Sunday, 13 March 2016

Other Bracefaces: Gwen Stefani

Ms Stefani was omnipresent in my teen years, it was a time she rather awkwardly resurrected thoughts of colonial slavery by appropriating Harajuku culture and when "tick tock," was a pop-song lyric not yet ascribed to Kesha.


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Basically I was well into her. But, did you know that the Lady L.A.M.B was a braceface too? Back in her years with No Doubt (the first time) she undertook orthodontic treatment - get this - as a treat to herself! She told Harper's magazine in an interview that she had promised herself braces, once she got rich. Seem's Rich Girl done good on that promise, as per this little gem of a paparazzi snap can attest.


I admire her courage to grab the bull by the horns, or the orthodontics by the wires, so to speak, pioneering a step into adult-hood brace-hood with that punky style she's all about. I'd like to say my ascent into adult orthodontics was as Camden highstreet as all that, and not a wet-fart of delayed inevitability but I can't really. (read more on my life's pain and torture, here)

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