Lady Gaga makes everyone forget about the Thanksgiving day and smoothly switch to Christmas, as she has already started celebrating it in an exquisite way. On Monday, at Barney’s, New York, Christmas was in full swing, as the “mother of little monsters” arrived wearing a custom-made Chanel Couture gown resembling the Snow Queen, and cut the ribbon with some artistic scissors, signaling the opening of her Christmas workshop on the fifth floor of the building, at the store’s East 60th location. No wonder, her uber-colorful and whimsical 5500 square feet in-store Christmas shop is going to be the favorite place of Little Monsters, so if you are one of them, read on to find the details!
Teaming up with designer pal Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga designs her own “Chocolate Factory”, yet not filled with sweets, but rather such eccentric items, as her notorious hair bows attached to headbands, stiletto-heel holiday stockings, iPhone and iPad cases, studded leather motorcycle jackets and Gaga-style Christmas ornaments. Moreover, the candy department of Gaga’s Christmas Workshop also offers little monsters-formed cookies and rock candy necklaces. Overall, the entire Workshop is composed of eight stations – Candy Shop, Toy Shop, Closet (for apparel and accessories), Library (for books, CDs, media, and paper goods), Gallery (for collectibles and specialty items), Jewelry, Boudoir (for candles and cosmetics) and Holiday.
Yet everything is displayed there not only for admiring, but also purchasing! Little Monsters will be able to shop for example Gaga’s clothing pieces, such as a pair of heel-less booties for $4000 or heart-formed sunglasses for 50$! Lady Gaga is giving the 25% of her workshop or online proceeds to her recently founded Born This Way Foundation. She mentioned that her workshop is designed to remind people of the giving and charitable spirit of the holiday season: “It’s a `Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ moment. We wanted it all to be whimsical and fun, with a sense of art and fashion.”
“This is the first time we’ve been able to shop,” said Gaga’s right-hand man, Nicola Formichetti, as he was loading his basket with various trickles. “I got the iPhone covers that I designed, of course, and this cake—it’s chocolate.”
Although on the opening day there were only a few children present at the shop, adults seemed to be even more eager to buy all those eccentric and whimsical pieces, acting like kids in a candy store. “I want a bite of that,” Alan Cumming said to a partygoer standing next to him at the bar and holding one of the giant chocolate Gaga shoes. “Just bite right into it,” she offered, “or you can have the heel if you want!”
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