*Sob* Be still, my beating heart…
Gwen Stefani is one busy lady: singer, fashion designer, and new mum. But hasn’t stopped her launching her first affordable shoe and handbag collection.
Called Gx by Gwen Stefani, the collaboration with ShoeDazzle consists of 24 shoes and seven handbags, with nothing costing more than $US111 ($124).
“Whenever I design, I’m mixing different cultural influences and, always with the first collection of something new, I want to reflect on everything I’ve done in a way,” Stefani told WWD.
“The really big challenge is to get a shoe to look sexy and be at a comfortable height, and I think that we did that with the sandals,” she said. “I am trying to make the perfect shoe that you can wear all day long.”
“I just wanted to make something that looked really good and high quality, but that you could afford. That was a challenge,” she tells WWD. “I didn’t go to design school or anything like that. It is all about what I like and my instinct and working with great people, and trial and error.”
Stefani’s friend and ShoeDazzle’s chief stylist, Rachel Zoe, said, “I couldn’t be more excited for the launch! Gwen is an incredible friend and designer. Her style has always been a huge source of inspiration to me.”
ShoeDazzle doesn’t deliver to Australia so it’s time to beg your State-side friends to send you a pair – or better yet plan a shopping trip to the U.S.!
What do you think of Gwen Stefani’s new shoe collection?
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have welcomed their third child!
Stefani, 44, gave birth to a boy – her third – on Friday in L.A. The next day, Rossdale, 48, tweeted ’Welcome Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale’ explaining that Bowie is his mother’s maiden name and Flynn is Stefani’s mother’s maiden name.
Apollo joins brother Kingston, seven, and Zuma, five.
On January 17 the singer revealed on Instagram that she was having another boy. ‘I was ready to hand over the crown. But I guess I am still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys.’
Congratulations to Gwen and Gavin!
Gwen Stefani has celebrated her baby shower in true celebrity style: with a star-studded party for friends including Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow.
The 44-year-old singer and her celebrity friends gathered at the swish Hotel Bel Air in Beverly Hills on Saturday, and although she’s due any week now, Stefani was decked out in true rock-chick style: leather pants, edgy top and black and nude peep toe heels, and of course, her signature red lips.
Jessica Alba gifted the mum-to-be a giant nappy cake made up of nappies from her organic baby product company, Honest, as well as a huge storage bin full of baby clothes, toys and books.
Meanwhile Gwyneth Paltrow arrived looking elegant in black and white, and other celebrity friends Kate Beckinsale, Nicole Ritchie, Rachel Zoe and Chelsea Handler all joined the party, which was catered with blue-glazed donuts and blue and white sweets.
And since Stefani is expecting her third boy, each guest was given a gift bag that included blue fairy floss and blue lollipops.
Exciting celebrity baby news: it’ll be another boy for Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale!
The 44-year-old singer announced today – in true celebrity style, on Instagram – that she is expecting her third son.
“I was ready to hand over the crown. but I guess I am still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys” she captioned an adorable photo of herself wearing a crown and flannel shirt.
The couple, who have been married since 2002, have two sons, Kingston James McGregor, seven, and Zuma Nesta Rock, five.
Rossdale, 48, also has a daughter, model Daisy Lowe, 24, from a previous relationship.
Her due date is still a secret, only confirming her pregnancy in October 2013.
We bet their third son is going to be a real cutie, just like his older brothers!
Gwen Stefani says No Doubt isn’t breaking up
Gwen StefaniGood news for the many fans of No Doubt, as Gwen Stefani assures fans in an interview for Cosmopolitan magazine that the band is not breaking up. “I thought it would be a good publicity stunt to say we were breaking up, but really we’re not,” she said. “We decided after our album Rock Steady that we were going to take some time apart to pursue independent projects and I really wanted to do a movie.” Stefani has a small role as Jean Harlow in director Martin Scorsese‘s Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Stefani, however, does have a new solo album coming out in August, which she describes as “a fun, ’80s-inspired, retro dance album.”
Leave Madonna aloneMadonna turns up privacy efforts
It seems Madonna and hubby Guy Ritchie are willing to go to great lengths to kept their $20 million dollar English country estate private property. It seems reports out of the UK suggest that a public inquiry opened last week to look into whether English walkers, known as “ramblers,”or hikers to us, can saunter through Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s 1,200 acre Ashcombe House estate in Dorset, southwest England–of which 100 acres has been defined as open country and therefore open to the public. The couple argues the land should be reclassified as “semi-improved” grassland because it is used for shooting game, which would define it as agricultural land and exclude it from public access. Trying to stop the nosey parkers, eh Mads?
Third time lucky for Nic Cage?Penniless waitress sweeps Nicholas Cage off his feet!
