Photo: Courtesy of Michael Spencer
Everybody Crazy for Gaga
by David Gargiulo
One voice reverberates through the world “We love Gaga”.
Her controversial Monster Ball tour has been a huge success.
Since the starting date of November 27th 2009 the tour cashed in over 25 million dollars
stopping by in major cities all over the globe like New York City, Toronto, London,
Dublin, Milan, Sydney, Yokohama, Paris, and many more.
The pop princess wowed us with mind bobbling choreographic spectacles, heavy-lidded stages,
and sci-fi eccentric skimpy costumes.
In an interview Lady Gaga tells Cosmo “I had a boyfriend who told me I'd never
succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song and that he hoped I'd fail.
I said to him, ‘Someday, when we're not together, you won't be able to order a cup of
coffee at the f***ing deli without hearing or seeing me.’”.
And she was right. Indeed, her debut album “The Fame” was awarded a Grammy
for Best Electronic/Dance Album and she was nominated for non less than 6 Grammys.
Her music has taken us by storm. We seriously cannot order a cup of coffee at the deli
without hearing her music. The night crowd lives for her. In the clubs when the atmosphere
chills down spin in a “Bad Romance” or a “Telephone” and be assure
things will heat up quickly and before you can even say “Gaga” you will have the
whole disco working the dance floor.
Ms. Gaga loves fashion and fashion loves her back. After less than two years since her debut
people in the industry identify in her a fashion icon. Frankly, we do not know if she is an
icon but her chameleonic ability is impressive. Her Haus of Gaga creative team is
highly innovative in the creation of freaky clothes, accessories, and hairdos.
Her fashion is all about shock else we cannot explain how she could wear a dress made of Muppets
or a firework throwing bustier. Her fashion sense is surely off the wall and extreme but no one
can deny that is well thought out with a mixture of pieces from the Haus of Gaga,
Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood,
Armani, and Comme Des Garcons
in a pleasant blend of sexy, artsy and quirky. There is really no limit to her creativity.
Any time she is spotted she has something to get your camera click. In less than two years
the Lady revolutionized the electro-pop music industry and be assured she is here to stay
and mesmerize us for a long time.
by Kevin Sinclair
The material girl's collection for Macy's this Tuesday August 3rd is sure to bring Madonna's devoted fans
running to get their hand on her 80's retro styles. Although it is geared towards females,
boys don't fret since things are so post-gender now finding that special piece to mix in
your closet is going to be a breeze.
What's so fascinating about this collection is that it is inspired by her 80's iconic outfits.
Expect to see undergarments on top of lace leggings, denim shorts with studded jackets,
boyfriend shorts, gloves, crucifixes... you get the idea. Can you say “like a virgin”.
That's right, the collection looks like someone took Madonna's iconic phases and hung it on a hanger. And her plan is to keep the cost at a sweet price range of $12 to $40 dollars.
Photo: Courtesy of Finlay McWalter
A Night at the Museum
by David Gargiulo
Done dancing? Now what's next? Leave your drink behind and head up
through the galleries to admire a Kandinsky or a Miró.
Since 2008 many museums in NYC open their gates after dusk.
On Fridays and Saturdays you can walk the galleries of MOMA for free or enjoy a cocktail in the interior lounge.
First Friday of most months the Guggenheim museum spices things up.
Guggenheim works the crowd with the vibes of the most popular NY's DJs.
Just a word of warning: be there early the party rocks and the museum gets packed quickly.
It's worth keeping an eye on the Whitney museum that conquers its portion of NY night life with artistic live performances.
Check out the current “off the wall” performance exhibition that, as the name suggests, expect it to be, well...atypical.
First Saturdays are the Brooklyn museum nights. Grab a Brooklyn Lager, dance the museum's dance floor and do not forget to visit the new Andy Warhol exhibition.
Other museum that offer after dark entertainment in NYC are the Rubin Museum, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts.