Magnificent Monday: Miiko Taka

Magnificent Monday

In my youth I read Shogun, which sparked an early fascination with the Japanese culture. Later I discovered the mini-series, which was amazingly true to the books. Kiri-san was played by Miiko Taka, who may not have been in many productions, but she still had a large impact on early me. As a Japanese American living through WWII, she & her family suffered through the indignity of a relocation camp for the duration of the war. Far too many have gone through the fear & uncertainty associated with forced relocation.

miiko-taka(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

While her taste in earrings is beautiful, I’ve decided to focus more on Asian style hair pins. Not that I have seen many images of her, outside of movies, when she is using them, but I believe this is the first Asian I have honored on a Magnificent Monday, so I am going with more of a cultural item. Today’s selections were found at Amazon.com & I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed finding them. 😉

taka-inspired1) FOONEE Women Girls Retro Peacock Tassels Alloy Hair Pin Hair Stick ($3.59)
2) Floral Wood Chopstick Hair Stick with Tassels Black ($7.20)
3) Fashion & Lifestyle Hair Decor Chinese Traditional Style Hair Sticks Shawl Pins Picks Pics Forks for Women Girls Hair Updo Making Accessory 6″ with Flower ($8.88)
4) YOY Fashion Hair Decor Japanese Traditional Style Hair Sticks Pins Picks Pics Forks for Women Girls Hair Accessory Two Prong with Pearls ($8.97)
5) Acrylic Geisha Hair Stick with Red Acrylic Cherry Blossom Cluster and Tassel ($12.80)
6) YOY Fashion Hair Decor Chinese Traditional Style Hair Sticks Shawl Pins Picks Pics Forks for Women Girls Hair Accessory 6-inch with Enamel Flower Set of 2 ($12.97)
7) FINGER LOVE Acrylic 2-Prong Geisha Hair Stick Fork with 3D Flowers and Leaves ($12.80)
8) FINGER LOVE Acrylic 2-Prong Hair Stick Fork Hairpin with Gradient Flower Cluster & Faux Pearl Tassels ($12.80)
9) YOY Fashion Hair Decor Japanese Traditional Style Hair Sticks Pins Picks Pics Forks for Women Girls Hair Accessory Two Prong with Floral ($8.97)

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Fantastical Friday: DIY Jewelry Thoughts

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Lately I have been feeling inspired to make some of my own jewelry pieces, unfortunately I can’t do too much with that at this time. Instead I’ve done a bit of window shopping for a few items I would like to eventually work with & this list is a bit random in that some of the items would not work well with each other, but the focus of this collection is more related to some current daydreams. As you will be able to tell as soon as you see the pictures all of these items were found at Panda Hall, which is a wholesale site, so you tend to get quantity with each order. 😉

DIY Pieces1) Antique Silver Plated Moon Alloy Big Pendants, with Natural Mixed Stone Beads, 50.5x36x12mm, Hole: 3mm [20pcs/pack] ($15.37)
2) Vintage Antique Silver Tibetan Style Moon Pendants, Lead Free and Cadmium Free, 19mm long, 6mm wide, 2.5mm thick, hole: 3mm [600pcs/pack] ($0.90)
3) 1 Box of Iron Jump Rings, Silver, 4~10×0.7~1mm, about 1745pcs/box [1box/pack] ($1.94)
4) 304 Stainless Steel Curb Chains, Unwelded, Stainless Steel Color, 2.7x2x0.5mm; about 10m/roll [1roll/pack] ($4.30)
5) 304 Stainless Steel Ends with Chain, Stainless Steel Color, 58mm [50strands/pack] ($13.58)
6) Brass Earring Hooks for Earring Designs, Lead Free & Cadmium Free, Silver, 20.5×8.5×2.5mm, Hole: 2mm; Pin: 1mm [200pcs/pack] ($1.90)
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Magnificent Monday: RuPaul

Magnificent Monday

Okay, so this is an unusual post, generally I honor a woman of accomplishment & style on Monday, but today I have to admire the amazing drag queen RuPaul. If the beauty bloggers/vloggers can admit to learning a trick or two from drag queens I can totally admit to my great love for RuPaul who is not only amazingly beautiful but unusual as well. Most have a stage name that is different from their birth name, but not her. She also has the distinction of being the first drag queen supermodel, when MAC decided to make her the face of their products.

RuPaul(pics found from Google image search)

RuPaul really won me over when I was younger with her sparkling personality & lovely smile. I didn’t really search for the more outrageous pieces she’s been known to wear, but I think I found some great earrings that remind me of her style from Billy the Tree. I think you’ll probably like them as well, though a few are on the expensive side. 😉

RuPaul Inspired1) Silver Rhodium Plated Shiny 6.0mm (1/4″) Square Clear Cubic Zirconia Stud Post Back Earrings ($12.95)
2) Oxidized Fashion Post Earrings with Bead Drop ($16.75)
3) Beautiful Crystal Chandelier Fashion Earrings ($18.95)
4) Long Drop Crystal Fashion Earrings ($20.95)
5) Silver Rhodium Plated Shiny 9.0mm (1/3″) Square Clear Cubic Zirconia (CZ) Post Earrings ($24.95)
6) Blue Topaz Earrings with Oxidized Textured Drops 925 Sterling Silver ($25.95)
7) Multishape Blue Topaz Earrings 925 Sterling Silver ($29.95)
8) 10K Yellow & White Gold Diamond Cut Polished Indian Face w/ Feather Costume Fancy Dangle Earrings ($39.95)
9) Silver Rhodium Plated Shiny 0.01ct Black & Fancy 3 Graduated Diamond Shape Earrings ($56.95)

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Magnificent Monday: Ella Fitzgerald

Magnificent Monday

The First Lady of Song is another lovely woman who is sorely missed, though her incredible voice continues to be a part of us. One of the early Amateur Nights at the Apollo, when she was 17, helped to define her as a singer rather than the dancer she had thought she would be. While she won the $25 grand prize she was not given the oportunity to perform there for a week, which is normally associated with that prize. Around this time she met Chick Webb who was looking for a female singer to accompany his orchestra, while originally reluctant he helped launch her career.