Could it be a case of third time lucky for Nicolas Cage? Rumours abound that he is about to marry Alice Kim, a 19-year-old brunette who works as a waitress at a LA restaurant, Sushi Avenue. According to The Sun newspaper, cupid struck two months ago when Nic went for a meal with his pals at the restaurant on Valentines Day. He was without a date and became so smitten with Alice during the meal that he invited her to the Oscars with him the following month. The news just gets better for the luckiest waitress in the world as the Oscar-winning movie hunk has reportedly gone one step further and proposed to her with an enormous emerald and diamond ring, which she accepted. (as you do when a spunk like Cage proposes with a massive rock!) But friends say “Nic has really fallen for this girl. She lives with her family because she can’t afford her own place. Alice loves the ring Nic gave her and she was totally amazed by his actions. She keeps pinching herself to check she’s not dreaming.” Hope he turns out to be her Prince Charming not her Prince of Darkness!
Greek gal Jen AnistonAniston Carries a Torch for Olympics
Actresses Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie are among the many stars who will carry the Olympic torch on its journey around the world. The flame was lit in Ancient Olympia on March 25 and brought to Athens’ marble stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896. It will burn at the stadium until June 4, where it starts a 46,800-mile journey across six continents, 27 countries and 33 cities with some 11,000 runners and will return to Greece July 9 for the second half of its domestic relay. The Summer Olympics will take place in Athens from August 13. Well that?s the plan so far!
Grammys Lowdown continued…
Christina Aguilera claimed the trophy for Best Female Pop Performance and performed her hit song ?Beautiful?. The Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group award went to ?No Doubt? for Underneath It All, a song Gwen Stefani wrote about her husband, the very spunky Gavin Rossdale, guitarist for ?Bush?. Song Of The Year was presented to R&B crooner Luther Vandross and Richard Marx for their collaboration, “Dance With My Father”. Vandross, who suffered a stroke last April, and was unable to attend the ceremony, appeared on videotape earlier in the program. His business manager read a prepared statement when accepting the Grammy on Luther’s behalf.
Amy LeesAlternative band Evanescense was named Best New Artist. The rock band were embroiled in controversy last year when they were reported to have left their Christian music community behind them. But on the green carpet (not red as the event was sponsored by Heineken) singer Amy Lees declared it was all a media beat-up and that they were never a Christian music group! Upon receiving the award Amy Lees said she expected 50 Cent to win. “We’ve been nominated for a few different things, and I’m kind of used to seeing us up there and never getting anything,” she admitted. “When they actually said our name, I was truly stunned.” Referring to 50 Cent’s brief appearance onstage after Evanescence was announced, Lee said, “I expected him to win, as I guess he did. I guess he felt he should have won.”
OutKast proved the growing popularity of rap and hip-hop when the duo won three Grammys, including Best Urban/Alternative Performance for Hey Ya!, plus Best Rap Album and Album Of The Year for Speakerboxx/The Love Below. OutKast’s Andre “3000” Benjamin’s acceptance speech for Best Rap Album was the shortest of the night, when he just said “Thank you.” His partner, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, was more expressive when accepting the Album Of The Year Grammy. ?Yo! Yo! All things due to the Most High for this one all day long,” he said. “Man, music is rocking like never before.” Well said boys!
Stefani turns from music to fashion
No Doubt frontbabe and uber cool chick Gwen Stefani has launched a new fashion label L.A.M.B. Her first limited-edition collection of handbags is available now the US. According to the groovy rocker L.A.M.B. stands for love, angel, music, baby – words that are meaningful to Stefani. Must have something to do with oh so cute hubby Bush front man Gavin Rossdale! According to reports Stefani has partnered with LeSportsac to manufacture her bags, which are made of black rip-stop nylon and decorated with words and phrases in a white gothic font!
Whoa! Nelly’s having a baby
Songbird Nelly Furtado has not been in hiding or working on her next album as we have been led to believe. The real reason she has been laying low is she is heavily pregnant! The 24-year-old singer has been very keen to keep the pregnancy a big secret, but it won’t be a secret for much longer as she is due to deliver her baby in September! But the star has been quick to deny any news songs will reflect her current maternal state. ?Two or three years from now, you’ll hear the baby record,” she says. “I take a while to reflect on things.” Whoa Nelly is right!
How much would you pay to pash Sharon Stone?
They say it takes all types – but this really story really takes the cake! A woman in the US has just paid $85,000 at a charity auction to kiss Sharon Stone. According to the Daily Mirror, the pash lasted a massive 45 seconds and is said to have drawn gasps from the audience! We are unsure whether they were gasps of pleasure or gasps of disgust or disbelief as the two women publicly pashed! The recently single actress auctioned the kiss to raise money for a LA-based charity providing free meals for people with HIV and AIDS.
Is it official?
US mag US Weekly confirmed what we suspected weeks ago – Alias costars Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan have officially begun dating, just months after the actress split from husband Scott Foley. We told you the lady doth protest too much!
Gwen’s wacky celeb baby name
Singer Gwen Stefani and her husband, musician Gavin Rossdale have welcomed their new baby boy into the world with the moniker Zumma Nesta Rock. A brother for two-year-old Kingston (a relatively normal name), there is no word yet as to the meaning or origin of the very unusual name. Meanwhile the bumpwatch brigade is focussed on Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria who appeared recently wearing an empire line dress, avoiding raw food and drinking water at a sushi restaurant.
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