Katy Perry was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California, United States. The middle child of two pastors, she has an older sister and younger brother. Perry rose to fame in 2007 with her internet hit "Ur So Gay", and later scored in 2008 her breakthrough single "I Kissed a Girl". Baptized a born again Christian, Perry was incorporated to her parents' ministry, and she started singing in their church from age nine to sixteen. She grew up listening to gospel music and was not allowed to listen what her mother called secular music. Perry attended Christian schools and camps. As a child, Perry learned how to dance in a rec hall in Santa Barbara. She was taught by seasoned dancers and began with swing, Lindy Hop, and jitterbug. She took her GED after her freshman year of high school and decided to leave schooling to pursue a career in music. Perry initially started singing "because I was at that point in my childhood where I was copycatting my sister and everything she did". She was in a constant fight to capture the attention of her parents off her sister's, who was at the time taking voice lessons. Her sister practiced with cassette tapes, and Perry took the tapes herself when her sister was not around. She rehearsed the songs and performed it to her parents, who suggested she should take voice lessons. She grabbed the opportunity and began taking lessons at age nine to sixteen. She enrolled in at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and studied Italian opera for a little while. Perry dated Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy, whom she met in a recording studio in New York, on and off for several years. After more than a year of friendship and casual dating, they became serious with their relationship right before they embarked into the 2008 Warped Tour. Perry and McCoy broke up in December 2008.
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Katy Perry seen on Feb 08 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Katy Perry looked outstanding in orange as she arrived at the 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bruce Springsteen, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8. In a floor length Alexander McQueen Resort 2013 orange gown, KP accessorized with Guiseppi Zanotti shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. To replicate Katy's bright look here, try Savee Couture's Long Halter Dress in Orange, and then mimic the bejeweled neckline of Katy's McQueen dress by adding on Holy Harlot's Jasper Twist Necklace in Silver. From there, add on a pair of sparkly studs (like Lafonn's Classic Round Studs with Bezeled Accents in Silver/Platinum) and an oversized cocktail ring (Femme Metale Jewelry's Black Snake Ring in Silver is an edgy choice). Do you like Katy's saturated citrus style at this event, everyone? As I'm sure you know, Katy is currently dating John Mayer, who has been known for his womanizing ways in the past. However, the two seem very happy together so maybe he's changed his ways? According to Mayer himself, "I don't feel like I'm in a celebrity relationship. For the first time in my life I don't feel like I'm in a celebrity relationship. I really don't. I'm not in a high profile – I know it's high profile. It's hard to explain. For me it feels like something that's very human." I wonder if they'll go the distance... when asked if he thinks that he will eventually get married, John responded: "Of course. I mean, I'm still the kid from Connecticut. That's what you do." What do you think, readers - will Katy and John survive the long haul?
Katy Perry seen on Nov 16 2012 in Santa Barbara, CA. Katy Perry was spotted posing on the red carpet of the Dream Foundation Celebration of Dreams, which was held at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Katy's hometown of Santa Barbara, CA on November 16. For her charitable evening, Katy picked a fancy floral Dolce & Gabbana maxi dress, along with a jeweled belt and pair of of oversized earrings. To get a look inspired by KP's here, start with a beautiful floral maxi dress - both Karen Zambos' Bianca Dress in Ivory/Rose and Hale Bob's Halter Maxi Dress in Purple are similar, while Aaron Ashe's Tank Dress Short Chiffon in Pink Watercolor is a more casual option. From there, add on a dazzling pair of earrings (such as Amy DiGregorio's Teatro Earrings in Labradorite/Gold) and you'll be set. What are your thoughts on Katy's ladylike, polished look here? At the event, Katy was honored for her charity work and was presented with an award for her work raising awareness of the Dream Foundation charity, which helps grant wishes for families facing life-threatening illness. According to local news, "'American Idol' producer Nigel Lythgoe was also honored at the event, and other famous guests included 'Glee' star Jane Lynch and actress Marcia Gay Harden." Sounds like a fun, celebrity studded evening for that helped raise awareness for a very good cause!
Katy Perry seen on Oct 25 2012 in West Hollywood, CA. Katy Perry was photographed at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Event that was held at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood and hosted by Lisa Love and Mark Holgate on October 25, in addition to mega star power such as Gwen Stefani, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Rachel Zoe, and Mandy Moore. Talk about a star studded event! For her outfit, Katy chose a Wes Gordon Spring 2013 dress, which had an elaborate swan and feather print, and paired it with Manolo Blahnik for Wes Gordon heels. From there, KP toted a silver clutch (for a metallic option, try Zambos & Siega's Bella Clutch in Gunmetal) and wore a pair of blue drop Jennifer Meyer earrings (check out Amy DiGregorio's Mason Street Earrings in Bio-Lapis). To get a look similar to Katy's here, pick a similar figure-skimming frock with a unique print, such as either Robert Rodriguez's Root Print Dress in Black/Brown or Karen Zambos' Maddie Dress in Black/White. What is your opinion on KP's look here - one of her best, or not her best? In other Katy romance news, it seems that her flirtation with John Mayer is only heating up. According to sources, "Though they've had their ups and downs, Katy and John are smitten with each other. They've got undeniable chemistry. Katy wanted to show John that she won't stand for any of his nonsense. She even bought him a box of Godiva chocolates, just so he'd know what it was like to be romanced by a girl. John thought it was really funny." Hmmm... interesting. Do you think that Katy and John are a good match?
Katy Perry seen on Aug 11 2012 in Los Feliz, CA. Katy Perry was caught leaving a house party in Los Feliz, CA last night, August 11, with rumored beau John Mayer, opting for a cute and casual look for this summertime soiree. Trying to keep a low profile while leaving the party, I love how Katy ditched her sky-high platforms for a more comfortable pair of ballet flats as she made her way to John's car. There has been quite a bit of buzz that John and Katy are more than just friends, as they were spotted leaving the Chateau Marmont together earlier this month, and now are hitting up the same parties together (and leaving together!). Given John's player reputation, do you think it's smart that Katy might be getting involved with him? Readers, weigh in! Outfit wise, Katy decided to wear a cute little red dress for her house party outing - for two similar options here on CoutureCandy, try Meghan Los Angeles' Miley Dress in Red if you're looking for something with a similar silhouette, and check out Paul & Joe Sister's Minipois Dress in Red if you like the idea of a red printed frock. From there, accessorize with a statement ring, like Femme Metale Jewelry's Snake Shell in Pink, and slip into a pair of ballet flats as Katy did. Ditch basic black for a cool metallic pair, such as Yosi Samra's Metallic Ballet Flat in Pewter. Thoughts on Katy's look here, everyone?
Katy Perry seen on Mar 01 2012 in Paris, France. Spotted leaving a dinner party for Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld that was held at La Maison du Caviar restaurant in Paris, France on March 1, Katy Perry struck a sassy hand-on-hip pose as she made her way to her car. For her bold ensemble, Katy chose a Balmain dress that she paired with a pair of strappy Christian Lobuoutin platforms and a box clutch. KP finished off her look with a silver J. Molinari ring on her right hand. What are your thoughts Katy's outfit here, everyone - are you into it? To get a look similar to Katy's, pick a boldly printed long sleeve dress (such as either Minnie Rose's Leopard Crewneck Dress in Storm Combo or Meghan Los Angeles' Akubi Dress in Blue) and pair with statement making heels and a silver ring. Two options here on CoutureCandy are Femme Metale Jewelry's Owl Ring in Silver and Christie Martin Jewelry's Customized Tag Ring in Silver. In other Katy Perry news, her new single "Part of Me" (which she performed at the Grammy's) seems to be about her recently ended relationship with funnyman Russell Brand, however Katy says this isn't the case. In fact, she was told to lie about the fact that it was about Russell! Says KP: "Some people that I work with were like 'You should say you wrote it a couple weeks ago.' I'm like, 'I'm not a douchebag. I'm going to tell the truth.' It was written back in 2010." Katy continues, "It feels like my life plays out with these songs. I feel like I'm in some kind of weird 'Truman Show' where I'm like, 'Why is this single appropriate now and it wouldn't have been appropriate then?' It's just so crazy. It seems very serendipitous, but, as un-fun as it sounds, I prepare everything. I’m overly prepared and kind of a control freak in the best of ways." Very interesting!
Katy Perry seen on Dec 03 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Katy Perry revealed her new 'do alongside hubby Russell Brand at the 3rd Annual Change Begins Within Benefit Celebration presented by The David Lynch Foundation, which was held at LACMA on December 3. Katy has had no shortage of hair styles over the past year, but unlike her peers Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, she changes her actual hair (instead of just wearing wigs). It seems that she's grown tired of her bubblegum pink hair color, as she's now rocking a strawberry blonde blunt bob with pink highlights. What do you think, readers? Love it or hate it? One thing is for sure, all of this dying and bleaching can't be good for her locks! For her event appearance, Katy wore a Versace Spring 2012 dress along with Barbara Bui Spring 2012 gold snakeskin that complemented the gold studs on her Versace number. If you want a slinky, sexy moment in white of your very own, may I suggest either Sena's Vandal Dress in White or Boulee's Ciara Dress in White? From there, accessorize with standout pieces of jewelry like Satya Jewelry's From the Depths Ring in Onyx and Ettika's Gold Dust on Deerskin Bracelet in Gold/Tan. I am eager to hear what you think of Katy's look (and hair) here, everyone!
