Katy Perry’s “Neon Chic” Explosion
Posted Mar 27, 2011
Katy Perry has been hyping us up for her forthcoming single “E.T.”, dropping teaser clips of the accompanying video, and images of the artwork. Although I dig Katy Perry’s music I wouldn’t categorize myself as a hard-core fan. I haven’t been losing any sleep waiting for the song to drop, however, when these avant-garde images were leaked I went a little crazy.
If you read this blog you know I am Completely Obsessed With the “Art of Fashion“, so much so, I’ve devoted and entire category to helping expose the Digital Masters of our time. And although I was captured by the dream-like quality of these images and the other-worldy dimensions of the Amazing Makeup, I was also truly inspired. This Spring is all about “Neon Chic”. As as I predicted last year in my article featuring “Chanel’s No-Brow Look“, the eye-brow’s new shape may-be no shape at all. Designers have been flirting with bleached-out brows or brows that seem to disappear into the makeup for many Seasons – and it never fails to excite me.
And I realized that Katy Perry’s over-the-top alienesque make-up actually runs rather parallel to the up-coming trends of Spring, and there-for brings this out-of-the-world look right back to earth. I think we are going to see risky shades of neon-blue and teal-green used unexpectedly on lips or high on cheek-bones, and unique shades of pale to make the eyes pop in a whole new way. Take a moment and dissect this imagery and imagine new ideas that might work – when toned down – with the fabulous new color direction of this Spring/Summer.