The ageless songstress braved NYC's ice & snow to trek to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the same location where she taped the video of her iconic Top 40 hit, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" - in honor of her induction into the Gray Line New York's Ride of Fame campaign: a series of mobile "monuments" celebrating the endeavors of well-known Gothamites who have represented the city positively. At a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, each honoree is presented with a unique decal applied to one of the iconic red Gray Line New York double-decker buses constantly seen shuttling sightseers around the Big Apple. Instead of a static Walk of Fame (Hollywood), gazillions can then ride the honoree's bus each day; Ride of Fame'rs include Liza Minelli, Richard Dreyfuss, Whoopi Goldberg, Rachael Ray, and "the" Donald (Trump).
Cyndi looked tres edgy, yet absolutely age-appropriate, in fierce leather leggings, a knockout jacket by Sohung Designs, fabulous Givenchy bag, and that style weapon of chic French femme fatales everywhere: intense red lips. To get our interpretation of the Lauper look, think contrasts:
- top everything off with something structural & eyecatching, like this Marios Schwab hourglass puffer, further belted to keep a girl from being swallowed up by the puffy volume, and also short enough to show off the leather leggings (the portrait collar is a fabu bonus for the way it sets off both a long swan-like neck & those luscious bright red lips)
- be sure to rock a bold bag; here, the leopard print complements the interesting metallic heel & platform of the McQueen boots in a complementary, but not too matchy-matchy way (if you're wearing leather pants, matchy-matchy is a distinct no-no)
- Lesley Scott