RED Hearts: Going Gaga for Halloween

RED Hearts are guests posts on I Heart Daily from the authors of RED: Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their Lives Today. Today's RED Hearts post is from Charlotte Steinway, 21, reporting from Medford, MA, who ponders going Gaga for Halloween:

Though Lady Gaga is a bastion of cutting-edge style, there's a reason that many of her signature pieces have yet to make it into the stores. I mean, what’s really the likelihood of someone being able to see out of fully rhinestoned sunglasses? And, exactly how marketable is an outfit without pants?

But if you're going Gaga, you don't need me to tell you this is for the best: a little of the Lady goes a long way. We can start with the sparkling booty shorts. Nearly two and a half years after Chanel’s sequined hot pants made their runway debut, the 40s-inspired trend is back with a vengeance. After a short hiatus (pun intended), brazen Brits, burlesque dancers, and of course, Lady Gaga, have all been sporting them. And now, with Halloween around the corner and Topshop in the States, I have an excuse to buy their Scallop Sequin Knicker ($80) as homage to Ms. Gaga in all her poker-faced glory.

From there -- with no hooded leotard at American Apparel and no origami headband from Forever XX1 -- I’m left to the dubious fate of DIY. But I’m staying positive: Luckily, there are plenty of YouTube videos on how to make your hair into a Lady Gaga-style bow, including this one, 8:46 minutes and in HD, which has been viewed just short of three million times.

Throw in some rhinestones, post-op cataract glasses, and a hot glue gun, and I’ll be good to go.


RED Hearts guest poster Charlotte Steinway is an author of RED: Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their Lives Today, which is now out in paperback.