Fashion Icon Files: Sheila E.


One of the most underrated fashionistas from the 1980's is indeed Sheila E.. The drummer, guitarist extraordinaire is well known for being a protege to the late and great singer Prince. Prince's imprint on Sheila was not only heard in her music but also seen in her style. Prince was known for donning ruffled blouses, brocade print 18th century styles suits, and funky, skin-revealing jumpsuits. Nonethless, just like her iconic drumming sounds, Ms. E. added her own twist:

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Pretty in pink dripping in a 1980's does 1700-something suit.

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I am gagging because this is quintessential 80's.

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Loving this sequined, glitter top. Not sure if it's a dress or what, but it would look great with a pair of long, black, satin gloves.

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Floral print tights, pearls, and a long blazer. A look.

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This has Prince's influence all over it. 80's sex appeal to the maximum.

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Giving the girls Sears catalog realness circa 1988.

Sheila E. in a Crop Body Fitting Outfit
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To my fellow 20 year olds, this is where your favorite Fashion Nova two piece originated from. You're welcome.

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Singing autographs back in the day with the Purple One. Lovin' that neon blazer. With the black gloves.


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Your Forever 21 freakum dress could NEVER. And those thigh-high boots? Yes ma'am.

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Captain Jack Sparrow could never.

Young Sheila
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A soft and simple all white look throwin' it back to the 70's.

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Glimmering in a suit and matching top.

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Polka dotted out with Prince. Relationship goals, or nah?

Sheila E. on Dec. 9, 1984 in Chicago, Il.

This body suit is something Tina Turner would rock. Absolutely stunning.

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Blue metallics are so fun and futuristic! This two piece is way ahead of its time.

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Another asymmetrical look with a slight cowgirl twist.

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You know you're a badass when you can play drums rockin' a fur stole.

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Classic, 80's metallic gold dress. 

Sheila E. with her first band with whom she opened for Prince on the 'Purple Rain' tour.
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Posing with her original band back in the 1970's. Such a 70's look!

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Now this is the kinda "little black dress" I need in my closet.

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A touch of elegance in an off shoulder, lace, floral sheer jumpsuit.

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Flickin' it up with the incomparable Whitney Houston.

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What's a diva without her fur coat?

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60's mod with a whole 'lotta sexy! I would rock the hell outta this! 

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Rocking another antique styled suit. This time, dipped in gold and grace.

SHEILA E. ❤

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Banging on congo drums in a pair of heels and a cocktail dress. But can we please get into these lace, fingerless gloves? They're so 1980's and so unique. I'd never think to add those to a look like this.

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That hat is somethin' serious! I'd totally rock it.

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Silver shimmering two piece. Not just suitable for your NYE parties.

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I'm such a sucker for fringes. Fringes AND boots, though? I live.

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Sis is giving us all the elegance in this fur hat, gloves, and earrings. Timeless.

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Your favorite IG boutique could neva. 'Tis all.

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This jacket is so fun! Multi-colored ruffles over a sheer, floral top.

Sheila E.'s style was so diverse. One day she was giving you American Revolutionary War teas, the next giving sex symbol realness. Whatever the look was, she rocked it well all while killin' it on stage with her drums.

My favorite performance from the good sis:



What's your favorite look from Sheila E.?




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8 comments:

  1. She is fierce!! Sometimes I swear I was born in the wrong decade!!

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    1. Girl, you and me both! I would have really enjoyed the 80's!

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  2. Our generation X was SO SO lucky growing up with ORIGINAL UNIQUE artists..not these cookie cutter folks out here now. Sheila E was such a trend setter and so bold and fierce.

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    1. I could only imagine growing up in that era, because this era of music sucks LOL! Seriously though, the talent and creativity was there in the 80's and 90's. That's why I love those eras so much.

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  3. Now this right here is a throwback to my teens. Sheila E. was my girl! In the Minneapple she's an icon and we all love her.

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  4. Oh wow Sheila E. really is an icon! Both in terms of fashion and as an original fierce woman! Love it.

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  5. Sheila E. is truly talented and gifted. I grew up knowing about her and your amazing drumming abilities because my sisters are much older than me and they loved her.

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