18.12.12

Gwen Stefani for Vogue US January 2013

Gwen Stefani landed the January 2013 cover for American Vogue. The 43-year-old rock star sparkles on the cover wearing a Saint Laurent Spring 2013 ensemble shot by Annie Leibovitz.

In the rest of the editorial she wears more Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane and A.L.C. There were no fancy ball gowns or bewitching fairytale locations – just Gwen in her element in a studio wearing rocker threads and staying true to herself.

The singer opens up to Vogue about everything from motherhood to her music.

This issue hits newsstands on December 25. Here are some highlights to keep you going until then.

On being pregnant while recording her first album: “I did my first solo record and went on tour while I was pregnant. I would want to throw up during certain songs. Certain outfits would make me sick. It was torture. I toured until I was four and a half months pregnant, showing. I came home and had Kingston, and when he was eight months old, I went back on the road. I nursed him for fourteen months, so I would literally do my hair and makeup, go back to the bus, nurse him, put him down, and walk out onstage. And I did that for 100 shows.”

On motherhood:
“It’s super fun being a mom, but it’s not what you think it’s going to be. And it’s really gradual. At first, your life is totally the same. You have this cute little thing that you get to drive around everywhere and you’re so proud and it’s amazing. And as they grow older, it really does start to change your life. Like, Oh, my God, they have school, they have to get through first grade, they have to learn to read. It starts getting so serious, and you’re like, Aaaaaaah!”

On her band, No Doubt:
“I feel like we’ve always been in our own little lane. Never fitting in. Never a nineties grunge band, never a pop girl band. And it’s the same now. I did the solo thing, but I felt like I was trying to play a character in a way, this Alice in Wonderland pretend version of myself. But this, being in No Doubt, is really who I am.”

On what inspires her music: “There has to be some kind of saga going on. . . . Ten years ago, I had started L.A.M.B. because I was preparing myself, knowing that the music thing was going to end. Who knew that ten years later, I’d be doing a No Doubt record, be married, have two kids, have three clothing lines? All at one time! It would be ridiculous to do that. And it is ridiculous. It’s impossible. . . . That’s what this whole record was: trying to balance it, trying to be my creative self but also be the new me.”

Credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue US

06.12.12

Gwen Stefani for Marie Claire UK January 2013

Gwen Stefani graces the January 2013 cover of UK Marie Claire.

The rock star, businesswoman, fashion icon, wife and mum wears a selection of black and white looks throughout her editorial, which range from sexy to tomboy chic from her L.A.M.B. label

Talking to the mag, she opens up about her full-on schedule, how she’s learned to delegate, having more children and what her 10-year wedding anniversary represents to her.

You can read the full interview in Marie Claire, which is on newsstands now.

Here are some extracts:

On her relationship with Gavin Rossdale: “It’s better than it’s ever been, like we’re learning about each other all the time. Gavin’s an amazing dad and he works so hard – I can hear him writing songs through the wall, and it is at a much quicker pace than me. He balances me out. And he never stops liking me, which is awesome. It makes me feel happy that someone likes me as much as he does.”

On what their landmark 10-year wedding anniversary represents to her: ‘A miracle.’ After all she’s done, ‘my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it’s hard, everyone knows it’s hard.’ Marriage, she continues, ‘is something that I always wanted to do successfully. It was a dream of mine. I like the official-ness and the family-ness of it all, having the same name and making decisions together.’

On having more children: ‘I really, really, really wanted one about two years ago. And it didn’t work out. So I feel good with what we’ve got. Everything works out how it should. You can’t plan anything, right?’

Credit: Marie Claire

Gwen Stefani In Balmain – 2012 American Music Awards

Gwen Stefani joined her No Doubt band mates on the red carpet for the 2012 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California on Sunday evening.

She wore a Balmain Fall 2012 black velvet fully-embellished blazer with leather pants and a black bralet.

Black pumps, a silver crucifix and a pearl necklace accessorised her look.

While this is another good look for Gwen, she’s yet to excite me during this comeback. Everything has been OK, with little to no wow factor.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

Gwen Stefani In Jean Paul Gaultier – 2012 MTV EMAs

Gwen Stefani of No Doubt took to the red carpet with her band on Sunday evening in Frankfurt, Germany for the 2012 MTV European Music Awards.

The singer wore two looks custom made by Jean Paul Gaultier.

For the red carpet she wore a draped black satin look inspired by the Fall 2012 Couture collection.

The jumpsuit became a draped dress with a slit, which she paired with black shorts black knee-high boots and tights.

For Gwen’s performance it was pretty much all black again, as the singer donned a JPG Spring 2013 look featuring a classic double-breasted tuxedo jacket slashed across the chest which she styled with black shorts, both of which had white underlays.

Her performance was amazing: one of the few that appeared to get Kanye West’s seal of approval.

On my favourite of the two I have to go with the second look. I love the unique twist on the tuxedo.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

Gwen Stefani In Holmes & Yang & Michael Kors – Out In London

Gwen Stefani was pictured out in London, managing to keep warm and look chic at the same.

She wore a Michael Kors Resort 2013 black-and-white windowpane crewneck top with matching skinny pants.

Adding a black Holmes and Yang black cape and train driver hat only ups the cool factor of her look.

Signature red lips and black Louboutins provided the finishing touches.

You can buy Gwen’s Holmes & Yang cape from Barneys.com.

Credit: Style.com, Holmes & Yang facebook & FameFlynet

26.09.12

Gwen Stefani In Kelly Wearstler – Out In Paris

Gwen Stefani was spotted leaving her hotel in Paris yesterday, to catch a train to London, where she will continue to promote No Doubt’s new album, ‘Push and Shove’.

The stylish star, who turns 43 next week, can make just about anything look cool.

Take this Kelly Wearstler ‘Noir Cube Batik’ trench for example.

Not only does it give a nod to her ska roots, but styled with black shades, black leggings and burgundy Dr Martens, you have an uber cool look.

Credit: FameFlynet