Lady Gaga Goes Ga-Ga Over The Carrera Champion Shades
It’s the performance element of Lady Gaga’s work that we find so irresistible. Sure, “Poker Face” and “Just Dance” have”club anthem” embedded in their musical DNA but it’s not just Gaga’s repertoire that keeps us watching her every move. Nope. It’s the fact that she’s unpredictable, that she defies convention, that she embraces all the odd and even freakish aspects of her personality and amplifies them, turning up the volume ’til we feel the beat coursing through our veins. With every public appearance, Lady Gaga is entertaining us — whether, she’s alluring (with her edgy, platinum blond hair and curvy bod), beguiling us (with everything from face masks to finger nails decorated with playing card designs), perplexing us (cue the Alexander McQueen-designed red lace dress and matching face mask she wore to the VMAs), disturbing us (as with her blood-soaked VMA performance), or amusing us. She’s a breath of fresh air in a stale pop climate in which executives have controlled artists’ expression to the point of establishing an assembly line of performers who are virtually indistinguishable from one another. And, yes, this is a gal who knows fashion inside and out, which is why Cavalli, Gautlier, and McQueen have all clamored to work with her.
So when the video for Lady Gaga’s new single, “Bad Romance” premiered earlier this week, we couldn’t stop staring at the experimental, over-the-top costumes she flaunted in every scene: from a kerchief-like halter dripping with diamonds and gemstones paired with silver panties and knee-high white boots to a gold dress with a voluminous bubble skirt worn with matching leggings and exaggerated platform shoes, and a strapless red jumpsuit with geometric cutouts. In one scene, she walks across a room wearing a robe constructed out of a white bearskin rug and the camera zooms in on her face — and the white Carrera Champion sunglasses (pictured above) framing her face make her wine-colored lipstick appear all the more vibrant and sultry.
But could you pull them off? Absolutely! The rounded shape of the lenses and the contrast between the white metal white frame and the gray lenses add just the right amount of drama, while still making the sunglasses accessible to all. Perfect for creating your own paparazzi-worthy wintry look, the Carrera Champion shades have all the makings of a beautiful fashion romance.
Carrera Champion sunglasses, $120. Available at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques (SolsticeStores.com)