Pj has started his annual two week vacation today and since he's home, my schedule is off and I had no idea that today was Friday until now! Oops, time for my Friday Fashionita. This week's stylish lady is Carmen Miranda, the singer, dancer and actress with the best shoe collection in the land!
Born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha on February 9, 1909
Named "Carmen" by her father due to his love of opera, which influenced her singing from an early age
In the 40's and 50's, she was called "The Brazillian Bombshell"
The Brazilain people criticized her for giving the rest of the world a false image of thier culture.
In 1939, Saks Fifth Avenue released turbans and jewelry inspired by Carmen Miranda
Fruity jewelry, still popular today is often called "Carmen Miranda jewelry"
For more on Carmen, check out the documentary; Carmen Miranda: Bananas is My Business or a biography book Brazillian Bombshell also see some of her beautiful hats, jewelry and shoes at The Carmen Miranda Museum