Gaga's Workshop is Officially Open at Barneys New York
Last night, as I approached Barneys New York on Madison Ave, I could hear "Marry the Night" blasting from all corners of the famed department store. Of course, that was just a taste of what waited on the fifth floor, henceforth known as, "Gaga's Workshop." For the past several weeks, it's been sealed off for construction but as of right now, it's open for business.
The elevator ride up to the mysterious floor was pretty chatty—everybody on edge to see exactly what this was all about. The doors opened and I immediately bumped into two of our favorite bloggers, Bryan and Wendy:
As one might expect, she drew quite the crowd and was dressed as...well, as Lady Gaga would dress. Gaga floated around the room in a voluminous custom Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, as fans flocked for photo-opps.
So, what can one expect to buy? Pretty much anything—there's a candy shop with cookies, there are Schott manufactured leather jackets, leather bound classic novels, Erickson Beamon jewelry and Pamela Love cuffs, studded (over-the-eyes, naturally) sunglasses, studded gloves, snow globes, bouncy balls (they light up! my favorite) yo yos (my second favorite) and what Gaga's Workshop would be complete without stuffed little monsters?
The feel-good bonus: 25 percent of all sales will go to Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation which aims to boost self-confidence, end bullying and promote positive change for young people.
In six weeks Gaga's Workshop will be but a memory on Madison, so get to the store or shop the site while you still can! Some of our favorite trinkets are below, but there's plenty more to shop from on Barneys.com.
Light-up yo-yo=hours of entertainment.
This cuff is the brainchild of Gaga and Pamela Love, and also doubles as a self-defense apparatus.
The quintessential biker silhouette manufactured by one of our favorite Made in the USA labels.
Imagine you're Old St. Nick and you waddle down the chimney and you see this hanging above the fireplace. Do you just fill it with any average toy? No. You dance with Rudolph and fill it with awesome stuff because baby, you're Santa and you were born that way.
Your little recipient will be the envy of every seventh grader in school.
So, this is a giant chocolate Alexander McQueen shoe. End of story.
I actually tried these on. Not necessarily my style, but like the Pamela Love cuff, they can be used for self-defense. If you do use them as sunglasses, please don't drive or operate heavy machinery.