The famous “No Doubt” frontwoman announced a solo show, her first in six years. With recent hits like “Spark the Fire,” a collaboration with Pharrell Williams, and “Baby Don’t Lie,” Stefani is working her way back to the top of the music charts. And as a coach on “The Voice,” the star has had plenty of practice back on stage. Set for Feb. 7 at the Orpheum in Los Angeles, the solo gig will showcase more songs off her untitled album.
That album is set to hit this year, produced by Interscope. Rumor has it that the artist might also be working on a follow-up to No Doubt’s “Push and Shove” album from 2012, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Outside the music scene, Stefani is a presence in the fashion world. She returned to New York Fashion Week last year with her L.A.M.B. line and rolled out a new footwear venture, GX by Gwen Stefani, in partnership with Titan Industries. (Titan is also her L.A.M.B. partner of more than 10 years.)
Before the launch, FN sat down for an exclusive interview with Stefani. A few sound bites here:
Musical highs: “When you have a hit on the radio, there is nothing like the feeling. There is something magical about it.”
Her musician husband, Gavin Rossdale: “Gavin is my muse in the sense I want to look good for him. People always say, ‘Why are you wearing the red lipstick?’ My husband really likes the red lipstick. I also raid his closet for inspiration. He has good taste and style.”
The power of social media: “It’s so different from the way I grew up. I didn’t have any access to Prince. I couldn’t comment on his outfit.”
In fact, the songstress is very active on Instagram, especially when it comes to showcasing her style on “The Voice.” Take a look at some of her best outfits, both bold and playful from head to toe.