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Why Lady Gaga used to be Gothic Eye Candy – part 2

As I rambled yesterday, I’m not afraid to admit that I used to like Lady Gaga. It all started with her weird sense of fashion, then her videos, and next thing I knew, I actually liked her music. Though I must admit that Bliix‘s metal remixes had a lot to do with that.

So, in an attempt to feel better with myself, I have numbered the reasons why I believe Gaga’s style could have appealed to any goth. It’s no just me… right?

On with the rest of the list, featuring Telephone and Alejandro, after the jump.

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Why Lady Gaga used to be Gothic Eye Candy – part 1

You have to admit: Lady Gaga reached a point around 2009-2010 where she was pure gothic eye candy. Heavy lined eyes and make-up, weird platinum blond wigs, killer elaborate wardrobe full of Alexander McQueen? Yes, please.

I used to suck it up with the nonsensical lyrics just to watch those long, aesthetically pleasing and very Tarantino-ish videos of hers, where she always ended up killing someone. And I have to admit that after a certain amount of replays, I was singing “eh eh eh, stop telephonin’ me!” like any Little Monster.

But nowadays, there’s nothing gothicly gratifying enough in her videos that would make the music tolerable. Those bone prosthesis and the pure WTFery in Born this Way really ruined it for me, and Judas couldn’t fix it either.

So, for the sake of nostalgia, I’ll review Lady Gaga’s videos from the gothic perspective after the jump.

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Summer allies: shorts

With summer approaching and days getting warmer and warmer, I’ve found an ally in an unexpected place: a shorts display on Macy’s.

I wouldn’t have thought a pair of shorts would be so… useful. Being someone who has always preferred wearing skirts to pants, why waste the opportunity that lovely weather brings to wear them? The answer is: it’s so damn easy to pair them. Just throw on a t-shirt and chances are you’re good to go. Add some tights or leggings for added warmth, in those days when is too hot for jeans, but not hot enough for just the shorts.

And if you’re young and chances are you’re going to sit on the floor at any point during the day, you can do without flashing people.

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