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Monday, June 20, 2011

Like a Virgin

Well, now that my Jonny is gone, I'm back to facing reality and sinking in my own miserable life.

So, today, I immersed myself in fabulousness to avoid drowning in my self-pity. I watched old Madonna music videos.

I recently purchased her entire box set of 1980s music videos/concerts/interviews.

Growing up, I had always been a huge Madonna fan. I was lucky enough to become obsessed with her in the early 90s when she was still fairly young and raising eyebrows with her raunchy misbehavior.

I'm not going to give you her full biography because I think she's famous enough where everybody knows it.

In a nutshell: Madonna was born in Michigan in 1958 and moved to NYC in 1977. Her goal was to be a dancer but a twist of fate led her to become one of the biggest pop stars in the world. She released her first album in 1983 (I actually could be wrong here, I'm writing this all from memory and I'm too lazy to check that specific year).

She changed the music world forever.

I love me some Britney and Lady Gaga, but let's face it. They will never come close to touching Madge.

I wish that I had been old enough during the 1980s to appreciate Madonna's legendary sense of style. I would have preferred wearing leather jackets and tutus in high school over the Britney Spears crop tops and flared glitter jeans I wore during the late 1990s.

Which is probably why I wear leather jackets and tutus when I'm out partying now, in my twenties. I think it's more acceptable to dress like Madonna at street parties rather than high schools these days, right?

Do you like Madonna's 1980s style?


The white cabbage said...

no one like Madonna !

I love her style , and how she changend in the years


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Vivek Nanda said...

O sure...Madonna is a BIG Rockstar..None matches her..

Josie said...

Love me some Madonna for sure! She's so amazing.
xo Josie

Tanvi said...

Definitely, no one can match Madge! :) She is one and only!

♥ from ©

Kiki's Book of Dreams said...

I've always loved, love and will love Madonna and her hits! She is one of my top singers! Great post dear
xoxo Kiki

Vix said...

She was a huge idol of mine as I was doing my exams back in the early 1980's. Holiday had just been released and being told you looked like her was the typical lame attempt by a spotty schoolboy to hit on you.
Desperately Seeking Susan was such a brilliant and stylish movie, Get Into The Groove is as fresh now as it was when I was a teenager! x

-E- said...

i only know her from the david letterman show. pretty good interviews.

CGG said...

thanks a lot for your comment!!! I follow you since time ago!!! jejeje
so lovely pics!!!



ChiccaStyle said...

Madonna is the best!No one like her, no more words!Thanks for this post!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Madge definitely shaped the 80's world of fashion and her style is ever evolving.

I was still at school when that infamous SEX book came out ad was sealed in a nylon/plastic coating.
Total uproar back in those days!

Sere no Sekai said...

I love Madonna!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great post!

Shannon said...

When I think of 1980's fashion, I think of Madonna.

Sherry said...

Nothing like some Madonna to lift your spirits! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog - I appreciate it so much!! Just started following you - I've learned so much from your blog!!! :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

I LOVE Madonna's style. Not only that, she had such a unique look (a la hair and makeup) that I always find appealing! :)

Audrey Allure said...

I wish I was old enough to experience the whole Madonna sensation, but I agree - no one could match her!

Vanilla - notes from my closet said...

Madonna has phenomenal style! I think everyone should have a little 80's Madonna in their everyday wear :) rock it up a little :)

Love, vanilla

LiezyL said...

madonna's videos are amazing!

Andrés Corella said...

Her style is matter which decade its from haha...She is the Queen of Pop...and nobody will ever be able to take that from her...Yeah I am a Die Hard Madonna Fan!!! Now..VOGUE!

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Meri said...

I definitelyl agree that the 80s Madonna look is more approrpriate for a twenty something than a tween! They can have Britney haha :)

Mouthwash said...

I just watched Evita!
So,yes yes I do! I love wearing tutu's. Are you kidding me?! AHhaha. I swear, my friends and boyfriend just nervously smile when I pull on one of my tutu's and declare I'm "ready to go". But I don't care. They just don't understand.

Love her!!


David L Macaulay said...

hope Madonna can cheer you up, yep it's one of those weeks, tho.

Miksu said...

I actually heard about her when Hung Up came out, I was 11 years old then. I have lately realized how huge star she is, but I like her older music more. I think she is going to the commercial way these days. Guess she won't be forgotten in many many decades. Such a legendary woman!


Bonnie said...

