Who?: Hailed as the ‘Queen of Rock and Roll’ by Rolling Stone magazine, Stevie Nicks is the American singer/songwriter that made it big in the mid-70's with Brit band Fleetwood Mac, before launching her solo career in the 80's, which have collectively spawned forty Top 50 hits to date. Overcoming addictions to cocaine and tranquilisers, Stevie has released six solo albums and is still firing up the charts, with an album due to be released later this year. As well as writing all her own songs, Stevie plays over of six instruments, and is known for rocking out with her trademark half moon tambourine on stage; this girl was no bubble gum rock chick, she's the real deal.
Why?: A fairytale princess caught up in the world of rock, Stevie's style was as original and eclectic as it was impressive. Billowing skirts, lacey shawls, 6 inch platform shoes, layers of black silk and eccentric hats, including mens top hats and feathered berets were all staples on Stevie's impressive and iconic wardrobe. Inspired by one of Clothes Before Hoes's other style icons, Stevie was a huge fan of Janis Joplin and actually owns a strand of Janis' beads, that have graced her stage along with other pieces from her famous collection of jewellery, which also includes the famous 'Stevie moon' crescent moon necklace. Stevie's creative approach to fashion extended beyond her wardrobe, and she was known for decorating her tambourine and mic stand with flowers, ribbons, fabric, beads, scarves, streamers and small figurines, filling whatever stage she was performing on with her style and personality.
What can we learn from her style?: In her days as a member of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie often rocked head-to-toe black, sparking rumours that she was a Wiccan witch, but rather than be beaten into brights, Stevie responded to these rumours saying, '(it's)really unfair to me, I think, for people – other people – to conjure up their ideas of what I am or what I believe in'. Defying trends, Stevie wore what she wanted to wear, how and when she wanted to wear it, and never committed a single fashion faux pas, rather carved out a timeless look all of her own. Stevie's teaches us to be brave and confident in our fashion choices, if we like how we look, that's all that matters, and who cares if people don't like it, why follow the pack when you can re-invent style all on your own?