Katy Perry for Cosmopolitan Magazine

Posted on May 30, 2014

Katy-Perry-Cosmopolitan-Magazine-July-2014-Issue-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Katy Perry covers the July 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine in Emilio Pucci photographed by Matt Jones.

Katy-Perry-Cosmopolitan-Magazine-July-2014-Issue-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Emilio Pucci Spring 2014 Collection

Katy-Perry-Cosmopolitan-Magazine-July-2014-Issue-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)

Katy-Perry-Cosmopolitan-Magazine-July-2014-Issue-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)Moschino Fall 2014 Collection





[Photo Credit: Matt Smith for Cosmopolitan Magazine, IMAXTree]

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  • Danielle

    If anyone was suited to wear the Moschino Fall 2014 line, it’s Katy Perry. The hair is fungal.

    • annrr

      I couldn’t decide why I hated the green hair, its because it is fungal.

    • Lucía Gavello

      I agree, I like both looks -only- on her. She looks like she’s having an “armpit moment” though.

      • travelgirl28


    • kt mac

      I was totally reading that as fun-gal. I like the hair. On her. It goes with her cartoon nature.

  • WendyD


  • Jessica Freeman

    Katy Perry perfection. I love her persona better when it lands on the silly side of things.

  • http://attiresmind.blogspot.com/ Kiltdntiltd

    Well, these two looks are certainly perfect for her, no doubts about that. Not digging the seaweed as hairdo look.

    • Danielle

      It reminds me of all the horror stories us blondes used to hear about swimming too long in a chlorine pool.

      • Erica

        Oh, it can happen. Years ago I let my previously long hair hang down into a hot tub I sitting in and it turned the ends of my hair light green. I couldn’t believe that that was actually true. Plus, I was a poor student at the time who couldn’t afford to get it cut right then , so I tried to act like it was purposeful for a few weeks. And wore a lot of braids.

        I agree hers is more like seaweed, though, and not attractive.

        • Sam Smith

          Happened to me once too, called my hair dresser from vacation and the trick was to dump a box of banking powder on my head. It worked.

        • didgerdoni

          I did the exact same thing with the exact same result. And then as I was lying on the couch with my hair kind of tucked under my face where I could see the ends, I went cross-eyed staring at it. Then sat bolt upright and demanded of my roommate, “Is my hair green?” She said no. We are no longer friends.

      • somebody blonde

        My hair turns green in heavily chlorinated pools, but the green washes out. I just look like I have seaweed head while I’m swimming.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      I don’t hate the color but the shape is really underwhelming.

    • Amanda Welliver

      Maybe that’s the dirty mermaid thing referenced on the cover…

  • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

    If not for the green hair, I would LOVE this cover.

    Sorry, maybe I am getting elderly or something, but nothing appeals to me about green hair with black roots. :(

    I even prefer Kelly Osbourne Purple to this, and that is saying something because I loathe Kelly Osborne Purple.. :) Love these ladies, hate the hair.

    • Allison Stokes

      Gasp…I’d prefer Kylie Jenner-blue over the fungal hair here.

  • Janet B

    I prefer her green hair over the blue and other colors she’s tried.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Yea, I think it’s not bad, and the black roots help.

  • lunchcoma

    Both of those dresses are PERFECT for her, and would be horrifying on almost anyone else. Props to whoever styled that shoot for actually doing something interesting.

  • Jaime

    I like the hair, but with the first dress, not the second…

  • Jeremiah Capacillo

    KILLER cover shot. A chic interpretation of the fun, wacky Katy image – and especially chic for a magazine like Cosmo.

    • colleenjanel

      Yeah, except for the armpits. They could have photoshopped those out and I never would have known. Now it’s all I can see.

      • FrigidDiva

        All I can think is she needed vents.

  • Diva in 4 Inch Heels

    Adore Delano would rock both those outfits. “Party!”

  • Mothra

    If she is going to own that green hair she should really stop wearing all those bright colored clown outfits, i think.

  • http://recapscallion.blogspot.com/ Claire

    I feel so much better acquainted with her armpits than I did five minutes ago.

