Sleb Safari: Stevie Nicks keeps her shawls in a climate controlled vault
AND so to Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac who has once again proven herself to be the balm we need in these troubled times.
Stevie, the wonder responsible for magical songs such as Landslide, is as cool at 70 as she’s ever been and is about to be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame for a second time. She’s already featured alongside her Fleetwood Mac bandmates but is now being honoured as a solo artist.
Stevie has been chatting to Rolling Stone about her life and work, the Game of Thrones poetry she writes and her advice for anyone in search of love.
“Girls, don’t take it personally. It’s not you – it’s the internet. There has to be romance before there can be love and it’s very hard to find romance in this hardcore high-tech world,” Stevie opined.
Asides from being a dude, Stevie is also a compulsive wearer of shawls and has so many she keeps them in a “shawl vault”. Now there’s two words you never thought would go together.
Sleb Safari has heard of a bank vault and after that it draws a blank. Back to Stevie and her shawl storage solution.
“I have my shawl vault – they’re all in temperature-controlled storage,” she explained. “I have these huge red cases Fleetwood Mac bought, all the way back in 1975 – my clothes are saved in these cases. All my vintage stuff is protected for all my little goddaughters and nieces.
“I’m trying to give my shawls away – but there’s thousands of them. If I ever write my life story, maybe that should be the name of my book: There’s Enough Shawls to Go Around.”
In the same interview she called Harry Styles the son she never had so perhaps he’s in line to inherit a shawl or two. If Sleb Safari ever opens a shop it’s going to call it The Shawl Vault. It’ll also be temperature controlled, but the old fashioned way using radiators and windows.
The only other celebrity who has gone to such extreme lengths in underground storage is Barbra Streisand who has a mall in her house.
"Instead of just storing my things in the basement, I can make a street of shops and display them," she told Harper’s Bazaar as she showed the magazine along Main Street.
Strolling through the mall you’ll pass a doll shop, a functioning sweet shop and an antique clothes shop full of gowns and outfits she wore on film sets and on special occasions as well as the velvet cape she wore to meet the queen in 1966.
If only Barbra and Stevie had been friends, she could have borrowed a shawl and saved herself the expense.
Someone really needs to introduce these two hardcore hoarders. Think how much dress up fun they could have when they visited each other.
Grace and Frankie is a glorious TV show
Sleb Safari is very, very late to the party on this but oh my has it enjoyed binge watching the first five series of Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
They play the 70-something wives of business partners who tolerate each other until the day their husbands admit to a 20-year affair and announce they intend marrying each other.
After that Grace and Frankie become each other’s anchor as their husbands start a new life together. It’s rare to see women in their 70s portrayed on screen with such positivity and vibrancy or to see a show that celebrates the sexuality of older women.
It’s a sweet, funny, life-affirming programme and Sleb Safari hopes you check it out.
Seal has a weakness for bread
WELCOME to the latest instalment of Celebrities, They’re Just Like Us.
This week our focus is on Seal and his love of a sliced pan. And for this we have Carly Rae Jepsen to thank.
Carly Rae once travelled to an event on a private jet with Seal and Michael Bolton (pause for laughter) and tells the story of Seal’s impressive bread consumption.
“Fun fact, Seal ate an entire loaf of bread one slice at a time. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t say that. It was gluten-free though. So that’s good.
“He opened the bread, he removed a piece, he closed the bread, he ate the whole piece, nothing on it. Then he did it all over again.”
Proof that no-one, celebrity or mortal, can resist the lure of bread. Carbs ahoy!