Fleetwood Mac frontwoman, solo artist and textile enthusiast Stevie Nicks is asking fans to design a shawl befitting of her legacy of flowy garments. The singer has partnered with Talenthouse for a competition that will reward the winner with $2,000 to produce the shawl and a professional photo of Nicks modeling the covering. The winner and the photo will also be featured on Stevie Nicks' website and social media channels. He or she will also get the shawl back.
"In 1968, a very handsome boy brought me a poncho from South America," the vocalist said in a statement. "I knew it was magic and that someday I would copy it in chiffon or leather or beaded material. I realized that wearing a poncho or a long shawl gave me something to work with up on the stage. Big movements, big twirls, you need to be seen from far away. So I made that a big part of my stage clothes. It became totally intertwined in my fashion style."
Nicks will personally select the winner based on substance, creativity and originality. A runner-up will also be selected by the Talenthouse community; he or she will get $500.
The competition ends on September 29th, with the winner set to be announced on October 14th.
The end date of the contest happens to coincide with the release date of the limited vinyl edition of Nicks' new solo album, 24 Karat Gold – Songs From the Vault, a collection of tunes she wrote between 1969 and 1987, as well as a couple from the mid-Nineties. She has said that discovering bootlegs of the tracks on YouTube inspired her to revisit them and reimagine them. The regular edition of the album is due out October 7th.