Gaga reportedly has a makeup line in the works

Mother Monster may be in the process of creating her first makeup line.

That’s according to Harper’s Bazaarwhich is reporting that Lady Gaga‘s company Ate My Heart Inc. had filed a trademark back in January for something named “Haus Beauty.” The trademark, says Harper’s Bazaar, covers “everything from cosmetics to perfumes, colognes, and even skincare.”

While Harper’s Bazaar says that even though all signs are pointing to a forthcoming beauty line, a filed trademark doesn’t guarantee a finished product — or line of products.  But if her recent Instagram posts hold any secrets, cosmetics are almost definitely coming; Harper’s Bazaar points out that the singer and actor has been sharing several selfies that have pink and red lipsticks as their central focus.

But only time will prove the validity of the speculation — and here’s hoping it’s true!

Biden and Gaga team up against sexual assault

What do you get when you put a pop star and the former vice president of the United States in one video? A powerfully moving appeal to support sexual assault survivors.

According to HuffPost, former Vice President Joe Biden and Lady Gaga teamed up to create a PSA for Biden’s “It’s On Us” campaign, a project he started in 2014 to stop sexual assaults on college campuses around America. In the video, HuffPost says the duo not only asks viewers to not be bystanders to abuse, they also urged survivors to seek support.

“I am a sexual assault survivor,” Gaga said in the video. “I know the effects, the aftermath, the trauma ― psychological, physical, mental. It can be terrifying waking up every day feeling unsafe in your own body.”

But, Gaga followed her experience by saying that having a support system that is loving and safe can help survivors power through.

Biden spoke on the importance of intervention this way: “It’s on everyone to intervene, to stop abuse when they see it, and when they hear about it, to intervene.”

Agreed. Watch the PSA here.

 

Tiffany & Co. debuts new ad with Lady Gaga

Super Bowl LI gave us a double dose of all things Lady Gaga: a stellar half-time performance and a new ad for Tiffany & Co. that aired during the telecast.

According to Glamour, the “Perfect Illusion” singer took a break from practicing for her Super Bowl gig to film a 60-second ad spot for the timeless jewelry company in which she invokes the simple elegance of a present-day Audrey Hepburn. In a head-to-toe black ensemble, Glamour says Gaga conveyed “an understated message of femininity, rebellion, and power—a mission that syncs with Gaga’s recent trajectory well.”

Showcasing the Tiffany HardWear Collection, Gaga’s ad is part of the company’s Legendary Style Series, says Glamour, which was photographed by David Sims and featured Grace Coddington (of Vogue fame) as the project’s creative director. Reflecting on her involvement with Tiffany, Glamour said Gaga recalled her New York roots to explain her love of the brand:

“In New York, you’re born knowing that Tiffany is the best, and that it is where the magic happens,” she said. “The brand is definitive and iconic, yet continues to push and evolve with the times. To me, Tiffany represents timeless American jewelry.”

If Gaga’s ad inspired you to shop the HardWear collection, Glamour reports that it will “be available on Tiffany.com beginning May 2 and in stores April 28,” while limited preorders began on Feb. 5.

Stars support education for girls around the world

Countless girls may be one step closer to achieving an education thanks to the help of a celebrity-backed campaign.

According to Teen Vogue, 81 celebrities — including Lady Gaga, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Danai Gurira and Rashida Jones — have “signed an open letter that is part of ONE‘s campaign to support education of girls all around the world.”

Called “Poverty is Sexist,” the organization’s campaign seeks to help the nearly 130 million girls who lack funds necessary to attain a proper education secure just that, says Teen Vogue; the open letter signed by some of Hollywood’s best and brightest will be sent to leaders around the world in the hopes that action will be taken to give all girls access to education.

“All children deserve a good education, but in the poorest countries girls are denied it more often than boys,” the open letter says, according to Teen Vogue. “Education is vital for moving out of poverty. Every additional year of school that a girl completes increases her future earnings, which is good for her family, her community and her country.”

To help girls get the education they deserve, add your name to the letter here.

 

Gaga to be fifth female Super Bowl headliner

Headlining the Super Bowl halftime show is no small feat, and this year, the Mother Monster has the honor of holding court over the most-watched concert of the year.

According to BillboardLady Gaga announced on Thursday, Sept. 29 that she will be headlining the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, becoming the fifth female ever to headline the show.

Billboard points out that while many female artists have been featured in performances over the years, the only true female headliners have taken to the stage in the past 20 years.

Previous female headlining acts include Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Madonna and Diana Ross.

 

Lady Gaga wants you to ‘love bravery’

They’ve performed duets and are collaborating on an album, but Lady Gaga and Elton John’s friendship doesn’t stop there.

According to People, the pair are set to launch a fashion line at Macy’s called, “Love Bravery,” which includes clothing and accessories ranging from “keychains to sweatshirts to graffiti-print skateboards (but of course) features piano key prints, heart motifs [and] claw-shaped items (for Gaga’s little monsters) and Gaga’s face (for her mega monster fans).”

Hitting stores on May 9, according to Fortune, the line aims to “make people feel proud of who they are,” and People says that 25 percent of the proceeds will go to Lady Gaga’s and John’s charities.

Designing the line with Lady Gaga’s sister Natali Germanotta and friend, stylist and fashion designer Brandon Maxwell, the pair had charity at the forefront of their minds while creating the line.

“We need to make the world a kinder and braver place where men and women everywhere are empowered to live with compassion,” Gaga said about the line in a statement. “That’s what Born This Way Foundation is all about, that’s what the Elton John AIDS Foundation is all about, and that’s what Love Bravery is all about.”

John summed up the line’s goal as aiming to bridge one’s outward appearance with their inner desires. “I love the idea of fusing who you are on the inside — your passions and dreams — with what you wear on the outside,” he said.

 

 

She Leads, You Follow: Oscars After Party Edition

After a night of stunning red carpet looks for the 88th annual Academy Awards, the after parties brought on a host of other high fashion ensembles that may have topped those from the awards.

Trading in her Dior Haute Couture ceremony gown for an Alexander Wang number, Jennifer Lawrence attended the after parties in a custom two-piece gown featuring a bustier top with barbell piercing and a black skirt with the same details stitching together a thigh-high slit, says InStyle. The Joy actress topped off her look with Anita Ko jewelry, an Alexander Wang bucket bag and metallic sandals.

Rachel McAdams headed out for a celebratory night in a light pink Naeem Khan number with head-to-toe beading, according to InStyle. The sexy look came courtesy of a deep V-neckline and a thigh-high slit, in addition to her platform silver heels.

Lady Gaga gave an alternative look, wearing an ultra-chic jumpsuit that was a custom creation by Brandon Maxwell, says ELLE. Featuring a peplum and a demi-skirted bottom, the “Til It Happens to You” singer completed her look with diamond earrings and an old Hollywood glam hairstyle.

Following suit in another custom ensemble was Mindy Kaling, who worked the after-party circuit in a tailor-made Salvador Perez number says ELLE. The quasi-tuxedo style gown featured an asymmetrical satin lapel with beading on the other side of the bodice. The Mindy Project star showed some skin in a deep V-neckline and side slit that grazed the top of her thigh.

Elizabeth Banks attended the after parties in a Ralph & Russo gown with a semi-sheer lace  beaded bodice, from which a dramatic cape flowed from her shoulders to the hemline of the gown, according to ELLE. Banks completed her regal look with a small frame clutch and an upswept hairdo.

Although these ladies are dressed to party the night away after the film industry’s most important celebration, there is one very important thing we can learn from their looks to apply to the way we dress every day:

While fit, V-necklines and embellishments can all combine to create fashionable looks, confidence is the most important thing you can ‘wear’ with any outfit. If you are confident in who you are, you will feel confident in what you’re wearing; this will shine through, allowing beautiful you to be the star of your look while your fashionable outfit will play a supporting role. Looking great on the outside is great, but knowing you’re great on the inside is worth so much more.

 

Gaga for Good

Lady Gaga has been known to shed light on important social issues, so it should come as no surprise that the pop star is using her talent yet again to literally give voice to another important issue of our day: campus rape culture.

According to HerCampus, Lady Gaga has recently released a new song for a documentary on campus rape culture called “Till It Happens to You.” The track, co-written by Gaga and Diane Warren, was “inspired by the singer’s struggle with the aftermath of being sexually assaulted by a record producer when she was nineteen years old.”

HerCampus says that the song will not only be featured in the documentary The Hunting Grounda film that details “rape culture and sexual assault on college campuses,” it will also be featured in “a PSA video about campus sexual assault directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starring Nikki Reed.”

Gaga told of her own experience with sexual assault in a 2014 interview with Howard Stern, explaining that she did not want to be defined by the traumatizing event. She went on to assert her strength over the experience, saying “I’ll be damned if somebody’s gonna say that every creatively intelligent thing that I ever did is all boiled down to one [expletive] that did that to me.”

Thank you, Lady Gaga, for not only shedding light on this important issue, but also teaching us that victims shouldn’t be defined by their circumstances.