STYLE ICON: Stevie Nicks

I was introduced to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, on one visit to my grandparents, aunt, and cousins. My guy cousin normally hung out with us. My younger brother and I were purusing my cousin's record collection. I forget why we choose a record of theirs, perhaps my cousin suggested it. I wasn't sure what to think of it, since I was used to the rock music on the radio. As I got older, I connected to the music, because it reminds me of hanging out with my cousin, who I haven't seen in over 10 years...but that's a totally heinous story I'm not sharing today. A few years ago, my parents bought me a record player for my birthday. I know that seems like an odd present, but I grew up listening to records on their old player...and 8 tracks too. Anyway, since then, I have a decent sized record players. Many of the records are because they link me back to memories and feelings. I have a few Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks records, which set an ethereal mood when played.

Stevie Nick's voice is entrancing, and so is her style. There has always been a bohemian and vintage styling to her look. Her style directly influences mine. I have a wardrobe lush with velvets, laces, chiffons, and supple knits. I do a lot of second hand, discount, and Ebay shopping to acquire my pieces. They might seem fussy, but they are actually very comfortable. I feel magical and comfortable. Other people might save this clothing for special occasions, but for me, it's normal clothing. LIFE is a special occasion, and one to be celebrated in any way possible. Dressing up makes me instantly feel better. As someone who struggles with depression and anxiety, these "little things" are BIG things. Who is your style icon? What "little thing" instantly improves your mood?


  1. From someone who lived the "bohemian" or as we liked to call it back then "hippie" lifestyle Stevie Nicks was an example of the ramped up hippie look. She was always fashionable and lovely. The style she came to embrace was a romantic style that began in the 60's. Many guy bands wore velveteen (not velvet, that seemed to have appeared later) Edwardian style jackets with high ruffled collars of lace and also ruffled cuffs of lace. I became a dressmaker in the early sixties and evolved into styling women's clothing from silk scarves, lace curtains and tablecloths, (not the cheap manufactured stuff you find today), old cotton high-necked embroidered blouses and wool and or linen skirts from the turn of the century (1900s), men's dress suits, old wedding gowns, old cotton and silk lace, etc. The requirements were that the clothing must be of natural fabrics (no synthetics) all cast-offs of the bourgeoning "polyester" movement. It is difficult if not cost prohibitive to find lovely old cast-offs these days, but the style has endured and has appeared trendy in one form or another over the years. I am glad you are one of the people who find joy in wearing this romantic style.

    1. What a great experience. Much of what I wear comes 2nd hand and from discount shops. I love natural fibers too. I love upcycling old clothing into new pieces...painting, sewing, and embellishing the pieces until work for my needs. I wish I could have been in the 1960s. I've felt oddly connected to it for most of my life. A few of the other ladies I'll be writing about are 60s era icons...Twiggy, Peggy Moffat, Edie Sedgwick...etc. All probably part of that "polyester movement". They are too costumey for me, for daily wear, but great timeline references.


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