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Gwen Stefani on personal style

Gwen Stefani has described her eccentric taste in fashion.

The 44-year-old musician has her own fashion line called L.A.M.B. and has collaborated with brands such as ShoeDazzle and OPI.

When she isn’t in the spotlight, Gwen embraces her eccentric taste in clothing.

"Part of me is always going to have the same reference points and inspiration - a little bit of English girl, a little bit of Orange County chola, and a bit of a Jamaican Rasta vibe," she told teenvogue.com.

It appears the blonde star’s love of fashion began at a young age. As a teenager Gwen was lucky enough to attend both hers and her then-boyfriend’s high school proms, welcoming the challenge of picking two gowns.

“I actually went to two proms. For the first one, I wore a dress that my mom and I recreated. It was the same dress Grace Kelly wore in Rear Window. It had a black velvet top with a white chiffon skirt - very '50s - with black sequin leaves on the bottom. It obviously didn't turn out as good as hers because I wasn't a great sewer in 12th grade!” she laughed.

“And because I started dating Tony [Kanal, No Doubt's bassist] who was a year younger than me, I got to go to his prom too. I had to be home at midnight and I had already graduated, so it was kind of anticlimactic. I wore a very '80s look: a drop-waist black and white dress with little bows on it - something I would probably even wear now."

Gwen, who is currently pregnant with her third child, is a style icon all over the world. However she admits it took her time to become comfortable in her own skin.

"I suffered a lot with love and body image and all the normal things you deal with as a teenager," she added. "But it goes by and then you don't have those problems anymore. Hang in there because it's not going to last, and it all makes you stronger. I had a lot of fun and I was a real goody two-shoes - I don't regret that one bit."

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