INSPIRATION FOUND: STEVIE NICKS


One part bohemian + One part gypsy = Two parts of the runaway you wish you could be

It’s certainly no secret that one of spring’s biggest trends is 70’s-inspired… anything. As I reflect on some of the most stylish women of this era, Stevie Nicks is undoubtedly the first that pops into my mind, as there is no denying that Nicks’s effortless style virtually carries her on stage like the gypsy angel of your dreams. In one performance she could be frolicking around in maxi skirts and chiffon capes with ribbons adorning her tambourine, while in another, she might be obliged to display a more classic style, donning beaded rompers or a distinguished top hat.


To me, Stevie is as versatile as they come–still, she owes a great deal of her style sense to costume designer Margi Kent. Kent was just beginning her career as a designer when celebrities like Stevie, and even George Harrison, catapulted the designer into fashion stardom. Not to in any way discredit Stevie’s personal style pre-Margi, but the combination of Stevie’s free-flowing 70’s spirit and Margi’s gypsy-influenced designs are truly a match made in boho heaven.

Stevie’s musical debut with Lindsey Buckingham in Fritz (while opening up for the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin) lead to the duo’s connecting with Mick Fleetwood, which eventually led to the creation Fleetwood Mac. Since then, both Stevie’s solo career and personal style have evolved throughout the years, but one’s thing for sure: If you ever find yourself wondering how a modern gypsy rock star might dress, all you have to do is Google the fabulous Ms. Stevie Nicks.


–SARAH MUHL
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70 responses to “INSPIRATION FOUND: STEVIE NICKS

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  3. Stevie is LEGEND.

    Great images — thank you for sharing!

    🙂

  4. A fine post about the lovely lady with the gorgeous voice and divine stage presence.

  5. I’m old enough to remember the original Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green, I first saw them on television show playing ‘Albatross’, awesome!
    Fast forward and the band splits and goes away for a time, but what a comeback.
    I think we focus on other members of the band without realising that without Stevie Nicks there really wouldn’t have been a Fleetwood Mac. I’m not saying that Christine McVie couldn’t have done a job I’m sure she could but it wouldn’t of, couldn’t of, been the same…

  6. i’ve literally been thinking for the past few weeks, “stevie nicks, where have you been all my life?” i know i’ve “discovered” her a little late in life (i’m in my early 30s) but she is just…the coolest. still rockin it after all these years. and still looking totally & completely fabulous.

  7. lilithsapothecary

    She’s one of my favs and I adore her style — I always have!! So nice to see a post about this modern diva & icon with a voice that can make someone weep even after hearing a song a thousand times. Thank you!

  8. Oh wow, what an awesome post! I love love love Stevie Nicks. Thank you!

  9. I just love her!!!

  10. Jailson Rainer

    it has reminded me of ABBA! kkkkkkkkk

  11. I think it was the pair, Lindsey Buckingham and Nicks, coming into Fleetwood Mac that started things churning for the McVies and Mick Fleetwood. All were good musicians but combined they became something great. I have always loved Stevie’s talent and her sense of style. I have been a bit of a bohemian as well.

  12. Always a wannabe, but never even made it that far….

  13. She was a total babe, sure…but fashion and style? She was hardly at the forefront of it

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    Stevie Nicks has so much meaning in my life for at least the last 35 years. Thank you Stevie.

  15. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. BBC4 ran a couple of great documentaries about Fleetwood Mac, the first concentrating on the Peter Green days and the second on the Stevie Nicks era. Being a blues fan, I didn’t think I’d enjoy the second documentary as much. How I was wrong! They were amazing! I also did not realise how much of a coke head Stevie used to be. Crazy girl, shame she kinda ruined herself on drugs. She certainly had a great singing talent and was and still is a fashion icon.
    Great post!

  17. What a great blog!!! love Stevie Nicks–she really is an original, both in personal style and music. And originals, especially these days, are tough to find.

  18. If only we could have a fashion stylist. Then we could walk around looking that great too. 🙂

  19. Great post! Did women in that era have “stylists”? If not, more props to them. They truly had style!

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  21. I almost forgot how much I idolized her. She was hot.

