But the singer, who spent much of her career wearing micro tops that called plenty of attention to her ripped abs, covers the October issue of Marie Claire. She is looking buff and showing off her street style, including her signature top knot ballerina bun.
Gwen Stefani was the subject of the famed 10 Questions feature with TIME, and the No Doubt singer spoke about familiar topics, such as her L.A.M.B. fashion line, the return of the band via new album 'Push and Shove,' and being a mom! She also spoke about her wedding gown designer John Galliano, who fell from grace and was dismissed from his post at Dior after making unsavory, racist remarks about Jewish people in a public place.
October is a big month for No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani. She'll turn 43 on Oct. 3 and she'll be hot on the heels of the release of 'Push and Shove,' No Doubt's first album in over a decade. She has the blues on the cover of the October issue of ELLE U.K., but that's just the color motif. Stefani is anything but blue.
Gwen Stefani has been the reigning pop-rock frontwoman for more than a decade now, leading her bandmates in No Doubt with her inimitably impressive vocals. However, when Paramore first broke onto the scene a few years back, fiery-haired songstress Hayley Williams also became a notable frontwoman in the pop world.
Gwen Stefani has made no secret of the fact that while she had fun being a 'Hollaback Girl' and releasing two successful solo albums while No Doubt were on an extended break, she didn't prefer being without her boys in her band. She's gone on record to say that her solo career will remain in the rear view, and now, she's compared that period of her professional life to playing a role and pretending.
Gwen Stefani sat down to talk her effortless top knot hairstyle, her clothes and lipstick in this behind-the-scenes footage from her Harper's Bazaar cover shoot. Stefani covers the September issue, looking pretty in pink. She broke down her style hallmarks and even revealed a secret association with famed photographer Terry Richardson.
When a group's lead singer has success with solo projects, they typically leave their former bandmates in the rearview mirror (just ask Destiny's Child and 'N Sync about that). But Gwen Stefani is different. After releasing two popular albums, the No Doubt frontwoman could've very easily carried on as a solo act -- but she says those days are behind her now.
Many of pop's leading ladies have been going retro when it comes to their hairdos, with the suicide roll gaining in popularity recently. For those of you who aren't familiar with this hairstyle, the suicide roll is when you create somewhat of a swirling pompadour on top of your head. It sounds weird, but it definitely makes you look like a bona fide bada---. So, which songstress rocks the suicide roll best?
Ever stylish singer (and fashion designer) Gwen Stefani isn't merely focused on 'Push and Shove,' No Doubt's first new album in over a decade, which is due to drop in September. Ahead of the album's release, the diva will partner up with the also fashionable First Lady Michelle Obama for a 'Family Day' fundraiser that she will host in her Beverly Hills home. How gracious of our gal Gwen to let deep pocket Democrats into her home for a quality hang.