Pretty is Out
A lot of work went into this creation…. Lady Gaga
When a girl is not naturally pretty, the more nonsense she needs to get by. Case in point, electro singing sensation Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, supposedly discovered by that gossip net guy Perez Hilton. A real downtown New Yorker, who played in small venues for gay guy friends who obviously envied the dexterity with which she applied her platinum hair and false eyelashes. Such a gal even took a name suited for a top tran queen — Lady Gaga— and will perform for fans and possibly guys who want to look like her, tonight, at the V Mag/Marc Jacobs party. This season, it’s less about pretty, and more about schmaltz. Lay it on thick, baby.
On the opposite end of the dressed up caricature diva rests the rock n’roll babe. Clothes like Elise Overland’s black or light leather ivory mini skirts and jackets. Christian Louboutin platforms or heels with spikes. And Phyllis Leibowtiz bags.
Leibowitz, whom I’ve dubbed “ROCK N’ROLL FAIRY,” created intricate mettalic art pieces, naming each after a rock icon. “Jimi” for Hendrix, her muse. “Syd” (Barrett.) And “Percy” for Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. Rumor has it that the guys of Zeppelin were watching Percy Tower, a gardening show in the UK. They started gassing about, referring to having witnessed Plant’s erectile states and said, “We’ve seen Plant grow!” They’ve called him “Percy” ever since. And so does Phyllis. These bags are the hottest little numbers seen all around town this week. At this rate, they are even prettier than the talent. www.phyllisleibowitz.com
Pretty talent of yesteryear, Robert “Percy” Plant