This month's issue of North by Northwest is focused on one thing: finding your style! Our April/May/June/July issues are all about taking chances: whether it be with your hair, clothes, or accessories, it's time to find out what style elements really allow you to showcase your personality.
Who better to lead the way than April's "It" Girl: Ms. Gwen Stefani. Known for her creative flair and iconic style, Gwen does not operate by trends but rather by individuality. Experimenting with patterns and textures, Gwen's looks are always interesting, but never too over-the-top. By adding punches of color with carefully chosen accessories, her ensembles are always as glamorous as they are personal.
But clothes aren't the only way Gwen explores her personal style. Often times she can be seen opting for a more daring hairstyle or cut, complimenting it with more subdued clothing (like a mono-chromatic sheath dress). And how could we forget makeup? Whether it be fire-engine red lips, dramatic eyes, or a barely-there palette of peaches and pinks, Gwen's makeup always adds a certain air of sophistication to her outfits. By maintaining this simple balance, anyone can create an innovative look that feels incredibly personal without being over-done.