isn't ashamed to admit that she enjoys being a girl. "I know I'm vain," she has said. "I have so much makeup-I'm not kidding." Her bold '40s-style lips are so iconic that she skips the lippy when she doesn't want to be recognized. But with a career that includes fronting the pop-ska band No Doubt, penning a pair of solo albums, designing L.A.M.B. (her flourishing clothing and accessories line), scoring a role in a Scorsese flick and-whew!-launching her very own perfume, L by L.A.M.B., it's safe to say that the days of anonymity are far behind her. Now with her second album, The Sweet Escape, on the shelves and son Kingston in her arms, Gwen's got new projects in mind: "One solo record, two solo records. One baby, two babies. I always want more of everything!" She succeeded again with baby number two due this summer.
1996: "I love to mix the 'homegirl' look with Hollywood glamour," the So-Cal native has said of her signature style. And as for her ever-changing locks: "I haven't seen my real hair color since ninth grade!"
"I look at these events as Halloween," the singer has said of red-carpet walks. "I was lying in bed thinking I wanted to dye my hair blue, and I found that bikini top in my drawer. ... It turned into a Space Age-y, Judy Jetson thing."
She has fun with her hair (this time channeling a cross between Farrah Fawcett and Debbie Harry), but sticks with crimson lips. "I don't think she goes to the grocery store without lipstick on," makeup artist Jo Strettel has said.
"It sucks to have to grow older. We all have to accept it," Gwen has confessed. She thinks son Kingston will help: "I'm hoping my children will save me from my vanity."
Stefani loves platinum: she and her backup dancers all don matching wigs on tour. Husband Gavin Rossdale has even been spotted with newly lightened locks-although he skipped the Cleopatra bangs!
The songstress awaited her baby in her trademark Old Hollywood red lippy.
Stefani pumped up the volume with a '60s-inspired half-updo.