With a new album, an upcoming film, and a shoe line, Fergie clearly knows how to pump things up. But she's determined not to be known as just "the booty-shake girl." See exclusive outtakes from her cover shoot with Michael Thompson in Santa Monica here. For more photos and the profile "Dancing Queen," pick up the July issue of Allure, on newsstands June 23.
"For Fergie's first cover as a brunette, we wanted to make her hair smooth and sexy," said hairstylist Kevin Ryan. He used volumizer on her wet hair, blew it dry, put it in rollers, and curled the loose ends with an iron. He rubbed finishing cream on the bottom, then "messed it up with a lot of wind."
Fergie loved the eye makeup from the last shot so much that she didn't wipe it off before she left. "It makes me want to go out," she said, and went home to change. She later met the Allure crew at Sushi Roku in Santa Monica wearing fake lashes, white lipstick—and a Martin Margiela bat-wing jacket.