Style Icon: Lady Gaga

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From her infamous meat dress to the legendary McQueen heels she constantly rocks, there is no doubt that Lady Gaga has cemented her style icon status in fashion history. Stefani Germanotta, also known as Lady Gaga, is a reminder that fashion isn’t just about comfort or trends, it is about provocation.

A rebel and renegade when it comes to culture, music, and fashion, Gaga considers fashion as a big part of her artistry. This Mother Monster and ArtPop maven is blazing the trail for those who tread the off-the-beaten path and thrive on taking fashion risks.

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Fortune favors the brave, as they say. Take inspiration from Lady Gaga’s bravado and style savvy, and take a little walk on the wild side of fashion. Here are 10 of my favorite looks from Lady Gaga:

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Lady Gaga never ever does a basic street style look. Ballet flats is foreign to her vocabulary. Here she struts in the highest of heels and, though this outfit is relatively simple for Gaga, she still puts her own unique twist to it with the renaissance painting print on her dress. Elements of art is a main component in her personal style.

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One of her earlier looks, the hair bow and the pink neon pumps combination is a modern take on Minnie Mouse. This is is vintage Gaga doing what she does best, which is taking a pop culture reference and making it a part of her creative expression.

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Hooded blazers with sharp shoulder angles is right up Lady Gaga’s alley. Throughout her sartorial journey, you will spot this details. Gaga loves hooded jackets, blazers, and cover-up–it just adds that extra layer of mystery.

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Gaga works a bit of grandma chic as she steps out in this ensemble. Appropriating brocade, pearls, and handheld frame bags and making it her own, Gaga works her fashion magic and gives granny outfits a dose of haute couture.

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Outrageous hats and headpieces are one of Lady Gaga’s fashion signatures. This stunning teal and pink color blocked dress still manages to look sleek while being edgy, especially when it is paired with that sculptural headpiece.

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This is how Lady Gaga does Chanel. With a pair of studded to the max platforms, Gaga dons a Chanel ball gown along with the brand’s bag and accessories. This is the Chanel tweed suit gone haute couture.

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When Lady Gaga walks the red carpet in an elegant white dress like this, people are more surprised. She can definitely still make entrance without the hoopla. Standing on her own sense of style, Gaga can look sophisticated and impeccably chic. She certainly does that in this pristine white gown with an embellished waist detail.

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The queen of ArtPop proves why she owns that title in this McQueen frock. Emblazoned with a print of Renaissance art and topped with an amazing gold feather Phillip Treacy hat creation, this is uniquely Gaga at her evening wear best.

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Lady Gaga popularized these shockingly high heel-less heels, and made heel-less shoes the next big thing in the mid 00’s. These gravity defying heels is now definitely a part of fashion history.

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How does Lady Gaga dress for the airport? In head to toe forest green, of course. From the immaculate leather coat dress, her Louboutins, and green hair to match, Gaga shows us why she is and will always be one of this century’s style icons and one of fashion’s foremost rebels.

I love Lady Gaga! And even if I can’t rock 7-inch heels like her on a daily basis, I continue to be inspired by her amazing and fearless love of fashion. Spread the Gaga love!

Lady Gaga Style Images from: Elle.com, Grazia Daily, HarpersBazaar.com, and Glamour UK.

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Style Icon: Kate Moss

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Kate Moss will go down in fashion history as one of this century’s most influential tastemakers and style setters. Moss morphed from iconic supermodel to trend starter and eventually, to a bona fide fashion designer. Her fashion collaboration with Topshop is the definition of her personal style philosophy, she’s always loved mixing up her looks with high street brands. As a teenager, she didn’t have that much money so she scoured London’s Portobello Market for vintage or secondhand clothing. Her effortless way of mixing and matching are definitely reflected in her iconic style.

Here are my picks for Kate Moss’ most iconic looks:

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Although well-known for her edgy rock n’ roll style, she shows us that she can glam it up too. This canary yellow dress is pure red-carpet perfection.

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Leopard print is part of Kate’s signature style. She pairs it with flared jeans and a platform pumps, and a little subtle print-on-print with her striped tee.

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Denim cutoffs and Minnetonka boots was a late 00’s trend that Kate pioneered. The rest of the world followed suit, of course.

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Shown here at the launch of her Topshop collaboration, Kate shows everyone how to combine street style pieces like a leather jacket with a high fashion emerald green crepe gowns.

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Famous (and notorious) for her love of fur, Kate Moss wows clad head-to-toe in shades of powdery gray.

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Short hemlines are another Kate Moss signature.The body conscious cut of the dress is tempered by the absence of accessories.

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Kate Moss is often credited for popularizing slip dresses and ballet flats. Here she is looking flawless as she walks through the streets of London.

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Fitted tuxedo jacket and skin tight leather pants, this is quintessential Kate Moss. She always gravitates toward the rock n’ roll style and menswear-inspired cuts and tailoring.

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Image from Grazia Daily

 A thigh high double slit with low cut neckline revealing a sheer corset, Moss is an expert at showing skin without looking cheap.

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This Alexander McQueen piece is again testament to how her personality shines even through the most elaborate designs. This is a valuable fashion for everyone, you wear the dress, don’t ever let it wear you.

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Although all black is her style go-to, Kate Moss deftly embraces color in these fluid green wide leg trousers. She still keeps the proportions crisp with a tailored blazer.

Kate Moss is one of my style inspirations. I hope you learned a thing or two from her style. Remember, fashion is not about brands. It is about blending together different elements to step out in a look that is uniquely YOU.

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