By Emily Tait
The singer Lady Gaga has taken on a Japanese influence for her eyes in a new set of photos.
Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, posed for a number of shots to mark the 35th anniversary of Hello Kitty.
In one of the photos, which were taken by Markus Klinko and Indrani and featured in the Daily Mail, she appears with enormous manga-style eyes drawn over her own closed lids.
The picture is made even more startling by the outsize red bow in her hair, reminiscent of the famous cartoon cat, and a burst of gold in the background.
In other images, Lady Gaga pulls the same illusion with her eyes as she sits enthroned in a dress made of Hello Kitty soft toys and standing against a marble pillar.
The photos will appear on the cover of her limited edition release of her album The Fame, which also contains 3D glasses to help people view some other pictures properly.
Sanrio, creator of Hello Kitty, is marking the character"s 35th birthday with a promotion themed around various colours associated with the famous white cat.
by Martin Burns