Katy Perry covers the May issue of Teen Vogue looking as smurfy as ever. But apparently her dad is to blame for her eccentric style of rainbow, candy-coated and bright-colored bubble-gummy ensembles. In fact, her dad used to drag her to garage sales to buy her second-hand clothes. In other words, she grasped that thrift style flavor early on.
Check out highlights from the interview below.
ON THE EVOLUTION OF HER FASHION STYLE:
“When I was nine years old, my father used to wake me up at seven every Saturday morning to take me to garage sales. I couldn’t afford the clothes that the other girls at school were wearing, so instead I looked for things that were unique to me. I stopped focusing on what other people think a while ago. If you try to be everything to everyone, you’ll only end up completely confused. I don’t like to take fashion too seriously. I love it, and I am so grateful when big brands want to associate with me, but mostly I just want to take chances and have fun and truly live. Sometimes that means wearing some ridiculous, cat-inspired outfit rather than whatever happens to be in this season.”
ON WHY THE HELL SHE DECIDED TO DO A 3D MOVIE:
“One of my main reasons for doing this is that people think of me as though I’m Dorothy in the ruby slippers. I want them to see everything else that’s involved. Yes, I am her, but at the end of it all, I’m also the guy behind the curtain.”
ON HER AMBITION TO GO BEYOND BEING A SINGER:
“There was a time when I was going to be involved in The Help—just a small part, I wasn’t going to be Emma Stone or anything—but I couldn’t because the shooting schedule conflicted with the release of my record. And I was upset about that; I knew it was going to be an important film.”
ON WHAT’S TO COME FOR HER FASHION-WISE:
“Like, I’m still doing the pinup thing, but now when I do it, I want to be the pinup of the future, like Rachael in Blade Runner.”