I rather like Katy Perry this way.

One thing I’ve always appreciated about her is that she lets her porcelain skin be just that; as someone who all her life got annoying jokes about how my legs are so white they’re transparent, or whatever, I totally resent the idea that I need to tan myself (skin cancer) or bronze myself (orange is not my color) in order not to repulse people. All bets are off once I get vericose veins, or whatever, but the point is: Thank you to Katy for being a nice, normal human color most of the time. And relatedly, and more to the point of this post, I love how the black hair sets off her skin and giant blue eyes — very Snow White,  no?

And so of course she’s monkeying with it:

She said on Twitter that this is a necessary pit stop on the way to another color — most likely blonde, is my guess — and so it’s just a three-week reddish interlude. But I’m not sure what I make of the whole overhaul. Granted, it’s fun to change it up sometimes, but her aesthetic really worked for her. Here she’s starting to look more generic, and I fear the same fate for The Goal Hair. I can’t quite put my finger on who she looks like now, but it isn’t Katy Perry (and thus, no longer is it Zooey Deschanel). Maybe that’s the point. Maybe there’s no fun in that for her anymore. But she certainly made it LOOK fun. And looking like Zooey Deschanel is certainly not the worst fate I can imagine, since Zooey Deschanel is adorable and generally beloved, that hideous cotton commercial aside. So, I mean, if being cute and wearing angel wings and dresses that hoist up your giant bosoms isn’t enough in life, then what hope is there for the rest of us? Should I just give up and shove my head down a Pringles can?

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