Just 6 years ago, Lady Gaga was serving drinks as a bartender in New York City, and now in one of those classic bartender-to-riches stories, she has become one of the most popular women in the world.
Gaga has graced the cover of the February issue of Fashion Magazine where she opens up with a revealing interview with the magazine talking about everything from her love of fashion to her ability to find love. Check out some excerpts from the interview below.
On fashion saving her from herself:
“Fashion is that thing that saved me from being sad. I’ve always cared about my costumes and my clothes. When I leave my apartment I like to look pretty for my fans but not [in a] hot sexy girl [way]—I don’t care about that, I just want to make you feel something with what I wear. I want you to feel happy and enjoy the theatre of my life the way that I do. No matter what happens with my music and wherever I go that—that heart of that glamorous girl in New York will never be gone. This is who I am and its never been an act and its never been marketing. This is me all the way to my core and fashion is a big part of my life.”
She opens up a little about how she’s struggled with a “sad heart”:
“I put all my pain into my work and as joyful as this album is, this joy and if you look at the album cover there’s an explosion of joy that is coming from a place of intense sadness that’s been in my heart since I was younger and this is why we understand each other because I was not born happy, naturally always joyful or believing in myself. I was born with a sad heart. I didn’t feel alive unless I was on a stage.”
On the power of Donatella Versace:
“I don’t always have anyone to look up to. It can be kind of lonely because you know some people have been very accepting of me as an artist and some people haven’t. Seeing where Donatella is and how far she’s come and continues to go makes me feel like I have a role model. I have somebody I can look up to and say ‘I can be that’ or maybe I can at least try.”
Be sure to head over to Fashion Magazine for more tidbits from Gaga’s interview.
SOURCE: Fashion Magazine