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Fine China Meets Lady GaGa

 

Who says fine china has to be boring? Take this killer teacup from a Barney’s collection called GaGa’s workshop. Yes. That GaGa. Lady GaGa. You know, the singer that scams Madonna songs and dresses like a freak show. Meat dresses, 10 inch heels and see-thru unitards.

The cooperative project opened just before 

the Christmas holiday season, transforming the 5th floor of Barney’s in New York (Lady GaGa’s hometown) into a semi-scary, slighty freaky version of Santa’s workshop. I picture it as a nouveau Andy Warhol pop art exhibit updated for the new millennium. Of course, she is no Warhol but at least her share of the proceeds are going to charity. That’s good, right?!

Now, the collection is not my taste. It’s probably not yours either. From garish red, bejeweled press on nails to studded biker jackets for children, it is very over-the-top. Of course, her fans would expect nothing less from a singer that has based her career and derives her success on how far out she can get. I don’t think in a million years I would ever be writing about such an oddity of a person, such an unlikely star as Lady GaGa on a fine china blog, but here we are.

And, I really do love this teacup. The reddish pink saucer holds a teacup with a crazy, mixed up herringbone-meets-zig zag pattern.  Inside the cup, underneath all those vibrant teals, purples and blacks lies an odd silver “diamond”, which makes sense, given that she named the pattern, Diamond. It’s on sale, if you love it as much as I do. Check it out and channel your inner GaGa.