One of the best concerts I have ever attended was to see Cher in Las Vegas, she has always been one of my favorite performers and actresses and to finally see her in concert was such a gift! The reason why I am so drawn to her is because she is the perfect package, she is a performer to so many different platforms, she has continued to grow and evolve her style throughout her entire career, making her still an idol in her 70’s. With her recent appearance in Mama Mia Here we go again and her new album Dancing Queen to be released later this year, she is showing the world that passion, drive, and love can keep the beat going.
Cher, born as Cherilyn Sarkisian in El Centro, California, on May 20, 1946 is a power house diva, Cher has had a No.1 hit in the last six decades and has won a Golden Globe, Academy Award, and a Grammy, among a long list of other awards. Besides her amazing career in film and music, Cher has been a fashion icon since the start of her career, dripping in beautiful Bob Mackie gowns, to having beautiful make designs by Kevin Aucoin, and of course a room full of wigs in all sorts of colors, textures, and different fabrics.
Before the Jenner’s and Kardashians brought to life the power of wigs and contour, Cher created the trends we see today, whether it was showing up to the premier of Burlesque in a beautiful orange wig or having a contoured jaw line in the 1970’s she pushed forward the trends that are currently in style. The fact that this woman can create trends and evolve with them is what makes her, in my opinion, one of the greatest trend setters and fashion icons of the last sixty years. She has never been afraid to try new bold styles and experiment with her fashion. She is an inspiration for us all to not fear exploring our self-identity throughout our entire life time, to be fearless, and try new things; to purchase a wig, or to try that shade of lipstick we love but are fearful of, or get a new trendy outfit because we deserve it.
To this day Cher is still inspiring others by showing you can stay fashionable and trendy at any point in life. I feel she has inspired an entire generation to keep coming back to your passions in life, because that is what keeps us young, and also to never say never. This woman has had more farewell tours than I can count but she keeps coming back and delivering to her fans and the range of her fans is so vast, from young twenty years old to eighty years old.
Enjoy, as we turn back time this week and look back on the outstanding and awesome fashion of an icon who is continually inspiring the world in fashion and hair trends. Below are some of my favorite styles of Cher and a few of her music videos that show the range of her style, talent, and uniqueness.
To end with one of my favorite quotes by Cher, "If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life..'
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