Tomorrow, after a long wait and a stubborn arrival December (everyone's favorite month of the year), will arrive. Yet, for those who belong to the fashion industry, it is January, a new year. 2012 is being welcomed by the Queen of Pop, Style, and Expression. This may not be her official title, but it may as well be. I have always admired Lady Gaga for the freedom she expresses in all elements of her life, and especially her career. Lady Gaga has taken the things which people consider frivolous or obnoxious, and created it into beautiful art. Even if you are not a fan, I am sure that the ways of Lady Gaga has had an affect or impression on the entire world.
Gaga's phenomenon did not stop with 2011. The year of Gaga has continued with Vanity Fair and Elle UK, both featuring the star in very different ways. I honestly cannot say that I am in awe of either cover. However, there were some factors to each which I thoroughly enjoyed. Vanity Fair's smoldering image of Ms. Gaga was definitely my preference. I really love the image, and the oh-so-Gaga adornment on her head. I loved that 2012 was brought in through a bright first, appropriately extravagant cover. Elle UK's cover actually looks slightly drab in comparison, but the Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 dress was their anchor. McQueen's relationship with Gaga comes to mind, so it was a beautifully fitting look for her.
Which cover do you prefer? Are you a fan of Lady Gaga's ostentatious sense of style?