Watch This Style / Cover Craze: Behind The Scenes At Gwen Stefani’s Vogue January 2013 Cover Shoot!

Gwen Stefani for Vogue January 2013While biding my time during the holidays, stuck in bed, sick as a pampered pooch, I spent some time flipping through the January 2013 issue of Vogue, with the always glamorous Gwen Stefani on the cover. Gwen has been one of my fashion idols for a long time, & I still remember hearing “Just A Girl” on the radio for the first hundred times back when I was in middle school.  Inside the magazine, you’ll find ridiculously fashionable shots of the No Doubt frontwoman, alongside her bandmates whose latest album, Push & Shove, is creating lots of buzz for the band’s long-awaited reunion.  Check out the video below to get a taste of Gwen’s history with the group & her hot looks for the new year, featuring designs by Alexander Wang & Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. Happy Styling!

Top 10 Celeb Sightings: Menswear, Pajamas, Leather & Lace, & Plaid Trends As Seen On Taylor Swift, Krysten Ritter, & Jaime King!

After what’s starting out to be a party-filled weekend, I can’t help but look back at the headline-making red carpet appearances from the last week. Of course, I’m headed to birthday parties & Halloween celebrations, not galas, premieres, or press events, but there’s also prepping for this nasty hurricane in the hopes that it simply whispers passed Long Island & the rest of the Northeast. So if you’re not talking about Sandy, start talking about style.  Some of my favorite looks include major trends seen on & off the runway recently, teaching us budget shoppers how to make it work.

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However, if you’re a celebrity, or have a very talented stylist, the chic pajama look, as seen on Jaime King, may not be such a stretch.  Also, Taylor Swift is plugging her latest album, Red, wearing a vibrant red top & plaid tea-length skirt, paying homage to her Southern following.  Not to mention that the always lovely Lauren Conrad is mixing it up with a leather dress by Johanna Johnson with some fierce Christian Louboutins.  Where’s there’s leather, there’s also lace & by that, I mean a sizzling silver-coated Halle Berry in Dolce & Gabbana, as well as a corseted overlay Jason Wu look worn by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

If you’re trying to recreate menswear, look to No Doubt frontwoman & fashion icon Gwen Stefani for her Gucci & satin sexy tuxedo look, frosted in Neil Lane, as well as Don’t Trust The B**** In Apartment 23 star Krysten Ritter whose military-inspired jacket by Robert Rodriguez, paired with sandals from Rachel Zoe Collection screams fall-friendly.  Speaking of K’s… Kristen Stewart‘s graphic romper by Louis Vuitton is modern & edgy for the budding Style Darling in Brian Atwoods.

I couldn’t forget about newcomer Berenice Marlohe, of Skyfall, in the ravishing Elie Saab confection, as well as red carpet favorite, Sarah Jessica Parker in a sophisticated striped design by L’Wren Scott with Fred Leighton jewelry.

Who’s wearing your favorite look? Which of these celebrities do you follow on the red carpet? For more from Top 10 Celeb Sightings, be sure to check out posts featuring Emma Stone & Lea Michele, Jennifer Lopez, & Scarlett Johansson, & Amy Adams & Nicole Richie! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Six Fabulous Mags Featuring The Faces Of Emma Watson, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, & More!

I couldn’t decide which October 2012 issue to feature in my next Cover Craze post, so I searched the web for a bunch of covers, which helps cover a lot of bases. Anyway, I’ve just about finished filing through the heaps of pages from the ripe September issues & can now start sorting through what October has to bring, especially considering the fact that we’re nearing the official start of fall this weekend! I’ve selected only 6 October issues so far b/c this is what I’ve received in the mail & I’m still super anxious to see what’s going on with In Style, Shape, Harper’s Bazaar, & Allure.

Be sure to check out Nashville star Hayden Panettiere on the cover of Women’s Health, where she talks about how she’s dealt with the rise to fame from child star to leading lady.  Also, get your girl friends together for a gossip session when you’re looking at the very umm… informative issue of Cosmopolitan with New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel on the cover, looking all sorts of adorkable, as always. I’m loving Emma Watson‘s grown out pixie cut right now & that she’s taking some very youthful, but elegant fashion risks in her article for Glamour.  Did anyone see her on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon promoting her new movie, Perks of Being a Wallflower? Adorbs!

For the season fashion mag reader, Keira Knightley continues her reign as period drama princess while talking about her latest film, Anna Karenina, as the role of a lifetime for VogueGwen Stefani proves that she’s still got it for Marie Claire, baring her abs (two babies later!) while No Doubt preps for their long-awaited comeback. Check out the music video for their latest single “Settle Down” here! Lastly, Britney Spears puts her pout to good use with the help of some stylists for Elle, showing off a combination of some pop / rock star style & talks about her latest gig as a judge on X-Factor alongside British grump, Simon Cowell.  Which magazine cover is your favorite? Who do you turn to for the best advice on fall fashion? Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: No Doubt’s Comeback Single ‘Settle Down’ Video!

As much as I love what Gwen Stefani has been doing in terms of fashion, there’s still that teenaged part of me that loves to see her performing as front woman of No Doubt.  The group, which hasn’t turned out any music in a decade now, has released their first single, “Settle Down,” off of their upcoming record, Push and Shove, which is due out September 25th.  Surely the group will be making a lot of appearances to promote the album, but this video gives us a taste of Gwen’s classic punk / pop / rock style, with bleached locks, a ruby red pout (à la L’Oreal Paris), & funky duds.  In a recent article on In Style, I read that Gwen went to great lengths to put together the customer L.A.M.B. pants that she’s sporting in the video, made from vintage Indian mirrored belts & fabrics.  Take a look at the highly anticipated new video & share the link if you love it!

For more on Gwen & her music, check out a previous post featuring her Top 5 Most Stylish Music Videos! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Gwen Stefani’s Top 5 Most Stylish Music Videos!

I realize I haven’t posted in a week, but this little Style Darling was mentally fried from the big holiday last week- not to mention parking myself in front of my laptop to do a whole lot of Black Friday postings!  However, I was driving home from work today, listening to the vocal stylings of the one & only Gwen Stefani & fell in love with her voice & music all over again.  Thus, reminding me of some of her most stylish music videos, of course in no particular order.  I choose to feature “Cool,” “4 In The Morning,” & “What You Waiting For?”

While I love what Gwen’s done as a solo artist, she really made her mark on the scene as frontwoman of No Doubt.  This includes the smash hit video “Don’t Speak,” which mixed Gwen’s punk glam with that vintage old Hollywood charm that she’s best known for.  However, I love the look of “Bathwater,” a lesser known single from the band, but Gwen still looks gorgeous!

There were a few videos that just barely missed the cut, including No Doubt’s “Underneath It All,” but there was too much sentiment & nostalgia there that I didn’t want to rekindle.   Also, “Just A Girl” really introduced the world to Gwen’s tomboy / girl-next-door vibe.  If you’re a Gwen Stefani fan (& why wouldn’t you be??), which are your favorite videos?  Do you think “Sweet Escape,” “Rich Girl,” or “Luxurious” should be posted too?  Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: Gwen Stefani & L.A.M.B!


Gwen Stefani showed off her L.A.M.B. line at New York’s Fashion Week & its eclectic mix of inspirations are a fun & flirty blend of everything that we love about the No Doubt frontwoman.  In Style gives us a complete look at the line, but here are some of my favorites.  Gwen created six different styles which included Soldier Girls in military prints, Raga Muffin Girls wearing rasta-inspired looks, London Girls in English prep style, Buffalo Girls in Navajo printed knitwear, Mod Girls donning 60s inspiration, & Glamour Girls in all-black evening looks. 

While all of these looks are hip & trendy, Gwen’s vision is so accessible to everyday Style Darlings.  Featuring many layers that can be incorporated into your daily wardrobe, the entire line can be deconstructed & mixed & matched in several different ways.



To shop these looks at a hefty price tag, check out Shop Style & Shop Bop.  Of course, I’m all about the bargains, but how can you go wrong with amazing style inspiration like this? Gwen’s hip style has made headlines even before the birth of L.A.M.B., earning her the title of spokesmodel for L’Oreal Paris.

Her signature red lips & preppy / punk / glam coolness made her the perfect face of the brand.  If you’re a fan (and who isn’t?), take a look at Gwen’s other fabulous project, Harajuku Lovers, featuring a variety of adorably-packaged fragrances & accessories!  These are also sold at Zappos, Amazon, & Endless!

You can follow Gwen on Facebook & Twitter for all of the latest details on her upcoming projects! Also, check out her videos for “Cool,” “What You Waiting For,” & “Don’t Speak” (which are some of my favorite stylish videos!)!  Happy Styling!