Magnificent Monday: Shakira

Magnificent Monday

This stylish icon has been around for a while, but how much do you really know about her? She comes from a large family with 8 older siblings, while they do come from her father’s previous marriage I loath to use the term “half sibling” (I too come from a large family & while we do not all share the same father, they are wholly my siblings). An early starter, she wrote her first poem at the age of 4, showing herself to be a prodigy. Shakira’s career began when she was an early teen, 2 albums (Magia & Peligro) were released during that time, but have since been (using comic book terminology here) retconned out of her current cannon. She has gone on to become a huge international success, with just one example, her song Hips Don’t Lie hit number 1 status in 55 countries! Her beauty, talent & generosity are really the stuff of legend. Giving to numerous charities that cover a wide variety of causes, her chief crusade centers on the well being & future of children & she is the founder of Pies Descalzos (which works with schools to improve conditions, scholastics, nutrition & community support for the children of Colombia).

Shakira(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Her style & presentation is glamorous, though often spartan where jewelry is concerned. She does enjoy her dangle earrings, with occasional other bits, like rings & bracelets & sporadic statement pieces. Naturally, I took some inspiration from her fashion sense & found some jewelry picks that are reminiscent of her style without outright copying it. This time I found my wishlist at Walmart & I believe they have some rather lovely treasures at this time. ❤

Shakira Inspired1) Tazza Women’s Silver Teardrop Crysal Earrings ($4.80)
2) Diamond Accent Rhodium Over Brass Marquise Shape Fashion Earring ($10)
3) Pori Jewelers Sterling Silver Drop Earrings ($10.76)
4) Sterling Silver Geometric Triangle Eurowire Drop Earrings ($10.77)
5) Roman High-polished Silvertone Metal Filigree Dangle Earrings ($12.79)
6) Gold Plated Pink Leather Medallion Chain Drop Statement Necklace ($13.37)
7) Pori Jewelers Sterling Silver Swirl 8mm Ball Drop Earrings ($13.51)
8) Sterling Silver Statement Necklace with Swarovski Crystals ($24.88)
9) Tazza Antique Gold-Tone Chain Red/Pink Multi-Stone Fashion Bib Statement Necklace ($30)

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Magnificent Monday: Sheryl Crow

Magnificent Monday

Very few haven’t heard of this talented singer, song writer, but did you know that she has also been an elementary music teacher? Can you imagine growing up to realize that your music teacher went on to become a star in the industry? She hit the scene in ’93 & since has gone on to make hits in a variety of genres, she’s done pop, rock, folk, blues & country. She is also a breast cancer survivor & has regular checkups relating to a diagnosis of meningioma (which is benign, but must be monitored). Since she has become rather outspoken about cancer, in addition to her numerous other charity works with a wide array of causes. Sheryl is also a proud & devoted mother, having adopted 2 sons (whose birthdays are practically shared, being 3 years and a single day apart, lol).

sheryl-crow(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Her style runs from practical to flamboyant, but is always charming. It seems pretty rare (perhaps even never) to see her wearing a necklace, but she does seem to enjoy earrings, bracelets & rings. While only a few of the items I found for today’s wishlist remind me more directly of her style, I just had a little fun with the three main jewelry types she frequently wears. Everything in today’s collection was found on Walmart.com & some may be on clearance so I expect there to be limited numbers.

crow-inspired1) Tazza Shiny Gold Triple Interlocked Bangle ($10)
2) Steel Art Stainless Steel Rose Ring ($10)
3) 18kt White Gold-Tone Heart Ring ($10.79)
4) Pori Jewelers Sterling Silver Drop Earrings ($11)
5) Silver-Tone Textured Bangle Bracelets, 8-Piece ($12.98)
6) Sterling Silver Geometric Square Eurowire Drop Earrings ($13.08)
7) 20.00 Ct Oval & Round Purple Color Cubic Zirconias CZ Tennis Bracelet 7″ ($19.49)
8) Black Ombre Crystal Stainless Steel Bangle ($24)
9) Brinley Co. Butterfly Wrap Ring in Sterling Silver ($24.99)

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Magnificent Monday: Neneh Cherry

