It seems to me that to do something really well requires not that much – you just have to love it and then you will succeed in what you are doing. Just look at Gwen Stefani, a fantastic singer (as you might know her new album with No Doubt is to be released soon), a very talented designer and a really good mom. She likes these all and she is successful in all these areas. What’s her secret? She likes what she does and she enjoys every minute of it. During the interview for Harper’s Bazaar September 2012 issue Gwen shared on how hard it is to be a mother and a woman who is obsessed with career, and what it takes her to be equally good in everything.
It’s, like, the real deal, dude. 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.”
Looking absolutely gorgeous both on the cover and the inside photos of Harper’s Bazaar September 2012 issue Gwen Stefani tells us her secrets of 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.”
She also mentions that makeup plays a great role in her life. She uses it daily no matter where she has to go during the day:
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. I like to make my husband like me more, and he likes it when I’m wearing makeup.”
Gwen Stefani has also touched the subject of being a celebrity which means people always judge you and can say bad things about you. She commented:
That someone would say something untrue or bad about me doesn’t bother me. It’s like water off a duck’s back. 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.”
More about Gwen Stefani in September 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.