Wednesday, July 25, 2012

With No Doubt back on the scene, I found it appropriate to celebrate lead singer and style icon Gwen Stefani's incredible style evolution over the past several years. 

There wasn't a little girl growing up in the nineties that didn't absolutely adore her. We related to her music, her ever changing wardrobe and her no bullshit attitude. And yeah, her bright hair color and grunge meets chic look was appealing too. I won't deny it.

1. Want Gwen's colorful coifed hair without the commitment? Kevin Murphy Color Bugs to the rescue! They are appropriately titled for their cute shape and brilliant colors - but the best part is: They wash right out. 

You can find Color Bugs at any Kevin Murphy salon. If you're unable to find a Kevin Murphy salon near you - give Amazon or Ebay a try, or you can even do it yourself with pastel art chalk & a collection of great tutorials HERE

2. To liven up your festival wardrobe or just to add a little fun to your summer, purchase a pack of these adorable Bindis from Topshop

1. Color Bugs / Kevin Murphy $25, 2. Bindi Collection / Topshop $12

Surviving the nineties was no small feat, and I've got to give credit where credit is due. Gwen not only survived, but flourished. Between 2000 and 2012 her career wasn't the only thing flourishing - her style was too. She managed to tuck her festive Indian influences and bright blue hair away for an old Hollywood appeal that only a blonde could fully express. 
 1.Incorporate feminine floral headdresses, barrettes and crystal accessories to emulate a 1920's flapper vibe. 
2.Try some deep red/plum lipstick! 
3. Groom those eyebrows to achieve Gwen's signature high arch. 

1. Floral headband by Newlook $4 2. White Bow by American Apparel, $10 3. Crystal & Pearl Comb via debenhams, $54 4. Pink headband via Cheap Monday, $14 5. Rosettes by H&M, $4 5. Spiked Headband via Gojane, $14

Gwen in Stella McCartney 

Steal Gwen's brazen look by choosing a body contouring dress with cut outs or sheer panels in peek a boo places. If you aren't brave enough to go completely sheer (Dress 3) You can do a faux sheer look by choosing a dress with alternating black and nude tones. (Dresses 1&2)

1. Chevron Bodycon Peplum Dress via bankfashion, $54 2.Cut out mesh dress via, $85 3. Caged Bodycon Dress via Lipsy, $85

1. Getty 2. Jeff Kravitz 3. 2004 Billboard Music Awards/Getty 4.  2005 Billboard Music Awards/Getty 5. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

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