Gwen Stefani on Her Trademark Look and Sons' 'Horrifying' Fashion Choices

10/17/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Lo Bosworth Gives 'The Lo Down' on New Shopping Site
Courtesy InStyle

Gwen Stefani admits it: It’s not easy to look like her.

“The makeup goes on every day,” she confesses in the November issue of InStyle. “Even if I’m not going anywhere.”

The Old Hollywood look is inspired by a mix of muses including Lucille Ball and Marilyn Monroe — “I do my roots as often as [she] did hers” — as well as figuring out what worked at an early age. “When I was 17, my grandmother got me a gift pack with all these different colored lipsticks, and one of them was burgundy,” she tells the mag. “I tried it on and looked in the rear-view mirror and said, ‘That looks good.’ I’ve worn it ever since.”

Being married to a rock star is an added incentive; she often dresses to impress hubby Gavin Rossdale. “It was like my own runway. I thought, ‘You are being such an idiot!'” she admits of trying on five outfits before leaving the house for a date. Apparently, Rossdale is a hard act to follow: “He looks good in everything.”

Perhaps Stefani’s creative indecisiveness has trickled down to her two sons, who are fashion plates in their own right. “I like them to be creative and have fun,” she says of 5-year-old Kingston and 3-year-old Zuma. “Sometimes they’ll get dressed and it’s horrifying. But they often come out in outfits that are awesome.”

To check out Gwen’s style transformation, revisit her best red carpet looks or to try on her bleached coif, head on over to

Justine Harman


Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 4 comments

Everything In Time » More Quotes from Gwen’s November InStyle Cover Story on

[…] PeopleStyleWatch has posted more quotes from Gwen’s November InStyle cover article! We hope to have the full article up soon-we had posted additional quotes from Gwen’s InStyle interview and HQ scans of the gorgeous photoshoot HERE. […]

Swell Style: Six Bangin’ Bangles | A Swell Blog on

[…] Source Tweet This entry was posted in Swell Style and tagged Bangles, Bracelet, Celebrity, Gwen Stefani, InStyle by D Swell. Bookmark the permalink. […]

Rachel Zoe Dyed Her Hair Darker; Someone Shaved a Likeness of Steve Jobs’s Face Onto His Head « Fashion « Tanah Abang Fashion on

[…] • As part of the interview accompanying her new cover for InStyle, Gwen Stefani says she never goes without makeup. “The makeup goes on every day,” she says. “Even if I’m not going anywhere.” [People StyleWatch] […]

Gwen Stefani’s Lunchtime Outfit? Head-to-Toe Animal Print, ‘Natch | Screw Cable on

[…] pumped about new No Doubt music, but we’re almost more excited to see what else the rock goddess wears during her promotional jaunt. Tell us: What other celebrity could get away with wearing […]

From Our Partners


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,511 other followers

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters