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“In your face” style is getting more outrageous..for some it\’s always Halloween.

By: Sherrie Mathieson

Sherrie MathiesonLady Gaga is getting what she thrives on –attention– no matter how in “bad taste” it gets. The “Meat” outfit she recently wore to the MTV Music Video awards is a perfect example.

Somehow if someone is outrageously talented we tend to forgive them (i.e. Cher or Elvis)–it becomes part of their persona.

But to my eye (and sensibilities) it seems that being scandalous is the short cut many entertainers take to get sure-fire headlines. “Bad PR is better than no PR”–the PR folks say.

What troubles me Is the message it sends to the public. “Taste” is a forgotten value. Whether by exaggerated plastic surgery, or via outlandish personal “style”—many use it as a means to “exist” and to be noticed.

Never mind the site Walmart People— have you been to a mall or the airport lately?

Lady Gaga Meat Outfit

Sherrie Mathieson Author, costume designer

Sherrie has a growing and diverse clientele of all ages, backgrounds, lifestyles and professions for whom she consults on all matters of personal style. It was the men and women who were beginning to have concerns about the aging process and how it translated to their appearance that called her attention to a void in good expert advice and the inconsistency in the marketplace. She was a pioneer with her book "Forever Cool", and dedicates much of her time to seminars on the subject of ageless, youthful and modern style for boomers and the unique challenges they face. ”Steal This Style” (April,2009) is her latest book.*Sherrie has costumed and styled for roles, Academy Award-winning actors, sports figures, comedians, rock stars, dancers, industry leaders---and worked with top directors in the film industry.

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