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Lady Gaga Talks Her New Tattoo and That Meat Dress with Fans on Reddit

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Image: @ladygaga

Lady Gaga has had a pretty eventful 24 hours. She stopped by a tattoo shop to get some new, slightly terrifying ink done and this morning, she hosted an ask me anything session on Reddit. While the singer managed to skip over hardball questions, like why she associates with alleged sexual predators R.Kelly and Terry Richardson, she did answer a few burning inquiries from her fans. And she did it in the most Gaga way possible. 

Here’s what we found out about the singer:

On her new tattoo:My favorite tattoo is the one I got last night in Hamburg, its [sic] the Monster Paw, the symbol of my fans as they have held their paws high in the crowd every night since we became a community. I cherish it for its meaning, the loyalty, devotion, and strength we share. I wanted it engraved on me forever, <3.”

The meaning behind that infamous meat dress: “But there was a message behind that dress. I wore it attending the VMA’S [sic] with gay discharged soldiers from the military to make a statement. When we die, the meat on our bones bears no sexuality, no difference. We should not discriminate against those willing to give their life to protect Americans. Because when our lives are taken, we are meat all the same.”

She was named after a fern: “Its [sic] pretty cool, especially since its [sic] it is a-sexual [sic] fern, there are 19 species contained within the genus. All sexless, judgeless, How cool. How I wish to be.”

She may be a born and bred New York East Coast liberal, but Gaga loves to play with guns, just like any down-home “real” American: “I also like to shoot beer cans off the porch in PA with my bf, off our camo 4-wheeler.”

[via Reddit]

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CoverGirl Partners with Retailers for Girls Can Campaign

Janelle Monae

image: WENN

CoverGirl announced plans to grow its Girls Can campaign with a nationwide retail partnership this month. The campaign, which launched in February, features music artist Janelle Monáe as the lead spokesperson and is an initiative to inspire and empower young women to “overcome barriers and break boundaries.” The mass market retailers that are partnering with the beauty brand will promote the cause by selling specially marked Girls Can mascara. Sales from these efforts will benefit charities aligned with CoverGirl, including Girls Who Code, a charity that helps bridge the gap for females in the technology industry. In a statement to WWD, Esi Eggleston Bracey, general manager at CoverGirl Cosmetics, said, “Our mission is to change the conversation. We all have success stories, and we want to break down any areas that need to be broken through.”

[via WWD]

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Tyra Banks Is Launching a Cosmetics Company

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

Did you know that Tyra Banks went to Harvard Business School? It’s not like she made a big deal about it or mentions it all the time or anything. But she’ll be bringing it up a lot more now that she’s starting to promote her new beauty, ahem, beautytainment venture, Tyra Beauty.

Introducing her latest with a flashy video, rife with a jumble of made-up words and humblebrag hyperboles, Tyra heralds her new line as the future of beauty. But as the adage goes, there’s nothing new under the sun and the same rings true here. Part of Tyra’s cosmetics company is based on a model of direct selling, kind of like Avon. Salespeople, which the model calls “beautytainers,” throw parties or set up online shops where they can sell Tyra-branded products to other people. And this is why she went to Harvard Business School, folks. We think she could have saved the money and simply read Madam C.J. Walker‘s biography, but we guess she wanted to be really informed about the tried and true business model. (more…)

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Is Victoria’s Secret Courting Kendall Jenner?

Image: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

Image: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

In just two seasons, Kendall Jenner, armed with a set of long legs and an influential family name, has been reborn from a simple reality TV bumpkin into a bona fide model. It seems every designer these days is clamoring to get her in their clothes, and who can blame them? A runway appearance from Kendall is automatic press. And it sounds like Victoria’s Secret is sitting up and taking notice. 

According to In Touch, Kendall may be in the running to become America’s next top Victoria’s Secret model. The lingerie giant is reportedly courting the 18-year-old model to appear in its televised fashion show, which will take place in London this year. “They saw all the buzz she got from walking in New York Fashion Week,” a source told In Touch. “They’d love to lock in a contract with her.”

Considering her social media following and the press she continually gets from every show she walks, it’s not surprising that Victoria’s Secret would be eyeing her for a catwalk stint. But Kendall might have to hold off on her dreams of VS Angeldom. Word is, her momager, Kris Jenner is asking for quite a large sum for her little princess.

But even if casting Kendall comes with a hefty price tag, with the buzz it’s bound to set off, wouldn’t it be worth it?

What do you think? Do you think Kendall would make a good Victoria’s Secret model?

[via In Touch]

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Flashback: Vogue Paris April 2007 with Lara Stone by Terry Richardson

After the Alexander Wang x H&M campaign surfaced on our site, a comment from forum member BerlinRocks inspired this week’s Fashion Flashback. The campaign is reminiscent of a fashion story from inside the April 2007 issue of Vogue Paris, therefore we couldn’t help but hunt it down.

The cover in itself is a forgotten favorite. Lara Stone has fronted a handful of Vogue Paris issues and this always escapes from memory. The Dutch beauty was shot by Terry Richardson and styled by Carine Roitfeld wearing a top from Chloe teamed with a pair of shorts from American Apparel. This was one of the many shoots that started the Lara/Roitfeld love affair and it would certainly not be the last collaboration the two fashion industry icons would have together.

Flashback Vogue Paris April 2007 Lara Stone Terry Richardson

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Oddly enough, Lara doesn’t have an accompanying cover story. Although there’s plenty of content for everyone’s taste. Inside, we find stories from the likes of Mikael Jansson, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti and Craig McDean. We are treated to appearances from models, such as Malgosia Bela, Suvi Koponen, Iselin Steiro, Raquel Zimmermann, Caroline Trentini and Missy Rayder.

A story entitled “Chrono-Lagons,” photographed by Jansson, is the standout story from the 298-page issue. Jansson captured American model Missy under the summer sun nude, while hanging from the side of a boat wearing a range of expensive watches. Do you remember the edit we’re talking about? Summer fashion and nudity at their finest.

Familiarize yourself with the contents of French Vogue‘s April 2007 issue and don’t be afraid to reignite discussion inside the thread here.

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