Katy Perry seen on Oct 22 2011 in New York, NY. Katy Perry was photographed having fun - and getting in a good workout! - while biking around NYC with hubby Russell Brand in NYC on October 22, still sporting the pink locks that she's been rocking lately. For her bike riding outfit, Katy started with Bleulab's Detour Five Pocket Legging in Iris and a pair of black ballet flats. If you're curious to try out a pair of Bleulab's reversible jeans, I'd definitely suggest the Reversible Curve Legging in either Azurite Brick or Kelly Green, both are super unique - just like Katy's purple pair! From there, KP wore a cozy grey coat (try True Grit's Tweed Zip Jacket in Heather) and a funky purple leopard scarf (Pashma's Triple Bohemia Scarf in Multi is a great color palette for fall), and finished things off with a whimsical cap. What are your thoughts on the "Firework" singer's look here, everyone? Katy recently celebrated her 27th birthday, and it turned out to be quite a memorable one! According to sources, Russell organized a surprise screening of the cult classic Ghostbusters for 60 of Katy's closest friends at the the Electric Cinema in Birmingham, West Midlands. Funny enough, she'd never seen the flick! After the festive surprise, Katy tweeted about how much fun she had, saying: "My friends are the best present a girl could ever dream of." Cute!
Katy Perry seen on Mar 08 2011 in Paris, France. Showing her passion for fashion, Katy Perry kicks off Paris Fashion Week at the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac runway show in a quirky striped ensemble on March 8, complete with her own "air conditioning" unit. Katy sauntered into the show in a slinky striped long sleeve dress with pinched shoulders (stripe lovers, indulge in Tart's Greta Dress in Navy Stripe or Suzabelle's Altamira Chevron Dress in Sailor Stripe to suit your spring needs) adding a pop of color with cherry red pumps (just like KORS Michael Kors' Julian Patent Pump in Red). Katy took her accessories to the limit with a royal blue wig, holding a folding fan with the witty words "air conditioning" printed across it, white rimmed sunnies and a gold band ring on her wedding finger (add drama with Anna Beck's Gold Plated Studded Band Ring in Gold). I think this is the first time I've noticed Katy wearing her wedding ring in public, although you can't really make out the details. What do you think of Katy's eclectic fashion week ensemble, does it work for her? I don't think the smurf wig is necessary, but I do love the fan so I have to credit her for ingenuity. Katy's style may be quirky, but her husband Russell Brand's is even quirkier, which makes them a great pair. Katy is on the cover of the March issue Elle, dishing about just how things work between the two of them: "Everything clicked really fast. We kind of instantly got past all the surfacey stuff. And ever since then, there hasn’t been a dull moment… We both needed balance, and we give that to each other. It wasn’t about me taming him, which is what everyone always says—it was about timing." I have to admire that insight! Do you think their relationship is built to last?
Katy Perry seen on Dec 13 2010 in New York, NY. Making another glamorous appearance, Katy Perry walks the red carpet with Russell Brand at the David Lynch Foundation's "Change Begins Within" Benefit Celebration on December 13 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. At the event KP selected a fun printed Issa gown that I think is perfectly suited to her colorful personality (if you're also a fan of prints try Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Strapless Long Dress in Pansy or Meghan Los Angeles' Lily Rose Dress in Pink), wearing her hair in soft curls with bronzed makeup accented by a pop of fuchsia lipstick. As for accessories, Katy is wearing CC Skye's highly coveted Pave Pyramid Stud Bracelet in Silver (if you're too impatient to wait for it to come back in stock, try adding texture with Anna Beck's Sterling Silver Studded Large Cuff) and a dazzling gunmetal cocktail ring (similar to Amrita Singh's Yapa Ring in Silver/Gunmetal). What do you think of Katy's red carpet attire, is this one another winner for her? On the red carpet, the recently wed couple was asked what their holiday plans are for their first year together as husband and wife, to which KP responded: "Honestly, we're not doing presents this year because we're going to do an experience instead. My whole life has been an experience, especially in these past few years and this year in particular." I like the sound of that! What types of gifts did you readers exchange with your significant others this holiday?
Katy Perry seen on Dec 06 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Newlywed Katy Perry is ravishing on the red carpet at the premiere of her husband Russell Brand's new movie The Tempest in Los Angeles on December 6. Leaving the latex and candy colored wigs at home, Katy dazzled the crowd in a gorgeous Elie Saab lilac lace gown (get the lacy look with Sue Wong's Antique Embroidered with Lace Godet Gown in Champagne or try a glam one shoulder style like Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's One Shoulder Corset Dress in Mauve) with ivory heels, a silver box clutch (like Whiting & Davis' Crystal Accents Minaudiere in Silver) with a few complementary bangles (check out Amrita Singh's Tilla Bangle in Silver). What do you think of Katy's grown-up look, does it suit her now that she's a married woman? KP made an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show last week, where she was asked if anyone has started calling her Mrs. Brand since her wedding two months ago: “I do actually. Sometimes when people try to get my attention. Like if I’m at an event or something like that and they want special attention. They go, “Mrs. Brand!” and I go shwoosh [looks back].” From her gorgeous glow to her sophisticated style at this event, it appears that married life definitely suits Katy – congrats to the Brands!
Katy Perry seen on Nov 21 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Trading in her candy colored extensions for a more sophisticated look, Katy Perry arrives at the 2010 American Music Awards with her trademark raven tresses restored in Los Angeles on November 21. In contrast to the red latex jumpsuit Katy donned later in the show to perform "Firework," KP walked the red carpet in a pretty pale pink Badgley Mischka Couture frock (try French Connection's Strapless Sparkle Dress in Rose or Sue Wong's Strapless Feather Dress in Blush to play up your girly side) with taupe Brian Atwood heels (like KORS Michael Kors' Julian Patent Pump in Sand) and pink teardrop earrings glistening (check out Robyn Rhodes' Brianna Earring in Teal Jade). What do you think of Katy's ladylike look, would you like to see her dress up like this more often? While KP didn’t win any of the awards she was up for at the AMAs this year - Artist of the Year, Favorite Album (Pop or Rock), and Favorite Female Artist (Pop or Rock) – she recently chatted with Harper's Bazaar that she appreciates the differences between her own music style and other female pop stars: "We’re all unique. That’s why we all win and we all can exist. People don’t want just vanilla. They want 31 flavors. I couldn’t do what Rihanna does. I couldn’t do what Gaga does. They can’t do what I do.” Very inspiring words! Which female artist is your fav?
Katy Perry seen on Nov 10 2010 in New York, NY. Newlywed Katy Perry is perky in pink at the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show official after-party in New York City on November 10. KP struck a pose on the pink carpet after performing her new hit "Firework" during the annual show, changing from her typically kitschy costumes into an equally playful hot pink mini with a crystal rosette embellished bodice by The Blonds (do pink right in Sue Wong's Pink Petal V Neck Cocktail Dress in Fuchsia or Luc by Lucy's Lace Back Cielle Mini in Pink Lace Print) with peacock blue pumps complementing the petals (try a contrasting heel like Loeffler Randall's Wide Heel Pump in Graphite). Adding her characteristic bling, Katy put the finishing touch on her ensemble with a few sparkly bangles (try Anna Beck's Timor Skinny Bangles in Silver). What do you think of Katy's sexy VS look, does it work for her curvy figure or is it too vampy? KP loves to push the limit between sexy and scandalous, and she recently chatted with Harper's Bazaar about her provocative image: “I’m kind of a good girl - and I’m not. I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That’s what the stories in my music do.” If any of you have heard songs like "Peacock" and "Hummingbird Heartbeat" off her latest album, I'd say she's not really keeping anyone guessing these days!
Katy Perry seen on Oct 10 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Making her way out in typically quirky fashion, Katy Perry heads home from The Music Box theatre in Hollywood on October 10 after treating fans to a free show. KP has been going out of her way to give fans a preview of her upcoming concert tour, making a surprise appearance at Splash Bar in NYC over the summer and getting another practice round in this time. Katy left the show in a colorful safari printed tunic dress with an attached iridescent vest (unleash your wild side with Sue Wong's Safari Cocktail Dress in Brown topped with Twisted Heart's Decadence Vest in Taupe) and shiny ballet flats (rock out in Gwyneth Shoes' Cassandra Ballerina in Metallic). Katy accessorized with a natural gem necklace (like Amy DiGregorio's Pinehill Necklace in 14K Gold Filled) and white teardrop earrings (just like Kuo Ting's Swag Pendant Teardrop Earrings in Gold Plated). What do you think of Katy's colorful look, does it live up to her kooky reputation? At midnight after her show KP officially announced her "California Dreams" European tour dates via Twitter, consoling her non-Euro fans: "P.s. My dates in the USA, AUS & MORE are being put in soon of COURSE! Don't you worry..." Katy chatted with MTV last month about what to expect if you do happen to catch a show: “I hope that it’s going to engage all of your senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch.” Maybe she'll be laying off the glitter and latex this time? Don't count on it!
