Celebrities, Fashion

Lady Gaga: Fashion Icon of the Year

Say what you want about Lady Gaga’s fashion choices. Whether they intrigue or offend you, she is still the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s choice for Fashion Icon of 2011.

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In her touching acceptance speech, she says, “Fashion made me feel like a star before I was,” according to E! Online.

And star she is. According to MTV, “Lady Gaga officially has the #1 album in the country [as of June 1], after selling 1,108,000 copies of ‘Born this Way’…the biggest sales week since 50 Cent’s ‘The Massacre’ released in 2005.” As for her second most recent album ‘The Fame Monster,” Metro.co.uk reports that her single “Bad Romance” was the most-played song of 2010 in the UK. Not only that, she also held the number three post with ‘Alejandro.’

Fashion icon, pop star phenomenon – and social networking guru, according to NewsFactor Network. Jennifer LeClaire reports: “Dubbed Backplane, the superstar is lending her creativity to building a social network aimed at the unique needs of entertainers and other celebrities.”

“Backplane will provide a platform and tools for communities to socialize and communicate on a more focused level,” Gaga’s business manager Troy Carter says.

Think this is a joke? According to NewsFactor Network, “Backlane has raised more than $1 million in venture funding led by Tomorrow Ventures, the venture firm founded by Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman.”

“Backplane will do what Apple’s Ping doesn’t – integrate updates from Facebook and Twitter as well as other social sites,” Jennifer writes. “Carter reportedly listened to Jobs explain Apple’s music social network and decided he could do better.”

While that brainchild is still developing, check out the dress Mama Monster rocked on the flashy purple carpet last Monday.

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We are not here to judge but what about this black lace clutch to complete her ensemble? Also available in tan, use this evening bag today to complement lace you already have or romanticize your favorite pair of jeans!

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photo credit: People.com, Gaga Daily, E! Online

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