It’s the most wonderful gift-giving time of the year. A time when we spend weeks obsessing over what to buy our loved ones, and are rewarded with the equivalent of relationship coal. Another piece of costume jewelry / lingerie / winter accessory? Forget it. The last thing we need is another cheap red teddy.
This Christmas, the thought counts — and he better be thinking about us. We made this list and checked it twice so he won’t have to. Here are 15 presents that we really want to unwrap this Christmas, from the practical to the luxurious. More
It’s recently come to the internet’s attention that Lady Gaga has a newish bit in her live show where she climbs into a meat grinder to recreate the controversial 1978 Hustler Magazine cover depicting same. More
There’s been a bit of outcry these past few days over the mildly condescending message Lady Gaga posted in response to PETA’s letter criticizing her for wearing what looked to be a fur coat after previously stating that she didn’t wear fur. I’m here to tell you that if you’re not a vegan, you have no right to complain about it. More
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal wrote about the fact that high schools are trying to keep their female students from looking like trollops at prom by issuing dress codes. More
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This purse offends me on many, many levels. More
I’m doing this Dukan Diet thing where you’re supposed to eat as much protein as possible for five days. You also get a little fiber. I’m on day three, and it’s really hard to stick to. More
Lady Gaga isn’t the only way to display meat fashion. We’re liking the food packaging on these t-shirts, and hey, it worked for Lush Cosmetics. Does it make you hungry for a T-shirt? More
Listen — I’m not exactly the biggest PETA activist. I eat meat, and I eat cheese, and I think that posing nude as a protest does nothing but showcase your nude body, and make people forget that you’re there for a different reason.
But I never cease to be amazed that still, to this day, designers make clothing and bags with fur — fur! — and people buy them. More
NY Daily News just reported that one New York restaurant, the Old Homestead Steakhouse, was so inspired by Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress that they decided to create their own $100,000 version. Check out the video below. My favorite part … More
But not in the athletic sense. In the “he’s riffing on both his baldness and Lady Gaga’s meat dress in a fairly amusing way” sense. More
Way back in 1999, I was living in Jerusalem and happened to go to an exhibit at the Israel Art Museum titled, “Skin Deep.” I went because I’d heard that Orlan would be there – the French performance artist who used plastic surgery as her medium. Also at that exhibit was a meat dress by Canadian artist Jana Sterbak. Walking around the dress, which weighed 60-lbs and hung on a mannequin, you were confronted with, for lack of a better phrase, the sheer grossness of it. But it wasn’t just the spectacle of a dress made of meat, it was the context.
First of all, it was part of an exhibit that offered artistic commentary on superficiality, vanity, shelter, and the things we turn to for comfort and security. At that point the meat dress was browning and fetid so even if you didn’t want to look at it, you couldn’t avoid the smell. It made me think about the clothes I put on my body, and the nourishment I put into it. Artist Jana Sterbak herself offers this food for thought:
“The work also addresses issues concerning women, fashion, consumption, and the body. The equation of women with meat and the notion that “you are what you wear” are common ideas in Western society.”
As you’ve probably seen, Lady Gaga has taken to sporting her own meat wardrobe lately, most notably on the cover of Vogue Hommes Japan and at this week’s MTV Video Music Awards. More
The meat dress is one thing, but the meat beret? My meat hat is off to you, Lady Gaga. That said, at this point, the most subversive thing Lady Gaga could do is go to a concert in a nice … More
Or are you just dressed like one? The creme cuts of meat dress is made to order out of lightweight creme jersey fabric. And it’s guaranteed to draw attention to your rump and your rack. $62 for a handmade piece … More