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Gwen Stefani Covers 'Harper's Bazaar' September 2012

Gwen Stefani Covers 'Harper's Bazaar' September 2012

Gwen Stefani wears an oversized pink hat on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar‘s September 2012 issue, on newsstands August 21.

Here is what the 42-year-old No Doubt frontwoman had to share with the mag, which is releasing its largest issue ever with 375 ad pages.

On her style: “I’ve always been a girl who loves to dress up. I already put my makeup on twice today: I put it on to take my kid to school, and then I went home, washed my face, and put it on again to have lunch with you. I like to make my husband like me more and he likes it when I’m wearing makeup.”

On staying fit: “I hate talking about my body [all the time]; it’s ridiculous. There is no secret: You just have to eat healthy, work out, and torture yourself! I like to wear clothes too much, so I try to keep focused.”

On motherhood: “It’s superfun being a mom, but it’s hard too. Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing I’ve ever done—by far.”

On fame and gossip
: “That someone would say something untrue or bad about me doesn’t bother me. It’s like water off a duck’s back. None of that stuff matters. There’s something in me, being this passive person, that those kinds of things don’t upset me. I know they can say anything; they can just make something up. But what are you going to do? It’s not part of my reality, so it’s okay.”

FYI: Gwen is wearing a Jil Sander gown, and hat by Alexis Mabille Couture on the cover. Inside, she showcases looks by Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, the Row, Versace, and more.

For more from Gwen, visit HarpersBazaar.com!

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19 Responses to “Gwen Stefani Covers 'Harper's Bazaar' September 2012”

  1. 1
    Johnny fan Says:

    Yuk !!!!

  2. 2
    Kate Says:

    Yes! I love it when she’s lands the cover of Bazaar! She looks amazing, so beautiful it’s crazy how talented she is! love her!

  3. 3
    Asha Says:

    Gwen has always seemed a bit insecure. I remember the interview she did years ago where she basically said she starved herself to get her body. I am not one to put someone down for wearing makeup because I love makeup, but I can assure you famous or not, I would not waste my time to apply a full face of makeup to take my kid to school. You should wear makeup because you like it and not because you feel your husband would like you less if you didn’t.

  4. 4
    gina Says:

    she has the best lips ever

  5. 5
    Eric Says:

    She’s 42?!! Wow she looks great!!!

  6. 6
    fashionista Says:

    Great fashion shot on the cover. That’s what a cover should look like in a high fashion magazine.

  7. 7
    somali girl Says:

    Meh!!

  8. 8
    Kirsten Says:

    I love her but why would she wear makeup because her husband likes it? He should find her gorgeous either way. She is beautiful and great but her comments go against her strong image.

  9. 9
    wow 42! Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVWLL7qoZr4

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    Mary H. Says:

    Her husband likes her more when she wears makeup? As her husband, I don’t think it should matter to him whether she wears it or not. Personally, I think applying makeup is a waste of time but I don’t have anything against those who wear it. However, these comments make her seem so insecure.

  11. 11
    speaktruth Says:

    I can understand how some can see her as insecure based on her answers, but I don’t view because of the way she answers. There’s a confidence in it. I think her husband does love her either way. She just chooses to wear it to please him. I do find it a bit odd though to do your makeup twice a day. Touchups, yes, but I don’t really understand the full redo.

  12. 12
    Annabell Says:

    @speaktruth:

    She said in past interviews that the first thing she dose in the morning is put on make up even when she not going out because of Gavin.

    Sorry but all these comment she made make her seem very insecure about her looks and that she has to look perfect to make Gavin really happy.

  13. 13
    Raya Says:

    @Kirsten: Yeah, just what I thought when I read that:
    “I like to make my husband like me more and he likes it when I’m wearing makeup.”
    Umm…really? She sounds like a 50′s housewife…I’m not a big fan but I thought she was this cool tomboy who loves ska music and stuff. Not a Stepford wife.

  14. 14
    Raya Says:

    “Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing I’ve ever done—by far.”

    Yeah it must be really hard when you’re a millionaire who basically stays at home most of the time except every few years when she’s on tour or something…but she can afford help then. Most women don’t get that luxury… Try being a single mother struggling to pay rent and raise her kids. THAT’S hard.

  15. 15
    craig Says:

    Life is so lonely .I am an older successful single man at present .I need a woman who can love me back .I also uploaded my hot photos on..RichWoo.c0m.under the name of Brian, u dont have to be a millionaire,but u can meet one there. ..if you girls see this comment,i hope you will check my photos out there.maybe you are the one whom i’m looking for!!LOL

  16. 16
    Fer Says:

    That cover is jut…. WOW

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    lexy hates bilson Says:

    Notice the parenting magazines never want her on the cover…they’d have to put her nanny on the cover I guess!

  18. 18
    @Asha Says:

    I remember that; it was Cosmo circa 2004/05 maybe? But yes, that article was dreadful. She came off desperately insecure and unlikable.

  19. 19
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