Those of you who follow me on Instagram will already be aware of my larger-than-life Saturday night.
In partnership with my lovely friends at F&F, I spent the evening with Katy Perry (and a million fellow Katy Cats) on the final night of her Prismatic tour at London’s 02.
Decked out in the most Katy-worthy white jumpsuit I could find, I booked it from an all-day excursion on Regent Street to witness the extraordinary fitness that is Miss Katy Perry.
It was the best night I have had in a very long time (as you might be able to see from my select few Insta-videos, below!).
What I Wore:
This limited edition tailored bandeau jumpsuit from F&F
Glasses, the versions of the non-sun variety, are one of the most disputed accessories around. When I was in school (primary…secondary…high school) I remember glasses being about as cool as a neck brace. Contact lenses were snapped up as fast as a kid’s parents would allow it.
Even as I wandered into adulthood with my peers, many of my friends with poor eyesight refused to throw on a pair of specs unless they were running late for something or were in the privacy of their own home.
In one respect, I get it. I have never seen an actress rock up to a red carpet in a ball gown and bifocals. Nor have I ever styled or done make-up a shoot that allowed a model to wear glasses. There’s a beauty standard of sorts.
At the same time, I think glasses can be really beautiful. Whether it’s because they are channeling the ‘sexy secretary’, geek chic, or a retro cat eye, when glasses are used with purpose it is always done to make a statement. They are a rather definitive fashion accessory.
Take Leighton Meester and Katy Perry (above). On the left we have Leighton, a beautiful actress that has a career which calls for contacts, yet she sticks to her specs off-screen. On the right we have Katy (with perfect eyesight) and a faux vintage pair that pulls her entire look together. I wouldn’t be able to think of a single person who could say that either of these ladies look less than lovely, and the glasses are the focus of each of their looks.
Whether you need them for your eyesight or wear them as a style right, I think it is safe to say that spending a day in glasses once in a while no longer comes as a taboo.
Sophie (the pink-haired Brit) just won America’s Next Top Model. A minute before watching said British Invasion, I stumbled upon this image of a fuschia-haired Katy Perry in a ghd campaign.
I got to thinking. About pink hair and ‘good hair’ (ghd stands for good hair day, after all). My hair now hits the small of my back when it is straight, and I worry that if I delve into my long-desired realm of pink hair, the ends of my hair won’t be quite as “Katy Perry” as they will be “Shitty Crunchy”. Oh, the risk of curly hair.
Then it hit me…this is a ghd ad. This is not a “look how naturally shiny and perfect my hair is” ad. ghd hair straighteners were, in fact, the first hair tool I ever purchased. 10 years ago, they boosted my confidence before every audition I went on, every picture day, every ‘date’. They are a brand I simply forgot I trusted.
Out of interest, I researched a little more about the tool they were advertising in Katy Perry’s mermaid photo – the ghd hair dryer – ghd air. Developed in conjunction with professional styling experts, the new ghd air was designed to give that amazing ‘salon blow dry’ look at home. The difference between this hair dryer and the secrets to its voluminous, sleek success is a) its Advanced Ionic Technology for reduced frizz and a silkier, softer finish and b) a salon strength AC motor for more powerful drying.
The cure to the unstyled mess my hair will surely become after dying it pink? Fate would have me believe it!
What hair tools are you dying to try?