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The Scoop on Katy Perry's Bedazzled Diesel 'Daisy Dukes'
In her hit single “California Gurls,” Katy Perry declares “daisy dukes with a bikini on top” the signature uniform of the song’s namesake vixens. And given the star’s own daring fashion sense, it’s no surprise that the short-shorts she dons with her cupcake-inspired bikini top in the just-debuted music video aren’t just any old cut-offs, but a custom-embellished pair courtesy of Italian denim house Diesel. The star explains to MTV.com, “Diesel made me those shorts, which is really cool. They bedazzled the whole daisy dukes.” With help from Perry’s stylist Johnny Wujek, Diesel encrusted their indigo-blue-washed Mintha 8B3 style with 7,000 blue and gray Swarovski crystals. Perry–no stranger to bejeweled accessories–was so thrilled with the blinged-out results, she posted a Twitpic of the denim shorts-shorts, Tweeting, “don’t be jelly about the custom Diesel daisy dukes!” And best news of all: You don’t have to be! If you’re handy with a glue-gun, you can score your own pair of (unembellished) Minthas ($160) at diesel.com and do the bedazzling yourself. –Marissa Patlingrao Cooley