Fashionista — I interviewed Gwen Stefani backstage before LAMB yesterday.
I wanted to gush, and tell her that â€œTragic Kingdomâ€™sâ€ one of the only albums I can listen to all the way through, and have been for fifteen years now (woah), but I controlled myself, maybe blushed a bit, and asked Fashion Week appropriate questions.
Like, â€œYou were probably the first celebrity, like legitimate talented celebrity to launch a clothing lineâ€“â€
â€œYes! Were you surprised when everyone else jumped on the bandwagon?â€
â€œI was more surprisedâ€“I mean I have so many things going on that Iâ€™m not really focusing on other people. Iâ€™m really self-centered! No, I mean the way that music is now, people are doing so many other thigs to make a lving which is a natural progression of society and the world and music and who knows. But I love doing it. I mean I started LAMB because I wanted somethign that I loved and was passionate about and I didnâ€™t know if Iâ€™d still be doing music.â€
Do you think about your collections when youâ€™re making your fragrances?
â€œWhen I started Harajuku lovers I was making a world around the music, for the fans. It was a surreal idea that just kept building and building and building. I had no idea itâ€™d turn into this. I was hoping it could! But I mean the girls and the dolls and the fragrance took it too a whole other level that I fantasized about, but never expected to see. So itâ€™s just mind-blowing to me. I love working on it, itâ€™s really challenging and super abstract.â€