Today on Edwina LaShan Fashion Blog, We pay tribute to Our Style Icon The Fashion Forward, Not Afraid to take chances, Funky, Vibrant, Fun, Colorful and Punk Rock Star of the 80s!!!
Before we start the Tribute... Let's learn a little about Our Style Icon:
born June 22, 1953. She is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and LGBT Rights Activist! Her career has spanned over four decades.
Her debut solo album She's So Unusual (1983) was an instant commercial success.
The album was the first debut female album to chart four top-five hits on the Billvoard Hot 100-- "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," "Time after Time," "She Bop," and "All through the Night," earning Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985.
Her success continued with the soundtrack from the motion picture "The Goonies" and her second record, True Colors (1986), which included the number one hit of the same name, and "Change of Heart," which peaked at number 3 and earned Lauper two nominations at the 29th Grammy Awards in 1987.
Since 1989, Lauper has released nine studio albums to varying critical acclaim, and has participated in several other projects.
In 2011, Lauper released an autobiography detailing her battle with child abuse and depression; the book became a New York Times Best Seller.
Cyndi Lauper has been a style icon for many years! Known as a misfit, Cyndi turned what many people thought of as weirdness into wealthy fashion! Cyndi is known for wearing tulle skirts, bright, vibrant colors, prints, black leathers, bold, colorful and wild hair colors and makeup! Cyndi is like the representation of Punk Rock! She has set the standard for many new artist such as Nicki Minaj, Pink, Lady Gaga and many others to just be themselves!
Check her out in this drummer screen tee! Don't you just love it!!! Would you rock it? The suspenders she wears on top of her tee is super cute!
Most known for her tutu skirts Cyndi Lauper made the tutu, a trend, that will last for many years! She rocks her tutu mostly with boots or tennis shoes! Many teens nowadays still rock this trend! The trend has definitely resurfaced!
Cyndi is rocking this super cute hat in this picture below! Polka dots and a chunky necklace brings this look together quite well!!!
Here she is rocking another hat! Don't you just love the way she can rock neutral colors and still make them look rockish and fashion forward!
Tulle Headbands! Would you rock it???
Loving the red hair!!! In the 80s, big hair and bright hair colors were really big! Right now, you can see a lot of that coming back! The OMG Girls for instance love to wear the colored hair trends!
Layered necklaces for a chunky necklace effect is very huge in today's current fashion! Cyndi looks like she may have had a little too much fun at Mardi Gras!
The classic lace gloves will forever be a classic trend!
Once again, the tulle headband makes a nice, fun, statement!
Big, large floppy straw hats are fun with a big tulle headband! Would you wear it???
More fun hair colors!!! In this photo, Cyndi rocks yellow and red hair color! She's wearing a zebra vest and a fringe blouse!
Gotta love the classic MTV baby tee shirt!
Cyndi looks super cute in this punk leather corset dress with chains hanging!
Don't get it twisted! Cyndi can definitely pull off a classy, vintage look! This is by far a fav pic of her, wearing a classy shear dress with Marilyn Monroe blond hair, with a cute flower in her hair!
Check out These Celebrities whose present Styles are Influenced by Cyndi Lauper!
Celebrity Fashion Designer Betsy Johnson:
Here are pieces by the designer:
More From Betsy's Personal Style:
Introducing Our Style Icon...
The Beautiful, Not Afraid to Take A Risk, Rock Star, Cyndi Lauper!