Lady Gaga: ‘My definition of beauty goes against the grain’

Lady Gaga hopes her “against the grain” looks encourage fans to embrace their uniqueness rather than aim for physical perfection. The Bad Romance singer is known for wearing wacky, experimental outfits that grab headlines. Accordingly, Gaga has now op…

Lady Gaga hopes her “against the grain” looks encourage fans to embrace their uniqueness rather than aim for physical perfection.

The Bad Romance singer is known for wearing wacky, experimental outfits that grab headlines. Accordingly, Gaga has now opened up about how she is optimistic that her chameleon approach to style encourages her followers to find out what works for them rather than aspiring to fit into conventional beauty standards.

“Even though I might wear skimpy outfits sometimes and I’m sitting here with no pants on with my big shoes, my definition of beauty has always been very against the grain,” she said during an interview for Australia’s The Sunday Project. “I just dressed like how I felt like dressing today, how I wanted to do my hair, how I wanted my make-up to look.

“But I would never want to send a message to anyone, especially a young person, that you have to be perfect in any type of physical way in order to be a beautiful person.”

The 34-year-old went on to insist that her looks weren’t responsible for her successful career.

“I didn’t get here because I’m pretty. I’m not a supermodel. I make music and it’s my brain and my heart that got me here and a lot of hard work,” Gaga stated.

The Poker Face hitmaker then appeared to reference her boyfriend Michael Polansky, who she described as a “straight male who thinks highly of me”, and recalled how he praised her for always being authentically herself.

“It really meant a lot to me because I felt like I was really seen as a person, and it was really nice that I felt like I wasn’t being objectified by a man,” she added.

Gaga, who is currently promoting her new album Chromatica, went Instagram official with the business entrepreneur earlier this year.

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Lady Gaga casts superfans in lip crayon campaign for Haus Laboratories

Lady Gaga has thanked her superfans for their unwavering support by hiring six of them to star in her new lip crayon campaign for Haus Laboratories.The Bad Romance hitmaker launched her debut beauty line back in September, and to celebrate the recent l…

Lady Gaga has thanked her superfans for their unwavering support by hiring six of them to star in her new lip crayon campaign for Haus Laboratories.

The Bad Romance hitmaker launched her debut beauty line back in September, and to celebrate the recent launch of her Le Monster Matte Lip Crayon, the 33-year-old selected six diehard fans to model the latest addition to her cosmetics collection.

Kareem Rogers, Miah Crans, Catie Gudino, and Brendan Jordan were among those picked after they commented on an Instagram post from Haus Laboratories, and explained how Gaga had changed their life.

“No matter what I do in my career, in the heart of it will always be my fans and their stories,” the Shallow hitmaker told U.S. Elle magazine. “In many ways, this line is because of them and what they have shown me of the world.”

Kareem wants his appearance in the campaign to remind him to “never give up”, and thanked the Grammy-winning singer for allowing him to be “fearless and spread kindness.”

Aspiring musician Miah claimed Gaga had helped her to “live my truth as a proud black trans woman” after transphobic high school students voted her Prom King.

“My profile tells me that I have a life expectancy of 30 years, so Lady Gaga’s music has really inspired me to just live unapologetically and be who I am fearlessly,” she shared.

Elsewhere, social media influencer Brendan credited the A Star Is Born actress with giving him the courage to “pull out that queen energy” and push back against societal gender norms.

“I really felt like she was just the one that understood me and spoke to me,” he added.

The Le Monster Matte Lip Crayon, $18 (£14), is available in 12 shades and can be purchased on Amazon.

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Lady Gaga wants Haus Laboratories to break ‘the status quo of beauty’

Lady Gaga created Haus Laboratories to rebel against what society considers to be beautiful. The Bad Romance hitmaker announced in July that she was venturing into the beauty industry with Haus Laboratories, with her first make-up collection comprised…

Lady Gaga created Haus Laboratories to rebel against what society considers to be beautiful.

The Bad Romance hitmaker announced in July that she was venturing into the beauty industry with Haus Laboratories, with her first make-up collection comprised of lip liners, lip glosses, and eyeshadows.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey for Elle magazine, Gaga explained that she wants to use her brand to rebel against the current standards of beauty in today’s society.

