Katy Perry’s Vogue Cover Shoot Features Her Most Insane Looks Yet
We’ve seen Katy Perry in a LOT of different looks over the years, from her bleached brows and severe updo at last year’s Met Gala to her Hillary Clinton-inspired pantsuit, but her latest cover spread for Vogue‘s May 2017 issue may have just topped them all.
Styled by Grace Coddington, Perry wears a PVC-esque red power dress by Comme des Garçons on the cover, beneath a Rei Kawakubo (the founder of Comme des Garçons) conceptual straitjacket.
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The spread, shot by Mert Atlas and Mac Piggott, is far more avant-garde, with sweeping, nude and black “broken bridal” gowns from the designer’s 2005 collection, insane wigs of Styrofoam and plastic, and large, structural pieces that had our jaws on the floor.
It’s a far more grown-up (if unconventional) look than we’ve seen from Perry in the past, which is perhaps utterly fitting, considering her recent style evolution. “I like more androgynous, architectural lately,” she said. (That would explain her new pixie hairstyle!)
Riding the wave of style evolution she says she’s playing witness to (“I am so encouraged by this big morph in fashion that’s happening at the moment. Everyone is shape-shifting, changing, adapting”), the “Roar” singer is doing her part to keep up. “I am pushing for my own evolution. Just making better choices as far as style goes; I don’t want to get stuck in a way of thinking or doing or presenting,” she said.
That doesn’t mean she’s ALWAYS striving to manufacture a “look,” however. Off-duty, the 32-year-old is actually pretty low-key IRL, rocking what she calls a uniform of Stan Smith sneakers and an Adidas tracksuit, all the better to fool the paparazzi.
Perry also dished on her new political wokeness, which she said was sparked after witnessing misogyny and sexism that harkened back to her youth, as well as her musical evolution. “I think you have to stand for something,” she shared. “And if you’re not standing for anything, you’re really just serving yourself, end of story.”
That means we’ll likely be hearing a lot more of “Chained to the Rhythm” and a lot less of “California Girls.” “’California Girls’ and fluffy stuff would be completely inauthentic to who I am now and what I’ve learned,” she told the mag.
It’s an evolution we’ll likely continue to see from the singer — after all, as she says, “Fashion is just a language. It’s storytelling.”
What do you think of Katy’s spread? Tell us over @BritandCo.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)