After a spectacular Super Bowl performance, ELLE‘s cover star couldn’t be more timely. Katy Perry, who released the image via her Instagram page, gives us some major side-eye on the cover of the March issue. Photographed by Michael Thompson (a refreshing choice for ELLE), the “Teenage Dream” songstress wears Giambattista Valli paired with Chanel earrings, styled by Lori Goldstein. The sophisticated look is a new approach for the 30-year-old American raven-haired beauty, who usually opts for more cheeky and colorful outfits. We like!
But do our forum members agree? “This angle for her face is not the best one in my opinion, but she looks good. Nice styling too,” posted Emmanuelle, getting us off to a mixed start.
“I like the styling but the pose looks too stiff and forced and yes, the angle. The layout seems off even though change is good. Looks very subscribers. Light pink on a gray background?” MON questioned.
“Really bad angle and that awful gray background!” discredited GlamorousBoy.
Tinsley V soon changed the mood. “I really like this! Love the colors, the styling … looks really fresh and pretty for spring,” she complimented.
Also feeling the same way was Benn98: “A new dawn!! So glad to see Michael Thompson paired with the redesign for ELLE. He’ll hopefully shake things up a bit. You can see a world of difference between this and Paola Kudacki’s usual grey drab. I’m not really interested in what Katy has to say, but I’ll still get this.”
“It does look a bit amateur but I like it a lot – it’s clean and unobtrusive, also feminine and very spring. It’s a hip and modern layout without using hashtags and that stuff,” noted t-rex.
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