Capital Style File - Carolyn Entin

It was a one woman fashion parade at Katy Perry show at Wellington's TSB arena last night.

I tried to keep count of Perry's costume changes. Midway through there were at least eight, then ka-pow in one song 'Hot n Cold' she magicked seven on-stage Wonder Woman-like changes to the lyrics "you change your mind like a girl changes clothes".

She became a clothing illusionist with the help of her support crew of dancers who showered her in curtains on glitter, and shimmied a silk curtained portable changing room about her, which then collapsed onto the stage in a matter of seconds to reveal yet another new look. Perry exploded from it like a super hero exiting a giant cake without missing a beat. And, in true Hollywood style she did it all in high heels.

The costumes were mesmerising: pink, red and purple girlie prom dresses corseted at the waist and tutu-like skirts, a form fitting leotard with a detachable feathered peacock tail, and cat suit complete with ears and tail.


The outfits morphed from pretty to sexy but always fun and colourful. A glittering emerald green gown split to the thigh; candy striped one-shoulder dress with a giant detachable pink ribbon corsage; puffy candy floss skirts topped with a sequinned love heart bustier; and a leotard featuring lolly pop whirls on the bust.

The final outfit was a cupcake dress, the skirt made up of layers of multi coloured cupcakes. Her final song, Colourful New Dream, summed it up. It was Disney crossed with Vegas, appealing to both the tween/teen and adult audience.

She's cute, coy and a little bit naughty. Attributes that make her attractive brands that are clamouring to have a piece of Perry because she's highly bankable.

Nail polish brand OPI has recently released a Katy Perry range of varnish. Perry is also a global brand ambassador for ghd hair styling irons and its new Iconic Eras of Style limited edition collection.The glamorous GHD campaign was shot by renowned fashion photographer David LaChapelle.

Perry has her own perfume, Katy Perry Purr, and is also the international ambassador for jeweller Thomas Sabo.

Wellington's Village Goldsmith gifted Perry a ring, pictured right,  from its Inspired range as "a gift to Perry from New Zealand".

The 'What's the Point' diamond, silver and gold ring valued at $6400 (pictured) was given to Perry backstage before the show by ZM's 'Polly' Gillespe.

I've personally tried on this ring, it's surprisingly comfortable and functional despite the point.

 Perry, of course, loved it.



Read the full story about why we gave the 'What's the Point' diamond ring to Polly to give to Katy Perry