Star Spotting: We’re Equal Parts Ecstatic And Frightened By Lady Gaga’s Workshop

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Lady Gaga stepped out in New York City last night to cut the ribbon at her own Gaga’s Workshop, a part toy store/part fashion haus located in Barney’s New York. And of course she didn’t do it with your run-of-the-mill giant pair of scissors. No! Gaga used some “Edward Scissorhands”-looking contraption while wearing a custom-designed Chanel ball gown. And pearls. Because no outfit is complete without pearls.

Gaga’s Workshop is kind of a one-stop shop for all things Gaga — apparel, accessories, cosmetics, toys, etc. You’ll find 220 Gaga-themed gifts, including a chocolate shoe that retails for $95. (Lest you fear that’s a frivolous purchase, Gaga is donating a quarter of the sales of her Barney’s bits and bobs to her anti-bullying Born This Way foundation. Yay!) She’s even included stiletto stockings, perfect for your mantel this holiday season! My stocking growing up had a cat on it, and when you pressed a hidden button, a Christmas song would play. I’m not sure where I would be in my life right now if I grew up with a patent-leather stiletto boot stocking that I unwrapped every Christmas, but check back with the kids of America in about 20 years and we’ll know soon enough.

And now, to uncover the truth behind those Lady Gaga Christmas album rumors swirling around on Twitter this morning! If it’s true, I hope to find both her Christmas album and those ginormo scissors in my stocking.