Just for fun! Nylon magazine (who had Gwen and No Doubt featured in their November 2012 issue) has named No Doubt a Private Icon in celebrating some of their favorite bands in honor of the publication’s music issue. The blogger, Steff, expresses her love for Gwen (and her ridiculously cool fashion during the Return of Saturn era) and shares some of her picks to recreate her iconic cover look.
Nylon — To celebrate this month’s Music Issue, we’re looking at more than our favorite new bands–we’re also mining our favorite album covers throughout history for a little bit of style inspiration.
Hi, my name is Steff Yotka, and I’m obsessed with Gwen Stefani. (The first step to becoming the No Doubt frontwoman is admitting you have a problem, right?)
My Stefani addiction is due to the fact that she was cool before cool was a thing. What I mean to say is that before ever having a top 10 single or a crazed fan following, she was just a regular weirdo from Venice Beach who made her own clothes, dyed her hair crazy colors, and never had a single reservation about fronting a band of boys. She’s the antithesis of modern pop stars who are made to look cool after they hit the spotlight. Stefani is the realest of deals.
To me, the apex of Stefani’s–and No Doubt’s–coolness is the cover of their Return of Saturn album. It has everything: pink hair, outer space, lipstick, a wedding cake, masks, wigs, coffee, metallic green pants, vertical blinds, and of course a naked Adrian Young. It’s like SNL Weekend Update’s Stefon’s wet dream.
If we could bundle all this rainbow amazingness into one outfit and wear it every day, we would. So here we go, this is everything you need to transport yourself back to 2000 and rock out to “Ex-Girlfriend.”