Where Did Gwen Stefani Shop as a Teen?

The singer discusses her mom's influence on her sense of style

Gwen Stefani recently revealed that her grandmother was behind her big beauty moves, and it sounds like the other woman in her life — her mom — inspired her sense of fashion.

“I think I’ve always, my whole life, loved to get dressed up and even if nobody was looking at me, I would still get dressed up,” Stefani tells Harper’s Bazaar The Look. “My mom took me to the fabric store … we made clothes from when I was a little girl.”

But she really grew into her look in her teens. “High school was really when I discovered music and I figured out, ‘Oh, this defines me,’ and I was making thrift-store clothes,” she reveals. “I used to do a lot of buying of clothes and then altering them to make them how I wanted — lots of glue guns, lots of Velcro.”

The rock star — who’s worn everything from Stella McCartney jumpsuits to Jaguar-print suits — says she holds onto all of her costumes. “I save all that kind of stuff in storage,” she admits. “I usually do an auction and then keep something for archives. I have a lot of storage, I’ve never been there but I can imagine.” Now that’s a space we’d love to check out.

Watch Harper’s Bazaar The Look for more of Stefani’s interview. Tell us: Who inspires your style?

–Jennifer Cress


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