Perry is referring to her music, of course, but also her evolving image. After all, the only thing rivaling the fame of her catchy pop anthems “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot N Cold,” off her double-platinum album, One of the Boys, are her notoriously over-the-top outfits. For example, she wore three different dresses at the 2009 Grammys alone, ranging from an Old Hollywood pink gown by Lebanese designer Basil Soda to a loopy fruit platter–inspired ensemble for the stage. Then there was the carousel dress she wore at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
“I think I have ADD when it comes to fashion,” professes the Grammy-nominated singer. “I feel like I’m completely fearless. I take a ton of chances and I never really play it safe.”
She’s a no-holds-barred kind of girl in her personal life as well. “I once bought a boy I liked skywriting for his birthday. It was $5,000. I wanted to prove I loved him in the biggest way. It was a cloudy day and he never saw it. It was the biggest failure of my life,” says the California native. But she doesn’t have any regrets. Take it or leave it, this is who she is. “I’m a monogamous person. I don’t date around or sleep around; I don’t casually do anything. I like to fall in love.”
Photography by Chris Nicholls. Hair, Aaron light, Celestine agency; Makeup, Todd Delano; Styling, Rita Liefhebber, www.artistgrouplimited.com; Assistant fashion editor, Fiona Green.
“She’s Hot & She’s Bold” has been edited for FLARE.com; the complete story and where-to-buy appears in the August 2009 issue of FLARE.
Watch behind-the-scenes video from the shoot here