Katy Perry in NYC

Posted on December 04, 2012

It’s kind of refreshing to see Miss Katy ditch the spackle and the shine and go out looking like a candle-shop owner in Taos:


Katy Perry arrives at JFK Airport in New York City.

No criticisms here. She looks comfy and cute.

Okay, we lied. One criticism: the purse kind of clashes. But we’ll let that go if you give us a deal on the mulberry-scented pillars.


[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

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    • l_c_ann

      It better be.

    • Judy_S

       A haircut or change in body type is for a role. Matt Bomer’s beard the other week was for a role. What role is this for? It’s like she forgot to be Katy Perry. I don’t begrudge her doing that, though.

      •  I think Kim was being facetious.

    • She’s playing a bag lady?

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Keep the bag and lose the sweater – I love the bag.

    • Pinup Ghoul

       Yes, I must admit that I covet the hell out of that bag.

  • T-Lo, if you’d like, admit your irrational love of Katy Perry; the truth will set you free.

  • kimmeister

    I believe this is the first time I’ve ever seen anyone tie a fresh flower to a purse.

    Don’t like the boots flopping around like that.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      This is the second or third instance I’ve seen of someone wearing lace up shoes/boots sans laces. I don’t get it.

      • This was a fad in the 80’s as well. I took it a step further and refused to lace my roller skates, and rolled about with the tongues flapping. This ended up in a spectacular crash resulting in two shattered fingers on my left hand. Lesson: when your mother says “what did you do with your laces?” you say “I’m putting them in now, because I don’t want to look like a damn idiot.”

        • formerlyAnon

           As a nagging mother, I endorse this anecdote.

      •  Not tying your shoes just looks stupid. Lazy and stupid.

    • DaringMiss

      I must admit I like the rose on her purse.  

  • VicksieDo

    This is what happens when you date John Mayer!  BADDDD

    • mshesterp

      That’s the first thing I thought–it looked like Mayer’s shaggy dog look (complete with bad sweaters and floppy hat) have rubbed off on her.

    • decormaven

      That’s his hat. I bet anything she borrowed it.

  • I don’t like anything from the neck down, but her hair looks gorgeous, and I want her hat.

  • Imasewsure

    I’m sure she can also give us a deal on authetic Native American baskets and handmade soaps… Outfit is not covetible in any way but she looks fine… not fashionable but cosy … don’t get the hat at all (guess it would get squished in your suitcase?)

  • teensmom99

    Kind of refreshing maybe, but really, really unattractive.

  • MilaXX

    she looks a hot mess. hate the whole look except maybe the boots

  • rloliveira

    I think she looks ridiculous. If she were my friend, I’d send her back to her dressing room to change. The sweater/jacket is terrible. The boots are ugly. The had is absurd.  If she wants to wear that dress, I’d say belt it, wear a long cardigan down past the hips, sport flat shoes, and put on a long silver necklace.

  • bookish

    She looks like Leighton Meester in these photos, to me anyway.

  • bertkeeter

    That cardigan is hideous! AWFUL! 

  • amf0001

    maybe Miss Katy is letting some of her alters out…      If that’s what she’s doing,  I love it.  If this is just comfy,  she can do better… (and I want the story behind the rose,  I see a fan rushing up to give it to her and she sweetly not wanting to dump it in front of him,  ties it to her bag.  Or, in her alter universe,  the flower is to ward off bad vibes and encourage the flowering of her new scented candles line which is not going as well as she would have hoped.)

  • its funny that she popps up on my screen now because i just thought to myself a propos of absolutely nothing that i really really hate katy perry.

    anyway, fashion: love the dress and the bag, but the cardigan and the hat take it into frumpy territory. no strong opinion on the shoes.

  • julnyes

    Her hair looks nice and that is the only positive thing I have to say about these pictures.

  • I’m going to cut her all kinds of slack for this outfit — including the lack of laces in her boots — because she’s clearly about to fly somewhere, and she’s managed to find a way to wear something completely non-restrictive that is also OK to look at.  Now, if she’s planning to hand out religious literature at the airport, or she’s launching her new perfume line at the duty-free shop, then in that case she’s seriously under-dressed and I’m going to be all kinds of judgy.