“I felt that I had the platform and had built the foundation around what I stand for, so that when this company came out, it would be a rebellion in a kind way against the status quo of beauty as it is today, which is in many ways on social media, a competition,” she said. “It’s a beauty pageant in a lot of ways. This company exists in an influential space in culture where we say, ‘Our Haus. Your Rules.’ And everyone is welcome – all gender identities…. all gender identities, all racial identities, everyone, every age. This is for everyone.”

The 33-year-old shared that she decided to take the plunge with the company this year because she felt she could dedicate enough time to it.

“I wanted to put everything into it, which I do with everything that I do. I don’t just put a company together, hire a staff, and have them do it. I said this the other night at our launch: ‘My fingerprints are all over this. It’s a crime scene,'” the star continued.

Elsewhere in the interview, Oprah asked Gaga about her quirky, headline-grabbing outfits and asked if she felt pressure to constantly outdo herself. Accordingly, the singer admitted she used to deliberately be shocking and think “What am I going to do next to get people’s attention?” but she recently realised she was on a “greater mission on this Earth than to freak the hell out of people”.

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Lady Gaga’s Golden Globes dress to be auctioned off by hotel maid

A maid from The Beverly Hilton hotel is auctioning off the dress Lady Gaga wore to the 2019 Golden Globe Awards.The Bad Romance singer made a splash when she stepped out in the custom-made periwinkle Valentino gown at the ceremony in January, where she…

A maid from The Beverly Hilton hotel is auctioning off the dress Lady Gaga wore to the 2019 Golden Globe Awards.

The Bad Romance singer made a splash when she stepped out in the custom-made periwinkle Valentino gown at the ceremony in January, where she scooped the Best Original Song – Motion Picture prize for Shallow – her duet with Bradley Cooper from the hit movie A Star Is Born.

However, an employee from The Beverly Hilton named Sara Corea has now claimed that she found the dress on 8 January and handed it into the lost and found department at the luxury venue, and as no one collected the couture piece, she was given the garment to keep in September.

She has now put the dress up for auction via Nate D. Sanders Auctions, with the bidding opening at $8,000 (£6,230). The auction is currently scheduled to take place on 31 October, with the dress presented with a letter from Corea explaining how the item came into her possession.

“I turned in the dress to the lost and found on the 8th of January 2019,” she wrote in the note. “After the time legally held by lost and found, they gave it to me as a gift from her and today I want to auction the dress.”

Yet, according to TMZ.com, there’s a chance the auction may not go ahead as the gown didn’t actually belong to Gaga, 33, but was loaned to her by Valentino for the event.

A source has told reporters at the website that executives at the Italian label have alleged the dress was stolen and are planning to report the theft.

On the evening of the Golden Globes, Gaga teamed her one-of-a-kind dress with $5 million (£3.9 million) worth of Tiffany & Co. diamonds and complemented the look by dyeing her platinum blonde hair a matching shade of blue.

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Lady Gaga takes ice baths straight after concert

Lady Gaga jumps into an ice bath to help her body recover after a show. The Bad Romance singer always put on a high-energy performance during her concerts so she ensures her body recovers from the show by hopping into an ice bath, which helps ease sor…

Lady Gaga jumps into an ice bath to help her body recover after a show.

The Bad Romance singer always put on a high-energy performance during her concerts so she ensures her body recovers from the show by hopping into an ice bath, which helps ease sore and aching muscles and reduce any swelling, before going into a warm bath, which helps tight muscles relax, and using a compression suit to further reduce swelling.

Lady Gaga shared her post-performance routine with fans on Instagram on Thursday after her Enigma gig at Park MGM in Las Vegas.

“Post-show routine: ice bath for 5-10 min, hot bath for 20, then compression suit packed with ice packs for 20. #rocknroll #enigma #gaga #gagavegas #vegas,” she wrote in the caption of the slideshow.

The first picture showed the pink-haired star gritting her teeth for the camera as she laid in water filled with ice cubes, the next depicted her closing her eyes and protecting her modesty while sitting naked in the metal bathtub, and the third image showed her wearing the large hi-tech suit as she lays out with an eye mask on.

