Gwen Stefani Covers January 2013 Issue of Vogue Magazine

Posted on December 18, 2012

Gwen Stefani Vogue January 2013

Singer and designer Gwen Stefani graces the January 2013 issue of Vogue. In the interview, Gwen discusses the challenges of songwriting, performing and parenting. She also gives her feelings about what type of band No Doubt is.

On Her Songwriting and Parenting Challenge: "I was really drained after doing both of those solo records and having a baby, and then being pregnant again. And I was supposed to write a record? It was a really challenging time because so many things were different: I was married, I was a mother, a lot of time had passed. It was a huge challenge."

On Performing While Pregnant: "O did my first solo record and went on tour while I was pregnant. I would want to throw up during certain songs. Certain outfits would make me sick. It was torture. I toured until I was four and a half months pregnant, showing. I came home and had Kingston, and when he was eight months old, I went back on the road. I nursed him for fourteen months, so I would literally do my hair and makeup, go back to the bus, nurse him, put him down, and walk out onstage. And I did that for 100 shows."

On No Doubt: "I feel like we've always been in our own little lane. Never fitting in. Never a nineties grunge band, never a pop girl band. And it's the same now. I did the solo thing, but I felt like I was trying to play a character in a way, this Alice in Wonderland pretend version of myself. But this, being in No Doubt, is really who I am."

Photo: Annie Leibovitz/Vogue