Stylebook: Lady Gaga's outrageous style extends to new fragrance

Plus, Pittsburgh trunk shows, a first for H&M and Victoria's Secret $15 million lawsuit


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Apparently Lady Gaga approaches fragrance making the same way she does music video production -- the more elaborate and totally unexpected, the better.

Lady Gaga Fame, the Grammy Award-winning singer's fragrance debut, bottles these traits by being dubbed the first black eau de parfum that turns clear when spritzed. It is a combination of floral and fruity scents that are "dark, sensual and light."

Also, Gaga has made sure the hype has been building for months. There were her comments that it would contain notes of semen and blood. Then there was the ad campaign depicting the singer in the nude with little men scaling her body. And who could forget the film noir-esque artsy black-and-white trailer of the exotic Haus Laboratories in Paris where shirtless scientists concocted the perfume?

So, of course, Lady Gaga couldn't let the perfume hit stores in silence. The full film campaign by Steven Klein is slated to be screened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City sometime this month.

Lady Gaga Fame retails for $55 to $79 at Macy's.

This week's events ...

Trunk shows at Larrimor's: Prep your wardrobe for fall with upscale women's wear from Lafayette 148 New York and Jane Post. Thursday through Saturday at One PNC Plaza, Downtown, shop modern, well-made leathers, knitwears, separates and more by Lafayette 148 New York. Browse chic and colorful coats and rainwear by Jane Post Thursday and Friday, Downtown, and Saturday and Sunday at Larrimor's location at The Galleria in Mt. Lebanon.

Information: www.larrimors.com; 412-471-5727 (Downtown) or 412-344-5727 (Galleria).

Alberto Makali fall trunk show: Tops, jackets, dresses, faux furs and more for fall will be available at Crossroads Boutique and Cattiva in Greensburg. Check them out 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Information: www.crossroadsboutique.com or 724-832-8900.

American Girl fashion show model search: The Junior League of Pittsburgh is seeking girls size 6x or 10 to model looks inspired by clothes from American Girl's historical and "Just Like You" contemporary doll collections and Bitty Baby line at its annual fashion show Nov. 17 and 18 at the Pittsburgh Field Club.

Those interested should complete an application at www.jlpgh.org and bring it to the search at Learning Express at The Galleria between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. Girls not selected to participate in the show may be asked to be guest models during intermission.

Trunk show at Lintons: Brides aren't the only ones who need to look their best on a wedding day. To help mothers and grandmothers of the bride or groom prepare, gowns by Daymor, Damianou, Scaravelli, Caterina, Ideas by Barbara and more will be featured at Lintons at the Waterfront. Orders placed now through Sunday will receive a 10 percent discount.

Information: www.lintonswaterfront.com or 412-461-2600.

Also of note ...

Yoko Ono, Swarovski collaboration: John Lennon's widow has created key-shaped pendants for the connoisseur of sparkling crystal jewelry and figurines. The design inspired a line of rings, cuffs and collar necklaces, which ranges from about $90 to $140. Starting this week, find it in select Swarovski stores and at www.swarovski.com.

H&M heads to South America: The Swedish fast-fashion clothing chain plans to expand its retail reach by bringing its uber-inexpensive apparel for men and women to Santiago de Chile, its first location in South America. The store will be located at the Costanera Center mall and is expected to open in the first half of 2013.

Information: www.hm.com.

Victoria's Secret served with multimillion dollar lawsuit: Barely there unmentionables and collections of sensual body sprays aren't the intimate apparel chain's only secret. Hosiery supplier Zephyrs claims VS has been including images of Zephyrs-produced products on packages of stockings and hose that the company didn't make. In fact, the undergarments inside are of lesser quality than what the product images on the packaging depicts, according to Zephyrs. As a result, the retailer faces a $15 million lawsuit for misleading shoppers.

Karl Lagerfeld's second installment of clothes for Net-A-Porter: Following a well-received launch of his The Karl by Karl Lagerfeld collection for the online luxury retailer (who would have expected anything less, though, from the former Chanel creative director?), the Kaiser is back with another offering of edgy menswear-inspired looks, leather leggings, biker jackets, lots of print dresses and more. Shop for it now at www.net-a-porter.com.

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To have a style or fashion event considered for Stylebook, send listing to Sara Bauknecht at sbauknecht@post-gazette.com. First Published September 4, 2012 4:00 AM


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