New photo shoot! New interview! She looks AMAZING! Seriously, one of my favorite photo shoots ever! Like we mentioned before, Gwen will be on the newsstands version of the May 2011 issue of ELLE magazine, the music issue. Full interview and magazine spread coming soon! She looks breathtaking! We love you, Gwen!
Gwen is wearing a stretch wool dress with leather trim from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci with her own earrings. The magazine is said to hit newsstands on April 12.
It also says the article will be about “on her style and No Doubt’s return”.
ELLE — On writing hits: â€œI do! Why wouldnâ€™t you want that many people listening to the songs that you wrote? Thereâ€™s no way to go back after you have had it. So the intentions of even the solo records were always about trying to write those guilty-pleasure albums that just get in your head and you canâ€™t get out. Iâ€™m not cool, Iâ€™m not into the B-sides. Prince, who is one of my idols, gave me some advice when I worked with him: â€œHave you ever just tried writing a hit? Like, donâ€™t just try writing a song, try and write a hit song.â€ I remember him saying that and me thinking, Yeah, youâ€™re right. Why would you write anything else?â€
On her marriage to Gavin Rossdale: â€œThe first time we ever kissed was right around Valentineâ€™s Dayâ€”we were in New Orleans on tour. So, yeah, I always think about that because itâ€™s unbelievable that weâ€™ve been able to stay together. I feel so proud of usâ€”itâ€™s one of my biggest achievements.â€
On performing while pregnant: â€œIt was horrible. Certain songs would make me want to puke. You feel pretty gross when you are first pregnant. You donâ€™t feel cute, you feel disgusting. Youâ€™re getting fat. It was hard. I mean, Iâ€™m very vain. That would be my middle name. Of course I am, you know what I mean? I love the visual.”
On whether Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Katy Perry have taken a page out of her playbook when it comes to style: â€œReally? I donâ€™t see myself in those girls. I usually put pants on. I see these girls as more going for the sex-symbol thing. I was more, in the band, like a tomboy. Of course, I think every girl is sexy, so thereâ€™s going to be a little of that. But I see a lot of younger artists going more toward the sexy thing.â€
On pop music: “When we were growing up, some of the hits were legendary ones that you hear your whole life. But certain songs, I donâ€™t know if youâ€™ll ever hear them again. Because thatâ€™s what that music is, like a guilty pleasure, itâ€™s right at the moment. Itâ€™s like fashionâ€”itâ€™s now, then itâ€™s gone.”