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Lady Gaga Goes Bare Face For Porter Magazine

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It’s a stunt Lady Gaga has previously executed a couple times prior. Mother Monster went fresh faced for Harper’s Bazaar and V Magazine in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Completing the sans make-up trifecta, Gaga ditches all the glamor warpaint for Porter magazine.

Well, not completely bare. I’m sure some subtle mascara and nude cosmetics were used. Regardless of what or wasn’t applied, the “G.U.Y.” singer should really consider this less-is-more approach. With the 70s-looking hair, the 28-year-old entertainer is seriously channeling young Stevie Nicks, no? Check out a couple more pics snapped by Inez & Vinoodh below.

“It is often easy to forget that there is actually a young woman – and an exceptional musician – behind the wigs and the costumes, the hype and the theatrics. With these pictures, we wanted to reveal the woman behind the Lady, the artist behind the artifice. Indeed when I first saw Inez & Vinoodh‘s shot of Gaga wearing nothing but her grandmother’s vintage robe – the piece she often wears to write her music in – I just knew it had to be the cover. It felt authentic, personal and beautiful, and unlike any image I have seen of her before.” – Porter Magazine editor-in-chief Lucy Yeomans

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Not only is Lupita Nyong’o one of the breakout stars of the year thanks to her fantastic turn in 12 Years A Slave, but the Kenyan actress has proven herself to be a fashionista during this awards season. Event after event, Nyong’o impresses with each impeccably put together ensemble. She’s naturally stunning, but couple that with stylish threads, the woman is a knockout. It’s no wonder Miu Miu tapped her as one their leading ladies for their Spring 2014 ad campaign. I expect Nyong’o to be a fashion muse for years to come.

Along with Lupita, Miu Miu enlisted fellow rising actresses Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning and Bella Heathcote. Frequent Lady Gaga collaborators Inez and Vinoodh photographed the ladies, highlighting each of their individual unique styles during the process. Check out the other Hollywood starlets below.

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This shoot must’ve felt really weird for Rihanna. She’s typically not wearing this much clothing. Am I right or am I right?

“In front of the camera, she makes you feel like she is the only girl in the world,” said Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing in WWD. “When the woman that inspires you wears your creations, your vision feels complete.”

The “Diamonds” singer makes her debut as Balmain’s latest celebrity ambassador in the first batch of photos for their Spring 2014 ad campaign. RiRi channels 90s realness with her curly bob while wearing a leather jumpsuit, super sexy houndstooth suit, gold chain link top and pink kimono-like robe. Frequent Lady Gaga photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin snapped the visuals.

I have to say, I’m liking this curly coif and subtle natural-looking makeup on Rihanna. Haute couture really suits her. Let’s face it, love Rihanna, but she can sometimes look a little trashy. Check out more images below.

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Surprise! Lady Gaga Gets Naked For New ARTPOP Film

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Lady Gaga scored her second No. 1 album of her career. Though it debuted at the top slot, ARTPOP sold considerably less than its predecessor. Born This Way moved a whopping 1.1 million units during its first week while ARTPOP sold 258,000 copies. Sure, Born’s numbers were bolstered by a temporary 99 cent sale deal with Amazon, but even if you remove the discounted albums from the total, Born This Way still sold 668,000 copies- more than double what ARTPOP achieved.

To add insult to injury, both Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus earned bigger numbers with their recent releases. Prism sold 286,000 units, while Bangerz moved 270,000. Not even a season-high rated SNL appearance could bolster her numbers. Is Gaga passé?

Onto more positive news. The 27-year-old singer just released a new ARTPOP Film! Why she’s debuting it now is somewhat surprising. Perhaps last week might’ve been more timely. Don’t you think? Frequent collaborators Inez & Vinoodh capture Gaga in various outfits and sometimes nude in the two-minute long clip. Check it out below.

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Which Lady Gaga V Magazine Cover Is The Best?

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There hasn’t been a day this entire week on the site without a Lady Gaga post. Might as well keep the streak alive with another one about the “Applause” singer.

Last year, Gaga graced the cover of Vogue’s coveted September issue. This September, she finds herself on another publication’s cover, or should I say covers. V Magazine tapped Miss Germanotta for four covers. Whether she’s serving Chrissie Hynde fierceness in a sequined bolero or wearing a Versace paperclip dress, girlfriend is givin’ it. Gaga once again enlisted the dynamic photographing duo of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin to snap her in looks styled by her new fashion director Brandon Maxwell.

It’s definitely been a busy week for Mother Monster. From dealing with the leak of her new single, to hitting gay hotspots in West Hollywood to film the lyric video or just hitting the town in her clown makeup, the 27-year-old has been one busy drag queen ;) Check out all the covers below and weigh in on which one is your favorite.

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Lady Gaga Drops Yet Another ARTPOP Promo Pic

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Another day, another promo pic for Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP album. Once again, the photo was captured by Gaga’s frequent collaborators, Inez and Vinoodh. I can’t wait to hear the 27-year-old’s explanation for the prosthetic arm. It’s the second image that she’s incorporated the prop.

While I appreciate all the gorgeous artwork, I wish she followed a route similar to Katy Perry’s promotion for “Roar.” Those short snippet video promos from her are brill. What do you think of Gaga’s latest promo pic? Weight in below.

Lady Gaga Debuts ‘Applause’ Cover Art: Yay or Nay?

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After being relatively quiet for months, you just knew Lady Gaga was going to return with a big bang. Subtle isn’t exactly her middle name. In addition to unveiling yet another ARTPOP promo pic, the 27-year-old singer confirmed the title of her upcoming album’s lead single and debuted its cover art. “Applause” which was co-written with DJ White Shadow is an ode to Gaga’s relationship with her fans.

“In my heart of hearts as I was writing, I knew that if I asked [the fans] to cheer for me before I sang or if I alluded to the fact that they would cheer for me before I sang….They do that all the time for me; before I even open my mouth, the fans start cheering for me, so this exclamation.” – Lady Gaga

Once again, Gaga teamed up with frequent collaborators, photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for her latest photo shoot. Some have noticed the “Applause” cover art resembles David Bowie’s previous covers. If the resemblance is intentional, it wouldn’t be the first time she’s looked to Bowie for inspiration. Her lightning bolt eye makeup during her “Just Dance” phase was definitely an homage to him.

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Last month we received our first look at Beyonce’s collaboration with H&M. Today, the Swedish retailer revealed more visuals from their summer ad campaign. Even Lana Del Rey fans who were upset she was replaced with Bey have to admit, the 31-year-old singer is nothing but fierce in these new visuals. There’s nothing to do but “Bow Down.” Side note: I wonder if it was planned that in every picture, one hand had to be over her head. Every shot has her showing her pits ;)

As with the previously released image, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin snapped Mrs. Carter on location in the Bahamas. Whether reclining on a beach chair or posing against a colorful wall, she’s modeling from head to toe. Tyra Banks would be so proud. Check out more pics below.

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