Photo Credit: Interview Magazine
Yes, that's Katy posing for the cover of the new Interview magazine, though you'd be forgiven for not recognizing her. In the photo, the 27-year-old "Part of Me" singer trades her usual cheeky-pinup-girl style for a total glamazon makeover. How'd the stylist manage this impressive transformation? Well, dark makeup on Katy's cheekbones makes her face look more angular, while the pencilled brows and sweeping eyeliner add a touch of retro drama. Her signature bold lips are downplayed with a neutral lip color, shifting the focus to her eyes. Her hair is darkened, teased and piled on top of her head -- a rare look for the singer, who favors long, girlish hairstyles in a rainbow of colors. Her nose even appears to be a slightly different shape, thanks to some creative contouring (done either by makeup, lighting or Photoshop -- it's hard to tell!).
Add a jeweled push-up bustier, elbow-length gloves and chandelier earrings, and the whole look becomes a total 180 from Katy's usual style. Is that a bad thing? Heck no! The photo is already getting tons of attention, as well as comparisons to iconic celebs like Elizabeth Taylor and Raquel Welch. We wouldn't want her to throw away the candy-studded red carpet outfits entirely, but when it comes to fashion, it's good to know that Katy Perry has more than one note.