Katy Perry seen on Sep 17 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Jetting off for her bachelorette party, Katy Perry arrives at LAX in Los Angeles to catch a flight to Vegas on September 17. KP arrived with fiancé Russell Brand but ended up taking off without him after an airport scuffle – more on that later! Katy arrived ready for a resort retreat in a big floppy straw hat, a quirky green eye printed a-line mini dress (check out LaRok's Cup de Jour Dress in Nude in a similar color scheme or try the similar shape of Boulee's Olsen Tented Dress in Yellow Print), carrying a knit sweater (cozy up in Elizabeth Gillett's Imelda Dolman Cocoon in Brown) and her fav Chanel handbag (try Julie K's updated chain strap clutch, the Lorri Chain in Cognac). Check out the close up of her ID – I remember that hairstyle! Katy teetered through security in wooden platform sandals (try Farylrobin's Jessica in Luggage, appropriately named for airport strolling), trying to keep her cool as the photogs milled around her. What do you think of Katy's traveling duds, doesn't she look ready to be sitting poolside? As I mentioned before KP ended up flying solo, after Russell shoved a photographer who invaded their personal space. RB was put under citizen's arrest and booked on battery by the LAPD, but Katy didn't let the skirmish ruin her bachelorette weekend. She Tweeted about the incident: “If you cross the line & try an put a lens up my dress, my fiancé will do his job & protect me.” Sounds like we have more to hear about what really went down!
Katy Perry seen on Aug 27 2010 in New York, NY. Never shy with color, Katy Perry is a rainbow bright delight after a mini-concert at Splash Bar in New York City on August 27. The California gurl has been in NYC for the past week promoting her new Teenage Dream album, which hit stores on Tuesday. KP was a hit in her curve hugging bandage dress with multi-colored stripes (check out Vava by Joy Han's Melanie Romper in Stripe or Wit's Range Loghts Rope Dress in Neon Stripe to add some rainbow stripes to your closet), playing up the dress with fuchsia bangles (add a little edge to all the sweetness with Antoinette Lee's Studded Chain Bracelet in Fuchsia) and indigo slingbacks (with either of the above casual options try a neutral wedge like Coye Nokes' Grace Wedge Sandal in Cognac). In typical Katy fashion, she topped the look with candy coated nails, electric blue eye shadow and matching streaks in her curls. What are your thoughts on this look, does she nail it? It seems purely appropriate for the setting, as her entrance into the crowd followed a raucous performance at the popular gay hotspot, for which she dressed as a glittering peacock while belting out her latest singles, "California Gurls," "Teenage Dream," and "Peacock." It hardly seems possible that Katy is pulling off impromptu performances like this while still managing to plan her wedding with Russell Brand – rumored to be taking place as early as October. KP dished to People magazine about the stress: "Most people have breakdowns just over weddings, and I'm planning mine and my tour. I really have to learn to breathe and delegate." As for the rumors of a plastic wedding gown, she continued: "I'm definitely not going to get married in latex. When I wear latex onstage, I sweat. I could wring out those dresses- and I don't want to do that at my wedding." TMI, Katy!
Katy Perry seen on Aug 24 2010 in New York, NY. Getting ready for a big day in NYC, Katy Perry steps out to promote the release of her new album on August 24. In contrast to her provocative, nearly nude shots taken for the Teenage Dream album cover and the recent Rolling Stone spread, Katy keeps things simple n' sweet here in a floral mini dress showing off her curves (try Black Halo's Jackie O Floral Mini in Print or Shumaq's Isa Dress in Black) topped with a fuzzy pink cardi reminiscent of the cotton candy clouds she's been floating on lately (get the look for fall with Elizabeth Gillett's Henrietta in Plum). Katy broke up the look with a black belt cinching her waist (like Julie K's Tess Belt in Black), completing the look with glossy curls and plum peeptoe pumps (put a unique twist on the peeptoe with Farylrobin's Jessica in Luggage). What are your thoughts on KP's look here, does it suit her former church-going persona or is it too sticky sweet? Despite her cover headlines "Sex, God and Katy Perry," inside the Rolling Stone interview KP dwelled on her Twitter comments denouncing "blasphemy as entertainment" after viewing Lady Gaga's video for "Alejandro." Katy explained her views to the mag: "I am sensitive to Russell [Brand] taking the Lord's name in vain and to Lady Gaga putting a rosary in her mouth. I think when you put sex and spirituality in the same bottle and shake it up, bad things happen." She continued, "Lately, I've just been seeing some things that are kind of like, I don't know, in my own personal feelings, a little bit like not something I would do, I guess. Yes, I said I kissed a girl. But I didn't say I kissed a girl while f---ing a crucifix." Touché, KP! What do you think of her standing on this issue?
Katy Perry seen on Jul 31 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Straying away from California, Katy Perry is feeling ferocious in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia prior to taking the stage on July 31. KP made her way across the globe for MTV's World Stage Live event, which she took to the stage to premiere her racy new single "Peacock" for the first time live. While this outfit is considered tame compared to her onstage, fruit and candy filled ensembles, Katy worked this leopard print mini (if you're into animal prints, try Single Dress' Brown Strappy Rocker Dress in Brown or Carter's sexy Wild Wild Mini Dress in Leopard Print) while strutting her stuff in gold peep toe stilettos in front of the press wall (add a touch of elegance with Coke Nokes' Jacqueline D'Orsay in Gold Satin). Katy's been wearing wigs a lot lately, but she wore her trademark raven locks in loose waves on this occasion, accented with oversized gold hoops (try Circadian Studio's uniquely shaped Gold Chunky Hoops in Gold) and adding a few sparkly cocktail rings (including a silver one very similar to Amrita Singh's Yapa Ring in Silver/Gunmetal) to complete the look. What are your thoughts, does KP do leopard right or is this print too cheeky even for her? On the home front, Katy has been quietly getting ready for her wedding with Russell Brand, but reports have leaked she's getting him a very special gift for his 35th birthday: a trip to outer space! Reports are confirmed that Rusty will be flying on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space ship, taking a $200,000 seat to "jet more than 365,000 feet straight into the Earth's atmosphere at a speed three times faster than the speed of sound." But don't start saving your pennies yet, space loving readers – Virgin has been taking deposits for almost 5 years now and have just successfully completed the first launch with a crew. Wonder how long it will be before Russell has his turn?
Katy Perry seen on Jul 16 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Looking a little worn out, Katy Perry arrives at LAX in Los Angeles on July 16 to catch a flight to the Bahamas with younger brother David Hudson. KP headed to the Caribbean for a mix of work and play, performing for a sold-out crowd at Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau on Saturday and spending the day soaking up the sun with pals on Sunday. Nothing a California Gurl can't handle! Katy jetted out of the US in a typical quirky look, combining a bright yellow dress (check out Wit.'s Satin Print Ruffle Romper in Yellow/White or Boulee's Olsen Tented Dress in Yellow Print) with white lacy leggings and tan flats (try Gwyneth Shoes' comfy Kenzie in Taupe). I love the dress, but it looks like she has bits of toilet paper stuck to her legs. Whatever floats your fashion boat, KP! Always one to accessorize, Katy added a pair of fun teardrop earrings (opt for Robyn Rhodes' Tia in Light Blue), a couple of layer necklaces (love the subtle sparkle of Tiger Lily's Small Black Crystal in Black) and a simple silver bangle (add some inspiration to your look with Christie Martin's Thin Bangle Bracelet in Silver). What do you think of Katy's laidback look, does it work for her or does it fall flat? Even if her style fails sometimes, KP has been dominating the summer music charts lately, and was just named Billboard's queen of the Songs of the Summer chart, ranking #1 above Usher's "OMG" and ex-bf Travie McCoy's single "Billionaire" coming in at #4. Success has to feel good for her! No matter where fame takes her, Katy has vowed to stay true to her good-girl roots, and she recently took to Twitter to shoot down rumors she was blasting Miley Cyrus for going the "Britney route." Katy mouthed off: "Rumor control: I never said sh-- bout my girl Miley. I love that ho. Mags should stop pitting girls against each other. We all can co-exist!" Doesn't get any clearer than that!
