Gwen is featured with a new interview and photos in the latest issue of People magazine (Sept. 29). Inside features photos taken in the L.A.M.B. showroom earlier this month at NYFW and what it’s like to run a fashion empire and mom to her three boys. Gwen admits that she “had to walk away” after she became pregnant with youngest son Apollo. “It was really hard for me to do much else…”
She says that she loves designing and making clothes just as much as she loves to wear them. The latest spring collection of L.A.M.B. is one of it’s largest and Gwen feels like the line reflects where she is at this point in her life.
Gwen confirms again that she’s been working on a new set of fragrances for Harajuku Lovers, which are set to release sometime this fall. “They also reflect where I am right now, which is totally surreal because I worked on them so long ago, and it all coincides in a weird unplanned way. I love when that happens.”
We’ve transcribed the article from People magazine below, enjoy!
Star Designer Spotlight — Gwen Stefani
She’s her own brand of triple threat: singer, designer and mom of three boys. Here’s how she does it all (and then some).
It’s probably safe to assume that Gwen Stefani, 44, is the only mom who, after picking up her two oldest sons, Kingston, 8, and Zuma, 6, from their first day of school, hopped on a plane from Los Angeles to present at New York Fashion Week.
“It’s an amazing time in my life. I get to be doing it all,” she tells People of being a mother and designer of several clothing lines, including L.A.M.B., which celebrated it’s 10th anniversary last year. “It’s really hard, but I’ve always liked the clash of things. You get to be in one world, and the next minute you’re in another world.”
But when the No Doubt front-woman got pregnant with her youngest son, Apollo (now 7 months), even she had to take a break, sitting out several seasons of Fashion Week to focus on her family and songwriting. “It was really hard to me to do much else, so I kind of had to walk away.” Which makes her return to fashion so exciting. And she didn’t take baby steps back in: L.A.M.B.’s spring collection boasts a whopping 90 pieces. She describes it has bohemian and tribal-inspired adding, “It reflects where I am right now. Everything kind of aligned.”
So, now that she’s conquered fashion (Stefani also has Harajuku Lovers, DWP and gx) and soon television (she makes her debut as a judge on The Voice on Sept. 22), what’s next?
“I’m doing new Harajuku Lovers fragrances that I’ve been working on for forever,” she says. “They also reflect where I am right now, which is totally surreal because I worked on them so long ago, and it all coincides in a weird unplanned way. I love when that happens.”
“I really enjoy the process of making clothes, almost as much as I do wearing them.”
“So many unexpected things — like The Voice and having a baby — are reflected in this collection. It has a little bit of all the things that I love.”
“My kids will say, ‘Mom, you just got 20 pairs of new shoes! That’s not fair!'”
The article and photos are also featured in Australia’s Who magazine (thanks Eva!).