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Lady Starlight Talks Fashion & Lady GaGa

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Us magazine's fashion director Sasha Charnin Morrison is spilling all the deets about celebrity stylists.

In her new book Secrets of Stylists: An Insider's Guide to Styling The Stars, Sasha shares stylist secrets on many things including how to create unforgettable looks. And who better to talk to than Lady GaGa's mentor Lady Starlight?

Here are some HIGHlights from her Q&A:

Are you more interested in specific looks or specific designers?

"Most definitely specific looks! Designers don't interest me at all. I approach fashion from a socio-cultural perspective. I'm interested in what individuals have to say with their fashion choices. Fashion is the ultimate form of non-verbal communication. This is pretty obvious with sub-cultural fashion (which is my major are of interest), but everyone says something with his or her closes, even no statement is a statement."

When you first saw Lady GaGa what did you think? What did you want to enhance or strip away?

"She definitely had a great look already, but it was not as flamboyant as I thought it should be. She was in the music business from a young age, so she was surrounded by the boring, uncreative people in the industry. When we started working together and became friends, I gave her my insight and encouragement to just go for it.

What looks do you forecast for the near future?

"A return to Earth is inevitable. The futuristic, plasticine image that GaGa has made a trend can only be followed by the opposite. Warm, rich, earthy, relatable style, and personas will rule. I'm looking at Dark Side-era Pink Floyd and 2112 era Rush for inspiration at the moment…it's all about the '70s Arena Rock looks for me."

Pretty juicy stuff!

If you want more insider info get yourself a copy of Sasha's book, which is in stores now.

P.S. We're totes loving the vintage photo (2008) of GaGa and Lady Starlight!

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