It has been a tumultuous start to the New Year for Katy Perry as she dealt with the media circus surrounding the announcement of her split from British husband Russell Brand on December 30th.

This morning (January 17th), however, the 27-year-old appeared camera-friendly and fighting fit as she made her way through Los Angeles’ main airport sporting a new blue hairdo.

Unafraid to share a smile in the wake of marriage breakdown, the Teenage Dream singer looked dashing in a thigh-high patterned dress, chic hat and low-slung necklace with a large gemstone.

The star also wore a red bangle on one hand and a ring on the other as she proved there was no excuse for not accessorising, despite suffering a broken heart.

Perry was due to present at the People’s Choice Awards earlier this month, but cancelled her appearance as she took time out to recover from the marital split.

That did not put a dent in her ability to seal public approval, however, as she picked up gongs in a variety of categories including best female artist and favourite song of the year for E.T. featuring Kanye West.

She also suggested on Twitter that her desire to kiss girls may still be in full swing as she commented on Madonna’s appearance at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony on Sunday evening.

Katy Perry tweeted: “Madge looks goooooood. I’d tap that. #goldenglobes.”

The Last Friday Night (TGIF) performer also portrayed her love for British TV hit show Downton Abbey, while sending her best to the cast of The Help, a movie based on Kathryn Stockett’s successful novel.

She tweeted: “Congrats to all the people involved in one of my favourite films this year, THE HELP. You deserve all the Critic’s awards and more!”

Here’s hoping the star can progress through 2012 without romantic hardship.

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