Ella Fitzgerald

Looking at pictures of Ella it’s easy to see that her jewelry style was one of simple elegance. Sometimes less really is more. In keeping with her icon & graceful style choices I’ve made a few selections from Jolly Chic which I’m quite fond of. 😉

Fitzgerald Inspired1) Double-Layer Simple Style Pearl Women Necklace ($3.99)
2) Pearl Fashion Delicate Womens Necklace ($3.99)
3) Semi Precious Stone Pendant Women Necklace ($4.99)
4) Feminine Style Imitation Pearl Pendant Necklace ($5.99)
5) Zircon White Gold Plated Fashion Womens Necklace ($5.99)
6) White Gold Plated Pendant Zircon Womens Necklace ($8.99)
7) Zircon Created Diamond Amazing Earrings ($3.99)
8) Elegant Imitation Pearls Earrings A Pair ($4.99)
9) Pearl White Gold Plated Delicate Womens Ear Studs ($7.99)


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Magnificent Monday: Pam Grier

Magnificent Monday

While the genre is now called blaxploitation, that isn’t what I thought of it when I was a little girl. What I saw was an amazingly beautiful woman who it was a mistake to cross. She was also the first female action star in the genre. So many of her roles were like a fem Punisher, naturally I loved her. Pam was certainly a force to be reckoned especially in her early movies.

Pam Grier

She is so spectacular & talented, I’ve admired her since my earliest days. To me she has never represented a stereotype, but instead more of a powerful role model (though vengeance is not my cup of tea, as it is with so many of her early roles). I found a few items reminiscent of her style at Jolly Chic.

Grier Inspired 1) Bohemia Turquoise Teardrop Pendant Women Earring ($1.99)
2) Candy Color Tassels Star Pattern Women Earrings ($3.99)
3) Elegant Leaf Pendant Tassel Beads Drop Earrings ($4.99)
4) Exquisite Alloy Plated Hoop Earrings ($4.99)
5) Fashion Plated Rhinestones Hanging Women Earrings ($4.99)
6) White Gold Plated Simple Fashion Womens Hoop Earrings ($5.99)
7) White Gold Plated Carving Pendant Womens Necklace ($3.99)
8) Classic Turquoise Lobster Clasp Retro Necklace ($4.99)
9) Fashion Tophus Pendant 18K Gilding Rhinestone Woman Necklace ($5.99)
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Magnificent Monday: Donna Summer

Magnificent Monday

This amazing woman was a 5 time Grammy winner & was the first artist to have 3 chart topping albums inside of a year. While she passed away in 2012, she is fondly remembered as the queen of disco though her career spanned beyond the disco era. Her’s was a household name when I was growing up, though I missed the time of disco by a few years.

Donna Summer

Her beauty was almost unearthly & her style amazing. I have gathered a few items from Charming Charlie inspired by this musical icon & her magnificence. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. 😉

Summer Inspired 1) Ice Organic Druzy Pendant Necklace ($18)
2) Suri Natural Stone Pendant Necklace ($18)
3) Druzi Bar Pendant Necklace ($18)
4) Perla Dangle Earrings ($6)
5) Double Spear Dangles ($8)
6) Shimmer Twist Dangle Earrings ($10)
7) Double Luxe Loop Earrings ($10)
8) Crazy Eights Dangle Earrings ($10)
9) Chandelier Teardrop Dangles ($12)

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Magnificent Monday: Meg Ryan

Magnificent Monday

Stunning & in many movies from my childhood, Meg Ryan stands out as a memorable figure. Of course, her filmography is much more extensive than those from my childhood, while I enjoy her work I think of her more fondly for her earlier roles. Perhaps the role that I most think of when her name is mentioned is that of Carol Bradshaw in Top Gun.

Meg Ryan

She is one of the few that has an obvious political affiliation. She is known the support the Democrat Party, mostly showing her interest to be with environmental concerns. Most people seem to be more like myself, with wide ranging political views that don’t really match any specific party, but I have to say I am definitely a supporter of preserving our environment. 😉

I’ve made a few selections from Walmart with the style tastes of Meg Ryan in mind. I hope you’re all having an epic & stylish Monday! 😀

Ryan Inspired 1) Gold Tone Rope Fashion Necklace ($4.39)
2) Silver Crystal Round AB Fashion Necklace ($4.88)
3) Silver-Tone Drop Pendant with Black Stone Fashion Necklace ($5)
4) Silver-Tone Multi-Chain Pendant with Chain Fringe Fashion Necklace ($5)
5) Imitation Rhodium Crystal Accent Butterfly Pendant Necklace ($7.88)
6) Sterling Silver and 18kt Gold over Sterling Silver Hammered Oval Link Necklace ($9.23)
7) Silver Tone Faux Pearl and Crystal Stone 2 3/4″ Long Liner Fashion Earrings ($4.88)
8) Sterling Silver Filigree Drop Earrings ($12)
9) Brinley Co. Women’s Sterling Silver Cut-Out Lotus Flower Dangle Earrings ($14.99)

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