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: Sheryl Ralph

Magnificent Monday

This amazingly talented woman is a veteran of actress & is an accomplished singer. Including some Justice League voice acting & a role as Amanda Waller in Young Justice. She’s also known to be an activist for the cause of HIV/AIDS, promoting the quest for a cure. Sheryl has a stage presence that is both commanding & beautiful. I personally find it wonderful to see her any time she makes an appearance & she always seems so jovial.

sheryl-ralph(Pics courtesy of Google Image Search)

She always conducts herself with such poise & much like myself, she seems to be a lover of accessories, especially where jewelry is concerned. 😀 So I went shopping around to put together a wishlist & decided to go with a few beauties I found at Target that remind me of her amazing style.

ralph-inspired1) Pearl Stud Earrings Set ($4.99)
2) Clear Crystal Round Oval Earring Trio ($4.99)
3) Women’s Natasha Accessories Imitation Gold Short Multiple Circle Necklace ($6.98)
4) Women’s Striped Bead Station Necklace ($6.98)
5) Women’s Honeycomb and Hexagon Station with Shell Disc Necklace ($6.98)
6) Women’s Round Multi Stone Drop Earrings ($7.99)
7) Women’s 5 Row Chain and Bead Necklace ($16.99)
8) Silver Plated Heart Pendant with Cubic Zirconia ($16.99)
9) Women’s Natasha Accessories Imitation Gold Long Shaky Necklace with Beads ($10.48)

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Magnificent Monday: Gloria Estefan

Magnificent Monday

What can I say about this amazing & beautiful Cuban American singer? Her awards are numerous including 7 Grammy Awards, a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, another star in the Vegas Walk of Stars, MTV Music Award & so many more accolades. Her awesomeness does not end there, she also contributes to  & advocates for numerous charities, included a few for spinal cord injuries (one of which she founded), Kids Wish Network, Voices Against Violence & the list goes on.

gloria-estefan(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Her jewelry stylings are both classically elegant & suffused with boho flavors, like the second pic on top from left to right almost have a Gypsy feel. It actually took a long time to find just the right pieces to compose a wishlist based on the treasures I have seen her wear. So after many hours of questing through Amazon.com I finally found some lovelies that remind me of this great woman.

estefan-inspired1) Lureme Fashion Prime Gentle Gun Metal Rhombus with Crystal Dangle Earrings ($5.18)
2) Beauty7 Coin Charms Boho Bohemian Turkish Ethnic Tassel Pendant Statement Bib Chain Necklace ($5.29)
3) Lureme Women’s 6pcs Freshwater Pearl and Alloy Wrapped Cream Pearl Bracelet ($5.98)
4) lureme Vintage Charm Jewelry Turoquiese Diamond Shape with Dangle Pieces PU Necklace ($5.99)
5) Lureme Fashion Necklace Hollow Circular Ring Jewelry Set ($5.99)
6) EOZY Women Double-row Rhinestone Alloy Chain Bracelet ($6.13)
7) Lureme 5cm Lobster Claw Rhinestones Double Open Circle Silver Tone Hoop Earrings ($7.99)
8) ROXI Women’s Alloy Clouds Rings Platinum Plated Charm Crystal Paving Ring ($8.99)
9) Pearlz Ocean Apatite White Cultured Freshwater Pearl Necklace Earrings and Bracelet Jewelry Set ($29.99)

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Magnificent Monday: Fiona Apple

Magnificent Monday

Another great musician with numerous nominations & several awards under her belt. Fiona has also been known to play at charity events with other notable artists. She is also a classically trained pianist who began creating her own works at the tender age of 8. Sure, she’s no Mozart, but I still find that pretty amazing. 😉 (Apologies for the super short post, been having a LOT of computer problems recently, my drive controller is dying & this is a laptop, needless to say it cannot be replaced, so I had very little time to devote to this post)

fiona-apple

Unlike so many of the women I honor on Magnificent Monday, she doesn’t commonly wear jewelry. When she does it tends to be a single statement piece (or pair in the case of earrings, lol). So I went with that theme today & found some lovely baubles while shopping about at Jolly Chic.

apple-inspired1) Brief Design Weaving Multi Color Women’s Bracelet ($1)
2) Hollow Out Pendant Woman Long Necklace ($2.99)
3) Vintage Antique Silver Red Gem Exotic Style Earrings ($2.99)
4) Adjustable Open Retro Carved Boho Style Bangle ($2.99)
5) Exaggerate Ethnic Style Tassel Women’s Drop Earrings ($2.99)
6) Bohemia Vintage Style Beads Women Necklace ($3.99)
7) Retro Design Coins Pendant Hot Sale Earrings ($3.99)
8) Ethnic Style Cut-Out Bead Tassel Necklace ($3.99)
9) Women’s Necklace Vintage Folk Style Bohemian Artificial Diamond Accessory ($3.99)

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Magnificent Monday: Anita Baker

Magnificent Monday

The great Anita Baker, who somehow seems to end up with labels that undervalue her. Seriously, not long after her first album her band was cut as the label felt that Anita had no star power. Similar things have happened to her a few times since then. Funny that she has numerous accolades under her belt, receiving at least 20 awards (with many nominations) & even has a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Looks to me like her first label didn’t know anything about her & probably had never really listened to her sing. Baker has made a comeback in more recent years as she has returned from hiatus (she was raising her sons, just in case you didn’t know, let’s hear it for mommy power) though, she seems to pick terrible recording labels, as a restructure had her dropped. Still, we get to enjoy the occasional new release & her live appearances are amazing.

anita-baker(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Ever elegant, I can’t help but admire her & her style choices. Today my inspired wish list comes to us from Billy the Tree, from among their many beautiful selections. Anita appears to favor earrings, so the vast majority of the pieces featured today are along those lines, but I did also find a couple of cuff bracelets that caught my eye.

baker-inspired1) Vintage Silver Tone Crystal Fashion Earrings ($12.95)
2) Gold Tone Tigers Eye Fashion Earrings ($13.29)
3) Crystal Pear Shape Fashion Drop Earrings ($13.95)
4) Diamond Cut Drop French Wire Earrings 925 Sterling Silver ($15.95)
5) 1928 Jewelry – Silver-Tone Hematite Round Drop Earrings ($16)
6) Antique Brass Hammered Cuff ($17.95)
7) 1928 Jewelry – Gold-Tone Crystal Filigree Teardrop Earrings ($18)
8) 1928 Jewelry – Gold-Tone Corrugated Oval Drop Earrings ($18)
9) Antique Brass Floral Design Cuff Bracelet ($19.95)

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