Gwen Stefani covers Harper’s Bazaar September issue
Posted by on August 7, 2012 | 11:24 am EST

No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani glamorously wore her signature color on the September cover of Harper’s Bazaar, which was photographed by Terry Richardson. Wearing a large pink couture hat from Alexis Mabille, the fashionable singer and designer gave her piercing one-eyed gaze for the lens, yielding a beautiful albeit surprisingly girly cover shot.

Inside the magazine, Stefani didn’t look like the 42-year-old woman that she is as she modeled pink and black frocks from Jil Sander, Alexander McQueen, The Row, Oscar de la Renta and Versace. While Stefani has always been on the more daring end of fashion, her looks for the magazine carried a more feminine air. From a curve-hugging leather dress to a voluminous strapless gown, Stefani exuded a feeling of being perfectly at home with the clothes. Such vibe is not surprising since she’s a self-confessed lover of clothes, recalling that she often used a glue gun and sewing machine to create her own stage outfits.

Besides her passion for fashion spurring the successful L.A.M.B. label, Stefani has made her desire to wear clothes as one of her fitness secrets. “I like to wear clothes too much, so I try to keep focused,” said Stefani. At 42, her physique is truly desirable, leading us to believe that this must be something the singer is more than happy to talk about. However, Stefani revealed that she hates this topic. “I hate talking about my body [all the time]; it’s ridiculous,” she said.

As for her signature beauty look, which consists of ruby red lips and platinum blonde hair, it may take a while for her to let these go. Admitting that has always loved dressing up, she got candid with the magazine by saying that she still wears makeup at home because “I like to make my husband like me more and he likes it when I’m wearing makeup,” Stefani told Harper’s Bazaar.

As for the women who wonder why Stefani is never photographed with ghastly roots, Stefani revealed that she tries to follow Marilyn Monroe’s alleged hair maintenance style: using Q-tips to dye her roots every 10 days.

Photos by Terry Richardson via Harper’s Bazaar

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