“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse. I am not a muse. I am the somebody. End of fucking story” says protagonist Daisy Jones, in the novel Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The New York Times bestselling author is now having her novel and powerful leading lady transformed into a 12-episode TV series adaptation, which will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on the 3rd of March. The series comes after book lovers lapped up the story of a fictional band in the 70s, whose backstage drama and music lifted the sounds and romance of Fleetwood Mac into its own plotline.
In the meantime, we are pining over the backstage shots and short teaser that has been released. If the Amazon Prime trailer looks familiar, that’s because it is. With actress Riley Keough donning a Stevie Nicks-style metallic cape and dress ensemble as Daisy, Reid has told her fans how she was inspired by Fleetwood Mac and its leading lady, Nicks, for the novel. In that respect, we can only fantasise about the looks for the rest of the series. Costumes are by Denise Wingate, and her previous credits have included stylish characters from She’s All That with Rachel Leigh Cook to A Cinderella Story with Hilary Duff, as well as the ultimate sexy seductress Sarah Michelle Geller in Cruel Intentions.
There is always a slight worry that with such beloved characters in Daisy & the Six, its translation will not receive the same praise as the original novel. But the show’s team and cast are said to love the original story, and have had the whole thing in the works since the 2020 lockdown. The emotional connection and particularities in style and music of the era are vital to bringing the story to the screen, and with the amount of time the crew have had, we’re surely in for a great ride.
As mentioned, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley Riley Keough is set to play Daisy. Sam Claflin is fellow lead singer Billy Dunne, and also appearing are Suki Waterhouse, Sebastian Chacon and Josh Whitehouse. In excitement, many are already taking to social media to recreate the outfits, and imagine what Stevie nicks-inspired Daisy and her band’s getup will look like.
In all her bohemian glory, ‘Landslide’ singer, Nicks, hit her true fashionable peak in the 70s, and took her personal style and injected it into the trends of the 80s and 90s. Daisy Jones & the Six is set in LA, and the influences of Nicks, from California, will evidently be echoed. With chiffon capes, velvet jackets in tones of merlot and deep emerald, top hats and messy top knots: there is a wide scope for the costume of the new series to draw inspiration from some of her best looks. For HUNGER, favourites include a mixture of her signature witchy vibe and angelic take from the 1982 Mirage tour, which saw her in a black cord choker and full ivory material-bound dress; as well as her layered draped look with a tambourine in hand from 1975.
LA, where the series shall be set, is also home to a famous club that marked the ultimate heyday of rock n roll glamour: The Viper Room. Many a music star set foot in the Sunset Strip gem, and it was home to all things glam rock for bands in the 70s and 80s. Perhaps we will get a sneak behind those doors in the new series?
Fans are already filming ‘GRWM’s’ inspired by their own version of Daisy Jones, and taking their 70s style fitspo to the streets. So take your pick from the Stevie Nick throwbacks, or make a groovy, star-studded Pinterest board. Either way, the costume of the new series is sure to be inspiring our wardrobes come March, and we can not wait to have the music from Daisy Jones & the Six blasting on vinyl, as we pull on our lace-up boots and grab our tambourine on the way to its premiere.