Magnificent Monday

This strong woman is perhaps best known for her collaborations than the handful of albums she’s made on her own, but she will always be special in her own right. Some even think that she disappeared from the  scene for 18 years, before her last solo album in 2014, but she has been working with others & helping to establish other groups. It seems so rare for a star to treat the music industry as more of a family, but that seems to be her way. ❤

neneh-cherry(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

She has been known to work with the stylist, jewelry designer & art director, Judy Blame since the late ’80s. Neneh has also cited LL Cool J as a style influence. She’s complicated, eclectic & really appears to enjoy her jewelry. While I was searching around for an appropriate wishlist, I ended up having to use Amazon (again) & had to reject quite a few amazing pieces I thought were better suited to the listing due to being price prohibitive (they ranged from a couple hundred dollars to several thousand), but I think the result is still effective.

cherry-inspired1) Valentines Earrings Goth Red Dagger Earrings Handmade ($8.99)
2) Black Heart Rose Thorns Pendant Punk Goth Metal Heavy Duty Necklace ($9.99)
3) Valentine Red Heart Axe Goth Pendant Punk Gothic Necklace Rave Dark ($9.99)
4) Valentine’s Day Earrings Aurora Borealis Glass Cut Heart Handmade Iridescent Purple Pink ($12.99)
5) Black Sacred Heart Wing Chain Stone Goth Pendant Valentine Gothic Necklace ($12.99)
6) Steampunk Tassel Lace Choker Necklace ($14.99)
7) DaisyJewel Bronze and Purple Heart Angel Wings of Love Pendant Necklace ($20.99)
8) Black Cat Necklace Red Valentine Heart Pendant Handmade Jewelry ($26)
9) Coeur Du Morteur Pendant by Alchemy Empire: Steampunk ($44.96)

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Magnificent Monday: Vanity

Magnificent Monday

Denise Katrina Matthews was another great lost to the infamous 2016, she was a singer, songwriter, dancer, actress & model. Her stage name came from the group she was in, Vanity 6, but as is the case with some, the rockstar life lead her into the world of drugs. As a result of her profound addiction & an overdose, she went into renal failure in the mid ’90s. Having survived that near death experience she cleaned up her act & shed her Vanity persona to become an Evangelist. I have to respect anyone who managed to pull themselves from the brink with their faith & stay true to that path until the end.

vanity(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Though she’s been out of the limelight for quite a while, the period of time in which she was performing is where I draw chief inspiration, as that was how I was influenced by her at a young age. I was a little disappointed with some of the places I searched with a mind for this wishlist, I did eventually find a few lovelies that remind me of her style. Each item in today’s selections were found at Amazon.com, where you can find almost anything you’re looking for. 😉

vanity-inspired1) Drop and Dangle Wooden Earrings ($7.95)
2) Ancient Gold Silver Bohemia Large Disc Hollow Flower Waterfall Tassel Dance Drop Earring ($8.19)
3) Fashion Jewelry Green Crystal Acrylic Choker Statement Collar Pendant Necklace ($11.80)
4) Yozone Tassel Necklace Fashion Jewelry Multilevel Gold Silver Black Color Chain Necklace Shorts Women ($13.98)
5) Blue Clavicle Chain Explosion Models Exaggeration Fashion Retro False Collar Necklace ($16.99)
6) Women’s 316L Stainless Steel Small Simple Glossy Cross Silver Pendant Necklace with 16 Inches Chain ($16.99)
7) Sterling Silver Polished Circle Drop French Wire Earrings ($19)
8) Sterling Silver Angel Wing Drop Earrings ($19)
9) Robert Lee Morris “Armored Architecture” Hammered Texture Large Teardrop Earrings ($38)

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Magnificent Monday: Kate Bush

Magnificent Monday

She may not be the most prolific of musical artists but she has had a profound impact on the scene. This is further evidenced by the plethora of other artists who cite her as being among their influences. Kate is also known to support human rights causes such as Amnesty International & Witness. I have to admit that it’s not just her music that’s had an impact on me, but also from her sophisticated to her more unusual style choices.

kate-bush(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

There really is a lot of style inspiration to draw from with this particular icon. I chose to shop around for today’s wishlist at Target as it tends to be generally accessible in most places within the US (but it’s also a good example of finding nice things for a bargain). I believe I mostly worked with earrings, but I also found some interesting necklaces & as per usual I took some creative license with items that reminded me of her.