Mr. A is obsessed with Madonna. Not that he has, like, a girl crush on her, but anytime I profess my love for Britney or Gaga, he HAS to point out that Madonna did it first.
While I am not a fan of her music (or her -- hello, man hands), I can appreciate that she paved the way for today's artists and outrageousness.
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Tamara Nicole said...

She was and still is such a style icon!

Thanks for the guest post, just posted it today:-)

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous post, darling!
Love Madonna's 80s music and style!


Courtney Erin said...

I loved her 80s style - and it still totally works as party gear today!

xoxo ~ Courtney

Missy said...

oh I love this! Fab pics x

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Tights Lover said...

Oh yeah I'm old enough to remember when everyone dressed in the Madonna-80s style...

I really liked her back then. You know...before she developed a British accent 50 years into her life...

drollgirl said...

oh madonna. i have always hated her. lol! but i loved debbie harry when i was a kid!

sabrina oliveratta said...

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Dahl said...

MADONNA! Wow. No words really. She's just amazing. It's funny, when I was little I knew Madonna was a huge figure but I never realized how long she'd been around for, I thought she was a recent hit, so I was shocked when my parents knew who she was! bahaha.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i love madonna in general. not saying i love everything about her--but there's just denying the Madonna factor! i can't believe you have the entire box set--how awesome!

Kristin said...

I was most obsessed with Madonna in the 80s, much to the chagrin of my mama. Haha!

Kavery said...

The one and only and still the best at what she does. Although Gaga is coming pretty close these days!

Stephanie said...

I looooove Madonna. (Don't we all?) I remember making up dances to "Lucky Star" with my sister when we were kids. I like watching the video for Like a Virgin followed immediately by Weird Al's Like a Surgeon.

erinj0 said...

Why not! My perspective: dress however you feel :) If anyone doesn't like it, it's their problem!

Kristina said...


wear a smile! said...

I like this post very much!
I love her, growing up I was another huge fan of her! :)

are you half-swedish?? that's awesome! I like sweden and the swedish people a lot, I travel there quite often and trying to learn swedish..

thx for stopping by and commenting btw, I'm following you and would be nice if you follow me back ;)
hej da! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Love your guest posts! :)

Did you get your prize?

Baby Budget Blog said...

Love miss Madonna!!!! Thanks for the comment on my blog!

Mrs. C said...

Classic photos! Love it! So glad you stopped by my blog I'm loving've got a follower!
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Lyosha said...

Madonna is amazing! Was and is. Her sense of style often gives me a clue how to make it

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t said...

Great post!

Venus In Virgo said...

Off to read your guest posts. XOXO

blacksandbrights said...

oh wow she was oh so fabulous - had an 80s themed party and dressed up like her shes the best xx

StyleID said...

don't we love her style? I do! I still use 'looks' as a fashion reference, they are just cool.
I remember my tutus with tights and sneakers.

BlueVanilla said...

You crack me up! Madonna rulez!

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oomph. said...

i have to agree...lady gaga is coming up close in this generation, but madonna definitely ruled the 80's! said...

She has a raw, natural beauty. I'd like to see her without all the make up. Her earlier pictures are gorgeous.

Asta said...

there's no doubt, she is a diva!

The Blonde Duck said...

Loved your post on romance!

valncami said...

Ha! I used to love Madonna in the 80's! yes I am that old and I'd try copy her style, just like all the little girls did with Britney.
She is a style icon and always will be.

Movies on my Mind said...

A little fact for you: Madonna, once arriving in New York, caught a taxi and told the driver to drop her at Times Sqare. She knew no one and had no contacts. From that first step in Times Square she went on to rule pop music. Fact.

Mimi said...

madonna is definitely a legend! :)

<3, Mimi

Mia said...

love madonna, and these pictures are expetionell. thanks for the comment on my blog..

follow each other..

xx m

Anoushka said...

I think I was a bit too young for Madonna, it was all about Britney for me!
Love the pics, you're clearly a pretty big fan :)
tutus and leather jackets are always acceptable!

fashion and frank said...

She is so iconic - love the pics x

Ocean Dreams said...

She is always going to be amazing! I love seeing her in that tutu and black - awesome!

Sending you some hugs love!!

theyuha said...

I knew about Madonna's music a few years ago and even made a blog on it. It is About 2 months ago I found some of her older videos and began buying posters of her. I feel like I discovered something for the first time. She is amazing. I liked your article.

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