Stevies Muses

Inspiration for Stevie Nicks Style

Janis Joplin style "I was very influenced by Janis Joplin, the one time I saw Janis in person and all the times I saw her on television with her feathers & her bell-bottomed pants & her beautiful silky blouse tops." Stevie liked the look so much that she traveled to San Francisco to try to duplicate it at the Velvet Underground, a store where Joplin & Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick bought their clothes. "It was a tiny little store, but it had the most beautiful things," Nicks recalled. "Tunic tops that came down to your mid-thigh and evening gown, old-lady nightgown material bell-bottoms that weren't really wide, but instead fell straight over a really high boot. It was in that room where I thought 'These are the kind of clothes I'm going to wear forever.' " * Janis Joplin style
Janis Joplin 1943 - 1970

"I danced around as Isadora Duncan at four years old. And my parents said 'What are we gonna do?' I'd pay my brother 50 cents a week, just to dance with me, just because I loved to dance so much."**

Isadora Duncan as a young woman Isadora Duncan dancing in Athens, Greece
Isadora Duncan 1878 - 1927

Greta Garbo Garbo
by Stevie Nicks

I love to waltz with a man in a dark linen suit
All alone -- at a party with someone I knew
From a time gone by -- turned to stone

You could be Garbo or even Marlene
You could be Marilyn...
Or you could forget

I play the part but then all of us do
And I do it so well as I do it to you
In this town full of strangers Greta Garbo in a silvery dress
In this town full of fools

Venus doesn't glitter when she stands next to you
When you're waltzing through stardom
You miss what you lose

Lose yourself in a silvery dress
For you think you must do what you feel you do best
And you musn't give it up for you're still but a guest

You could be Garbo or even Marlene...
Or you could forget

Greta Garbo 1905-1990

*from an article by Booth Moore of the LA Times
**from "Everything You Want to Know About Stevie Nicks" by Ethlie Ann Vare and Ed Ochs (1984)
Layout and all other written material Copyright 1996-2006 Catresea Ann Canivan for Stevie Nicks Dreamweaver of Shadow and Light

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