Stevie Nicks Unveils Her Very Own Barbie: A Mini-Me With a Story

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 01: Stevie Nicks performs during at Madison Square Garden on October 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ABA)

Stevie Nicks, the iconic singer with a penchant for enchanting melodies and a mystical aura, has brought her ethereal essence to life in the form of a Barbie doll. The unveiling took place at Madison Square Garden, where Nicks introduced her doll to the world.

Nicks’ connection with Barbie has been a lifelong affair, much like her love for music. Her journey with Barbie began when her mother gifted her the very first Barbie doll at the tender age of 11.

The frontwoman of Fleetwood Mac and a fashion icon recalled her youthful aspiration to “look just like” the Barbie doll. However, she thought to herself, “I don’t think that’s in my future.”

Nicks shared her love for exquisite baby dolls during her childhood, a passion that persisted into her Fleetwood Mac days. She even collected them during that phase.

When Mattel approached her with the idea of a Nicks-inspired Barbie, she had reservations, thinking she had primarily collected baby dolls and that Barbie was too beautiful for her to relate to.

However, when she finally laid eyes on the finished product, she was captivated. She described the moment as if her “whole world changed” and she “just so fell in love with her.”

Stevie Nicks Barbie
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 01: Stevie Nicks performs during at Madison Square Garden on October 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ABA)

According to Nicks, the Barbie is more than just a mini-replica of herself; she embodies strength and feminism despite her diminutive stature.

“She is really her own little feminist person at not even a foot tall. She’s strong and she’s fierce and she’s solid,” Nicks stated.

To Nicks, the doll represents a reflection of her life’s experiences, encompassing memories both forgotten and cherished. “When I look at her, it’s like she’s my whole life from beginning to now. When I look at her, all the memories are all there,” she expressed.

Describing the doll’s hands as delicate and pretty, Nicks is enamored by the attention to detail that Mattel has put into its creation. She eagerly anticipates meeting the designer behind the doll to discuss these intricate nuances.

The Barbie’s attire, while not featuring some of Nicks’ most iconic accessories like her shawls and ponchos, draws inspiration from the cover of Fleetwood Mac’s masterpiece, “Rumours.” The outfit, a velvet and silk chiffon dress with angel sleeves and a shredded hemline, was retrieved from Nicks’ personal “vault.” Additionally, she provided a pair of boots crafted by renowned shoemaker Pasquale di Fabrizio.

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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 10: Stevie Nicks performs onstage at SoFi Stadium on March 10, 2023 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Billy Joel & Stevie Nicks)

The doll’s look, with its billowy blond bangs and crescent moon pendant, closely mirrors the original stick figure sketch Nicks created as her “uniform” for stylist Margi Kent before her first Fleetwood Mac tour. She knew instantly that the outfit was timeless and would never go out of style.

If the doll could play one of Nicks’ legendary songs, she said it would be either “Landslide” or “Dreams,” two tracks that are an integral part of her stage performances.

Stevie Nicks’ Barbie is a testament to her enduring influence and a delightful manifestation of her mystique in miniature form.

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