“And I’ll be happy for you; If you can be happy for me; Circles and triangles, and now we’re hanging out with your new girlfriend; So far from where we’ve been; I know we’re cool…” This week we’ve been saying goodbye to summer, by featuring Gwen Stefani’s many looks from her 2005 music video, “Cool.” As she reminisces about her past love in Italy, we’re reminiscing about the end of the sunny season. Here is Miss Stefani donning our favorite look of the video, a capped-sleeve red shift covered in white polka-dots with the jute cord wedges she’s been wearing throughout the whole video. Her flawless skin, beautiful eyes and flowing chocolate locks are a drop-dead stunning combination, and the best we’ve ever seen the famous blonde look. The Minnie Mouse print is timeless, and the hint of Gwen’s black bra makes her outfit both adorable and sexy. It’s time to say farewell to summer, but never forget the gorgeous clothes you wore, the places you went and young love you’ll always remember. <3
“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!
“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…
“Each, in its own way, was unforgettable. It would be difficult to – Rome! By all means, Rome. I will cherish my visit here in memory as long as I live,” Audrey Hepburn replies when asked what her favorite European city is, in the final scene of Roman Holiday. The 1953 classic made Hepburn, Italy and Vespas wildly popular following its release. Hepburn plays Princess Ann, a young girl feeling trapped and restless in her life of patriotic duty. While visiting various countries on a European tour, Ann decides to go AWOL in the historic city of Rome. During her journey, she falls in love with an American journalist (played by the dashing Gregory Peck) and grows into an independent adult along the way. Princess Ann knows the fairy tale can’t last forever though, and after returning to her regal responsibilities, this sophisticated woman has appeared, leaving behind her youth and long locks. Legendary costume designer Edith Head created Audrey’s outfits for this film (and won an Academy Award for it – as did Hepburn’s performance). Here, Princess Ann demonstrates her poise in this mature, belted, white lace wrap dress with dainty gloves and a pearl choker. Roman Holiday was the first American film to be made entirely in Italy, and it ended up being one of the most romantic movies ever made! <3
Earlier this week, our editors were discussing writing the rundown of the Venice Film Festival and then we realized we only liked one dress… this one! Salma Hayek looks absolutely stunning in this ruffled gray Gucci gown at the (what else?) Gucci Award For Women in Cinema event. Salma also proves that matching your eyeshadow to your outfit can actually look quite fabulous. Gucci featured a description of Hayek’s gown and clutch on their website. Fun Fact: Venice holds a special place in Hayek’s heart – her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, and she were married there two years ago on Valentine’s Day! (It also holds a special place in our editors’ hearts too: one celebrated her 23rd birthday there on Valentine’s Day – actually the same day Salma was there getting married!; and the other spent part of her honeymoon last year!) <3
Lindsay Lohan has been tapped to play a fellow skanky-looking, fake blonde from Long Island, Victoria Gotti. But before two of the worst residents of the NY suburb make a horrendous collaboration (or before either of them end up in court), we’d like to take you back to a better time… a time before Lohan was blonde, and well, an official walking disaster. Here, she’s wearing an absolutely stunning white Marchesa gown with braided detailing at the 63rd Venice Film Festival in 2006. This dress literally looks like it’s about to float away when it moves, and the ribbing looks like a design from Ancient Rome – a nice tribute to the country Lohan was in when wearing it. Uh, if only she looked as cute as she used to… Molto triste.