In the November issue of Nylon Magazine,there is a cool two-page article on Gwen’s trend-setting and inspiring style,including a photo of a model embodying some of Gwen’s trademark looks. We transcribed the text of the article,entitled ”Wind It Up”-we love how it praises Gwen for her unique ability to take a trend and make it her own,and how her beauty choices continue to inspire not only her fans but other designers,as well. (Click on the scan to see it bigger.)
Forget Mad Men-for this season’s retro-inspired hair and makeup,we’re taking our cues from Gwen Stefani. The singer-turned-designer is a master of taking classic looks and mixing in contemporary notes,like the bindi and black-cherry pout that updated her ’40s-style curls circa Tragic Kingdom. More recently,she combined a voluminous,brushed coif and electric-fuschia lip for Cannes,which has kept tubes of the same L’Oreal Paris lipstick (Infalliable Le Rouge Lipcolor in Forever Fuschia) in high demand,proving her influence is just as strong now as it was when ”Don’t Speak” won a Grammy. (EIT edit: Actually,”Don’t Speak” was nominated,but didn’t win,though we wish it had!)
Stefani’s bold beauty choices were also echoed on the fall runways. Drawing outside the liquid line-think Vuitton,Anna Sui, and Lanvin-is now the norm: look-at-me lipstick and defined brows-as seen at Ralph Lauren,Gucci,and Altuzarra-are a must,along with teased,textured tresses(the bigger,the better). The key to Stefani’s success remains her ability to take a trend and make it her own-in her case,old-school glamour with a touch of punk. So as you try to find your best fit this season,just ask yourself: What would Gwen do?