Gwen Stefani Rocks Harper’s Bazaar

LOOK at cover for the September issue of . She needs to go to England or Australia and attend some horse racing event just to show off that hat!!! It looks like for her . Love these pics! Here are some excerpts from her interview:

On her style: “I’ve always been a girl who loves to dress up. I already put my makeup on twice today: I put it on to take my kid to school, and then I went home, washed my face, and put it on again to have lunch with you.” She even wears it at home because “I like to make my husband like me more,” she says, laughing, “and he likes it when I’m wearing makeup.”

On staying fit: “I hate talking about my body [all the time]; it’s ridiculous,” she says, referring to the number of times someone has asked how to get her six-pack abs. “There is no secret: You just have to eat healthy, work out, and torture yourself!” Jumping around onstage for a few hours for thousands of screaming fans is great cardio, and she says she hits the gym when her hectic mother-of-two schedule allows. “But it’s more for my brain than it is for my body.” Not that it’s all about mental health. On how she stays sample-size: “I like to wear clothes too much, so I try to keep focused.”

On motherhood: “It’s superfun being a mom, but it’s hard too. Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing I’ve ever done—by far.”

On fame and gossip: “That someone would say something untrue or bad about me doesn’t bother me. It’s like water off a duck’s back.” This attitude applies to everything from best-dressed lists to rumors that her marriage is falling apart. “None of that stuff matters. There’s something in me, being this passive person, that those kinds of things don’t upset me. I know they can say anything; they can just make something up. But what are you going to do? It’s not part of my reality, so it’s okay.”

Gwen should give lessons in how to manage being a celebrity! You can read Gwen’s entire interview inthe September issue of Harper’s Bazaar. It hits newsstands on August 21. You’ll have a lot to enjoy, too: this is Harper’s largest issue in its 145-year history with 375 ad pages.

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Fashion credits: On the cover, Gwen wears a Jil Sander gown, and hat by Alexis Mabille Couture. Inside, she showcases looks by Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, the Row, Versace, and more.