Katy Perry seen on Jun 28 2010 in Dublin, Ireland. Making herself useful while spending time abroad with her fiancé, Katy Perry segues from London to Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland on June 28 to fill one of the judge's seats at a round of the "X Factor" auditions. KP is filling in for Dannii Minogue, who is currently on maternity leave. Katy definitely got in the spirit of things, signing autographs before taking her seat and sending out an excited Tweet: "X FACTOR DUBLIN!!! Can't wait to spot a star!!!" KP's sequined dress certainly has enough sparkle for a star, as she stepped out in a fun circle patterned Jenny Packham mini (opt for a little shine with Sue Wong's Feather Flapper in Platinum or the Vintage Petal Dress in Ivory) and luxurious grape Louboutin Eugenie pumps (add a pop of color to your 'fit with Gwyneth Shoes' Trixie in Purple) showing off her gams. Katy accessories with a fun black cocktail ring (love the organic shape of Alanna Bess' Raw Jasper in Gold) and silver swirl earrings, wearing her raven locks in luscious waves. What do you think of Katy's "X Factor" style, is flattering for her? It seems like the flurry of wedding rumors revolving around Katy is only getting stronger as the wedding date gets closer, despite her slip-up last week that she's already tied the knot. The latest gossip is that Rihanna will definitely be a bridesmaid, Katy will be having 7 wardrobe changes during the ceremony and Zuhair Murad will be designing her gown (or gowns?). That's a lot to take in! How much do you think is true?
Katy Perry seen on Jun 25 2010 in London, UK. Wearing her California pride, Katy Perry steps out in London with fiancé Russell Brand on June 25. The happy couple made their way out of a studio and caught a ride to grab a bite to eat while hanging out in Russell's native city. Subtly (or not so much?) promoting her "California Gurls" single, KP was dressed "underneath the palm trees" in a foiled graphic tee (love the girly design of Johnny Was' Kate Vneck Tee in Heather Grey) paired with bold blue skinnies (love the vibrant shade of Genetic Denim's The Shane in Admiral) and a fierce pair of studded Christian Louboutins (try a sassy stud alternative like Rock and Republic's chain embellished Romy Pump in Pewter). Katy carried a dainty gold chain strap purse (love Julie K's Renee Flap Shoulder Bag in Black) and wore a flirty crystal globe necklace to complete the look (check out Kuo Ting's Crystal Teardrop Necklace in Gold). KP finally traded in that super high, slicked back pony-tail in favor of pin curls, which I much prefer. What do you think of Katy's sassy, casual attire? Katy has been in London for a few days now promoting her hit single, but while doing an interview on the Graham Norton show she had quite an interesting slip of the tongue! When asked why she likes being with fiancé Russell Brand, KP replied, "Life's never dull with him - that's why I married him." When the audience gasped, she quickly corrected herself, "That's why I'm marrying him!" but quickly changed the subject when asked if she and Russell had indeed already tied the knot. Making things even more complicated, over the weekend Katy was Tweeting up a storm while watching the US and UK World Cup games on Saturday and Sunday: "My boyfriend is yelling at the tv again... I am shopping online, that's was the best I could barter. I have never met this man before..." Fiancé, husband, boyfriend, stranger – which is he?? Better get it straight KP!
Katy Perry seen on Jun 18 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Chatting it up in Canada, Katy Perry gets her turn to hold the microphone while making an appearance on "Live eTalk" in Toronto on June 18. Katy arrived on the show wearing a fun fringed frock (similar to Single Dress' Fringed Tank Dress in Black, or add a spunky 20's touch to any ensemble with Elizabeth Gillett's Flapper Scarf in Grey) and sexy cut-out mesh heels (love the strappy style of Farylrobin's Jessica in Black), adding a flashy touch with a wide silver cuff (add a unique twist with Ija Designs' Wave Cuff in Silver). What do you think of her look readers, would you wear something similar? I like everything but the hair here – the super tight pony looks painful! This isn't the first time KP has worn this style lately, and I have to wonder why she's so drawn to it. Am I the only one thinking it's not so cute? After taking a seat on the show, KP dished on everything from her hot summer single "California Girls" to the matching tattoos she and fiancé Russell Brand just got inked to celebrate their upcoming nuptials. As the date draws closer, Katy dwelled on what kind of bachelorette party is in store for her, planned by BFF Rihanna: "(Rihanna) has all these ideas about everything. You see people coming and they strip at your bachelor party but I want her to strip at my bachelorette party. She's going to get the message right now. She's hot, I love her. She's just the coolest chick and I want all of her clothes… I don't know if she started this rumor that she's going to do [the bachelorette party] or if she just hopped on the bandwagon of the rumors like, 'I'm going to do it!' That's the one thing that I don't have to plan, which I'm really excited about." Sounds like there will be loads of surprises in store with RiRi planning behind the scenes!
Katy Perry seen on Jun 13 2010 in London, UK. Showing off her World Cup spirit, Katy Perry wears a very patriotic look in London while out celebrating both the US and the UK after the big game on June 13. KP was quite the voluptuous vixen as she wore a custom made, bust boosting dress featuring the flags of her own country and fiancé Russell Brand's native UK (show off your curves in Shumaq's similarly fitting Lilis Dress in Red). You can't help but get in the patriotic spirit in time for 4th of July in your own festive red, white and blue attire, like RYGY Swimwear's Nautical Halter with Ring Scoop Bottom in Blue or Nina Swimwear's Brigitte Bikini in White. Katy pulled her hair back in a tight ponytail, sporting red lipstick and black peep toe pumps (lighten up for summer in Gwyneth Shoes' Omyrah in Black) that give her an almost comic character-like appearance. This is definitely not an everyday look, but I love the spunky enthusiasm! While watching the match, Katy took to Twitter to share her joy in the tie aftermath: “EVERYBODY WINS!!! I LIKE THAT! (Plus as an american marrying a englishman… I am DIVIDED)” Too cute! Who are you readers rooting for to take this year's World Cup?
Katy Perry seen on Jun 06 2010 in Universal City, CA. Always one to make an entrance, Katy Perry stepped onto the red carpet of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios’ Gibson Amphitheatre on June 6 channeling her inner Smurfette - she sure has been fond of colorful wigs lately! Aside from her bright blue Bettie Page 'do, Katy donned a Fall 2010 Zuhair Murad nude dress with crystal embellishments and along with a pair of Rock & Republic Lotus Platform Pumps (check out the blue leather version of these pumps here). A winged eye, neon yellow nails and a silver ring on her right hand (check out Femme Metale Jewelry's Rectangle Ring in Silver) completed Katy's wild look. To make this ensemble more wearable for everyday life, try pairing a nude dress (I like Isabel Lu's Chain Link Spaghetti Dress in Nude) with a subtle element of glitz, like a great bag. Moyna Handbags' Swarovski Crystal Covered Silk Handbag in Grey/Silver is ideal. What did you think of Katy's eccentric red carpet appearance, everyone? Fab as only Katy can do, or ridiculously over the top? Outfit aside, Katy took to the stage at the Movie Awards - along with Snoop Dogg, of course - to perform her summer smash single "California Gurls," complete with backup dancers wearing "daisy dukes and bikinis on top." Check out a video of Katy's performance here. Are you a fan of the jam? It's on repeat on my iPod!
Katy Perry seen on May 07 2010 in Hollywood, CA. A pretty n' purple Katy Perry watches her step with fiancé Russell Brand protecting her from the paps as they exit Trousdale nightclub in Hollywood on May 7. It's been a pretty tumultuous week for KP, celebrating both the release of her new girly pop single "California Gurls" and her new title as the Hottest Woman Alive on Maxim's Annual Hot 100 list. Russell is one lucky guy! While out on the town Katy displayed her sparkly engagement ring, living up to her quirky style in a vibrant purple printed frock (check out Shumaq's Isa Dress in Black and Meghan Fabulous' Chesney Mini Dress in Teal for similarly gorgeous, bold options) paired with lilac pumps (Gwyneth Shoes' Trixie in Purple are a different style with a fab purple hue). Adding a mix of black and gold accessories, Katy carried a slim black clutch on a long strap (I'm sure KP would flip for CC Skye's rockin Janey Fringe Hobo Bag in Black with Gold) and paired two gold cuffs to complete the look (love the unique style of CC Skye's Chloe Lock Bracelet in Black/Gold). What do you think of Katy's party style, would you wear a similar look to your fav nighttime spot? In addition to the sizzling press KP got from Maxim, the busty brunette is also on the cover of Lucky magazine this week, where she dished on her style evolution from her quirky fruit inspired days to the present, telling: “I’ve gone from Betty Boop to more Bettie Page. It’s less cute and more meow.” It's still pretty cutesy if you ask me! KP also confessed some style secrets of her past: “I was completely broke. I used to borrow outfits, get my makeup done at makeup counters, and then sneak into events. It was cool! I seemed to be wearing things right.” Things are definitely looking up these days!
Katy Perry seen on Apr 21 2010 in Hollywood, CA. Showing off her sexy gams, Katy Perry struts around Hollywood with a shopping bag full of loot on April 21. KP shopped with a friend while prepping for the 2010 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held that evening at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. While most of us would opt for flats when venturing out on a major shopping spree, Katy trotted around in sky high studded leather platforms ((try Gwyneth Shoes' foxy Tanya in Black) with her uber short H&M Fashion Against AIDS acid washed denim mini dress (get the showstopping look with similar picks like Fighting Eel's Roo Tunic Dress in Heather or Barlow's Oxford Moto Dress in Blue). Katy isn't one to spare accessories, and she added her fav Chanel quilted bag to this look (love Danielle Nicole's Kristi Messenger in Black as an alternate chain strap option) and a silver cuff bracelet to complete the look (love the cut-out detail on Amrita Singh's Tilla Bangle in Silver). Besides the fact that this look belongs more in a nightclub than on the streets (well, then again, it is Hollywood), I do think Katy looks really hot here, with one exception: what is going on with her hair?! I'll give her credit it was a semi-windy day in LA but that doesn't mean you can leave your hairbrush at home! What are you readers thinking about this 'fit, is it too much for a daytime look? Later than night Katy rocked some to-die-for Jimmy Choo "Zappa" light-up heels at the awards show, reminding us all of the sneakers of our childhood with a simple Tweet: "My shoes light up 2night :) I feel like a kid again w/ them LA gears!! But this time it's Jimmy Choo. Wonder if JC will make skating 1's nxt?" I have to admit I'm wondering that myself – so fierce!
