Gwen Stefani is a Grammy-winner, a rock star, a fashion designer and mum to two of the best-dressed kids we've seen. The singer-designer took time out from her InStyle cover shoot to tell us how she does it.
When it comes to fashion, we all know that stars are gifted racks full of designer gear, so it's no accident that they end up looking quite so fabulous. So it's refreshing to meet a celebrity whose love of dressing up seems totally innate - she's had a life long obsession with clothes:
'I made so many clothes growing up and I used to do my own costumes. Like, in college – we'd have a concert coming up and all I would do was daydream about what I was going to make. It's the same now. Fashion gets me so excited.'
She's sung about her love of Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano – she wore a Galliano gown for her wedding to Gavin Rossdale in 2002 – but she's also a successful fashion designer herself, producing two collections a year for her L.A.M.B label.
The move from singer to fashion designer was calculated however… Gwen told us 'I wanted so badly to have a backup plan for when I' not performing any more. Let's be realistic: it's not going to be like this forever.'
Gwen's got two cute kids and reveals their different personalities: 'We call [Kingston] Sid, like Sid Vicious. He's a little punk.' And Zuma? 'He wants everyone to watch him and he's a goofball, he's really silly. He's a funny guy.'
And, what we all really want to know… Just what is her wardrobe like? 'it's really a work of art. Girls fall on the ground when they walk in. They'll be like, 'I just want to stay in here!' It's awesome.'
Find out how she keeps her post-baby body looking quite so hot (have you seen those abs?), future baby plans and why she'll always wear red lipstick even when she's going jogging in the July issue of InStyle, out now!
Interview by Liza Ghorbani