Obviously this outfit Katy Perry wore to see The xx is terrible. But I have a bit of a soft spot for it, because it reminds me so much of the clothes mid-’90s costume designers would put the nerdy hot girl in before she had her life-altering makeover scene. Like, I think Rachel Leigh Cook wore this exact outfit in “She’s All That,” right? So maybe we’ll call this kind of pretty-girl-trying-to-pose-as-dowdy thing “She’s All Thatting.” [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
In the immortal words of the late Amy Winehouse, what kind of fuckery is this? On Tuesday, we speculated that repeat style offender Katy Perry seemed to be getting her sartorial shit together but, um, do you think we might be able to backpedal a bit on that one? Granted, she’s just going to the airport in this heinous attire, but still. Her outfit looks like it was copped straight out of my wardrobe, age 12, circa Rebellious Stage, in an era where Ed Hardy was considered a good look. Oh, but that was probably never.
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You guys know I generally find Katy Perry to dress like the Poor Man’s Gaga — so wacky! So out of control! So over the top! Oh look, there’s whipped cream shooting out of her tits! Oh geez, her entire look is inspired by an ice cream cone she dropped on the pavement when she was in fifth grade!
But this look — a modest (for Katy Perry) dress she wore on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” — I actually like. Sure, she’s still got an insurmountable situation going on with her hair, but the dress is tops.
And speaking of unlikely things, I actually kind of want to watch her new documentary/concert movie, if only to see the dismantling of her relationship with Russell Brand. I mean, they did make me sit through their awful wedding montage during the Grammys, after all.