Katy Perry seen on Apr 13 2010 in New York, NY. Heading off for a day of work in New York City, Katy Perry puts her thinking cap on while arriving at the studio on April 14. KP's style is always a kitschy mix of color and shapes, and this look is no exception. Katy started with a pink and black tie dye tank with a big pink star pin (get the pseudo 60's look with Rough Roses' Hudson Racerback in Black/White) over black skinnies (Rich & Skinny's Legacy in Black are an ultra flattering pair) and black patent sandals (I'm lusting for Gwyneth Shoes' new Athena T Strap Sandal in Grey). KP layered up on accessories, shading her face with a grey fedora, blue mirrored aviators and a long rosary inspired necklace (I like Jessica Elliot's Wrought Iron Clover Necklace in Silver). What do you think of KP's quirky cool look? Besides posting some scary bridezilla photos of her fiancé Russell Brand on Twitpic, KP has kept pretty quiet about her wedding plans so far. BFF Rihanna spilled a few beans while chatting with KIIS FM host Ryan Seacrest last week, revealing that she's the leading lady planning Katy's bachelorette bash: “I have to come up with something cool ’cause she’s getting married in India, so I’m like, what do I do to match that for a bachelorette party?” Belly dancing male strippers, perhaps? RiRi also dished the party will be held at the end of the year before the quirky couple dash off to India, where they got engaged last winter. Can't wait to hear more deets on what they're planning – and if Katy will really be the one in the tux!
Katy Perry seen on Mar 25 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Leaving her trademark quirky clothing at home, Katy Perry is looking sharp while arriving for a meeting at an office building in LA on March 25. KP dressed for success in a charcoal fitted dress (try The Battalion's Dakota in Slate or Black Halo's Debra Mini in Taupe) covered with a black leather jacket (love the texture mixing on Alice + Olivia's Alex Crop Blazer in Black). Katy kept it conservative with black tights and a classic quilted Chanel bag (stand out with Lesa Wallace's Bond Bag in Black), adding a racy element with charcoal lace up boots (play up the fabric mixing with Farylrobin's Felicia Flat Boot in Grey). Katy clipped back her raven tresses and carried a business planner along with her, really giving off an uber professional vibe! Minus the whole knee high boots of course. What do you think of KP's 9 to 5 style? I'm curious to know what sort of meeting she was going into dressed so conservatively, definitely surpassing any dress code to meet with record execs to chat about her upcoming sophomore album. At the Kids' Choice Awards this weekend, Katy chatted with MTV about how excited she is to unveil her new sound, and get back to the more important things in life: like planning her wedding to Russell Brand! KP joked with the press that he's already taken the reins: "He's a total bridezilla. He's like a freak, man. You should see — he's always, like, buying bride magazines. Every time we go out for breakfast he's like, 'Can we just stop and get a bride magazine?'" Somehow I just can't imagine it!
Katy Perry seen on Mar 21 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. The always quirky Katy Perry and fiancé Russell Brand enjoy the LA sunshine and take a romantic stroll together through Griffith Park on March 21. The lovebirds were dressed in remarkably similar tanks, skinnies and flip flops – so similar in fact I think they're playing a joke on us! KP put her look together with an oversized print tank (try a similar bold, classic print like Splendid's Vintage Striped Tank in Pomegranate or Mike and Chris' Olyn Tank in Grey Stripe) with standard black skinnies (check out Chasely's new Denim Legging in Overdye Black) with her Marc Jacobs dove purse slung over her shoulder (check out Linea Pelle's versatile Dylan Disco Clutch in Black). Katy showed off her pedicure – probably ruined after climbing a few rocks – with simple summer flip flops (I'm loving Elaine Turner's Michelle Flip Flop in Black) and a black fedora shading her from the sun. Pretty basic look, but I like the way it all comes together. Thoughts? After her super speedy engagement to Russell over the holidays, Katy shared a little with the press about what is so special about her relationship with her man: "I share myself with people - that's the kind of way I exist. That's important. Also, to be a leader and stronger than me. I guess men also need the most amazing sense of humor - a bizarre f***ed-up sense of humor where we can both be people-watching and crack up at the same time without saying a word, because we know what we're thinking." So, KP is basically saying their relationship is bizarre and f***ed-up? Tell us something we didn't already know!
Katy Perry seen on Mar 05 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Off for a productive day with her laptop, Katy Perry was spotted heading into an office building in LA on March 5. As usual Katy showed off her playful side with a huge heart printed on her tank (get the casual look with Splendid's Light Jersey Wing Tank in White), staying cozy in a striped drape cardi (like Goddis' Linsey in Phoenix) and essential black leggings (love Ella Moss' perfectly fit Ponte Leggings in Black). KP accessorized with a long black and silver necklace (check out Castaway's vintage inspired Onyx Beads on Antique Chain in Onyx) and white Ray Bans, carrying her fav chain strap Chanel tote (try Carla Mancini's twist on the classic hardware Flap Over Bag with Chain Strap in Black) and metallic ballet flats (similar to Coye Nokes' Amelia Flat in Gold Metallic). What do you think of Katy's slouchy, comfy style? This is more or less her signature every day look, but even though it's a little matchy-matchy I like the striped cardi tying it all together. Thoughts? After dominating the charts last year with her poppy debut album, Katy is officially expanding her career into acting – well, voicing anyway. KP will lend her skills to the Smurfs digital remake that is currently in the works, reportedly starring Neil Patrick Harris, George Lopez and one of the original smurfs, Jonathan Winters. Predictably Katy will lend her voice to the sexy Smurfette in the new flick. Will any of you be making your way to the theatre to relive your fav childhood cartoons on the big screen?
Katy Perry seen on Jan 23 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Newly engaged Katy Perry enjoys a Saturday morning outing with her fiancé Russell Brand in LA on January 23. The duo picked up java before heading to a furniture store on Melrose to check out some options for their new abode. For her shopping trip, KP started with standard black skinnies (switch it up with Serfontaine's Fox Peg Snakebite in Black with edgy zipper details) and a white tee with shredded side panels (similar to Raw 7's Shredded Tunic in White), topped by a black vest (like Gold Hawk's Men's Vest in Black/Blue). Katy accessorized with a classic quilted Chanel purse (keep the chain strap but give it a twist with Inge Christopher's Jaipur Curved Frame Pouch in Multi) and a simple silver pendant necklace (opt for Michele Michel's Hammered Heart Pendant in Silver). The focal point: electric blue suede brogues tastefully complemented by a black fedora. They're a little costumey with this 'fit but I'm loving the 50's throwback style – I would wear them in a heartbeat! What do you think of Katy's look? Since their holiday engagement was announced, KP has mostly kept quiet about her wedding plans, but a source close to the hot new item shared details of their engagement dinner held in LA earlier this week: “It was a lovely evening, for close friends and family. It was thrown mainly for Russell’s benefit - a chance for him to meet Katy’s relatives and friends, including her old school chums. He was incredibly nervous.” Whatever nerves he had must have worn off, as KP's parents tolds the paps Russell is already "part of the family" while leaving the restaurant. Can't wait to hear more wedding d's!
Katy Perry seen on Dec 30 2009 in Jaipur, India. Katy Perry gets lei'd while on vacation with her beau in Jaipur, India on December 30. KP and Russell Brand both donned ceremonial floral necklaces while seeing the sights on their romantic holiday getaway, both keeping fans updated on their travels via Twitter, naturally. For her day out and about Katy chose a bright pink seagull printed jumpsuit (try Pink Polka Dot's Jump Suit in Turquoise or Tt Collection's Farrah Onesie in Violet), accessorizing with a black flap bag with a dove shaped gold closure (love the similar long strap style of Antoinette Lee's Mia Bag in Navy Shimmer), black necklace (try Alanna Bess' Citrine Drop in Gold) and gold bracelets (incorporate the avian theme with Ija Designs' Swallow Cuff in Gold). KP went for earthy studded flats and let her natural waves hang loose while taking in Indian culture. What do you think of her low key look? Katy might be famous for singing about how she kissed a girl (and liked it), but from now on the only person she'll be kissing is fiancé Russell Brand. It was confirmed this week that Rusty popped the question in a tent at the bottom of the Himalayas on their trip, bringing in the New Year with something very special to celebrate! The couple have only been dating for a few months now, but Katy recently gushed to Glamour about how she knew she was smitten: “When he was filming Get Him to the Greek, I did a cameo with him. My scene called for me to make out with him. And on the way down the stairs after the scene, I was hopping like a bunny. I hop like a bunny when I’m happy—I get a bit childlike.” I guess that means she'll be hopping down the aisle pretty soon – congrats to the happy couple!