  • Karen Belgrad

    I can’t ever remember a photo shoot before that totally drew my attention to armpits. Weird.

    • sienna elm

      built in ventilation! lol

  • RussellH88

    She’s working two looks that are pretty much tailor made for her.

    The sea hag hair isn’t great, though.

  • warontara

    The dresses look great on her….that hair is AWFUL.

  • MilaXX

    NOPE. Eye searingly bad.

  • Alyssa

    I would like the cover dress so much better without the armpit holes. The green hair is very Katy…not my favorite, but doesn’t bother me as much as it does others. Mind you, in the past year, my hair has been all over pink and blonde with teal bangs, so I’m not exactly unbiased when it comes to unnatural colors.

  • ktr33

    What’s with Kellogg Couture these days?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Sorensen/1562147212 giddypony

    Armpit holes? It looked better with the fishnet as the model wore it. And the green hair looks like seaweed. Littlemermaid realness!

    • MoHub

      Precisely. I can’t imagine why she had those fishnet panels removed.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Sorensen/1562147212 giddypony

        I also thought it would tie the seaweed hair look to the first look, but perhaps that’s going a little too far…

  • empath

    I love the jewel-tone green hair/black roots for her…. but probably not for anyone else. I think Katy’s hair color tells us something about her interior emotional state of being. She looked so sad in the blue hair. that lilac hair that Kelly Osbourne wears SCREAMS old lady to me. The green hair looks vibrant and alive (ok maybe in a seaweed way), and willing to be bold, daring, and do something new.

  • Anna

    She’s had better hair colours and I prefer the dress without the armpit cutouts, but I’m digging the Rainbow Brite goes clubbing vibe. Second dress isn’t my thing, but suits her just fine.

  • nannypoo

    Oh, god, now it’s green.

  • Julie Parr

    In both instances, she is rocking these dresses about 150x better than the models. I am the loner who thinks the first dress is better without the fishnet pieces. It’s a very busy look and the fishnet just makes it look jarring. It’s cleaner without them.

  • Julie Parr

    p.s. I only wish I could dye my hair green, or blue or whatever color I wanted. But, my life won’t allow it. I can dream.

  • MissusBee

    I like the hair for the cut and texture – way better than the plastic-molded looks she mostly goes in for. She’s a bit late to the candy-colored hair party though, no?
    (I say that as I was considering it the other week and am way old and behind the curve).

  • Jaeda Laurez

    So we’re just going to ride this green hair thing on out, hunh, katy? Well alright. I think the dresses are ugly, but as a nod to her cartoonish start with a bit of fashion thrown in, they work.

  • AlisonS

    I wish her hair didn’t look like dingy seaweed caught on the banks of Nasty River. Although, it looks more like the lead singer of MSMR with those roots. So maybe Katy isn’t as avant garde as we’d believe her to be?
    The pictures are fun and flirty which are totally her though. Only she (and maybe Rhianna) can that 2014 Moschino collection.

  • MK03

    Joker hair is never a good look.

  • In_Stitches

    I love the green. I’ve always maintained that a darker green, like a forest with no blue notes, would make a fun, almost natural looking hair color. I wish she didn’t have the roots, but c’est la vie.

  • blue808

    Is side-pit the new side-boob?

  • BitterOldQueen

    KP really wears the hell out of the Moschino, but I think the Emilio Pucci looked better with the lattice in the eyeholes, a la the model. Meh @ green hair; it’s been too done to death by a million junior high girls to warrant any attention on a grown up.

  • BlairBear

    That cover is seizure inducing. Also who is this magazine targeted at? I feel like they want career women but the language is better suited for preteens.

    • demidaemon

      I think the target audience is twenty-somethings, but don’t quote me on that.

      • BlairBear

        Thats what I would guess. but twenty somethings dont talk like that I dont think. It just seems to be trying way too hard to be hip

        • demidaemon

          It is. It’s magazine speak. 😉

          • BlairBear

            Yeah but some of them aren’t as editors on coke seeming as this. Its nearly manic

  • FibonacciSequins

    Katy understands her niche very well. That Moschino dress is great for her figure.

