Gwen Stefani & Her Toned Abs Cover ‘Marie Claire’ US October 2012

Published On September 11, 2012 | Celebrities, Fashion, Publications

Behold! No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani covers the October 2012 issue of ‘Marie Claire’ magazine showing off her famous abs in a micro top and military style jacket with her signature topknot ballerina bun.

Stefani really captures everyone’s attention in the Peggy Sirota shot spread as she displays her signature street style in a number of pieces from Jason Wu, Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet, Stephen Webster, Kanye West, Zara, Akillis, Isabel Marant, David Yurman, Rag & Bone, Christian Louboutin, Donna Karan New York, Naeem Khan, Jimmy Choo, Vita Fede, Ray Ban and more.

It’s a great change from her recent couture covers (See ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ & ‘ELLE’).

On the inside pages of ‘Marie Claire,’ the 42-year-old style icon opens about her family, crazy schedule and more.

The October 2012 issue of ‘Marie Claire’ US hits newsstands on September 18th.

Here’s what Gwen Stefani had to say:

On raising her two boys: “From the moment they wake up, they start beating on each other. I never knew they would be so physical. They’re just starting to play real well together, but with a lot of fighting. They do look out for each other – especially the little one, he really loves his older brother.”

On having a third child: “I really, really, really wanted one about two years ago. And it didn’t really work out. So… I feel good with what we’ve got. Everything works out how it should. You can’t plan anything, right? You can try.”

On her 10 year anniversary with Gavin Rossdale: “A miracle… my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it’s hard, everyone knows it’s hard. [Marriage] is something that I always wanted to do successfully. It was a dream of mine. I like the official-ness and the family-ness of it all, having the same name and making decisions together.”

On her relationship with Gavin: “[Our relationship] is better than it’s ever been. Like, we’re learning about each other all the time. He’s an amazing dad, he works so hard – I can hear him writing songs through the wall, and it is at a much quicker pace than me! He balances me out. And he – he never stops liking me, which is awesome! It makes me feel happy, that someone likes me as much as he does.”

On recording ‘Push & Shove': “I would be up all night because my second baby [Zuma, now 4] didn’t sleep, and he had a lot of ear infections. Then I’d wake up in the morning and do my workout, which I always felt I had to do, and then meetings for my three clothing lines, and then hang out with my kids, take them to preschool, da-da-da. And then at 4 o’clock, I’d be like, ‘All right, I’m out of here, I’m going to go to the studio’ and try to write a record. Sit on the couch [with my bandmates] and be like, ‘Let’s do this now because I’m missing time with the kids; I could be having dinner with them and putting them to bed.’ It was really hard.”

Check Out The Photos From Her Spread Below:

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Go Behind-The-Scenes Of Gwen Stefani’s Cover Shoot Below:

Photo Credit: Peggy Sirota For ‘Marie Claire.’

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