Earlier that day, the 33-year-old, who suffers from chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, had also given fans an insight into her pre-show routine.

She posted a picture showing her emerging from a swimming pool wearing a pink swimsuit and matching goggles and shared that she does a “hard workout” followed by some laps. Gaga also posted footage of her warming up her muscles while dressed in her show costume backstage.

Her post-show relaxation routine would have come in handy following Thursday night’s show, during which she fell off the stage with a fan who had picked her up.

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Nicola Formichetti collaborated with Lady Gaga’s fans for Las Vegas museum

Nicola Formichetti worked with Lady Gaga’s fans for the Haus of Gaga exhibition. The Bad Romance hitmaker is showcasing her iconic outfits at the mini-museum, including her meat dress from the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, her custom cigarette shades fr…

Nicola Formichetti worked with Lady Gaga’s fans for the Haus of Gaga exhibition.

The Bad Romance hitmaker is showcasing her iconic outfits at the mini-museum, including her meat dress from the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, her custom cigarette shades from the Telephone music video, and her Ally costume from Oscar-winning movie A Star is Born.

Gaga has dreamed for years of creating a space for fans to enjoy her costumes, and the exhibition features more than 20 outfits and over 40 wigs accessories and shoes.

And Formichetti, Gaga’s frequent collaborator, called upon the singer’s fans, known as Little Monsters, to help her fact-check and even decide on the pieces to be shown in the museum.

“One of the most fun things we did was actually collaborate with her Little Monsters. That was very special for me,” he told Paper magazine. “We contacted all the super fans, her Little Monsters, to initially get the vibe of what kinds of stuff they wanted to see. Which looks were their favourite, and also fact checking.

“They’re so anal about the dates. ‘Oh no, she wasn’t wearing that shoe on that day’, so we were checking facts with her Little Monsters. This space is for her fans, so I wanted to collaborate with her fans to give it back to them.”

The Diesel artistic director and Nicopanda founder was overcome with emotion when visiting the exhibition before it opened to the public, and revealed they chose to organise the exhibition as a “10-year stamp” on Gaga’s career.

“There are so many memories. It’s her life, it’s our lives. It’s almost like perfume – you remember that moment with a smell, it’s very much like that,” he explained. “It feels weird, but it’s sort of like a nice 10-year stamp to say, ‘Look what we did and thank you’, in a way to her fans.

“But this is just the beginning, I feel. The movie (A Star Is Born) changed things completely. She just keeps surprising people.”

The Haus of Gaga is open to the public until 8 November.

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Bradley Cooper terrified of being ‘bottled’ while filming at Glastonbury

Bradley Cooper feared singing in front of the “tough crowd” at Britain’s iconic Glastonbury festival.The Hangover star filmed scenes for new movie A Star Is Born, in which he stars alongside Lady Gaga, at the four-day music event, which is held in Some…

Bradley Cooper feared singing in front of the “tough crowd” at Britain’s iconic Glastonbury festival.

The Hangover star filmed scenes for new movie A Star Is Born, in which he stars alongside Lady Gaga, at the four-day music event, which is held in Somerset, England and has played host to iconic artists such as The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Beyonce and Coldplay.

And in an interview with British newspaper The Sun, the 43-year-old admitted he was afraid he would get bottled on stage while performing as country artist ­Jackson Maine.

“I didn’t know if they were going to throw bottles at me,” he laughed. “I was very nervous about Glastonbury as that is a tough crowd. (People were saying) ‘Who is this guy? What is happening? Where’s Kris Kristofferson?’”

And Bradley, who also directs the film, also didn’t help matters by refusing to play the song through the sound system.

“They couldn’t hear the music. We didn’t put anything through the PA system because we didn’t want the songs to go out, so the first five rows hear it,” he explained.

In the musical remake, Gaga plays Jackson’s protege Ally. After discovering the singer, Jackson falls in love and introduces her to the jetset lifestyle of a musician before he descends into alcoholism, shattering their relationship.

