Looks like Gwen Stefani finally took that pink ribbon off her eyes only to trade it in for a gigantic Alexis Mabille Couture hat!
No Doubt's leading lady graces the cover of Harper's Bazaar's September issue looking pretty and petite in a pink Jil Sander gown that matched her wild head-topper perfectly.
Captured by Terry Richardson, Gwen showed off her Just A Girl style in a plethora of feminine and frilly gowns from Alexander McQueen, Versace, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg and The Row.
After playing dress-up, Miz Stefani opened up to the mag about her style, infamous red lips and platinum blonde locks.
Here are some HIGHlights:
On puckering up to red lipstick in high school:
"I remember sitting in my ghetto, beat-up Honda Prelude, and putting on that lipstick in the rear-view mirror and being like, ‘Uh-huh, I like that. That’s the sh** right there.’ I never stopped after that."
On sitting in a salon for 8 hours to become a platinum blonde:
"It was like I’d unlocked the key. I remember feeling like, 'I have arrived. This is me. Finally.'"
On her humble beginnings:
"I did my own makeup, my own costumes; I did everything myself. I didn't even know there were stylists. I remember there was a point when all the guys were sitting around eating pizza, and I finally said I needed some help. So I got an assistant, but guess who he was? A roadie. He took my first Prada dress, which Gavin had bought for me, the first designer piece I ever owned, and he washed it, and it came back [indicating Barbie doll—size with her fingers] this big."
On getting dressed up:
"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."
We like the star with or without her beauty regimen, but if piling on the makeup makes her happy, then who are we to complain?!?
Keep looking fabulous, Gwen!
[Images courtesy of Harper's Bazaar.]
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