Photograph: Krista Schlueter
Photograph: Krista Schlueter

“This is my wind-worn Italian movie-star look,” says Lauper. “I would wear it for Easter dinner.”

Most stylish New Yorkers: Cyndi Lauper

Style icon Cyndi Lauper injects her bold personality into her eccentric ensembles, and we show you how to get her look.

As Cyndi Lauper’s new show, Kinky Boots, debuts on Broadway, the singer confirms her status as one of the most stylish New Yorkers by masterfully mixing prints and effortlessly combining high- and low-end pieces with unique vintage finds. She supports local designers and shops at NYC stores Bess, the Cast and Screaming Mimi’s.

Cyndi Lauper; singer, songwriter and composer of the new Broadway musical Kinky Boots (

Her personal style: “It’s eclectic. Depending on my mood I’m either a cat burglar or a party on heels.”

Her inspirations: “Everything and everybody. The history of fashion is really my main inspiration.”

Signature item: “It changes all the time, but I really love my vintage combat boots. I customized them with M.A.C. glitter using hair spray.”

Style motto: “Wear what makes you feel inspired.”

Favorite NYC stores:Bess (292 Lafayette St between E Houston and Prince Sts; 212-219-0723, is great—they do really original pieces—and the Cast (71 Orchard St between Broome and Grand Sts; 212-228-2020, makes perfect leather pants and jackets.”

Favorite salon: “I go Tracie Martyn at her salon (101 Fifth Ave between 17th and 18th Sts; 212-206-7315, for facials and light treatments; her products are also great.”

How her style has evolved: “I used to wear my corset outside my clothes, now I wear it under! It’s more subtle.”

New York style icon: “Edie Sedgwick.”

The new Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper opens April 4 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W 45th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves; 212-560-2162,

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