Katy Perry seen on Dec 22 2009 in London, UK. Taking a few slippery steps out of her beau's London abode, Katy Perry looks like she's not quite sure how to handle the winter weather on December 22. One thing is for sure – someone get this girl some better shoes besides flimsy ballet flats, stat! She's going to need a few more cups of java to keep her warm in this made-for-California-winter 'fit. At least Katy has a proper down coat with a fur collar (play it up a little with Rebecca Taylor's Fur Collar Coat in Charcoal) worn over a blue star spangled tee (add some sparkle with Zoa's Sequin Panel Tunic in Black) and go-to black skinnies (like Dylan George's Olivia Pant in Black). Katy is wearing shiny little flats like Gwyneth Shoes' Maxie Sequin Flat in Black/Silver but I would go for something a little more insulating, yet still cute like Farylrobin's Fabienne Foldover Ankle Bootie in Black. The quirky songstress completed the look with a pom-pom knit cap covering her ears and a gold metallic handbag spicing up the look (I would tone it down a little with Camenae's handy Deity Bag in Sand). Katy flew to London to spend a few days with her beau Russell Brand, taking in the holiday season's most anticipated film: Avatar! After her good friend Shannon Woodward tweeted it's incredible and she shouldn't miss it, KP replied, “GOOD me & BF are going to put on our 3D glasses and see it now!!! And ur a TOUGH critic!” I've had a few tough critics in my life tell me it's totally worth it too, especially in 3D! Did any of you have a chance to check it out over the holiday weekend?
Katy Perry seen on Dec 03 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Well hello, Katy Perry! The always provocative artist gets goofy at the Grammy Nominations Concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on December 3, showing off her tatas in a plunging sweetheart corset mini by Camille for Flawless (to flatter your assets like Katy try a corset style embellished top like Ingwa Melero's Levante Top in White, or go for the lilac hue this spring in Interlud's Multi Layered Cami Dress in Purple) while making funny faces with a few Grammy awards. I know you all gasped when you saw this 'fit on the verge of a wardrobe malfunction – do you think the pretty embellished detail is enough to excuse the poorly fitting bust area? KP paired the va-va-voom mini with chunky lilac Casadei pumps (I wouldn't suggest pairing flats with a sexy look like this, but how cute are Marnie Bugs' Bow Moccassins in Lilac to add a pop of color to a casual winter look?) and showed off her new bangs and curly extensions. What do you think of KP's funky fresh 'fit? The busty babe announced the nominees for Best Rock Group on stage during the ceremony, then received her own nom for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Hot N' Cold." Katy was up for the same award last year for "I Kissed A Girl" – hopefully the second time's the charm for her! After the concert, KP chatted with MTV about her rise to fame: “I just started my new record, and to think that this little record that I bled sweat and tears over for five years of making it and then being on the road for two years … it’s been such a process… But to think it’s still continuing is encouraging.” Are any of you KP fans excited to see what she has in store for us on her new album?
Katy Perry seen on Nov 16 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Having some down time after spending a few weeks in London with her new man, Katy Perry grabs a bite to eat at Philippe Chow in LA on November 16. Going for au naturale makeup and messy tresses, Katy paired a multicolored sweater dress with round shoulders (try Walter's Intarsia Knit in Blue/Black or Rebecca Taylor's Cowlneck Dress in Gunmetal) with sexy thigh high black boots and a black waist belt (love the edginess of Rough Roses' studded Separated Straps Belt in Black). If KP's sweater dress looks familiar, it's the same H&M dress her BFF Rihanna wore while out in London on November 17. Who do you think wears in better? Katy also paired her dress with the gold purse she's been obsessed with lately (I have my own obsession with Linea Pelle's Dylan Large Speedy in Teak) and a fuzzy tan wrap. KP projected a peaceful image with her final touch, a peace sign ring (check out Ettika's too cute Love in Peace Ring in Silver) and a dainty cross necklace. Cute to see she hasn't lost touch with her religious roots!
Katy Perry seen on Nov 06 2009 in London, UK. Acting a little bashful with her new British beau, Katy Perry is spotted holding hands with funnyman Russell Brand as they head out to grab a bite to eat in London on November 6. Despite the cold KP stepped out in a gray tweed mini (like Generra's Button Jumper in Pewter) with a black leather jacket (try Gold Hawk's Belted Leather Jacket in Moonless Night) wearing edgy lace-up boots (try Farylrobin's Valencia Heeled Ankle Boot in Grey) with black stockings. Katy topped it off with a kitschy polar bear cap and aviators. I like the dress and jacket but I'm not sure if the thigh highs are the best match – what do you think? KP headed back to the UK for some downtime with her man after fulfilling her hosting duties at the 2009 MTV EMA's in Berlin the night before. From the looks of it she seems to be quite smitten with her new man, crafting a special costume using jerseys from Russell's favorite soccer – ahem, football – team to wear during one of her performances in the show. As if having his nickname "Rusty" printed across the back wasn't enough, RB tweeted how happy he was to see his girl repping his team and announced she will be joining him at future games. There may not be too many more appearances in the UK though – rumor has it Russell has put his London home up for sale to make the move across the Atlantic and be closer to his new lady. They've only been dating since the VMA's in September, so as expected RB shot down the rumors at a DVD signing in London: "I'm not moving to America. I will sometimes go there. I have to go there to make films. We do make films in England but it's more like a hobby. They're like, 'Come along, we can make a film. Oh, and can you make the sandwiches?" Putting a funny spin on it, Russell definitely makes it seems unlikely he and Katy are on the verge of co-habitation. What do you readers think?
Katy Perry seen on Nov 05 2009 in Berlin, Germany. I loved both of Katy Perry's red carpet looks at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards this year I couldn't decide which to feature. The awards were held in Berlin this year on November 5, with KP hosting for the second time in a row. If your first reaction was, "where's her trademark fruit?" KP answered that question at the press conference the day before the show: “Last year I was all bright and fruity, but now we’re in Berlin it’s going to be all sexy, dark and romantic with a cabaret undertone.” For the press conf, Katy picked a flirty Jenny Packham dress in a faded pink shade with a fancy clasp at the waist, sheer lacy yoke and a voluminous feathered skirt (if you love the almost nude shade try Sue Wong's Gladiator Short Dress in Blush). KP paired this look with Louis Vuitton Cancan heels in a bronze shade. At the show the next day, Katy walked the red carpet in a gorgeous nude tulle Marchesa gown with embroidered black floral appliqués covering the right shoulder (try similarly decadent options from Sue Wong like the Victorian Layered Gown in Ivory or the Vintage Inspired Beaded Gown in Ivory). The mermaid skirt gives her gorgeous enhanced curves – I'm totally wowed by this look! KP wore her tresses in an old fashioned updo and kept her accessories simple with a single silver bracelet (personalize the look with Christie Martin's Love Bangle in Sterling Silver). Which look is your fav? While KP might have lost her nom for Best Video to Beyonce, she definitely won in the sartorial awards. Her wardrobe was filled with spectacular gowns including a jack-o-lantern-esque Viktor & Rolf gown, a feathered white Marchesa frock screaming showgirl and a dramatic blue sequined Georges Chakra Couture gown with a dazzling fringed skirt. Which frock is your fav?
Katy Perry seen on Oct 23 2009 in Hollywood, CA. Rocking out at the Mika concert in Hollywood earlier this week, Katy Perry shares a laugh with fans while heading back to her car after the show on October 23. It's been a great week for KP, celebrating her 25th bday the next night at a Willie Wonka themed bash with friends including new beau Russell Brand and country sweetheart Taylor Swift. Looks like it was a great party even though a few designer frocks got a makeover with (hopefully washable) finger paints! At the concert, KP picked a sexy cowl neck mini to party in (love the pretty nude shade of her skirt, like Alice + Olivia's Moonstone Dress in Grey or Sue Wong's Gladiator Short Dress in Blush, or go for the low-cut look with a top like Nu by Marc Anthony's Necklace Top in Black or Sky's Alima Chain Top in Metallic Black paired with sexy skinnies) complete with seductive Giuseppe Zanotti python pumps. As a finishing touch she threw a Chanel classic chain strap bag over her shoulder (check out the modern interpretation of Carla Mancini's Flap Over Bag with Chain Strap in Black), keeping her jewelry minimal. Loving the new super straight hair with bangs – do you think it suits her?
