Friday, April 6, 2012

Fashion Icon Friday: Stevie Nicks

I haven't done a Fashion Icon Friday in FOREVER, so here you go, yo.

Thanks to Up All Night, I am having a nostalgia flashback of the Edge of Seventeen kind. I have always loved Stevie Nicks, but her freak surprise appearance on Up All Night last week was, in a word, DOPE. And who knew Christina Applegate could keep up with her in a duet? This just cements my girl crush on her. Funny, gorgeous, a dancer,  AND she can sing? PACE YOURSELF, Christina, you're making the rest of us look bad.

But back to Stevie. I pulled out my Timespace CD and have been listening to it for days, and Sweet Wind Cries Rhiannon, it is like I am in high school again, watching the freaks and stoners stand behind the building and smoke from the the safety of the yearbook classroom. What? I wasn't ALWAYS this cool. I used to be a band/choir geek. Ahem.

Can we just talk for a minute about some of my favey faves? Cuz it IS my blog and all.

Stop Draggin My Heart Around: Stevie AND Tom Petty? Drove around listening to this song blasting from the car radio with the windows down, wind in ma hurr, singing at the top of my lungs. Tortured love never had it so good.

Stand Back: Speaking of wind in hurr, I still remember that video, Stevie spinning and spinning in front of a giant wind machine, scarves blazing. Or maybe it was Stevie who created her own wind, methinks. Tyra would be so proud. And also? Check out those crazy bananas platforms she is sporting above. Fiddy bucks says they're Candi's.

If Anyone Falls: First - is Stevie's braid right on trend or what? Katniss Everdeen braid? Pshaw. Stevie was braiding before you were a twinkle in Suzanne Collins' eye, Katniss.

Leather and Lace: One of my top two Stevie songs. Classic. Is there really anything more to say about it? No. It. Is. Awesome. True story. As is the fringed jacket, scarf and platforms above. The end.

Edge of Seventeen: The pinnacle of Stevie-tude. Every time I hear it a wave of bittersweet nostalgia washes over me and almost brings a lump to my throat. I'm not even joking. Of course, I was talking to my sis about my Stevie crush of late, and mentioned this song, and she started singing, "Just like a one-winged dove sings a song, sounds like it's singing..." and I said, "Uh - it's not one-winged dove - it's WHITE-winged dove," and she said, "Are you sure? Because it's a sad song, and it would be REALLY sad if it were a one-winged dove..." and I said, "YES. I'm sure." She argued with me for a bit, but then, this is the girl who used to sing "Everybody wants to mow the lawn," rather than "Everybody wants to rule the world," and was also known to sing "And Iran's...Iran's so far awaaaaay," instead of "and I ran, I ran so far away...." so I have to take her song-lyric knowledge with a hefty grain of salt.

Hope you have a Stevielicious weekend, peeps.


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

For such a teeny gal, she has an amazing presence!

Natasha said...

Well, in Jen's defense... Iran IS so far away. I know this for a fact.

MerciBlahBlah said...

Yup, Stevie is DA BOMB.

And Natty - you are for true. It IS indeed so far awaaaaay.

Abracadebra Designs said...

Great post about Stevie. I love all her music, but like you I am partial to Leather and Lace, partly because I am a big fan of Don Henley too. Had to laugh about the wrong lyrics. When my daughter was little she used to sing Joan Jette's I love Rock N Roll, so put another dime in the juicebox, baby

MerciBlahBlah said...

Tee favorite wrong-lyrics story was from Ellen's book several years ago, and she thought the Eagles' song Life in the Fast Lane was "Wipe in the Vaseline...." and could not understand what the song was about. Thanks for your comment - God bless Stevie, huh?!