JUNE CARTER CASH
Born into country music royalty, Valerie June Carter rose to fame performing alongside her mother as a member of The Carter Family. She later became successful in her own right as a solo artist and one half of a duo alongside her third husband Johnny Cash. Commonly remembered as a singer and songwriter, Carter Cash was also an author, dancer, actress, comedian, philanthropist and mother to 3 children. Throughout her lifetime, she won 5 Grammy Awards and was posthumously inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2009.
Style match:Put a modern spin on classic country with our Western Plaid shirt and Dylan Boyfriend jeans.
Named the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records, Madonna Louise Ciccone has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is one of the most prominent and powerful cultural icons of all time. The undisputed queen of pop, reinvention and experimentation, the mother to Lourdes, Rocco, David and Mercy was perhaps best described by the New York Times critic Kelefa Sanneh: "When you imagine Madonna, you don't see a single image but a time-lapse photograph, with one persona melting and warping into the next."
Style match: Pay homage to Madonna's monochrome moment in all-white Sofia Boot jeans and our Lynwood blazer.
Famous for her distinctive Queens-inflected accent and outrageous fashion sense, Cyndi Lauper was one of the first MTV-generation popstars. Over the course of her eventful career, she has released over 40 singles and sold more than 50 million records worldwide. A feminist, humanitarian, devoted mother and tireless advocate for gay rights, she was invited as a special guest to President Barack Obama's 2013 inaugural ceremony in recognition of her charitable efforts, and has been famously quoted as saying "you can't stamp out individuality—there's too many of us!"
Style match: Let your "true colors" shine in our Rock Heart Raglan tee, Reconstructed Mini and Gradient Embroidery belt.
Her lyrics imbued with raw beauty and unselfconscious truth, Joni Mitchell is the original flower child turned folk star. Growing up in Saskatoon, Canada and stricken with polio at age 9, Mitchell's defiant recovery was an indication of things to come (she was rumored to have spent her nights in the children's ward singing). In 1965, she gave birth to a daughter whom she gave up for adoption, her pain revealed in songs like "Chinese Café:" "My child's a stranger. I bore her, but could not raise her." Over the next 5 decades, Mitchell shared her unique, poetic sound with the world, becoming a critical phenomenon and a personal hero to many. She was reunited with her daughter—Kilauren Gibb—in 1997.
Style match: Capture Joni's free spirit in our Avalon Border Peasant top, Denim Eyelet vest and Charlotte Kick Flare jeans.