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Gwen Stefani Covers 'Elle' May 2011

Gwen Stefani Covers 'Elle' May 2011

Gwen Stefani graces the cover of Elle‘s May issue, on newsstands April 12.

Here’s what the 41-year-old singer and fashion designer had to share with the mag’s Women in Music issue:

On her appearance: “I mean, I’m very vain. That would be my middle name. Of course I am, you know what I mean? I love the visual.”

On her marriage to Gavin Rosdale: “The first time we ever kissed was right around Valentine’s Day. We were in New Orleans on tour. So, yeah, I always think about that because it’s unbelievable that we’ve been able to stay together. I feel so proud of us. It’s one of my biggest achievements.”

On whether Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Katy Perry have taken a page out of her playbook when it comes to style: “Really? I don’t see myself in those girls. I usually put pants on. I see these girls as more going for the sex-symbol thing. I was more, in the band, like a tomboy. Of course, I think every girl is sexy, so there’s going to be a little of that. But I see a lot of younger artists going more toward the sexy thing.”

FYI: Gwen is wearing a stretch wool dress with leather trim from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci with her own earrings.

For more of Gwen‘s interview, check out!

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Photos: Dusan Reljin/Elle
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  • Melissa

    Man she looks so good. And then she’s 40 and looks like that. Crazy. She doesnt look like she’s had any work done at all on her face. And if so, whoever did it, did a great job. She is so pretty, I think its all natural. Love her!

  • Nelia

    @Melissa, here we go again. We get it, you’re a fan, but you’re laying it on a little thick, dontcha think?

    She may not have had surgical work done, but man does she ever overdo it with the make up. I’ve seen shots of her close up and she looks much, much older and worn down. If you saw her sans make up, you would be shocked.

    There are numerous stars her age that look much better and without wearing a truck load of make up — Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Brooke Shields, Sandra Bullock, Rachel Weisz. The list goes on. Gwen just looks like a cross between a clown and an old tramp.

  • Twister

    Not a Gwen fan, but I must say she has worked hard to get where she is and has staying power. Her husband, on the other hand, is a has-been and has no cred beyond being Gwen’s husband.

    Although he acts like he is “the man”, he is far from it. The paps are only interested in Gwen and he is in the way.

  • Gilmore

    She looks damn good. I’ve always loved her and I really wish she put some new music out.

  • Dubya Bush

    Gwen, these trolls can’t hold a candle to you!

  • hm

    Gwen is cool.She can do no wrong for me,I like her way to No Doubt days,she is a worker and a smart woman who has a family and her own style.Well,maybe she ain’t Halle Berry but she really handles her family better.And her style is unique,funny how she doesn’t want any credit from these young ‘rivals’.I like Gwen…

  • taylor

    IMO she overdoes it with the warpaint — she looks like Cristina Aguilera’s much older sister. Very talented and shrewd businesswoman though. Deadbeat husband.

  • mallory

    @Dubya Bush –

    Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Brooke Shields, Sandra Bullock, Rachel Weisz. are trolls??? You are a pathetic loser. Crawl back into your basement.

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  • Kim

    hahahahahahahaha!! someone needs to lighten up.

  • jilatpepekbusok

    Gwen is definitely beautiful and is a league of her own style and musicwise so please dont compare her to Ri Ri, Gaga or katy!

  • lovelydee

    I love her.
    She’s so beautiful.

  • R

    Fierosh! <3 it

  • kaz simply Amaazingg !!!!!!!!

    Elle magazine need girls yunger fresh not rough and spiled

  • Dubya Bush

    @mallory: B ITCH! I was talking about the people she was talking about. Katy and Rihanna etc. Sit your dumb a ss down somewhere!

  • Kim

    Something tells me Gwen has the same fans as those in the next post.

  • Marianne

    I love Gwen, her music and her style. And whether she wears a lot of make-up or not, she does look really great for 41.



  • rosie

    Gwen looks GORGEOUS! And I love her quotes-she is always so refreshingly honest and down-to-earth, such a wonderfully talented person and a devoted wife and mom.She is also so charitable-in addition to the $1 million she donated to Save the Children’s Japan Fund,she also is having a charity ebay auction from April 11-25.She also designed a limited-edition shirt from her Harajuku Lovers line,the proceeds of which benefit Japan relief-the shirt is on sale now.There is more information on Gwen’s ebay charity auction and the shirt at A true class act.

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  • EricaStar

    She’s so hot! & looks so much better without that red lipstick something about the nude lips that gives her a softer sexier look.

  • anthony

    She always looks amazing, is original, seems cool and actually has talent. To compare her to what’s in right now is pointless. No reason to hate on Gavin though, he isn’t perfect but has accomplished a hell of a lot more then most. Is it so hard to not insult people you don’t know for no reason at all?

  • Halli

    Refreshing honesty. This is a woman who knows herself! Unlike singers like Rihanna who seem crushingly insecure with a need to be revered or liked or loved.

  • LovexGwenxStefani

    OMG !! She looks beautiful!!!
    I can’t believe she’s 41 , she looks so young!!

    You are amazing Gwen and I love you so much <3

  • JT

    Usually not a big fan, but she looks gorgeous!

    Still can’t stand her husband.

  • cate is great

    @JT — Husband is a weasel.

  • Jezza

    I like Gwen and her music, but her photo looks a bit Photoshopped with her waist. Or is she taped up?

  • heartsupreme

    I loved her answers :)

  • Jasmine

    its weird! theres NO signs of aging on her face!! Weird……But i love her anyway!! but its…i just… i cant understand how someone could look 20 years younger than they really are. i guess i should be 35 instead of 15. All these years ive watched her videos and thought she was like 25 and now she’d be like 30 even though she looks EXACTLY the same!