Katy Perry seen on Oct 18 2009 in West Hollywood, CA. Katy Perry stepped to Urth Caffé in West Hollywood on October 18, hanging out with BFF Markus Molinari, who happens to look strikingly like KP's new beau Russell Brand. KP met up with MM and friends for lunch before heading off to shop Kitson for a new pair of sunnies in an adorable summery look... in October! I think a belt would help her dress look less like a tent, but I love the print and the faux Henley trim at the top (turn heads in similar sundresses like Meghan Fabulous' Nakeisha Dress in Storm, T Bags' Bubble Dress in Flower Power or Vava by Joy Han's Amber Tube Dress in Denim). She's also wearing it as a bathing suit cover-up (over a bikini like Vix's Melissa Triangle Bikini & Brazilian Bottom in Brown) if that excuses this super casual look. KP coordinated her black sandals and straw fedora with the black trim on the dress, finishing it off with a black chain strap purse (like Carla Mancini's Flap Over Bag with Chain Strap in Black). As you might have heard, Katy is completely smitten with British beau Russell Brand these days, caught by the paps making out a Hollywood Hills party last weekend. What do you think of the new coupling, now that's it's official?
Katy Perry seen on Sep 10 2009 in New York, NY. Unable to resist the temptation of Fashion's Night Out, Katy Perry was spotted darting out of the Chanel boutique on 57th St on her way to make her scheduled appearance at Giuseppe Zanotti during the NYC fashion festivities on Sept 10. KP looked absolutely giddy as she made her way from one retail heaven to another, hitting up Dior before designing her own custom bag at Chanel and then making her way to the swanky soiree at Guiseppe Zanotti. At the event KP was treated to the sounds of Taylor Momsen's band, The Pretty Reckless, before getting into some serious shopping. She arrived at the event in a curve hugging silvery-white long sleeved mini (try Gold Hawk's Drawstring Mini Dess in Silver or Rails' Mona Dress in Grey or White if you dare break the Labor Day rule!) with sheer black stockings, lace up GZ boots (FarylRobin's Harlow Knee High Boot in Grey are another hot look for fall) and an onyx necklace tying the look together (try Michele Michel's Hematite Opera Necklace in Silver). A few nights later KP hit up MTV's Video Music Awards, were she picked a spiky dress to sit through the show in, leading to her tweet, "I'ma fall asleep and stab myself with this dress if I don't get to the party soon. As nini says "don't be tardy to the party!" Evidently she did make it to the party, where she was snapped chatting up Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill and the evening's host Russell Brand. A source even alleges Katy and Russell were smooching before the end of the night, but I have my doubts – you can't believe every tabloid story you read!
Katy Perry seen on Jul 28 2009 in New York, NY. She has a very unique fashion sense, and Katy Perry was looking her quirky best following her (RED)Nights concert in NYC on July 28. It seems like everyone came out for the concert, from Donald Trump to Leighton Meister and Rihanna - were any of you able to attend? Flaunting fresh new curls while messing around after the show, KP headed to her post-concert party at the Griffin nightclub with BFF RiRi at her side. The ladies made some provocatively playful poses with Sugar Factory Couture lollipops (let your imagination run with that one) before heading to Lower East Side nightclub The Box and calling it a night at closing. Both girls had McDonald's eats waiting for them in the car – KP was witnessed with 20 piece box of Chicken McNuggets but she tweeted: last night was so crazy we order like 100 chicken nuggets. I found a cheeseburger in my bath tub... U guys r INSANE. Sounds yummy! For her wild night out, KP wore a strapless floral silk jumpsuit (I personally wouldn't dare to try this look, but if you have the legs to make it work try The Proportion of Blu's Uno Jumpsuit in Indigo or Black Halo's Strapless Jumpsuit in Deep Purple) cinched with a double heart belt and flamingo pink slingbacks. It's bright, it's fun, no one else could wear it but her, but this look won me over because she finally changed her hair! Love the curls and the slightly uneven bangs – do you think the new 'do is a good update for her? In addition to her concert, it's been a busy week for Katy, from grabbing late night eats with the girls to performing on "The Today Show" in another one of her crazy costumes. Next up KP will be touring across the US with stops in Texas and CA before a few stops Down Under. Are any of you catching her Irvine show with No Doubt and the Sounds??
Katy Perry seen on Jul 15 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Taking a break from her "Hello Katy" world tour, Katy Perry was spotted out at MyHouse club in LA on July 15 with a mystery fellow at her side. For the past month she's been on the exhausting European leg of her tour, performing dozens of times from Spain to Germany and everywhere in between. The tour resumes July 25 in Boston and stretches through September – are any of you catching her show? Unwinding at LA's hotspot of the week, Katy arrived in a sexy black leather mini with uber fierce bandage heels and a loose tee with giant flamingos (show your animal love with Lauren Moshi's Giraffe V Tee in White or the Owl Racer Tank in Heather Grey). Adding a braided black leather bag (check out the simple shape of Julie K's Hayley Shoulder Bag in Black Glaze), a pink ring and a white bangle (check out CC Skye's Carson Cuff in White), Katy stays true to her signature style with this sassy summer look. It might just be one of her better ones, compared to her usual kitschy odd-ball picks! What do you think of the 'fit? Although Katy Perry claims she has nothing to do with it, an Australian legal team representing her sent a cease & desist letter to Aussie fashion designer Katie Perry after she filed a copyright app for her loungewear line, threatening legal action if she refused to stop using her own name. Is it really a crime to share the same name? After repeatedly trying to connect with Katy through their lawyers, Katie made a YouTube video pleading with Katy to stop the madness. In the vid, Katie said: "You're a girl who has a dream just like myself." Thankfully, Katy's lawyers reconsidered and dropped the suit just hours before it was due to be heard in court (according to Katie Perry's Twitter updates), but Katy is keeping quiet on the issue. I can understand her qualms – if she tours in Australia, she would be prevented from advertising herself as Katy Perry lest Aussies confuse her with the designer – but seriously, what's the big deal? And doesn't Katy feel just a teeny bit hypocritical that she's not even fighting over her birth name (Kathryn Elizabeth Hudson)? Whatever the reasoning, I hope these two ladies kiss & make up soon!
Katy Perry seen on Jun 16 2009 in Paris, France. Continuing on her tour, Katy Perry was spotted out and about in Paris during the day before her concert, June 16. Katy's been Twittering tour highlights to all her fans, and this morning she added: "Woke up in Paris. My whole family is here :) Dad said he bought some Hulezz cologne here yesterday, looked at bottle it says Hermes. Classic." Amazing! While prepping for her back-to-back concerts in France, Katy chose to forgo her usual colorful wardrobe and stepped out in a sophisticated black 'fit. Going with black shorts (I'd go with Johnson's Wool Crepe Jumper in Black), a black tank and blazer (like Signorelli's Logo Blazer in Black), Katy rocked some lacy cropped leggings with her trademark glitzy bow heels. Love the choice of footwear! Mixing it up with white Raybans, an Eiffel Tower necklace and a braided black bag (try Carla Mancini's Top Zipper Tote in Black), Katy stopped to sign some autographs for fans before heading off to rehearsal. Since London she's made stops in Switzerland, and is heading off to Germany after as she continues singing tracks from her hit album "One of the Boys." Apparently, Katy has no problem getting along with the guys, but she seems to have some trouble with the ladies – at least the ones she's not kissing. She dominated a Katie vs. Katy electric shocking contest on a radio show in April, and she's also rumored to be getting into a legal catfight with another famous femme of the same name, Aussie fashion designer Katie Perry. Katy denies she's taking legal action, but her lawyers sent Katie Perry a letter warning her to change her name after the Australian Perry filed a copyright request. The funny part is, Katie Perry's real name is Katie Perry, while Katy Perry was born Kathryn Elizabeth Hudson. Who's in the right here?
Katy Perry seen on Jun 10 2009 in London, UK. Showing off her colorful personality, Katy Perry continued on her Hello, Katy tour in London on June 10, arriving at BBC Radio One to do a little press on Wednesday morning. Channeling the 80's in a bright floral TopShop blazer over a plain white tank (try Splendid's super soft Light Jersey Tank in White) and black leggings (can't go wrong with Splendid's Long Leggings in Black), KP mixed it up with hot pink Ray Bans and a few studded bracelets (try CC Skye's Double Wrap Bracelet in Black). Love the kitschy heart heels - can't you see an 80's version of Cinderella wearing them? While Katy has been on tour, she's been Twittering up a storm letting her fans know what she's up to. Unfortunately, it's also getting her into some trouble, as she explained recently: "The other night I was in a great Mexican restaurant and so I Twittered — not that I was in this particular restaurant; I was a bit cryptic about which city it was — but there were people outside a minute after I put that out there. I forgot I was broadcasting live. I am addicted to it." Sounds like a personal problem! Are any of you indulging in the Twitter trend?
