Gwen Stefani's "Backup Plan": Her Booming Design Career

03/16/2010 at 12:14 PM ET

Courtesy InStyle

So how does Gwen Stefani balance her ultra-successful rock star career with her design lines? Well, turns out, it’s all part of her plan for life after music. The InStyle cover girl explains, “I wanted so badly to have a backup plan for when I’m not performing anymore. Let’s be realistic: It’s not going to be like this forever. So I wanted to continue having something creative to do.” And its something she’s done her entire life, saying “I made so many clothes growing up, and I used to do my own costumes…all I would do was just daydream about what I was going to make.” While Gwen certainly rocks some hot looks on stage, it’s her off-duty wardrobe that’s made her a style icon to millions around the world. So what will happen to her stock of Galliano and Westwood when she’s no longer wearing them? Hint: If she doesn’t have a daughter, it’ll pay off big to be one of her sons’ girlfriends later in life. “I don’t know. I’m not focusing on it right now, but it’s not up to me anyway, you know? These things are miracles, so we’ll see,” she says. “Otherwise, the clothes are probably going to go to some girlfriend of Kingston’s!” To read more from Gwen Stefani, pick up InStyle‘s April issue on stands now, or check out —David Yi

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Lizzie on


B on

Love her – She’s my idol!!

Elda on

i love the way she dresses, sings, etc.!! can u say HOTTIE!!

C. on

love, love, LOOOOVE her!

ramblinrose on

Not sure how this is news…her l.a.m.b line of clothing has been out for quite a while if not at least four years. Love her…but this article is redundant.

Maria on

I just LOVE Gwen!!!

She really is Beautiful!

Her kids are the cutest, and her husband aint so bad!!!

annie on

She’s not only great but she can also sing. Love all the clothes she wears!

Amanda on

Gwen can wear a tee shirt and some cut off shorts and be the “cutest thing”… LOVE HER

Jon on

Aww, it’s so cute what she said about those outfits going to Kingston’s girlfriends, hahaha! It’s nice that she has a back-up plan for when she’s not singing anymore and it’s: Fashion Design, etc.

Jill on

She’s absolutely, stunningly beautiful. What a style icon!

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