Born as Stefani Germanotta in March 1986, Lady GaGa is known today as one of the greatest artists. Lady GaGa attended school in New York's Convent of the Sacred Heart. She first began writing songs as a teenager and she played on the open mic nights in several clubs at Manhattan. She performed in plenty of musicals and plays while in high school. Stefani joined the Tisch School of Arts in New York University at the age of seventeen.
With the help of her club connections in Lower East Manhattan, Stefani met and then began working with Rob Fusari, a producer in the year 2006. Fusari had been the one who helped her create the stage name of Lady GaGa, being inspired by the classic hit of Queen, "Radio GaGa". The name had been selected because both artists share a flamboyant spirit. She joined forces with Lady Starlight, a performance artist and DJ and the pair soon made a name with various stage projects for which Lady GaGa tickets had been sold out quite quickly in the initial days.
Unlike several counterparts in the club scene of the Lower East Side, she turned to pop as her main inspiration instead of rock. She gets her inspiration from a wide range of influences like Madonna, disco, the variety shows of the 70s and Cyndi Lauper. Akon had discovered this artist and he soon signed her to his record label after he heard her for the first time. She began work in 2008 on "Haus of GaGa" and her first album called The Fame had been released soon. Just Dance had been her first chart topping track and had been nominated as the Best Dance Recording for the 51st Grammys. Poker Face had been her other number one song. She headlined for her very first tour after she opened for Pussycat Dolls and New Kids on the Block. Her first tour was called The Fame Ball. Even for her first ever tour, Lady GaGa tickets had been very popular among the fans who quickly grabbed every chance to see the artist performing live on stage.
Def Jam had briefly signed her for a contract. However, no recordings had been made. It was in 2007 that she collaborated with Akon and had been signed up by Interscope as the songwriter. She has also written songs for various other artists during her career. While Akon had her for initial reference vocals, Akon sensed her talent and he helped her with the promotion of her career. It was then that her career as a solo artist first began.
With the help of a creative team called the House of GaGa she headed to the studio for the recording of her first album. The Fame had been Lady GaGa's first album and her first single had been Just Dance which had been released in April 2008 by Interscope. She went on the reunion tour of New Kids on the Block. Just Dance had been featured in the top pop 40 and her first album debuted on the top 20 for the album chart. Both her singles, Poker Face and Just Dance became number one smash hits and made her an instant success among pop fans from around the world. She followed these hits with LoveGame, her next single in the year 2009. RedOne had produced all three of these tracks. The track Paparazzi had been produced by Rob Fusari and was known for its controversial video made by Jonas Akerlund, featuring murder and death.
She is known as much for her unique fashion sense as she is known for her musical talent. Her stage performances as well as public appearances feature her in eye catching, flamboyant dresses and extravagant hair styles. Already known as a pop icon, Lady GaGa has achieved much in her short career. Lady GaGa tickets for her upcoming concert tour in Europe are currently available. Lady GaGa tickets are on sale for all of her tours starting from 5th December, 2010 to 16th April, 2011.
Creative. Conceptual. Quintessential. Sexy. Unique. These are just a few words that can describe Lady Gaga, who was crowned the most powerful celebrity in 2011 (she even beat Oprah!). Gaga is known for her activism, inspiring a "Born this Way" campaign, she has a following of 'little monsters', and is even coming out with a clothing line with her little sister, Natali. So it's not surprising that Gaga's passion for fashion can easily be translated into design and home décor.
One thing definitely applies for design inspired by Gaga: there are no rules! If you're itching to design a Gaga-inspired bedroom or lounge, remember that less is never best (because with Gaga, you can never have too much!). Just think of her many daring and exaggerated outfits; she is definitely a centerpiece herself. Speaking of centerpieces, I recommend an over-the-top chandelier as a focal piece - such as one of Foucault's orb crystal chandeliers, it is sure to be a conversation piece in itself. This chandelier (by Restoration Hardware) is reminiscent of Gaga's orb headpiece that she wore on the Fall Preview Issue (#60) of V Magazine or the Nasir Mazhar designed metal orbs that she wore in 2009 while performing at Saturday Night Live.
Texture is important when creating a Gaga-esque style. You can never have enough texture. Don't be afraid to mix and match! For example, you can try mixing silky soft bedding, in rich colours like fuchsia, royal purple or deep blue, with textured throw rugs or blankets. I recommend a beautiful sheepskin throw that you can elegantly drape at the foot of your bed to add a splash of colour and a touch of warmth. These rugs are also multipurpose because you can drape them over your chairs to protect the upholstery or add some comfort to your precious derriere. Don't forget to add some fun to your accessories, like incorporating oversized throw pillows with cutes silk bows on them, which draws from Lady Gaga's bow hair that she wore during her Poker Face days.
Go crazy with the wall colours. Don't be afraid to use bold paint colours or even patterned wallpapers (remember to colour block one feature wall boldly with either paint or wallpaper and then mute the surrounding walls). If you're going for the elegant Gaga look, I suggest using damask-patterned wallpaper in a dark colour, such as black or grey. You can even pick something that has a slight sheen to it. The dark colours will make your accents pop and draw more attention to your focal pieces, like the chandelier. A high gloss pink (or white) lacquered cupboard would not only act as a storage unit for your clothes, but would ground the space giving your colour palatte the ability to pop more. Make sure to include a variety of oversized floor mirrors so you can check yourself out while adding some style. I'm sure that Gaga would approve!