Thanks to Rosie for sharing with us, check out a recent feature in Who What Wear magazine where Gwen was a special guest editor. She shares some of her favorite things like lipstick, candles, jewelry and more.
Who What Wear — Guest Editor: Gwen Stefani
Is it possible to not have a girl crush on Gwen Stefani? Sheâ€™s seriously enviableâ€”ridiculously stylish, super talented, has an insanely darling familyâ€”and yet despite that fact, sheâ€™s also completely relatable. And though she excels in so many areas, the thing that inspires us the most is Stefaniâ€™s seemingly limitless amount of creativity. Who else could simultaneously create best-selling collectionsâ€”her line L.A.M.B. closed the F/W 11 shows during New York Fashion Week and receives uniformly positive reviewsâ€”and write albums? Yup, you read that last bit correctly; Stefaniâ€™s currently working on her sixth studio album with her No Doubt bandmates as we speak! How she manages to do all of this while keeping her signature red lipstick smear-free is beyond us, but weâ€™re just glad sheâ€™s able to balance it all! Weâ€™re also delighted that she managed to take time out of her insanely busy schedule to do a little Guest Editor work with us. Read on for all of Stefaniâ€™s favorite items, handpicked by the style star herself!
Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Gabion Dress ($1000)
While Stefani tends to wear her own label in real life, for red-carpet appearances, she often turns to Vivienne Westwoodâ€™s impeccably crafted, always edgy confections. As such, we werenâ€™t surprised when Stefani picked one of Dame Westwoodâ€™s recent runway pieces for todayâ€™s story. The full-skirted plaid dress has a bit of a rogue-pirate-meets-punk-rock vibe, which is in perfect keeping with Stefaniâ€™s style sensibilities.
Persol Sunglasses ($235, 212.226.8276)
Todayâ€™s Guest Editor has been spotted wearing a vintage pair of Persol 009 sunglasses lately, which are very cool, but sadly no longer produced. That said, these tortoiseshell shades have a very similar shape and print, plus theyâ€™re actually available for purchase!
Slatkin & Co. Vanilla Coconut Candle ($19.50)
As the creator of numerous perfumes, we know that Stefani has a nose for must-have scents. So itâ€™s interesting to note that her go-to fragrance for her home is this ultra-affordable candle from Bath & Body Works. A combination of Tahitian vanilla, coconut, and warm ocean breezes, this candle is essentially a vacation with three wicks!
L.A.M.B. Trademark Audrey Leather Tote ($398)
As a self-professed animal-print lover, we had a feeling Stefani would include a piece in her picks. We were right! The item she chose is this slouchy ocelot-patterned tote from her own L.A.M.B. collectionâ€”a fabulous item indeed. This large leather bag is lightly textured and a nice departure from the more traditional leopard, so be sure to pick one up today.
Lâ€™Oreal Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolor ($9.99) in Ravishing Red
Stefani is synonymous with red lipstick, so naturally we needed to include one in todayâ€™s story. This is the exact shade of rouge she wears in her new Lâ€™Oreal commercials and we can assure you that it really lastsâ€”impressively so! Best of all, the 10-hour long-wear formula is actually quite conditioning, so your lips never look parched.
L.A.M.B. Kapono Wedge ($325)
Stefaniâ€™s no stranger to extreme footwear herself, so we were expecting a bold shoe choice from herâ€”and we got one! Weâ€™re honestly obsessed with these ivory linen and natural leather wedges, which boast a 5.5-inch wedge heel. Perfect for grounding a LWD or paired with slouchy, cuffed trousers, these sky-high wedges are a summer must-buy.
L.A.M.B. Cocoon Sweater ($325, 917.463.3553) in Black
One of the things we always admire about Stefaniâ€™s day-to-day ensembles is all of the lovely knits she incorporates into her outfits. So when she chose this snuggly sweater as one of her must-have essentials, we were elated. The long, draped shape and full-to-snug sleeves are decidedly more interesting than your average cardi!
nOir Spike Ball Pyramid Ring ($210)
When we think of Stefaniâ€™s jewelry choices, we tend to imagine vaguely dangerous looking pieces that have a bit of a gothic touch, and this affordable ball spike ring from nOir exemplifies our assumptions! Thereâ€™s something a little medieval-torture-device about it, yet itâ€™s delicately done, making it a perfect tough-girl piece.
nOir Bugle Bead Collar Necklace ($285)
Stefaniâ€™s other jewelry pickâ€”this stunning collar necklaceâ€”is a knockout. Itâ€™s very Egypt-meets-Art-Deco and is certainly a statement piece. While Stefani loves it in black/gold, as seen here, itâ€™s also available in clear/gold for those of you who are interested in a slightly subtler version.