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Watch Gwen's Relationships Evolve For 10 Years
Gwen Stefani's relationships have always been rocky. For better or for worse, they provided Stefani with the material to write some of her best songs. First dating a fellow band mate, Tony, and then marrying Gavin Rossdale. Through Stefani's work, we can watch the whole thing unfold: Sunday Morning This song was about Tony Kanal, Stefani's boyfriend and No Doubt's bassist. They had an incredibly rocky relationship which probably wasn't helped by the amount of songs she wrote talking about how much it sucked. This song was inspired by one of their last fights. "Sappy pathetic little me That was the girl I used to be I know who I am, but who are you? You're not looking like you used to " Bathwater Five years into her relationship with Gavin Rossdale, Stefani was having trouble dealing with his dating style, his long list of lovers, and his flirty personality. He may or may not have cheated on her at this point, but she "can't help" staying with him. "But I still love to wash in your old bathwater Love to think that you couldn't love another I can't help it...you're my kind of man" Running One year before Stefani and Rossdale got married, No Doubt released one of their best albums, Rock Steady. On it, Stefani wrote one of her happiest songs about her soon-to-be husband. This was a hopeful time for the couple. "Me I'm the one you chose Out of all the people You wanted me the most I'm so sorry that I've fallen Help me up lets keep on running Don't let me fall out of love" Detective Aaaaaand then it all turns to shit. Stefani found out that Rossdale is a nasty cheater and wrote one of my favorite songs calling him out. "I feel you must have failed me once again you've let me down Peek in, sneak about I'm gonna snoop and call you out I've caught you, you're hands are red Now I'm your broken hearted detective" Cool But in the mean time, her relationship with Tony improved and she was able to write a song for her solo album about how they are on great terms - they want each other to be happy, they can be friends again, and they're finally at peace. "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 And after all the obstacles It's good to see you now with someone else 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" Used To Love You After 3 children, getting back together, breaking up, getting back together again, etc, Stefani and Rossdale finally called it quits, divorcing in 2015. Gwen comes to terms with it with one of her latest releases, Used to Love You. "Never thought this would happen Gonna let it sink in, you're gone I don't know, know what I'm feeling I must be dreaming, you're gone Suitcase, band-aids Pulling back out the driveway You go, I'll stay You can keep all the memories I thought I was the best thing that ever happened to you I thought you loved me the most" Make Me Like You Now, Stefani is dating (is engaged to????) Blake Shelton and is over-the-moon happy. Her newest track is all about falling in love unexpectedly. She's happy, poppy, and ready to conquer the world all over again. "Why'd you have to go and make me like you? Yeah this is a feeling I'm not used to Why'd you have to go and make me like you? I'm so mad at you cause now you got me missing you Cause now you got me missing you" Best of luck on your new romance, and thank you for all the music you've created!
Filipino artist Eisen Bernardo combines magazine covers with classic art
Eisen Bernardo unites classical and modern in his latest project "Mag + Art", combining contemporary magazine covers with classic portraits by artists like Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, and John Singer Sargent. (It's sort of strange how well some of these blend in with one another!) I'm not quite sure of the statement the artist is trying to make. Are we likening Hollywood celebrities to the muses of some of the most esteemed fine artists? Or was this just to point out coincidences? Either way, these images are extremely amusing to look at! --------------------------------------------------------------- Photo 1: Natalie Portman, W Magazine May 2005 + "Portrait of Frances Sherborne Ridley Watts" by John Singer Sargent Photo 2: Prince, Billboard Magazine January 2013 + "Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt by John Singer Sargent" Photo 3: Kirsten Dunst, Esquire Russia February 2012 + "Good Companions" by Vittorio Reggianini Photo 4: Robert Pattinson, Vanity Fair Italy March 2010 + "The Skater (portrait of William Grant)" by Gilbert Stuart Photo 5: Gwen Stefani, InStyle Magazine April 2010 + "The Letter" by Auguste Toulmouche Photo 6: Katherine Heigl, Harper's Bazaar Ukraine August 2010 + "Rita Granadina" by George Owen Wynne Apperley Photo 7: Prince William, Vanity Fair Spain April 2011 + "Portrait of Monsieur M," William-Adolphe Bouguereau Photo 8: Gwen Stefani, InStyle Magazine November 2011 + "Dolce Far Niente" by John William Godward Photo 9: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Esquire Malaysia + "Frieda y Diego Rivera" by Frida Kahlo Photo 10: Charlize Theron, W Magazine February 2012 + "Poker Night (from A Streetcar Named Desire)" by Thomas Hart Benton
Holla! Gwen Stefani is Back With a Wicked Video!
It has been way too long since we last heard from Gwen Stefani, in my opinion - and I'm not counting that last No Doubt album. It was okay. Some songs were really jammin. But as a die-hard, longtime No Doubt fan, "okay" just didn't feel good enough. Now it seems we're going to get a little old school with Gwen's new solo album - and that's good news to me! It's no secret - there's now a music video out there for "Spark the Fire," a new song also featuring Pharrell Williams. In the song she says: "Finally remembering what is me - that is what happens when I get with P." Visually and musically it combines some of my favorite parts of solo Gwen and No Doubt. A crazy color palette, a sick club beat, a playful punk edge, and of course, that awesome Gwen Style, pre-glam. As Gwen told ABC News, “It’s kind of a clash of this punk rock, kind of old-school feeling, club feeling, but [with] this really modern emoji world, and it just looks really cool together.” They really decided to hit the emoji hard on this one, with OMGs, LOLs and LUVs all over the place. I have to say it got to me after the first couple of minutes, when I started feeling like the video was throwing up text messages. But I loved the way the video went back to Gwen and No Doubt's roots by referencing the punk and club scene and some wicked outfits. I love her style now, but I really miss her older style, before she went glitzy. Can't blame her though - we all change over the years - she has a right to as well! But it feels good to have that other Gwen back. Her black-dipped hairstyle is SO COOL. She also did a performance of the song on The Voice with Pharrell - and some life-sized emoji! Takes me back to the awesome set for the Tragic Kingdom tour. I'm so excited for the album now! It comes out later this month. I included both the music video and the performance here - so check them out and tell me what you think! What do you prefer, old school No Doubt Gwen, new school glam Gwen, or new-old-school Throwback Gwen?