American singer Gwen Stefani covers american Vogue, January 2013 issue. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Gwen was dressed in Saint Laurent designs from Spring 2013 collection.
Gwen recently reunited after more than a decade-long hiatus with other members of No Doubt band to record their new album Push & Shove.
Here are some interesting parts of the inside interview:
On her hectic lifestyle: “I did my first solo record and went on tour while I was pregnant. I would want to throw up during certain songs. Certain outfits would make me sick. It was torture. I toured until I was four and a half months pregnant, showing. I came home and had Kingston, and when he was eight months old, I went back on the road. I nursed him for fourteen months, so I would literally do my hair and makeup, go back to the bus, nurse him, put him down, and walk out onstage. And I did that for 100 shows.”
On Push & Shove: “I think a lot of what I was going through on the record was wanting to be who I’ve always been, but now I’m somebody different. I am a mother. And if you don’t do it right, there are serious consequences. That’s what this whole record was: trying to balance it, trying to be my creative self but also be the new me. I felt so guilty. I am letting everyone down in the studio right now; I’m letting down my kids; I’m letting down myself. Because time was so precious. So I didn’t know what the album’s tone would end up being in that kind of state, but it’s really upbeat considering.”
On being a member of No Doubt: “We know that we all play a role. But there was a time when it was confusing. It was messy. The breakup, the new relationship, everyone recognizing me. All of that stuff feels like it’s so far away now; it’s just us as friends, so grateful to be doing what we’re doing still.”
Read the whole interview at Vogue.com: http://www.vogue.com/magazine/article/gwen-stefani-leader-of-the-pack/#1