bush-inspired1) Women’s Metal Cluster Drop Fish Hook Earrings – Multi Finish ($7.99)
2) Women’s Disc Earring Filigree Tree of Life – Matte Silver ($7.99)
3) Women’s Pendant Necklace – Silver/Black 30″ ($8.48)
4) Women’s Fashion Pendant Necklace With Stones- Hematite/Opal 30″ ($8.48)
5) Wakami® Rebirth Necklace – Dark Gary 19.5″ ($11.24)
6) Women’s Journee Collection Sterling Silver Swirled Butterfly Dangle Earrings – Silver ($18.99)
7) Women’s Journee Collection Three Swirl Leaf Dangle Earrings in Sterling Silver ($28.99)
8) Women’s Journee Collection 14k Goldfill Sterling Silver Bird Swirl Dangle Earrings ($28.99)
9) Women’s Journee Collection Filigree Key Pendant Necklace in Sterling Silver 18” ($37.99)

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Magnificent Monday: Adele

Magnificent Monday

She is the most recent icon I have ever featured on a Monday, Adele is the only one younger than me so far too, lol. Still, she did write & perform the theme for Skyfall & Bond films are a big deal to a lot of people (me included, lol). Numerous charity performances are under her belt, at least one of them done for free. While I usually choose to honor inspirations from my childhood & teen years, there are many examples of more current influences on my selections. 🙂

adele(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Her style is frequently minimalist when it comes to jewelry, but always seems to have her ears adorned. Given this situation I have chosen to focus on earrings of varying complexity. Everything in today’s wishlist was found at Pink Basis, which is a great shop for many different tastes.

adele-inspired1) Silver Animal Carved Rhinestone Detail High Polish Earrings ($3.99)
2) Gold High Polish Metal Mesh O-Ring Earrings ($3.99)
3) Silver High Polish Filigree Cutout Oversize Hoop Earrings ($19.99)
4) Sexy Gold High Polished Chunky Detail Twist Hoop Earrings ($19.99)
5) Silver High Polish Metal Chain Link Detail Hoop Earrings ($19.99)
6) Silver Intricate Tier Crescent Detail Gemstone Chandelier Accent Earrings ($19.99)
7) Gold High Polish Scallop Design Textured Detailed Chunky Hoop Earrings ($19.99)
8) Sexy Silver High Polished Leaf Design Cage Faux Rhinestone Dangling Earrings ($19.99)
9) Gunmetal Oval High Polished Rhinestone Chain Drape Earrings ($19.99)
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Magnificent Monday: Janet Jackson

Magnificent Monday

The marvelous Janet Jackson, youngest of the iconic troupe, has cultivated a long & successful career. I’m not sure why so many turned against her for against her after the Superbowl incident that led to a corporate boycott of her work for many years. I can’t help but note she wasn’t the person who ripped the costume, but she was the one who took 100% of the blame, which says quite a lot about a gender bias within our culture. Really the only message I get from this is, it’s okay if a man rips my clothes, but it’s my fault if I am exposed, even for a tiny fraction of a second. Despite being a woman, I do not encounter a lot of sexism, I mean there are always those people who feel a certain way, but in all honesty, they are usually easily manipulated to my advantage, but this sort of thing is a slap in the face. Enough dwelling on the negative bs the media loves to heap on us, let’s instead take a sec to talk about some of her charitable work. She’s raised money for Project Angel Food, restoration of iconic works at the Louvre, also promoted UNICEF & AIDS research, all of which only really scratches at the surface of her giving nature.

janet-jackson(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Janet doesn’t always choose to wear jewelry, but often when she does it’s really stacked on & ultimately dramatic in presentation. I’m really fond of the the many looks she’s pulled off with layer on layer of boho treasures. Today’s wish list comes to us from Jolly Chic, who often (but not always) have a beautiful collection of jewelry pieces that can be easily mixed & matched to achieve a variety of style effects. These are a few of my favorites that fit with today’s honored lady. 😉

j-jackson-inspired1) Adjustable Open Retro Carved Boho Style Bangle ($2.99)
2) Boho Style Adjustable Created Turquoise Bangle ($4.99)
3) Ethnic Retro Style Hand Chain Drawstring Metal Leaf Decoration Bracelet ($5.99)
4) Women’s Bracelet Vintage Stylish Special Design Multilayer Wristband ($5.99)
5) Versatile Retro Alloy Pendant Necklace ($7.99)
6) Tribal Ethnic Style Retro Drop Tassel Long Necklace ($8.99)
7) Rhinestone Pendant Retro Womens Necklace ($11.99)
8) Charming Ball Pendant Tassel Women’s Necklace ($13.99)
9) Two Pieces Imitation Pearls Earrings Set ($15.99)

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