Katy Perry performing at the Kids Inaugural Concert, and then at the inauguration ceremony.
We're so into the way Katy Perry stans for President Obama. There are many celebs who will ride for our newly sworn-in Commander-In-Chief, but are any of them rocking custom latex ballot dresses and attending EVERY event of the inauguration? No, just Katy. Having closely followed her time on the president's campaign trail we were eagerly awaiting Katy's inaugural weekend looks, and were CRUSHED when more of them weren't easily accessible to us online. Luckily, Vogue had our back, and linked up with Katy to publish her Inauguration weekend photo diary. Not only does it let us see candid shots of her custom stars and stripes bustier (which she designed HERSELF, along with stylist extraordinaire Johnny Wujek), but also her amazing Rodarte Inauguration ceremony coat, Oscar De La Renta performance dress, Dolce & Gabbana White House After-Party CAPE, AND her custom Kimmie Kyees patriotic nails. Ah-May-Zing. The photos really do make us feel like an insider, and of course possess that signature KP humor.
Three things we're obsessed with: Katy Perry, Ellen Von Unwerth, and finding the perfect flat iron. All three in one place? Dreamy. We've always loved Katy Perry's campaign shots for hair tools giant ghd (which we've HEARD makes the best flat irons in all the land), which have previously been shot by the great David LaChappelle, but we have to say, this latest Ellen Von Unwerth-shot edition is far and away our fave. In previous Chappelle shoots the looks were heavily stylized, from mermaids to styles throughout the eras, to the roaring 20's, and although they stopped us in our tracks with their uber-glam beauty, the graceful, simple look of Von Unwerth's pictures has us really focused on what we're all here for anyway: Katy and the hair. Von Unwerth shoots the typically colorful singer in black and white, styled with a clean cat eye and porcelain skin, and Johnny Wujek tones down the glitter in exchange for a simple silk in one image, and a crystal embellished crew neck dress in the other (he HAD to have some sparkle somewhere, honestly). The hair in both images is flawless. From a retro loose look, featuring blunt, thick above the eyebrow bangs and a subtle wave, to a sleek, low side-ponytail.
Katy Perry and the Minx Professional for Kimmie Kyees collection.
Photo: Getty Images/Courtesy of Minx
If you want to know the secret behind Katy Perry's killer nail art, look no further than her longtime manicurist Kimmie Kyees. (She's responsible for designing those custom checkered VMA nails with "Katy" written in cursive on each half moon!) Lucky for us, Kimmie hooked up with the nail wrap experts at Minx to create an eight-piece collection so we, too, can join her elite and fash-forward team of clients (think: Rihanna, Avril Lavigne, and Keri Hilson). She told InStyle, "I wanted my collection to be colorful with lots of movement to give my nail designs a life of their own," and we definitely think she delivered! From rainbow leopard print to florescent stars, she brings all SORTS of youthful goodness to our fingertips.