Lady Gaga on FLARE’s December cover

Lady Gaga Fare Magazine December 2009 Photos Lady Gaga on FLAREs December cover

Lady Gaga’s OTT schtick has worn thin for me, so I wouldn’t say I’m the biggest fan of this cover look. But then I read these quotes from her inside the mag:

“Fashion saved my life. It was complete liberation… it made me feel powerful, ambitious and much more resilient.”

and

“We all need an image that screams, ‘I’m an individual!’ I think Jennifer Aniston is beautiful — she’s gorgeous — but I prefer to look interesting rather than pretty.”

I’ve always been in the “I want to look pretty” camp—even more so as a beauty editor—so the concept of using an outrageous fashion and beauty sense as a form of therapy, in a way, is definitely foreign to me. But this gives me a bit more of an appreciation for what’s behind those outfits!

What do you think? Do you prefer to look pretty or interesting?

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Monica
Friday, November 6/2009 at 7:24 pm

I love this makeup on her but can’t stand the over-processed hair! I’d rather look pretty & fresh faced than interesting. Just adding my two cents, but I think her look is totally marketed. Although I think she’s talented, would her music have gained such popularity if she was “just another pretty face?”

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Sunday, November 8/2009 at 6:31 pm

Yes that hair looks like pink straw! And good point about the marketing… sadly, she probably wouldn’t be nearly as successful with regular-girl hair/makeup/clothes.

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