Thursday, March 10, 2011
Gwen Stefani Covers ELLE UK
Not surprisingly, the L'Oréal Paris spokesmodel—who also praises Pantene shampoo and her pink-dipped John Galliano wedding gown—swears she couldn't live without her signature bold lipstick.
"I started L.A.M.B. because I thought the music would be over," she tells Manson.
"I thought, I’ve got to do something. I know I’m going to have kids; I know [music’s] not going to last forever. I needed to do something that would fulfill my passion because I don’t feel self-worth unless I’m doing stuff.
"It’s not even close to being where I want it to be yet. [Fashion] is very, very hard to do well, but I’m learning. I’m really making collections now, I’m playing the game of fashion designer. When I first started I really couldn’t say [I was a] fashion designer because it just wasn’t right, I wasn’t one. But now I’m getting to the point where the last collection we did was a disaster until two weeks before–I had to fly to Montreal and review the whole collection–and it ended up being one of the most cohesive collections we’d ever done.
Despite that success, the singer is reluctant to compare herself to other designers.
"I don’t really think about anything else except designing for myself. I think what would look good on me and what I would wear."
For Stefani's full interview and shoot, visit Elle U.K. online and pick up the April issue, out March 9