Yep. That’s right. ‘The Sweet Escape’ turns 10 years old today, but don’t fall into a spiraling age crisis. Instead, bask in the knowledge that mini-you experienced one of the most iconic pop albums during its heyday (just think about all of those magical sessions spent belting out the bridge to the title track in the changing room). This second studio album was a key move in the song bird’s career, solidifying her status as a solo artist and our absolute dream babe.
There’s something about Gwen Stefani that’s totally enchanting (aside from the fact that she’s a Grade A hottie and has a seriously sweet pair of pipes). It’s her penchant for performative, whimsical yet always visually arresting style. She’s been experimenting with her looks for the last few decades and let’s face it, fashion is really only fashion if it’s risk taking. Hair has always played a huge role in some of her most iconic looks, from turquoise tootie buns to 90’s braids, our girl has always made a statement. Keep on inspiring us, Ms. Stefani. You are truly a goddess.
The look that defined ’98
The MTV Video Music Awards in 1998 was one to remember, if only for Gwen’s alien, oceanic hair. This was truly THE look of all looks, just one of those things you never really get over, the colour, the shape, the texture. Unreal.