updated 02/16/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/16/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST
WRITE ON WHITE
Twill pants, $138, Henri Bendel, and wrap vest, $138, Atrium
Stefani lined her top with lyrics: "They're written off the top of my head. I wrote the story of when I got my dog. It's the story of L.A.M.B."
TO THE TOPS
Halter, $129; Henri Bendel, 800-423-6335
Stefani (right, in 2001) had the inspirations; codesigner Annie Younger provided expertise: "She knows the ropes of putting together a collection."
Silk yoke skirt, $189; Nordstrom, 800-285-5800
"I love to mix the 'homegirl' look with Hollywood glamor," says Stefani (right, in a retro dress from her closet). Between releasing a No Doubt greatest-hits CD and working on a side project album, she played '30s blonde bombshell Jean Harlow in The Aviator. If that's not enough, "I'd love to do a musical."
Stretch canvas blazer, $265; Atrium, 212-473-9200
If the cut seems demanding, that's because the slender diva provided the sample size. "I had everything fitted to my body."
Denim pants, $295; Available from L.A.M.B., 212-343-2988
She credits the "bum flap" to British designer Vivienne Westwood. "It's that kind of punk-rock thing," says Stefani. "I adopted it onstage [left] and I just think it looks cute."
TANKS A LOT
Logo cotton tank, $40; Saks Fifth Avenue, 877-551-7257
"One of the classic things I wear over and over," says Stefani (in an early sample, below, in L.A. in 2002).
The gown she wore to marry Bush frontman Gavin Ross-dale in 2002 was a tailor-made Dior by John Galliano. "It was so gorgeous. This is one of my favorite dresses."
Her vintage Valentino "had an Audrey Hepburn vibe with a nod to Jackie O—but a bit of Judy Jetson too."