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.