turtleneck with black leggings, black skirt and super high black platform pumps. Super easy and super hot.
Look#4: Red Lace Outfit
This outfit is definitely not something to directly replicate but find much inspiration from. Unless your boss at work allows you to wear a small strip of fabric to cover up your hoo-ha, I found really hot lacy dresses to channel this look. Remember to rock the red lace dress out with some knee high black boots and black gloves if you dare.
Sometimes it totally pays to be a bargain shopper. Two summers ago, I shopped a discount bin at the end of summer at Old Navy to find http://iga.edu/essays-for-sale/ a black ruffled swimsuit. I thought it was pretty standard and black, I could wear it without a problem. And BAM! Ruffled swimsuits and bathing suits are the total craze this summer. Who knew? I am trendy and the bathing suit I bought from Old Navy seriously only costs me $2.00. Love it.
Take advantage of this trend! It's really forgiving in places that you're not that well endowed in, and hides things you may not be proud of. If you're less busty, like myself, a ruffled swimsuit top will add more body to the area making it appear fuller. If you are not fond of your abs or buttocks, ruffles will simply drape over those areas hiding it while adding some style. Monokinis and one pieces are very flattering and fun.
If you already have a favorite non ruffled bathing suit that you love to wear every summer, opt for a ruffled cover up. They're totally cute and girly. It's like wearing a little dress while hanging by the pool or walking along the beach. So this summer, take your style poolside with this 2010 Summer trend. Here are my top picks for all ruffled swimwear:
Let's face it, she is a fashionista, a trend setter, a #1 New York Times bestselling Author. Ah yes, after Lauren Conrad left the Hills, she has been doing her own thing and doing it right. Everyone loves her cute girl next door and seemingly approachable personality and her simple yet classy style. Lauren Conrad had a fashion line before that didn't do so well, but she's now refocusing her clothing line to the average buyer. No longer will you find ridiculously priced items that can easily be found at Forever 21. Lauren Conrad's clothing line can now be found at Kohls. A couple years ago, celebrities were all about high end. But with the current economical climate, they need to re-evaluate their target market and lower their prices.
If you like Lauren's style, you can actually buy Lauren Conrad pieces for very cheap. If you want her look to inspire you to find similar pieces, check out my How to Dress Like Lauren Conrad post. Either way, her style is super easy to duplicate and you can find really good deals for her look. Here are some of my top picks from her line:
Alright guys, you saw it on the red carpet and if you haven't already, you're going to start seeing it everywhere! The ruffle trend is back for 2010 and it's going on pretty strong. I love this trend because ruffles are playful, they add a lot of texture, girlyness and flirtyness and should definitely be embraced while it's here. You can use ruffles as your main style focus or in your accessories. Let's check out all the different ways we can incorporate this trend into our wardrobe.
Tops & Suits:
That's right guys, nothing as safe and fun as a ruffled blouse. If you didn't get rid of your ruffle blouse from the 90s, break it out and see if it'll work in any of your outfits. If you are bold and daring, I found some really cute ruffled suit jackets! This gives a little flair to that boring old suit you wear everyday and you can really let some style take over the bland cubicles at work. Here are some of my top picks for blouses to pair with slacks and unique ruffled suits to wear to work.
Without looking too salsa dancer (while there is nothing wrong with that), there are a lot of ruffled dresses that have the right amount of ruffle for you. Ruffles add a little more interest to that little black dress and draws positive attention. Choose any of the following dresses to wear for any formal, evening out, or daytime dress occasion. As I mentioned before, ruffles are flirty and girly, so to sport the trend in a dress, you'd be the ultimate girly girl. Here are my picks for some of my favorite ruffled dresses.
If big pieces of ruffles are too much for you, try out accessories. It's a cheap way to incorporate a trend without changing or budgeting for a whole wardrobe. Accessories are great accent pieces that bring together the whole ensemble. For example, you're wearing that standard black suit in the office and then woah! You go to lunch flashy a ruffled clutch purse. You leave people wondering where all this flair comes from! That's what accessories do. They keep people guessing. Here are my top picks: