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During an interview in the Elle Magazine music edition, Qwen Stefani discussed her fashion style and music compared to her contemporaries, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry. In her statement she revealed that she was more of a tomboy focusing on the  music, and less on being a sex symbol.

On whether Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Katy Perry have taken a page out of her playbook when it comes to style:

“Really? I don’t see myself in those girls. I usually put pants on. I see these girls as more going for the sex-symbol thing. I was more, in the band, like a tomboy. Of course, I think every girl is sexy, so there’s going to be a little of that. But I see a lot of younger artists going more toward the sexy thing.”

I just don’t know what to make of that statement. I hope I’m not reading too much into it, but it sounds like she’s taking a swipe at Rihanna and Lady GaGa. Gwen Stefani also talks about being very vain, and doing her own makeup, while holding on to her relationship with Gavin for years.

On doing her own stage makeup:“I learn from makeup people now, but in the past I had a real problem with makeup artists. I remember my first experience with a makeup artists was doing the first No Doubt album, the one that was shelved. Go back and look at how ugly I look. It is the worst makeup…From that time on, I’m thinking, I’m not going to let someone do my makeup, because they don’t know how to do it.”

On performing while pregnant: “It was horrible. Certain songs would make me want to puke. You feel pretty gross when you are first pregnant. You don’t feel cute, you feel disgusting. You’re getting fat. It was hard.”

On her marriage to Gavin Rossdale: “The first time we ever kissed was right around Valentine’s Day–we were in New Orleans on tour. So, yeah, I always think about that because it’s unbelievable that we’ve been able to stay together. I feel so proud of us–it’s one of my biggest achievements.”

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