Gaga + Vanity Fair = captivating

Ok, let me get this off my chest straight away. I’m not the biggest Lady Gaga fan. I respect how far she has come in such a short space of time, and love how she pushes the boundaries of fashion but other than that I’m not overly bothered by her or her antics. Even so, I couldn’t escape the huge buzz about her Vanity Fair cover for the September issue. Fully expecting some outlandish clothes and props, I was pleasantly surprised to see quite a simple, understated cover.

Here’s the behind the scenes video, which is amazing! Better than the cover shot, in my opinion. Gaga is just beautifully captivating and the styling is out of this world, it’s such a pity she ended up being naked with a grey wig on. I only say that because there could have been a really gorgeous, ethereal shot as the cover. But I do like the understated shot they chose. It strips away the mental-ness normally associated with her. 

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Kirsty
    August 8, 2010 / 9:15 pm

    thanks for posting this. unlike you, i'm actually pretty big fan of hers! i tried to fight it when she first got huge, but the catchy songs won me over! and when she wore mcqueen's armadillo shoes i just fell hard!

  2. WendyB
    August 9, 2010 / 1:36 pm

    Thanks for posting this! So cool. It does show some of the inside pictures being shot … not sure if you saw the whole magazine or not.

  3. Style Eyes
    August 10, 2010 / 5:53 am

    Yes not what I would have expected. Great pics though

  4. FortyNotOut
    August 10, 2010 / 1:28 pm

    I love her for her craziness but it was wonderful seeing her stripped down so to speak. She's really pretty xx

  5. Anonymous
    August 10, 2010 / 4:09 pm

    Really like ur blog and ur way of describing things! I'm a fan but this cover makes her look like cher!

  6. Dream Sequins
    August 11, 2010 / 1:50 am

    She's a naturally pretty girl- have you ever seen pictures of her from college? I always find myself shocked when I don't see crazy hats or sunglasses on her.

  7. Syed
    August 11, 2010 / 2:54 pm

    Not going lie, she annoys the heck out of me. Most of what she wears is just hyped up rubbish, but ever now and again she does manage some fierce stuff!

  8. Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog
    August 11, 2010 / 7:29 pm

    a very pretty girl, looks good in most of the things she wears, everyone has a right to look bad sometimes!!

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    August 24, 2010 / 9:09 pm

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