1 Feb 2009

Style Icon of the Week : Stevie Nicks

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?

21 comments:

ryder said...

well, she does have brave style choices i tell you that. style icon? anyone who is brave enough to shows as different is a style icon.

Fashion Moment said...

She has lovely hats!

FM

LoveMore said...

oooooooo i love her hair in the second pic! roar! like a lions mane! she is a cutie :)
xxxx LM

Fantabulistique said...

It's true liking how we look is all that matters.

xx

Eri said...

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Flashes of Style said...

ooo she looks so beautiful in that last phto!

Lottie said...

shes gorgeousx

Cathy Voyage said...

Her hair! Amazing!

Sunniva said...

I love the 2nd photo! Her hair and her outfit looks so great there. xo

janettaylor said...

She is gorgeous and fashionable.

xoxo: Janet

Winnie said...

Too cool, she looks more than awesome in that second pic.

N said...

Thanks for visiting my blog lovely!

Stevie Nicks has such a sexy flare. Haha.

x Natalie

Savvy Mode SG said...

it's important to be true to one's own sense of style.

Niviarsiaq said...

I love rockstars because they do things differently. Stevie is awesome!!
Yeah, I guess it is a little wierd to wear a dead person's clothes. She spent her last years not wearing her nicest things though so it wouldn't have been recently used. After she died and we all got what we wanted my dad gave almost everything to charity so it's gone forever now.

Dooder City said...

I just put her as my fashion inspiration for my personal style on my current post! Seriously:)

cherish_jd said...

she's gorgeous! thanks for the info. i learned alot from you.

yiqin; said...

Great style icon! :)

inabeena said...

I love stevie nicks! shes awesome! thanks for the comment by the way, shall we swap links? :D

Blood Roses said...

i love stevie nicks!

Trisch said...

Ahh! I love Stevie - no one could hold that woman down :)

WendyB said...

I used to DROOL over her boots.