Monday Muse-The grand finale.

Hi everyone! Happy Monday for another week. I just thought I'd let you know that during June my posting won't be as frequent. June is going to be a rather busy month with exams, an overseas holiday & then life in general demanding my attention so it'll affect my blog among other things.

This is my very last Monday Muse post. Next week I'll be debuting a new feature for you all which I hope you'll like.

Anyway, today's muse is someone who is a constant inspiration for me. She has achieved extraordinary things & I'm so excited that I'll be seeing her again this week. Today I bring you the current* Queen of Pop, Lady Gaga.

We all know Lady Gaga's Cinderella story so I won't go into it here. Cyndi Lauper wrote two years ago that Gaga's lyrics are "incredibly literary". She also commented that; "Most of the stuff on the radio is not very clever, but Gaga presents her ideas in a sophisticated manner. She has an incredible pop sensibility." Even now in 2012 this is still true of her. Born This Way in particular is so much more meaningful than the majority of music on mainstream radio nowadays. Everything she does is so strategic & so brilliantly crafted. You can't help being wonderstruck by her.

For someone who felt like an outcast in high school she has certainly come a long way. Everyone from Chanel to Yves Saint Laurent dresses her. She's collaborated with Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, V Magazine, MAC Cosmetics & more. Her relationship with her fans is phenomenal, with 25 million of them following her on Twitter.

I think what Lady Gaga does for others is extraordinary. She wants her fans to love themselves & says it's not about selling the most records for her. "It's what you do, when you're at the top to inspire, and influence and save the people that lift you" that matters. 

"When I say to you, there is nobody like me, and there never was, that is a statement I want every woman to feel and make about themselves."

"I live halfway between reality and fantasy at all times, because I choose to, and anyone can choose that, and I believe everybody has something so magical about themselves, and why as a society, are we so afraid of magic? Why is magic so synonymous with artifice? Why is the fantastic synonymous with a lie? If art is a lie, then I will tell that lie every day until it is f***ing true. "

*Madonna fans, please don't kill me. Madonna will always be the Queen of Pop. She just has competition for her title!

-Image Credits:

1) The Beautiful People board over on my Pinterest.

2) Source unknown.

3) Gif via Tumblr.

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