Stevie Nicks has launched a competition that invites fans to design a shawl for the singer.
According to Rolling Stone, the competition winner will receive $2,000 (£1198) to produce a trademark shawl for Nicks. The winner will also receive a professional photograph of the singer modelling the piece and will be featured on her website and social media outlets.
“In 1968, a very handsome boy brought me a poncho from South America,” Nicks said in a statement. “I knew it was magic and that someday I would copy it in chiffon or leather or beaded material. I realised 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.”
The competition ends on September 29 with the winner announced on October 14. It will coincide with the release of Nick’s new double album 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault, which is set for an October 7 release. The album primarily consists of songs written between 1969 and 1987 but recorded recently in Nashville and Los Angeles.
“Each song is a lifetime,” said Nicks, speaking about her upcoming record. “Each song has a soul. Each song has a purpose. Each song is a love story… They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the broken-hearted and the survivors.”