Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ghetto vs Gaga!


What is the Difference Between Ghetto Fashion and Gaga Fashion???...
NOTHING!

I get so tired of people calling women of color "ghetto" if they are seen dressed in sexy lingerie, or wearing big earrings, stilettos or a fur coat! When Lady Gaga dresses like that, her style is considered avant-garde, and then she becomes a trend setter. I am not putting the Gaga stylists down, but there really is no difference between so called “Ghetto” fashion and “Gaga” fashion, except of course the designer label and the price tag! Sexy clothing is sexy clothing no matter what female race or color is wearing it. If the woman is beautiful, what does it matter what color she is? People rave about the Victoria Secret Runway Show every year, yet no one calls the models slutty, trashy or ghetto…right?!

Snap Shots from the "Bedrock Remix" Video Ft. Rasheeda, Toya, Kandi, "Lola Monroe", & Diamond out of ATL.
Above: I love her hair in this shot, and that eyepatch is crazy!
Cute sexy body suits are the rave this season.  I love the little pocket on the shorts.
I choose this shot because I love the updo hair style, and her make-up is beautiful!
Lace stocking haven't gone out of style yet ladies!
I had to put this photo on my post because these sunglasses are crazy cool! 
If you happen to know who the designer is, please let us know!
I've seen Fashion Toast blogger, Rumi, wearing garter belts as an accessory several times
in her photo post. I think they are the newest trend in accessory wear.
Below:"Bedrock Remix" Video Ft. Rasheeda, Toya, Kandi, "Lola Monroe", & Diamond


Anyway, even though I am not a huge fan of the song, the video has some humor in it, and the ATL Queens of Hip Hop and R&B in this video production are gorgeous and fashion fierce! That is my opinion and I’m sticking to it. Bounce!
I would really like to know your opinion on the subject. Is fashion color blind? Answer this question by leaving me a comment and don’t forget to
“Tell’m I told you!”

Tc,
Nia B
Dubai's It Girl

12 comments:

S said...

Girl you are on point with this post! It's like the way if a woman of color sleeps around she is a hoe or trashy but if someone else does it she is "sexually liberated". I mean if a woman of color had a sex tape like Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton, it would not be seen as cool and everyone would be all over it. It certainly wouldn't be made into a movie that's for sure. A lot of Gaga's style is copied from Grace Jones.

george.arnett said...

I actually saw the Gaga "hair bow" thing in an old black hair magazine and it made me laugh. I love Gaga. However, I have never been one to call her original. People complain about Rihanna and Beyonce wearing skimpy clothing while performing but Gaga can walk around in an airport in underwear and it's "so forward and edgy". Hmmm...not really. I hate to Malcolm X but I think that society is still threatened by black sexuality yet somehow always fascinated with it.

The-LifeStyleBlog said...

Great Title!!!

I am not a Gaga fan cause, i think she is just hype and i am all about the music. Considering the industry she is, you gotta stand out so, to that extent i understand the whole edge, don't give a f*&k style but what she does style wise, isn't new. 'Is fashion color blind', yes to an extent...don't wanna get into that whole color issue thing cause, its the world we live in...sigh.

MonaLisaStyles said...

Hey Nia,

A lot of people have different views on what they consider fashionable and what not. If only everyone had any eye like Ann Wintour, I don’t think we would be complaining. ;)

However you have been to Dubai, and I can say that you probably have a better understanding of the cultural and religious background of covered women in the middle east, than many other people here in North America. Stereotypes are an inopportune reality in all societies and I can understand where you are coming.

Even though I hate to say it, but I am not a big fan of rap videos because I personally think the lyrics used in many songs today are demeaning to women, and I think most people make assumptions based on what they see and hear. However if we had more Ciara’s, Beyonce’s, Alicia Keys, and Eve’s in the industry overshadowing certain rappers (that just happen to be platinum sellers) ...I think the image of black women would be admired more so, and these respected women have made it to the top independently, with unique style, and talent.

Lady Gaga...I am no fan of her music, or clothing...only because I have seen people with more original styles, and more talented voices exist before her...

Keri Hilson is by far my favorite looking girl in the industry now!

Nia B said...

I love all of your comments and your opinions on the subject is valid. This is the kind of dialog I want my readers to take part in. It is healty dialog for us, and we can learn from one another. Thank you for your honesty and for all of your comments. xoxo

HotGirlSplendour said...

Great view point!
Really hit the nail...
Gaga is way out there, shes only cool cuz shes meant to be original. The question is, where does originality come from???


btw, im not feeling garter belts as accessory, but kodos for those with the guts!

Keep the discussion coming Nia B!

vicen said...

She really sets a different point, but it remains a paradox, there are always different points of view and for me it's a trend.
Regards

www.majormusthaves.com said...

That's why we need to stick together no matter what!!!
They stay down with each other so should we.

Anonymous said...

OK hold on soo I just want to say I love Gaga, and I think her originality is way more then just the fabric she puts on her body. It’s her personality, the way she is, what she he represents.
In the entertainment industry they are always looking for hot new talent. Grace Jones is a has-been and we all know it, and all of the video girls sure they are wearing tights and crazy sun glasses but no body said that Gaga made that up. besides Gaga is way more exotic then all of that. She is way more unique! From her voice to the things she says, oh and did I mention she speaks French, fluently! Gaga is fresh! Just what the industry needs, she is titled The Princes of Pop! Not the princess of rap or r&b. They compare her to Madonna!! Even though she sings and dances way better then Madonna. And when I say the entertainment industry is always looking for something new and fresh I mean, yes there are plenty of black girls with originality and exotic styles but has there been any fresh American Italian girls that amount to Gaga’s uniqueness??? NO! Oh and I just want to also ask if you guys have ever seen the things she wears on the red carpet and to award shows??? She not only wearing exotic shades or tights or has her hair styled a certain way, its everything! From the head down to the toes!! And not to mention gaga has worked so hard to get where she is today, from night clubs too little community shows, she even has been playing the piano ever since she was a little girl.
You might be able to compare certain things people have done that relate Gaga’s style but Gaga has the whole package. She writes her own music and has also set records with that music that a lot of artists haven’t.

Few more things… in the pictures you posted each one of those girls have maybe one item on that relates to what Gaga wears, but if you look at what Gaga wears, it is more then just one item, she has on everything! That is apart of what makes her style unique. She doesn’t just stop at the wild hair or the lace stockings or the sunglasses.

Oh and let me also ask, have you seen her music videos??? Like Bad Romance or Telephone????...Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

Now to talk more about the other things in the post, first you really cant compare models walking down the runway in underwear to the women walking down the streets or shaking it all around in the camera in underwear. Total difference and models aren’t walking down the runway rubbing or groping themselves to inappropriate lyrics.
As I said there is a total difference.

And most of the rap and hip hop videos are ghetto! Lets be honest all they talk about are inappropriate things while the women shake all their privates in the camera. And yes Lady Gagas telephone some found was inappropriate and a little disturbing but she is one woman, and all the “ghetto” girls are so much more and have been doing it for years. They stereotype themselves; they give people of color a bad name. From the way they talk like they are uneducated to the things they continuously rap about, they bring it upon themselves, so really you are blaming the wrong people.

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