the other night, i watched that night in rio (1941),
and i must say that carmen miranda's chunky, layered necklaces
& stacks of bracelets definitely stole the show.
best known for her tottering fruit headpieces, turbans. and fruit jewelry,
this portuguese born-brazilian singer/actress was one of the highest paid female
performers in her day. she also played some of the most stereotypical characters,
which left her feeling resentful & too much like a caricature at the end of her career.
nevertheless, she still is a magnificent artist, with a knack for wearing just the
right amount of jewelry & clothing as colorful as her personality.
ps. don't forget to enter my INPINK jewelry giveaway!!