  • Man, for someone who dyes her hair all the colors of the rainbow, her hair looks amazing. Kudos. Unless that’s a wig, in which case kudos to her wig guy. 
    Is the rose part of the purse or just… stuck in there? I originally thought the latter, but why would you bring a flower in your purse for flying? 
    I don’t like long cardigans generally for this exact frumpy reason. There are people who make them work, but I am not one of them. 

  • shopgirl716

    A candle shop owner in Taos.  I have never seen an outfit described that way and I live in the Southwest.  Well played.

  • ojosazules

    She must have gotten chilly and some nice old lady lent her the sweater blazer thing. 

  • jilly_d

    That hair/hat combination is making her head look….fat?  I’m pretty sure she doesn’t actually have a fat head, so I’m laughing at the thought of what that hat would do to the rest of us fatheads. 

  • No Spackle, for sure, but that’s still some pretty serious eye makeup.

  • Kayceed

    Folksy frumpy. With a side of floral weirdness. Whiffs of Eliza Doolittle.

  • Horrible colors on her, and she looks like she’s hating the look so much it MUST be for a role. That is one fugly sweater.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I love the shoes, and want to know where I can buy them. Her expression and body language make me want to give her a hug…then take her out for a night of roller skating and karaoke that ends with watching sunrise from the Berkeley Hills. Too young to look this tired of it all, Katie!

  • She looks like she is joining Toni and Candace in the Portlandia feminist bookstore.

    • AthenaJ

      Any minute now she’ll freak out on someone for using the word ‘unit’.

  • prettybigkitty

    Seriously?  You guys think she looks cute?  Wow. . . what are you smoking today?  She looks ridiculous!  That hat, with that frumpy dress, with the clashing (but cute) bag, and those boots?   Really?

  • I’ve spent some time in Taos, and I’m pretty sure nobody there has hair that good.

  • Little_Olive

    Whaa!? Really? I hate it all. The color scheme, the length of the dress, the Claire Huxtable cardigan, the untied boots, the combination of all the above.

    She does look happy, I must say. 

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    It looks like she went with comfy and concealing…must be a very long flight she’s heading into.

  • even Katy Perry needs to dress down like a stay-at-home granny who occasionally trims her roses in the backyard.

  • alyce1213

    Why would anyone wear a floppy hat on a plane trip? — unless her hair is dirty, which hers isn’t. It’s not the most chic ensemble, but I agree that she looks cute, comfy, and perfectly acceptable for travel.  Except for the hat.

  • ankali

    She looks frumpy and liked she gained 15-20 lbs overnight. I do agree that she looks comfortable, but clothes like that should be left for lying around the house.

  • Judy_J

    The purse was my only complaint as well.

  • erinbinek

    She looks…pregnant.  Not that that’s a bad thing, just not something I thought I’d ever say about Katy Perry.

    • MarinaCat

      That’s exactly what i thought when I saw her face. And then her outfit.

  • I covet the purse. 

  • formerlyAnon

    This makes me like her a little more (I already like her – not a lot, but really, a good deal more than I ever thought I would when that annoying “I kissed a girl” song was dominating a moment of tween/young teen pop culture). Just so long as it doesn’t become habitual. I have started to count on her attire to make me smile.

  • Trisha26

    She looks ridic – which is saying something considering her on stage outfits. Sorry to disagree TLo – but the ends of the purse and the straps match her top…and the sides match that rose – so it doesn’t clash. LOL!

  • I really think it’s time she went with a lighter hair color. The black seriously washes her out. Outfit is super cute though!

  • kategs

    She looks silly.

  • I like the boots and I am a huge fan of knit dresses for flying in.

  • lizajane1776

    That sweater is so bad that I wonder if she’s expecting.

  • guest2visits

    O nooo…. a bottle of blue hair dye, stat!        I hate this in every way possible.

  • It looks like her body is an asparagus trying to escape from a plum. 

  • “Candle-shop owner in Taos.” You complete me.

  • Kirsten Kirsten

    Eeww. That  sweater/cardigan is ghastly – makes her look thick and dumpy.  There is nothing about this outfit that I like, except her hair.

  • bellafigura1

    This is absolutely awful, nothing bears a relationship to any other thing, and the melange just gives her a sloppy washed out look. And please Katy Perry, stop with the floppy hats. Please!

  • Susan Collier

    Jamie Somers undercover.

  • kaycem

    is that rose part of the bag because i’m doubly interested if it is…

  • TieDye64

    I’d be happy to take that bag off her hands.