  • Alex Palombo

    The hair has to change. Everything else is pure her and I love it.

  • Dennis

    the hair reminds me of tarnished copper.

  • KT

    I actually love the cover shot. The photo inside is not great, however — it’s just flat and awkward. Also there’s something weird about her mouth hanging open next to her armpit. Like’s she’s getting turned on by her own body odor or something.

    • siriuslover

      I love the cover shot too, but I think I like the dress better with the purple polka dot panels.

      • KT

        Totally agree

  • Little_Olive

    The first dress is awful, but she makes it work. Girl can pose.

    When did armpits brome so offensive that they have to be erased off one’s body?

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour


  • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

    I’ve never seen an armpit editorial until now. Thank you?

  • LeelaST

    Like the mesh inserts on the model’s look. The second is pure mouse ear boobs.

  • formerlyAnon

    I like her hair. For her, with these colorful clothes. It’s not tasteful, but IMO it works, in context.

  • ashtangajunkie

    “Honey, let’s try the…dirty mermaid.” “Go sleep in the guest room.”

    EPIC SUMMER SEX, by way of Cosmopolitan magazine.

  • marlie

    Those are certainly “her” dresses, but I hate the cheap-looking dye job. It looks like an old HS friends, when she dyed her hair green to “rebel.”

    • Myra Amler

      Her hair is looking fried.

  • smayper

    Giant scary armpit eyes!

  • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

    The first dress is almost perfect, but the pit vents would actually be less distracting if they’d kept the blue netting. The second dress is perfect in theory, but in reality the proportions are a little off. Fun styling in the clothes, uninspired hair and photographs.

  • demidaemon

    It’s perfectly Katy. No complaints, especially considering it’s a Cosmo shoot.

    ETA: I know I am going to regret asking this, but WTF is a “Dirty Mermaid?” It sounds like Adore Delano’s go-to look, even though I know it has something to do with sex.

    • TwiddlyStun

      I won’t write it out, but I can STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you do not check Urban Dictionary (the dictionary of frat boy falsehoods) for this one. Or anything else – I should know better. Google “Cosmopolitan Dirty Mermaid” and there is a helpful blurb with illustration.

      • demidaemon

        I looked at both, and you were right about Urban Dictionary. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?

        The Cosmo one was just kind of dumb and uncomfortable. It looks like how gay missionary sex was originally described to me in my late teens, except without the unnecessary leg extensions..

  • Haley Buchanan

    No shame. I love it and I love her. The colors suit her, the sequins suit her, and the cut suits her. The hair color is a little weird, though. You’re built for a purple or pink, Katy.

  • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby


  • Man Dala

    I understand her audience is largely comprised by little young girls, but she really needs to grow out this cartoonish version of herself. She’s 29 years old, for the love of God! At that age Madonna was giving us Like A Prayer, Express Yourself and Vogue. Enough with Nickelodeon Katy, grow up! PS: Her hair is hideous in the extreme.

  • DeniseSchipani

    The young woman who works at the front desk at my gym has that exact green hair. I’m sure it was DIY and it looks fabulous on her (the gym girl). On Katy? when you know it wasn’t a home job? Eh.

  • Jacquelyn

    Her green hair looks like she stayed in the pool too long and the chlorine affected it. I hate both those dresses.

  • Joe Brown

    she looks like adore delano…

  • JaCory Deon

    I hate that hair like you can’t imagine! She should never be anything but a brunette.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234087433 Jen Freeman

      I generally enjoy her crazy hair, but this chlorine green isn’t doing it for me.

  • thetechnosnob

    She looks like she’s in an ad for Dove antipersperant.

  • Pterodactyl111

    Katy Perry and Cosmo were made for each other.

  • JynxTheCat

    yawn. I mean really. Enough.

  • suzq

    I think she’s as cute as a button in both looks.

  • https://plus.google.com/+FrankLithiumz/posts Frank Lithium

    Katy Perry doing what Katy Perry does best.