Wednesday, May 7, 2014

CYNDI LAUPER: Style Icon, Misfit, Rock Star, Singer, 80s Pop Star, Trendsetter, Different, Unique...

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!!! 
Cyndi Lauper! 

Before we start the Tribute... Let's learn a little about Our Style Icon:

Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper was 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.

In 2013, Lauper completed writing both the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical Kinky Boots which led the 2013 Tony Awards with 13 nominations and six awards including Best Musical. The musical also won Best Score, making Lauper the first woman to win the composing category solo.

In 2013, she became the first artist in over 25 years to top the dance charts with a Broadway single. While in 2014 Lauper, as the producer, composer and lyricist was awarded the Grammy for best musical theater album for Kinky Boots. That same cast album spent 51 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart.

Over the course of her career, Lauper has released over 40 singles and (as of 2011) has sold more than 80 million records worldwide. 

She is featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum's Women Who Rock exhibit, which illustrates the important roles that women have played in rock and roll history.

Lauper has won at the Grammy, Emmy, Tony, MTV, VMA, Billboard, and AMA awards.  In 1999, VH1 ranked Lauper No. 58 of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.

Lauper is also one of only twenty artists to achieve "GET" status by winning competitive Grammy, Emmy, and Tony awards.

Lauper has been celebrated for her ongoing humanitarian work over the last 30 years, particularly as an advocate for gay and transgender rights in the U.S. Her charitable efforts were recognized in 2013, when the singer was invited as a special guest to attend President Barack Obama's second-term inaugural ceremony. 

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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! 

Nicki Minaj:




Lady GaGa: 

Gwen Stefani:

Celebrity Fashion Designer Betsy Johnson: 

Betsy's Freestyle Fashion is much like Cyndi's style, bright and vibrant colors, mixed prints, big tulle skirts, and funky fashions! 

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! 

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