It looks like Fashion Magazine is taking a note from the recent Grammys, singer and fashion designer Gwen Stefani on the cover of the magazine. Gwen landed the coveted best dressed spot on many lists for her Grammy red carpet look.
The California-born pop singer and fashion designer sits down with FASHION to talk about her upcoming solo album, her adorable sons’ take on her music, and never regretting her fashion wardrobe choices. Here is a preview of the interview.
On the set of the FASHION cover shoot:
“I love this part of the job,” she says in a tone that’s part-exhilarated, part-exhausted. “Putting on clothes and taking photos is so rad. I remember when I could do this all day,” says the 45-year-old before the last photo is snapped. “But now I need to spend time with my boys. They have me on a tight schedule.”
On responding to the phrase ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ to her life:
“There isn’t any truth to the work-life balance thing,” she says. “I don’t want people to think that I could do these things without having all the help I have. I have a full-time assistant. I have nannies. I have tutors. I have housekeepers and managers and an army of people who help me with L.A.M.B.,” she says. “Even then,” she points out, “someone still suffers every day. Like today, poor Apollo got bummed out when I walked by him. I do feel guilty – a lot.”
“We have this sexual side to us that is alluring and powerful. It’s a gift. When you discover it when you are around 14, it feels amazing,” she says. “But you learn it’s fleeting. Sexuality is something I’ve never felt comfortable with. I won’t be doing any topless photo shoots anytime soon. It’s not my thing. I don’t judge people for it, but I didn’t even wear high heels until I was 30. It’s important to evolve outside of your sexuality to entertain people. It was never a card that I played or will play – ever.”
On never regretting her fashion wardrobe choices:
“Everything seems to have a reason for looking a certain way,” she says. “If you [hand] me an old photo of myself, I can tell you why I’m wearing what I’m wearing. Somebody just showed me a picture of me at a MTV awards, where I was wearing this blue fur bathing suit top,” she says, with a lilt of pride in her voice. “Right away, I was like, ‘Yup, I know why I wore that.’ I had just gotten off a two-and-a-half year tour with No Doubt and I felt like I needed to break free a bit. How can anyone regret wearing something? I never do. It reflects who you are at that moment.”
Iamges: Fashion Magazine Cover Credits: Photographed by Williams + Hirakawa and Styled by Petra Flannery with Fashion Direction by Zeina Esmail, Gwen Stefani wears a dress, $2,060, Mugler. Earrings, $680, Bracelet, $11,500, and Cuff, $58,000, David Webb. Hair, Danilo for the Wall Group/Pantene. Makeup, Francesca Tolot for Cloutier Remix. Manicure, Karla Morales for Olive & June.Inside image: Jacket, Top, and Pants, All Price on Request, Dsquared. Shoes, $675, Christian Louboutin. Earrings, $1,450, Jennifer Fisher. Bracelets, From $6,200, and Ring, $18,000, David Webb.