13.3.10

Telephone, a.k.a. Lady Gaga and Beyonce Go Bonkers

Quite apart from the fact that the song is refusing to vacate even the smallest inch of space in my head, I love the video for the number of random associations it seems to be setting off (also for the fact that it features a little homage to Kill Bill: Volume 1, which is one of my favourite movies of all time), and for the copious use of major cat-eye-inducing eyeliner.

However, off the top of my head, I can't help thinking that the makeup is a massive factor in why Gaga looks so much like a peroxided Amy Winehouse.
Not that that is a bad thing, but it's fairly unmistakable:

My favourite part of the video- it involves mass murder in a diner, and Beyoncé + Gaga proceeding to dance it off in stars-and-stripey costumeThe killer detail here is the flag manicure on Beyoncé.
Which reminds me in a big way of Chanel's SS08 collection (pic below)- which was equally OTT Americana and featured an abundance of stars and stripes and blue denim- even Gaga's bikini above looks like it could have come from there- though I do realise that the inspiration wasn't necessarily Chanel, just the patterns we associate with Americana.
My other favourite bit: A Kill Bill homage! To the Bride's post-coma getaway car, no less.
screenshots taken by me

7 comments:

Mae said...

hell yeah girl, best post i've seen on the internet in a week. badass.

WendyB said...

I think Beyonce has never looked better!

Amy T said...

i love this video, her best yet i think

DNA (designers+artists) said...

Perhaps the makeup was intentional. I loved the exaggeration of colors nonetheless.

Blue Floppy Hat said...

Mae: I'm glad you like it.
WendyB: Totally agree on that- especially re: the hair, it's so Bettie Page when she first appears.

Amy T: agreed. It's quite the epic.

DNA: I wouldn't put it past Gaga, but I loved the look too.

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