Friday, 12 August 2011

Style Icon: Gwen Stefani

I have been obsessed with Gwen since I was eleven, so much so that before I started secondary school I managed to persuade my Mum to let me bleach the front of my hair (not all of it I wasn't allowed) so I could be more like my idol. I tried my hardest to carry off the red lipstick, like her, but it took me until I was in my early twenties till I could carry red lips off, and now I feel naked without it.

I love Gwen's old Hollywood but punky style, and am big fan of her music and No Doubt's, one day I will get to see them live and I will definitely be rocking the red lips and a bindi. 

Polka dot dresses are always a favourite of mine

Have your style idols changed a lot over the years?

All images found here


  1. I love her sense of drama!Pix 1,2 and 3 really rock my world,I do like her better vintagey/Westwoody,but she was always very cool and funky.The rocking horse frock is quite fab,I'd quite like that myslef!That "It's my Life" video is fantastic,I watch it a lot.Great cover,too.
    My style icons have been pretty much the same for about 25 odd years,really!(Siouxsie,Mrs Slocombe etc-I do have most them listed on my "for the nosy" page should YOU feel nosy)I just keep adding new ones,so the list would be really enormous if I tried to make a complete one!

  2. :D Teehee! 1996 I was 11 and ND were playing and I begged my mum but she would not let me go! I was too young! :( They were my absolute favourite back then though... And in 2000 my mum's friend/hairdresser came round to our house to dye my hair platinum blonde to go onto pink and my mum cried whilst it was happening! I was lucky she let me as nobody at school had dyed hair like that! (in those days!) I just remember being blown over by her pictures in the Return Of Saturn album cover and a Nylon Magazine interview, and I NEEDED pink hair! I hadn't seen that picture of her in that carousel dress before, what a dress!!! :O She still inspires me to this day! Zoë x

  3. oh, I love her. such a great woman ♥

  4. Helga: me too she is always made up which I love and the dress is fabulous too. It's My Life has to be one of my favourite ND videos. Yeah I take inspiration from all sorts of people. Hah I am nosey x

    Zoe: I bet your hair looked fantastic, I was the same at school the odd one out hah. Yeah I actually lost the liner for Return of Saturn as I used to stare at it that much hoping I could look as cool as her.

    Miss Twinkle: Glad you love her too!

  5. I bought the first No Doubt CD in 6th grade. I can't believe it was almost 15 years ago! Gwen Stefani rocks!

  6. Love her, she is amazing! No Speak was one of my favourite songs in my teens.

  7. En Vanite: Good choice x

    Lauren: I know how quickly time flies!

    Radka: She is a fantastic lady!

  8. Gwen Stefani is thee most beautiful woman in the world! She looks incredible still, completely ageless. For some reason when I about 7 years old I was obsessed with Scary Spice and was adamant I wanted my tongue pierced! Mum did allow me to dress head to toe in leopard print though.

  9. myreverienotes: Yeah she has aged so well. Hah she probably was the best spice girl, gotta love some leopard!

  10. Ah, a Gewn fest! So glad I clicked on your blog this evening - that's just what I needed. I do love her style. Not sure about her prowess as a designer though, sorry Gwen :/

    (I saw her in concert with No Doubt and she's one of the most energetic performers I've ever seen. I mean she was climbing amp stacks and jumping off them, and her abs were ridiculous!)

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