Showing posts with label Gaga. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gaga. Show all posts

Monday, May 6, 2019

Get the makeup look: Lady Gaga at 2019 Met Gala

Lady Gaga at the 2019
Met Gala.
(Photo by John Shearer/Getty
Images for THR)
Lady Gaga definitely knows how to make a real entrance at the Met Gala. As one of the five people to host the show this year, the award-winning superstar looked incredibly glam embracing the original "Camp: Notes of Fashion" fashion theme. Styled by the one and only Brandon Maxwell, Gaga's designer, the world-renowned pop starlet is one of few this evening who have stole the show. 

And as amazing as Lady Gaga's outfits look, her makeup is what really stole the show. Courtesy of her longtime makeup artist Sarah Tanno, Gaga was treated to a makeup look which complemented her style.

So, is it possible to recreate this look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist prepped Gaga's skin. She used the new Marc Jacobs Beauty Youthquake Hydra-Full Retexturizing Gel Creme. Because this cream has incredible hydrating properties (plus it smells fantastic) Tanno didn't use any foundation on Lady Gaga's skin and went directly for the Marc Jacobs Accomplice Concealer & Touch Up Stick. This has to be one of my favorite concealers ever and probably the best new concealer I have tried yet. To finish the face, the celebrity MUA applied the Marc Jacobs Accomplice Instant Blurring Beauty Powder using the Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting Foundation Brush

The obscenely glam yet eccentrically fun lashes were curated by Sarah Tanno herself. Tanno did admit to applying several coats of the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

For the lips, the Sarah Tanno used the Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in the shade Flaming Oh. To complete the entire look, the celebrity makeup artist used the Marc Jacobs Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick in the shade Sweet Escape. 

Congratulations! You have just recreated Lady Gaga's makeup look for the 2019 Met Gala. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Lady Gaga defends victims of R.Kelly

As many of you are aware, Lifetime aired a six-part documentary series featuring R&B superstar R.Kelly. The series aired from January 3, 2019 until January 5, 2019. The series itself tells true stories about Kelly including graphic details of the abuse from his victims and raises many red flags in the process.  

I know this is getting off the point (I have to interrupt myself), but I knew something was off when R.Kelly was involved with Aaliyah. Aaliyah considered him to be her mentor in the early 90s and many credit him for the reason she was famous. When he got involved with her, I do believe she was only in her teens. I don't even think Aaliyah was of legal age when they were engaged and I believe he married her illegally also. Then, shortly after he married his backup dancer, Andrea Lee.

Fast forwarding to 2002, there were allegations of him and child pornography. I do believe the actual video of this surfaced which prompted an immediate investigation. What I found disturbing about this was it took over 6 months just for this case to be tried in court. He was found not guilty on 14 counts which I thought was extremely odd. No doubt some of those jury members were paid off. Part three of the documentary titled "Sex Tape Scandal" discussed this and did not censor the harsh reality of it.

Then, years later more women came forward with similar stories even going so far to say he intentionally infected them with sexually transmitted diseases and abused them. One woman made a claim in early 2018, but Kelly of course denied it. Some people question what happened to certain women, as some have even went missing. Others even believe some women were locked in rooms while Kelly worked, hence why some of his employees were forced to sign non-disclosure agreements.

The speculation does not end there. It has been said that some of the rooms in his studio were locked and women would knock on the doors asking to use the bathroom or for food. According to this article published last year by the Washington Post, the allegations only rise as this article raises many questions. I don't believe in spreading fake news nor supporting it, but the premise of the article doesn't sugar coat the commentary behind it. I believe with more people coming forward, R.Kelly will share a similar fate to Bill Cosby, another predator who was overlooked for many years.

Disturbing right? With so much proof to support the claims and allegations, many outlets including Spotify and Apple refuse to even promote and play R.Kelly's music anymore. I also believe that Pandora will not play his music either. Can you blame them? I definitely cannot.

Well, tonight Lady Gaga took to her official Twitter account to release a statement about R.Kelly at 9:43 PM MST. Here is the statement made by Lady Gaga regarding R.Kelly:


Lady Gaga's official
statement regarding
R.Kelly.
 
Lady Gaga is truly a class act. As most didn't know what to expect from the world class superstar, she made it clear that she was aware of what he has done, admits to working with him during her "dark" time, regrets it and shares support of sexual assault victims and survivors. She made it clear that she will never work with him again shortly before stating she will remove her collaboration of the song "Do What You Want (With My Body)" with him.
 
I am absolutely appalled and disgusted by R.Kelly and his actions, as I am more disturbed by anyone who defends him and supports his flagitious actions. And to think there are people who simply refuse to believe he has destroyed these innocent women's lives is beyond baffling. And after hearing his song "I Admit" (which I can't tell if this song is legitimate or he's trolling us) regardless based on this song alone, I think he's trying to make a joke of his own actions as well as manipulate us into believing he's the victim, which is even more vile.
 
As beautiful as R.Kelly's voice is (think Sam Cooke meets Donny Hathaway with a hint of Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye), I am so shocked at what he has done, that there is no way I can continue being a fan of his. In fact, I will never listen to his music ever again nor support his music in any way. That song is now garbage and my cover of his songs (including my two covers of "If I Can Turn Back The Hands (Of Time)" will be deleted from my Smule.
 
I think it is time to take a stand and support every woman of sexual assault and violence. Stop blaming the victim and praising the perpetrator. Stop spreading lies because you have never experienced sexual assault and cannot relate. Stop attacking anyone who defends the victim just because you refuse to do so. Stop silencing the truth because you refuse to believe it. Support those who have endured violence. Support the victim. Listen to them and if they are no longer with us, be their voice. It is time to #MuteRKelly.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Get the Hair: Lady Gaga at 76th Golden Globe Awards

Lady Gaga at the 76th annual
Golden Globe Awards
on Sunday, January 6, 2019.
(Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Today is the 2019 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton located in the heart of Beverly Hills. So much is going on this evening as many talented people are up for quite a few awards including, Lady Gaga who has been nominated for several tonight. The talented and beautiful actress, singer, songwriter and producer stunned the red carpet wearing a pastel blue Valentino gown inspired by Cinderella. As mother monster's makeup looked amazing, most of us could not get over how glamorous and chic her hair looked.

Tonight Lady Gaga's hair was styled by the world-renowned, celebrity stylist Frederic Aspiras who used quite a few products to make her hair shine for the star's biggest night.

Aspiras shared with me, "First, I used the Joico Blonde Powder Lightener to create the brilliant blonde look." In addition to this particular product, the celebrity stylist shared that he used the Joico Color Intensity in both 'Sky' and in 'Rose' mixed with a clear mixer to create a Cerulean Blue, which complemented Gaga's Valentino dress.

As the world-renowned stylist continued, he used the Joico Blonde Life Brightening Veil throughout the star's hair. Then, he continued by combing through her hair. "I took the ghd detangling comb and combed through her hair. Then, I used the ghd natural bristle radial brush in size 1 and did a full blow-out using the ghd air hair dryer." Using high heat, Aspiras, then ran the ghd Platinum+ Styler through Gaga's locks before applying the Joico Body Shake Texturizing Finisher throughout her hair.

Using the ghd oval dressing brush, the celebrity stylist put her hair into a ponytail before wrapping her hair into a partial half bun, leaving her hair parted to each side of her hair. Then, Aspiras curled the ends of the hair using the ghd soft curl iron.

To finish the look, the Aspiras applied the Joico Humidity Blocker Finishing Spray.

 Will Lady Gaga win tonight? I don't know about you, but if 'Shallow' doesn't win the Golden Globe Award, I don't think I would trust this awards show.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Lady Gaga's hair look for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards. #GoldenGlobes

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Is Lady Gaga starting her own beauty brand?

Lady Gaga is a woman of many talents, as she is a singer, songwriter, and now actress. But what I find fascinating is how recently when browsing Justia, I discovered the beauty brand "Haus Beauty" when looking at the beauty brand trademarks. Upon independent research, I discovered that the same trademark is owned by "Ate My Heart Inc." which own various trademarks including the "Lady Gaga" name, "Monster", "Jo Calderone", "Haus of Gaga", "Lady Gaga Fame", "Eau De Gaga", "Miss Asia Kinney", "Haus Labs" and her newest, Haus Beauty. 