Katy Perry seen on Jun 09 2009 in London, UK. Pausing on the street to sign autographs and chat with fans, Katy Perry stands out in a pumpkin orange skirt on June 8 while en route to the Lulu Guinness 20th Anniversary bash at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. This girl always has her own quirky style, but I think you could actually call this one of her more "normal" 'fits – not to say that makes it wearable! Pairing an edgy zippered orange skirt (if you like the zippers try AmberLynn's Zipper Skirt in Black) with an olive top and bold printed vest (try tucking in Signorelli's Omni Long Sleeve Rhinestone Tee in Olive or combining the two with Karen Zambos' Long Vest Dress in Little Plaid ), KP looks a little timid while flashing a peace sign to fans. I'm not crazy about the orange at all – I mean at ALL – but I do like the nude bandage heels and matching cuff (try CC Skye's fun cutout Bardot Cuff in Gold). I'm seeing a lot of bandage flats trekking around LA lately, but the heel helps it look less like an ankle injury. Anyone else agree? After attending the Lulu Guinness bash, Katy made her way to Beyonce's show at the O2 Arena and Twittered her excitement: "Beyonce is a living legend, this is true. I might have seen one of the best shows I ever saw tonight. Bitch can back it up!!!" Enough said! KP rolled into town the day before her own concert at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, continuing on her "Hello Katy" world tour complete with a cherry bedazzled microphone and plenty of other cheeky innuendo inspired emblems. Apparently she's not the only one with a glitter and fruit fetish – she returned to her tour bus after her show the following night in Brighton to find it had been vandalized. Again, KP took to Twitter to share the news: "some1 just broke into our bus, they got caught. Luckily all there is is glitter, catsuit outfits, fruit & a box set of Ab Fab. Sux fer them." Sounds like pretty much what you would expect on a Katy Perry tour! Wonder what the thief was looking for??
Katy Perry seen on May 26 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. It seems like wherever she goes she lights up the room, and Katy Perry did just that at the new H&M store in Tokyo, Japan on May 26. Doing her best to stand out among the Harajuku girls, KP chose a glitzy silver mini dress for the night (you can’t go wrong with LaROK’s Sequin Patchwork Mini Dress in Grey or the Serengeti Tunic in Black Zebra, but if you prefer to cover your arms try PGD Style’s basic Joni Ruffle Mini Dress in Smoke), sticking to the metallic theme with strappy gold platforms and a freaky spike cuff (stick to safe studs like CC Skye’s Stud Woven Leather Bangles in Black/Silver). Seriously, she could put someone’s eye out with that! It wouldn’t be a typical Katy Perry ‘fit without some kitschy accessory, and the hot pink heart earrings add the perfect girly touch (add some fun to your ‘fit with Erica Anenberg’s adorable Baby Heart Hoop Earrings in Gold). What do you think of Katy's look? I don’t think she looks terrible, but I’m not a fan of the extreme side part, even if it does show off the cute little earrings. I wish someone would’ve fixed the lighting too – no one’s skin is that orange! At the press event kicking off H&M’s new “Fashion Against AIDS” line, Katy got on the mic and spoke a little about the cause. She’s been speaking out a lot lately, especially about men imparticular. She recently talked about hooking up and pretty much bashed all of her Hollywood friends: “For me, it’s not a past time, going out and meeting people and trying to hook up with people. That actually makes me feel disgusting. From a really early age, I was really sensitive to that.” Wonder if Katy’s Christian upbringing has anything to do with her opinion on the subject? KP also co-wrote Kelly Clarkson’s song “I Do Not Hook Up” off her recent album. Do you think she practices what she preaches?
Katy Perry seen on May 06 2009 in New York, NY. Putting her best party dress on, Katy Perry was the lady of honor at a Svedka Vodka sponsored party arranged by People on May 6 at Mr. West nightclub in NYC. Katy has been tending to her publicity duties in the Big Apple for a few weeks now, but this night was all about her and the newly released “Waking Up In Vegas” music video. KP arrived in a sparkling gold mini dress adorned with multicolored fringe (get the Vegas look with picks like LaROK’s Sequin Patchwork Mini Dress in Grey, Gold Hawk’s Sequin Dress in Desert Brown, or Ingwa Melero’s Carmelia Mini Dress in Taupe), dressing it up with sheer black nylons, a glitzy cocktail ring (try something fun like Femme Metale’s Gemstone Ring in Sterling Silver) and flashy silver pumps. Love the 20’s rewind with the flapper frock and cropped bob, but what do you think of Katy’s sparkly look? Rihanna was in the house to support her BFF, and Katy’s on-again-off-again beau Travis McCoy also showed up at KP’s VIP table. Along with other friends, the lady of the night partied with Travis and RiRi like they were in Sin City, sipping on vodka and hitting the dance floor until closing time. In an interview at the bash, KP dished on the music video for her latest single: “If you look at the opening scene, which is kind of the way we ended as well, you will see a little old lady to the left with like an oxygen tank on… That little old lady is my 88-year-old grandma! She lives in Las Vegas and she was dying to be in the video.” How rad! What do you think of the Waking Up In Vegas video?
Katy Perry seen on May 04 2009 in New York, NY. Stepping it up from her usual fruit-themed costumes, Katy Perry arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala on May 4 in New York City dressed in an electric blue gown. While there were many over the top looks at the costume gala, themed "Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion," I can't quite wrap my mind around Katy's choice of dress. Selecting a strapless Tommy Hilfiger gown with an hourglass shape and a long train (if you love the shade of blue try Smitten's A-line Turtleneck Dress in Blueberry or my personal fav, Prairie NY's Stone Cami Dress in Fountain), Katy channeled Cleopatra with the stiff gold neckline and further emphasized the Egyptian style with the jet black bob and bangs. Katy accented the brilliant turquoise dress with a large gold cuff (like CC Skye's Studio 54 Mesh Cuff), gold peep-toe Christian Louboutins and a pebble-shaped gold clutch. What would a KP ensemble be without some kind of funky purse? I think the dress is very flattering on her curvy figure, and she did take the costume idea and run with it, but I think she somehow missed the mark. It seems everyone has mixed opinions though: MTV put Katy on the Worst Dressed List for the hair, collar and overly bold color, while People landed her on the Best Dressed List for bringing out her eyes with the blue gown, "set off with bold metal jewelry." What is your opinion of Katy's costume pick? One thing that definitely helps: looks like KP picked up a little color last week while vacationing in Barbados with Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson. KP and Kelly C performed at Chum FM's 24th Anniversary Celebration on April 23, and stayed on RiRi's native island for a few days soaking up the sun. There's never a bad time for catching up with the girls!
Katy Perry seen on Apr 09 2009 in New York, London and Vegas. Even celebs are getting thrifty with their purchases these days: Nicky Hilton, Katy Perry, and Mischa Barton have been spotted at various destinations around the globe wearing the same fabulous peacock frock from Matthew Williamson for H&M's Spring 2009 collection (this one is sold out, but if you like the standout mini, try CoutureCandy's picks like Plenty by Tracy Reese's Ruffled Shift Dress in Gumdrop Stripes, Black Halo's Boatneck Sheath Dress with Hip Sash in Print or Ingwa Melero's Printed Sahara Dress in Blue/Berry). KP started the trend in NYC on April 9 when she wore the dress out to a sushi dinner at Nobu before attending Paper Magazine's "Beautiful People Party 2009," playing up the bold blue mini with black tights, shiny metallic heels and an adorably kitschy pucker shaped purse. You can tell I'm a fan of the fun accessory, but what do you think of the girly shape? Nicky worked the peacock theme next, wearing the dress to make a celebrity guest appearance at Prive at the Planet Hollywood hotel in Las Vegas. Nicky paired the dress with her fav electric blue Loubs and a coordinating blue peacock clutch, also from the collection. I love the purse but do you think the matchy-matchy theme is too much? Trying out the trend for herself, Mischa was spotted having a ciggie (or a fag?) outside her hotel in London on April 23, coincidentally the same day the Matthew Williamson collection was released to the rest of us. She added a little edge to the 'fit with neon aviators, a silver cuff, black fringed bag and the same spunky bubblegum pink, black and red booties as Heidi Montag wore while shopping in Beverly Hills last week. I guess everyone is just copying everyone else's style these days! Who do you think rocked the frock best?
Katy Perry seen on Apr 08 2009 in New York, NY. Staying true to her unique sense of style, Katy Perry happily left her NYC hotel on April 8, off to a meeting with her record label in downtown Manhattan. I absolutely adore Katy's pink and teal mock cardigan tunic - but I doubt anyone but her could pull it off (tone it down with Smitten's Longsleeve V Neck Cable Tunic in Black with something sassy over it like Zoa's T-Back Vest in Midnight). Adding sheer striped tights, fierce studded booties and classic Ray Bans, Katy accessorized with a purse in the shape of a teddy bear (not as cool, but check out the similar shape of Antoinette Lee's Mia Bag in Gold), a studded bracelet and a long dainty gold necklace (like Kimberly Faith's 48" Patchwork Necklace in Gold/Silver). Love the randomness she has going on - it might not work for everyone but it certainly suits her style. What do you think of the 'fit? KP has been in NYC all week doing promo stuff while continuing on her Hello Katy tour. Did any of you catch her at the Fillmore for any of her three shows earlier this week? Taking some time to share relationship insights with her fans, Katy gave her 2 cents while in NYC (and you can only assume she's talking about Gym Class Heroes ex Travis McCoy): "Guys are like artichokes. It's impossible to find the heart. You can be searching and searching but only get the tough stuff. Girls have intuition, they can tell when a player doesn't have a heart. I'm using my intuition." Gotta love the analogy - and take heed!