My style is all over the map: Katy Perry
The ever-so-stylish singer Katy Perry talks about her love for all things fashionable, favourite stage outfit and holiday plans
If there is one mantra Katy Perry swears by, it is: ‘You wear the look, don’t let it wear you. It’s all about having confidence, which can help you pull off anything.” Known for her quirky, experimental fashion sense, the popular American popstar believes in writing her own fashion script. We have saluted her neon haircolour phase. Be it American flag cape, graffiti-splattered gown or a flaming costume, we have applauded her fashion picks. The 31-year-old singer spills the beans about her style.
What’s style to you?
My style is all over the map. It’s usually bright, colourful and funny. I like to shop from all over the world. I shop when I’m on tours, and wear pieces from all my travel. I don’t have to be beholden to labels or big brands. I’ve always had a vintage flair. I like to mix it.
What role does fashion play in your life?
It’s a way to express myself, and present my message or a song visually. It’s a way to set a tone for who I am. Fun clothes make me feel happy.
Which is your favourite stage look?
My favourite one is from the Prismatic World Tour (2014) — the smiley-face Moschino look as it’s full of personality. I really like all of them on their own, but if I had to pick one, that would be it.
Holiday season is almost here. What are your plans for Christmas?
Christmas is synonymous with family time, loved ones and coziness. Whatever makes you cozy is Christmas. With new additions in our family, we’re restarting our traditions now. We’re very excited about Christmas. We’ll be telling my niece Stella about Santa very soon, and it will be fun to see how she believes it.
Festivities are also about gifting. Which is the gift that is close to your heart?
The best gift I ever received was a faux-fur leopard coat from my mom when I was in sixth grade in Santa Barbara, California. I had seen it in the window of a vintage store. My mom got it for me for Christmas. She totally surprised me. I wore it in the 85 degree weather and got made fun of. But all the moms who were picking up the kids from school thought it was very chic.
“It was a really creative, imaginative time. It was fun to be able to shoot something so festive,” says the singer, talking about her recent photoshoot and collaboration with a fashion label.
My style is bright and colourful. I shop from all over the world. I shop on tours, and wear pieces from all my travel
I don’t have to be beholden to labels or big brands. I’ve always had a vintage flair, so I like to mix it
Katy Perry, singer