Now I do believe some of these names are already active, as Lady Gaga "Fame" was her fragrance she sold back in 2012. Although her fragrance smelled great, it lacked silage and left an awkward gray stain on if made in contact with clothing. The body of the bottle itself was unique and definitely epitomized who Gaga represented at the time.

I do believe the other names are current including her own; however, I think Haus Beauty is very new which tells me this will be the name of a project in the near future. I also think Haus Labs will be her very own laboratory and/or manufacturer. With so many entertainers creating their own beauty brands (Rihanna's Fenty Beauty being one of the latest), I think it will be great for Lady Gaga to follow as her makeup always looks amazing.

I am thinking Lady Gaga is going to start a true beauty empire based on these names. As one can only hope, we can only speculate what her plans are. So, I think we may learn more about her beauty business ventures in 2019. I don't know about you, but I really love Lady Gaga and cannot wait to see what she does next.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Radio Ga Ga by Sarah Afshar

All we hear is Radio Ga Ga! Radio, what's new? Someone still loves you! Yes, I decided to record this song again on Smule. This time I used the Super Pop filter. I am not sure what I think of the effect.
 
I recorded the song originally back in January with on a light studio filter. You can listen to that recording here.

 
To listen to my recording of Radio Ga Ga by Queen simply watch the video above. If the video doesn't play, just click here to listen. Do you know anyone who doesn't love this song?

Monday, May 2, 2016

Get the hair look: Lady Gaga at the 2016 Met Gala


Lady Gaga at the 2016 Met Gala.
(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
When it comes to being bold with style, Lady Gaga is a true risk taker. In fact, the pop star really made a statement Monday night at the 2016 Met Gala when she wore a tech theme Versace leotard with fishnet stockings along with a circuit board-inspired jacket with square shoulder pads. Although mother monster didn't wear pants, she wore perilous platform stilettos that were about at least 10 inches. As Gaga rocked a bold red lip along with a bold brow, her makeup really slayed the night; however, her hair really made a statement on it's own. And what better way to blow up the spotlight than with haute blonde hair by Haus of Gaga's very own Frederic Aspiras.

"My inspiration for the hair look was futuristic metal pop princess Gaga," Frederic Aspiras said about the hair look.

So, is it possible to re-create this hair look? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Aspiras started this look by shampooing and conditioning the pop star's hair. For this look, he used the Matrix Total Results Rock It Texture Shampoo followed by the Matrix Total Results Rock It Texture Conditioner. These products work amazingly to clarify and prime the hair.

As Aspiras continued with this hair look, he towel dried Gaga's hair before applying the Matrix Total Results Moisture Cure. This product works to detangle the hair. After applying this product, Aspiras simply combed Gaga's hair to get the tangles out. Once he accomplished this, he applied mousse throughout her hair and started to begin to section, for blow drying.

Then, starting at the nape of the hair, Aspiras applied the Matrix Total Results Wonder Boost Root Lifter to the roots of Lady Gaga's hair. When drying the hair it is very important to repeat this for every section while drying the hair. Now, taking a curling iron, Aspiras began to create a few loose waves throughout the hair. As he continued with this hair look, he applied the Matrix Style Link Mineral Mess Maker Sea Salt Spray. This product adds fantastic texture. For this look, Aspiras also embraced the 'tousle and twist' as you spray concept.

To complete this hair look, the Haus of Gaga hairstylist applied the Matrix Total Results High Amplify Hair Spray, which works to hold the height of the hair. And the best part is, it promotes a long-lasting style that lasts for hours and hours.

Congratulations! You have just re-created the Lady Gaga's hair look at the 2016 Met Gala.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Top 10 best Lady Gaga songs

Lady Gaga (aka Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) is a singer and songwriter from the big apple. Before her big break in 2008 with her first album The Fame, Gaga was a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. With 6 Grammys and 13 VMAs along with 13 Guinness World Records, Gaga is clearly one of the best-selling artists of all time. So, what are Mother Monster's best songs?
 
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