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Cyndi Lauper: I can't pull off '80s style now!

Cyndi Lauper insists fashion should be about instilling joy in a person.

(Cover) - EN Star Style - Cyndi Lauper thinks she'd look ridiculous if she rocked her '80s attire in present day.

The 62-year-old singer rose to prominence in the era thanks to hits such as Girls Just Want to Have Fun, True Colors and Time After Time. Her style choices have also turned heads, but Cyndi doesn't think a lot of them would work in this day and age.

"I love fashion," she gushed to "It changes all the time, but I’m not going to wear what I wore in the ‘80s. That was a whole different time - I think I’d look quite ridiculous with all the make-up and crazy hairdos. I wear what feels empowering.

"Above all, whatever you wear has to bring you joy. It should be glamorous and make you feel good about yourself. And that’s the most important thing about style: you should know what works for your body and what doesn’t."

Bringing her quirky taste to the masses, Cyndi has launched a shoe collection. Her range is in collaboration with organisation Make A Difference Everyday and sales will benefit her True Colors Fund, supporting homelessness among the LGBT community. This area has held a spot in the musician's heart for some time and she thinks this is the perfect way to do good.

"We tried to make something that was interesting and fun to wear, that you could rock any way you want - whether you’re conservative or more outgoing," she explained.

"I’d wear them with fishnets underneath, but they work just as well with a faded ripped boyfriend jean, or a thick sock."

Prices range between $65 and $75, with designs including a denim hi-top sneaker and a leopard print slip-on style. The venture was a no-brainer for Cyndi, who insists she wasn't going to sit and watch the LGBT community struggle to get rights and respect from others.

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