Stevie Nicks on her image 2, photographer Worthington
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I do love leather and I do love lace, but not necessarily together. I'm probably happier in a long black velvet dress, black suede boots, and some kind of really beautiful wrap than I am in anything else. I don't even own a pair of jeans.
~Stevie Nicks, Allure Magazine, 1995

I spent thousands of dollars on beautiful black clothes and had to stop wearing them for a long time because a lot of people scared me. And that's really unfair to me, I think, for people ~ other people ~ to conjure up their ideas of what I am or what I believe in.
~Stevie Nicks, Entertainment Tonight Interview, 1983

I kind of live in an aura of atmosphere, you know, my whole like ~ is sort of like ~ I can't really live without atmosphere. So when yeah, when I'm on stage I try to create an atmosphere for every song.
~Stevie Nicks, Entertainment Tonight Interview, 1983

In one of those first shows when Lindsey and I went on the road, I saw this woman walk by, and she was wearing a mauve chiffon layered midiskirt and high platinum cream-colored suede boots. I thought, 'I want to be her.' So when I joined Fleetwood Mac and I had some money, I went to a lady and I said, I want you to make me a raggy chiffon skirt that looks sort of like an urchin on the wharves of London.
~Stevie Nicks, Us Magazine, January, 1998

Stevie around 1985

I'm the original hunter-down-of-fabulous-things ...twenty years ago I sat down and decided that I would create a really wonderful image, an unforgettable image. And now I'm kind of stuck with it. It's like when I don't wear my fringy, gypsy stuff, people kind of look at me like, 'What's wrong?'
~Stevie Nicks, Toronto Sun, August 14, 1997

Movie actress Vilma Banky
Check this out [holds up the black dress from the umours cover]. It does that fabulous bat-wing sleeve thing. I told the girl who makes this stuff that I wanted to look like an English urchin, something from 'A Tale of Two Cities,' and the idea of the sleeves came from a picture I saw of [silent-film actress] Vilma Banky. My first house belonged to her, and her sleeves were very long.
~Stevie Nicks, Harpers Bazaar, 1997

Everyone else changes. I don't change.
~Stevie Nicks, on her style, The Witch is Back by Caroline Sullivan The Guardian, February 12, 1998

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