  22. Alive aLwaYs

    I would regard her as a great writer, with her extensive work in several TV shows and documentaries.
    she indeed is an inspiration

  23. Great post! Love her style! 🙂

  24. Chris LoCurto

    Love it! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

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  26. Love the 70’s fashion and makeup!!

  27. One of the women who helped shape me into the woman I am today. Can’t wait to hear her new album! (CD) okay!
    🙂

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  29. A total creative. Great music. Great style.

  30. stevie danced her way into my heart (and my wardrobe) years ago…one of the best concerts i’ve ever attended, one of the best songstresses and by far, a fashion icon! excellent piece! xo kate

  31. I remember seeing her White Wing Dove concert on Home Box Office. I was an instant fan.

  32. I had some friends see her in Seattle, and they said she was awesome!

  33. missdisplaced

    Stevie rocked the BoHo look and it still looks good today. Leather & Lace. Hippie and Gypsy.

  34. I absolutely love Stevie, and her style. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this inspirational piece!

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  36. althea040608

    I have adored Stevie Nicks since I was just a girl. Thanks to my mothers influence 🙂 i would dance around the house listening to her and Fleetwood Mac. Love them and always will!

  37. Stevie Nicks…..that says it all…

    AJ

  38. i posted something similar to this last week! love stevie nicks!

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  39. I heart stevie nicks!

  40. One of my boyhood crushes, Stevie Nicks! Awesome piece, btw!

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  42. God!
    That amazingly unique voice! And what a Super Backup Band! Fleetwood Mac OWNED their time!
    I LOVE STEVIE!

  43. She has and will always be one of my favorite rock stars. Her talent and style remain unmatched.

  44. INTERISTING & INSPIRING

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  46. Thanks for sharing this great post and pics. Want more Stevie stories? Check out: http://careerplanet.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/meeting-the-diva-career-and-compassion/

  47. Stevie Rocks, and so does your blog!

    Blessings,

    Ava
    xox

  48. I enjoyed this – I have been a huge fan of Stevie since I was seventeen (I’m now 43) and have always loved her style, her unique vocals and her lyrics. She is, as you say, an inspiration.

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  50. I adore Stevies style, shes so free and class and effortless. I loved that you have the Rhiannon video on first, as it’s the song I was named after. I was always going to be named Almaz (don’t ask) until Mum was in labour and this song came on in the car on the way to the hospital. My parents looked at each other and my name was decided 🙂

  51. very inspiring indeed, looks like my own style 🙂

  52. wow,it’s amazing! 🙂

  53. I’ve always loved her music!

    My next blog will be about stage attire. I can’t say that Nicks has been a huge influence although I did have my velvet period.

  54. I LOVE Stevie Nicks. Iconic for sure as far as fashion goes, and a prolific, gifted musical talent. Congrats on the Freshly Pressed nod 🙂

  55. When Stevie’s on the radio, I always turn it up. Thanks for sharing the delightful photos.
    -Kathleen

  56. Man, I wanna be Stevie Nicks When I grow up!

  57. I adore Stevies style, shes so free and class and effortless. I loved that you have the Rhiannon video on first, as it’s the song I was named after. I was always going to be named Almaz (don’t ask) until Mum was in labour and this song came on in the car on the way to the hospital. My parents looked at each other and my name was decided 🙂

  58. Met this fine lady once backstage at a Fleetwood Mac concert. This was during the days of her youthful indiscretions era of course. LOL

  59. i’ve never been to san fran but am really looking forward to the day i do – esp. for crazy experiences like the naked race! and the brownie pops look great! i was going to make cake pops for my best friends baby shower, but may make these instead. love the different toppings. thanks for the post

  60. i have adored Stevie Nicks since I was just a girl. Thanks to my mothers influence i would dance around the house listening to her and Fleetwood Mac. Love them and always will!

  61. have adored Stevie Nicks since I was just a girl. Thanks to my mothers influence i would dance around the house listening to her and Fleetwood Mac. Love them and always will!

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  63. I have always loved not only her voice but her style

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