In an interview with People magazine at the movie’s Los Angeles premiere on Monday (24Sep18) the first-time director credited Gaga with encouraging him to sing in the movie.

“When I approached her, she said, ‘You are going to have to sing live as I cannot stand those lip sync-type movies.’ It was the scariest thing, but I really enjoyed it,” he told the publication. “She stopped after the first verse and said has anyone heard you sing? I said not really,” he explained. “She said, ‘Well, let’s record.’ The chemistry felt so good and so easy that I went to Warner Bros. the next day and played it for them,” he said explaining how he pitched the movie.

A Star Is Born begins hitting screens from 3 October.

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Lady Gaga: ‘Fame is very unnatural’

Lady Gaga has dubbed fame an “unnatural” state and urged Hollywood to do more to support artists struggling with substance abuse or mental health issues.Gaga will next be seen in film A Star is Born, in which she plays aspiring singer Ally, who struggl…

Lady Gaga has dubbed fame an “unnatural” state and urged Hollywood to do more to support artists struggling with substance abuse or mental health issues.

Gaga will next be seen in film A Star is Born, in which she plays aspiring singer Ally, who struggles to break into the music business with guidance from fading artist Jackson, played by Bradley Cooper.

The movie screened at the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) at the weekend (08-09Sep18) and at a press conference alongside her co-star, Gaga discussed the downside of fame.

“I think that would be wonderful, not just for artists, but the whole world, if we intervene early in life when we see people struggling,” the 32-year-old said, according to Billboard. “Fame is very unnatural. And we see that Jack is struggling in this film. There’s substance abuse, there’s trauma”, explained the Bad Romance hitmaker, whose character Ally is seen struggling with depression and a lack of confidence during the film.

In 2016, Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, won a Golden Globe for her role as The Countess in Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Hotel, successfully making the switch to Hollywood.

“I just feel lucky to be here,” she smiled. “I’m an east coast Italian American from New York who dreamed of being an actress, and I didn’t make it, and so I gave up and pursued singing,” she continued, before paying tribute to Bradley, who is making his directorial debut with the movie which hits theatres in October.

The pair both gained confidence from each other, with Bradley praising Gaga’s acting skill and her, his singing.

“She really gave me the confidence. We were singing 10 minutes into our first meeting,” Bradley recalled. “And I was freaking out over his voice, it was really good,” Gaga added.

“It’s one thing to sing in the shower, It’s another to sing in front of 20,000 people, The endorphins flow and your breath is the first to go,” he smiled.

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Lady Gaga moves to trademark Haus Beauty range – report

Lady Gaga is reportedly moving to secure the copyright to create her own beauty brand.The Bad Romance singer, who is famed for her flamboyant beauty looks, is said to be planning to make a natural move to become a make-up mogul.According to editors at …

Lady Gaga is reportedly moving to secure the copyright to create her own beauty brand.

The Bad Romance singer, who is famed for her flamboyant beauty looks, is said to be planning to make a natural move to become a make-up mogul.

According to editors at The Blast, Gaga’s company Ate My Heart Inc. filed papers in February (18) to secure a trademark for her own cosmetics brand Haus Beauty. The documents state that Haus Beauty plans to develop a comprehensive range of products ranging from foundation, eyeliners, eyeshadows, lipsticks, bronzers, cleansers, beauty milks, perfumes, massage oils, self-tan, and even laundry products.

It’s a natural move for the visually creative singer, who, with her team Haus of Gaga, produces most of the clothing, props, stage sets, and make-up for her live performances, as well as other visual representations of her work, in-house.

Some of the most notable Haus pieces include the “meat dress” worn at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, and the “egg” vessel Gaga arrived in at the 53rd Grammy Awards.

In 2017, Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, moved to secure the trademark for a line of signature wines, wine coolers, punches and cocktails inspired by her family’s eatery.

However, the launch of the wine range, Joanne Trattoria Vino Blanco and Joanne Trattoria Vino Rosso, hit a snag. The US Patent and Trademark Office suspended the artist’s application, claiming the rights to use ‘Trattoria’ are already owned by another US company, reported The Blast.

The current copyright owner submitted an application to use the word Trattoria back in 2015.

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