Anyone that knows Gwen knew that she was a huge fan of Urban Decay makeup back in the day. I remember going to the store and trying to find her exact shade of lipstick that she loved! In a new interview, executive creative director of the makeup brand, Wende Zomnir, recalls meeting Gwen back in the day and even doing yoga on Gwen’s patio at her home in Los Feliz.
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Celebrity used to not be so handled; you used to just meet these people! I was obsessed with the band Garbage when we started. I managed to track down Shirley Manson in the middle of Wisconsin at their recording studio. I sent her all of these half-filled tester bottles with handmade labels. Shirley ended up being totally supportive, and one of our first fans. I met Gwen Stefani the same way, through the back when everything wasn’t done with all these contracts and lawyers. I met this girl who made clothes for Gwen; I remember going to Gwen’s house in Los Feliz and doing yoga on her patio.