CelebrityPatri-”It” Girl: Katy Perry

This week’s “It Girl” is a famous face with an affinity for 4th of July fashion. Katy Perry does patriotism with panache, donning those stars and stripes in more creative (and sparkly!) ways than we can count. Who knew that grand ol’ flag print could look so fresh!

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Age: 28

Sign: Scorpio

The Name Game: Katy was born “Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson” but adopted her mother’s maiden name to become the “Katy Perry” that we all know and love.

“One of the Boys”: The title for her first mainstream studio album also describes Katy’s role as Smurfette in 2011′s “The Smurfs“: the lone lady smurf in all of Smurf Village.

Queen of Pop: Ms. Perry is the first female recording artist to spawn five number-one hits from the same album (Teenage Dream).

FashionLooks We Love: Shift Dresses for Summer

 

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The time of triple digit temperatures is upon us, so dare I ask, what is a girl to wear? Shift dresses are possibly the easiest style solution for all seasons, with a simple, A-frame shape that gives you room to move, and transitions from day to night with a simple switch of the shoes and accessories. These charming numbers are just a sample of LuLu*s summer-approved shifts, in lightweight, airy fabrics with cute cutouts and sleeveless silhouettes to keep you cool.

FashionSteal Her Style: True Blood’s Sookie Stackhouse

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Now that you’ve had your first taste of True Blood in months, (or perhaps it’s still burning a hole in your DVR…don’t worry, you’re not alone!), here’s a little thirst-quencher to tide you through to next week’s episode. Take a page from the Sookie Stackhouse style archives, and get girly in pretty prints, dainty fabrics, and sweet sundresses. Then add simple, fuss-free accessories and feminine flats, because when you spend as much time running for your life as this Bon Temps beauty, high heels will only slow you down. And those vampires are fast!

ArtBreathtaking Imagery by Photographer Leah Johnston

Canadian actor, director, and photographer Leah Johnston opens up her psyche for our viewing pleasure in this dreamy-yet-haunting collection of fine art photography. Each photograph feels like a glimpse into Johnston’s very soul, revealing an aesthetically beautiful, yet intensely intimate self portrait, with flowing lengths of fabric billowing against enchanted landscapes in gorgeous colors. Delve deeper into her portfolio at her website, where you can check out her acting and film-making credentials as well.

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FashionTrend Alert: Mirror Prints

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Who’s the fairest of them all? No really, take your pick! These kaleidoscopic cuties add a dose of stylish symmetry to your ensemble, with a psychedelic twist on all our favorite botanical patterns. So the next time you’re getting dressed, take some time to reflect!