“We have changed but we’re still the same; After all that we’ve been through; I know we’re cool…” While covering all of our favorite looks from Gwen Stefani’s 2005 music video, “Cool,” here is the Hollaback girl herself wearing an old-fashioned bathing suit while canoodling with her boyfriend in a flashback. It’s definitely a happier time for the couple, while they’re hanging out on a dock in stunning Lake Como, Italy. Gwen sports a cornflower blue, 1950s one-piece with delicate white piping, and her cute jute cord wedges she has on in multiple scenes.
“Remember Harbor Boulevard; The dreaming days where the mess was made; Look how all the kids have grown…” Throughout our favorite Gwen Stefani music video, “Cool,” there is a definite nautical color scheme of navy blue and white, but Gwen manages to be seen in two stunning, brightly colored sheaths before its short four minutes are over. While waiting to meet up with her beau, Gwen is leaning against a bright yellow wall in Italy, donning an emerald green halter dress adorned with white leaves, and nude espadrille wedges, looking just like a sunflower in a garden patch. (Also, invoking ideas of Orla Kiely’s graphic nature prints…) We get to see the dress in its best light as the pair runs off to a wheat field in slow motion. The movement of the full skirt is beautifully feminine and carefree, just like the young woman she is. Although Gwen is seen fanning herself from the summer heat in this dress, she looks effortlessly cool.
“We used to think it was impossible; Now you call me by my new last name… Memories seem like so long ago; Time always kills the pain…” Gwen Stefani’s favorite color combination is certainly blue and white in her 2005 video, “Cool,” when reminiscing about young love. Here, she takes a Vespa ride with her boyfriend while wearing a white capped-sleeved blouse and a cute pair of navy shorts adored with tiny bows on the side. She wears the opposite combination of a white shorts and a navy top while singing in the present-day shot. If you’re looking to get Gwen’s look, check out Style Amor‘s great post!
This “Wednesday’s Shoe” is a staple of Gwen Stefani’s looks – a pair of leopard pumps she sports in her 2005 music video, “Cool.” While rolling around her satin bedsheets, she sings about her lost love in an adorable navy and white outfit, topped off with these Christian Louboutin heels. The Pigalle pumps have a 1950s feel, just like most of her music video does. Made of dyed pony hair, they are both sexy and sophisticated – just like the lady wearing them! We know she’s cool about her ex moving on, but we’d be upset if we lost any of her wardrobe pieces!
“And it’s such a miracle that you and me are still good friends; After all that we’ve been through; I know we’re cool…” This “Pink Wednesday” is the only pink outfit Gwen Stefani wears in her 2005 music video “Cool.” While No Doubt’s leading lady is a beautiful brunette in her flashback scenes, here she’s a blonde bombshell reminiscing about her old boyfriend, while hanging out in her massive villa in Lake Como. She sports a leopard v-neck sweater, a high ponytail, a wide black belt and, what else, a faded salmon pink pencil skirt from Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2005 Ready to Wear Collection. The song “Cool” is about Stefani’s previous relationship with fellow band-member, Tony Kanal, and his real-life girlfriend, Erin Lokitz, plays Gwen’s former lover’s new girlfriend in the video (pictured, below). Talk about art imitating life! But, we’re glad they’re still “cool.” <3
“And after all the obstacles; It’s good to see you now with someone else…” In our week dedicated to the music video “Cool,” our “Tuesday Twosome” are the two stars of the short: Miss Gwen Stefani, and the actor playing her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Gonzalez. In the flashbacks, we see a happy couple on Lake Como, Italy, falling in and out of love. Gonzalez sports a preppy tennis sweater, an untucked collared shirt, and rolled-up khaki pants, looking like a true disheveled summer boyfriend from everyone’s youth. Stefani wears a full, slightly patterned a-line skirt, with an open capped-sleeved navy cardigan, and a blue and white gingham halter bikini top. The real Italian girl looks absolutely stunning with her natural-colored chestnut locks, and sexy European 1950s vibe. Her outfit is the epitome of a romantic summer look: carefree, classic, slightly preppy, and sensuous. But summer love doesn’t always last forever, and even though these two may look like the perfect pair, their body language certainly doesn’t look like destiny in the photo below…
“It’s hard to remember how it felt before; Now I found the love of my life… Passes things get more comfortable; Everything is going right…” This Labor Day begins our week dedicated to the end of summer, and what better to celebrate that than a holiday celebrating the return to work & a song about a lost summer love? In 2005, Gwen Stefani’s music video for her song “Cool” premiered, and boy, did we fall for this brokenhearted love song! Here is Gwen in one of the opening scenes, donning a lovely navy blue 3/4-sleeved turtleneck, white shorts, and a pair of leopard pumps. She rolls around a luscious mansion bed, singing about her old boyfriend throughout the video in this sophisticated summer outfit. Gwen may be a brunette in her flashbacks, but here she is in full Stefani form – red lips, black cat eyes and her infamous platinum blonde hair (colored by L’Oréal, but she won’t reveal which number! )
It’s a boy! Princess Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William, have welcomed their first child today. We were really hoping for a girl here at theSkinnyStiletto, because she would have been the firstborn princess to inherit the throne, since the British government changed their sexist succession laws in 2011. (Also, she probably would have been the best-dressed baby on Earth, if her mother’s style was passed down – much to Suri’s dismay…) Nevertheless, we’re celebrating the new prince by choosing a baby blue dress his mother wore earlier this year. This is supposedly the first maternity frock that Kate wore publicly, while making an appearance at the National Portrait Gallery, and, shocker, it’s adorable. The iridescent, powder blue dress was custom-made by a Middleton favorite, Emilia Wickstead. Congrats to the Royal Couple & their baby son! <3
Today is the official first day of summer, and this “Fancy Friday” is certainly a sunny and simmering choice. In Cairo Time, the ever elegant Patricia Clarkson plays Juliette, a Canadian magazine editor who ends up alone in Egypt, after her husband gets delayed in Gaza while on assignment from the UN. He sends his dashing friend, Tareq (played by the incredibly sophisticated Alexander Siddig) to help show her around the exotic city. This film is near and dear to this editor’s heart for a multitude of reasons: I spent the summer of 2007 studying abroad in Cairo, and this movie brings back incredible memories (both good and bad) of my first independent trip into the broad universe alone. The other is that I attended the 2009 TriBeCa Film Festiva premiere of this film with my mother, and we got to see one of our favorite actresses (Clarkson) answer a Q&A with her talented director, Ruba Nadda. Both were so smart and down-to-Earth, it was an amazing experience I got to share with my mom. (I’m also well-aware how pretentious the last three sentences sound, but this film encompasses so many things I love!) Tareq and Juliette’s friendship blooms on the shores of the Nile, and progresses into deeper feelings in the deserts of Giza. Without giving too much away, this is the most pivotal scene of Nadda’s stunning story. Clarkson’s character is whimsical and romantic in her soft, flowing robin’s egg blue gown with an embroidered waist, when she finally visits the Pyramids. It’s certainly a cinematic treat for the eyes, and in my opinion, one of the most beautiful scenes ever captured on film, especially if the still pictured below is any indication. Clarkson and Siddig’s elegance is matched by the subtly of this sweeping romance, and a stylish start for the summer.