Came across this amazing shoot with Gwen Stefani from V magazine in 2008, oh how the girl crush intensifies! Lovely to see a slightly edgier, darker side rather than the bubble pop shots of her solo career. Slightly reminiscent of an young Madonna (particularly the cover shot) and, of course, these days one can't help but think anything slightly eccentric/out of the norm/anything in general is Gaga-esque. The Ladies' inspiration perhaps (it was '08!)? Who knows!