Did you ever think you would see the day when you would find yourself saying the words 'Gwen Stefani' and 'pink tulle' in the same sentence? I didn't think so either until I came across the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar and the glam shoot she did for the September 2012 cover. Photographer Terry Richardson captured the ultra-feminine side of the chic 'No Doubt' lead in tulle and maribou and the accompanying interview is too good to miss if you are a fan of Ms. Stefani's.
“It’s superfun being a mom, but it’s hard too. Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing I’ve ever done—by far.”
On her style:
“I’ve always been a girl who loves to dress up. I already put my makeup on twice today: I put it on to take my kid to school, and then I went home, washed my face, and put it on again to have lunch with you. I like to make my husband like me more and he likes it when I’m wearing makeup.”
On staying fit:
“I hate talking about my body [all the time]; it’s ridiculous. There is no secret: You just have to eat healthy, work out, and torture yourself! I like to wear clothes too much, so I try to keep focused.”
On how she came about her signature look:
At the age of 25, she spent eight hours in a hair salon in Long Beach getting her coveted white-blonde locks. "It was like I'd unlocked the key. I remember feeling like, 'I have arrived. This is me. Finally.'" The red lip came when her grandmother gave her a crimson lipstick when she was in high school. "I remember sitting in my ghetto, beat-up Honda Prelude and putting on that lipstick in the rearview mirror and being like, 'Uh-huh, I like that. That's the shit right there.' I never stopped after that."
To read more of Gwen Stefani's interview, pick up the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar!