DREAMING OF STEVIE

In mid-2013, is there any girl who doesn’t want to embody Stevie Nicks? Putting aside the insufflatory drug use and personal afflictions, her combination of unmatched sincerity (nonexistent in today’s meta-ironic cultural wasteland) and je ne sais quoi has afforded her a golden resurgence in recent years.

On top of that songbird voice, Nicks is a wild heart, an ignited femme. She is strong, but vulnerable; pained but hopeful. Fragile, but set ablaze with her convictions. (Her only worthy contemporary in these respects would be Kate Bush. But more on her another time.)

Forever draped in velvet, metal, and lace, she is a hippie, a Victorian, and a moon child. And a blonde, to boot.

Oh, and that necklace.

That’s not to mention that her iconic sartorial sensibilities.

It’s difficult not to want to chase after her mystique. From my own efforts, I offer the following, most of which I cannot afford.

YESTADT MILLINERY LEATHERBOUND TWIN PEAKS HAT from Bonadrag
Enchanting Dress from Pixiemarket
Enchanting Dress from Pixiemarket
Crochet Poncho, from Free People
Crochet Poncho, from Free People
Selected Fringed Wrap Coat from ASOS
Moon Necklace, from What About Phoenix
Moon Necklace, from What About Phoenix
EFFREY CAMPBELL BLACK SUEDE BRUNI BOOT, from Bonadrag
Yukata Kimono, from Lindsey Thornburg

Wrap around your dreams.

IF I EVER TRICK ANYONE INTO LOVING ME FOREVER

or have any other excuse to wear a fancy white dress as though it’s a perfectly normal, not-creepy-at-all thing to do (any quinceñearas or first communions coming up?), I will either wear…

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this extremely short bell-sleeved thing that I saw in New York magazine a few years ago and will never determine the origin of.
this slightly gothy shift from Bona Drag, which apparently necessitates black lipstick for reasons I don’t fully understand but will comply with.
an assortment of nonchalant white garments layered over one another, because why not, a la Kate Moss.
an assortment of nonchalant white garments layered over one another, because why not, a la Kate Moss (childlike hair included).
… and a cropped white leather biker jacket over one of the above, because duh (this one is from Allsaints).