If you’re like me, you basically only know Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum and can hardly name another movie she’s in (save for checking her IMDB, which I just did). If you were born after the late ’90s, though, there’s a decent chance you only know Paltrow because of her self-proclaimed status as a modern health guru and lifestyle aficionado. I spent a lot of time being irritated that Margot Tenenbaum, my favorite chain smoking idol, had become a “lifestyle influencer” toting $125,000 dumbbells and $1,000 toilet paper because how could that not be infuriating? The dark, lethargic Wes Anderson character that I’d known and adored for so long had become now the poster child for clean eating and vaginal steaming.
Despite my instincts telling me that I entered the abyss when I started reading Goop (skipping the gift lists because come on, Gwyneth, I’m not buying a $3,000 leather bike!), and as someone who is obsessed with the bizarre world of beauty trends and all-natural self care, Goop has become a guide I reluctantly adore. Click through for four things Goop has taught me that you need to learn, too.
Remember that article in PORTER magazine’s fall issue? The interview with Martha Stewart in her Bedford, New York home? Well if you don’t, in the article, titled “Come to Martha,” the Queen of DIY throws some shade at actress and founder of the lifestyle website Goop. About the Iron Man star, Stewart says, “She just needs to be quiet–she’s a movie star. If she were confident in her acting, she wouldn’t be trying to be Martha Stewart.”
Well, finally Gwyneth Paltrow responds to Martha Stewart’s diss.
Paltrow reacted to the dig this evening at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit. According to EOnline, Paltrow joked, “No one has ever said anything bad about me before, so I’m shocked and devastated. I’ll try to recover.”
But the award-winning actress admitted to being flattered by Stewart’s words. She said, “If I’m really honest, I’m so psyched that she sees us as competition.”
Paltrow’s response comes after a new development in her business and website, Goop. The former president and CEO of Martha Stewart Living, Lisa Gersh, recently joined Goop as its new CEO.
On Gersh, Paltrow added, “She’s the perfect person to build on the momentum we have and to diversify our opportunities to bring Goop’s positive energy directly to consumers in what they read, what they try, what they buy and how they live.”
So is Paltrow making a statement to Stewart by hiring her former top dog?
Just when you thought Gwyneth Paltrow was already doing it all, she’s doing more. We’re super psyched to announce that she’s teaming up with—consciously, we might add—celebrity hairstylist David Babaii and Blo Blow Dry Bar for a fabulous partnership in the name of beautiful hair everywhere. With Gwyneth and David’s creative input, the world-famous Blo Blow Dry Bar, North America’s original blow dry bar, is ready to take their products and customer service experience to the next level. Blo, known for their no-cuts, no-color services (fabulous blowouts only), will be amping up their usual blow-dry experience with the help of both Gwyneth’s brand development and David’s vast experience with the stars and unique techniques in the salon.
We had the pleasure of being pampered at the Blo Chelsea location in NYC, where we enjoyed flipping through the blowout menu (super fun) while sipping on a cool champagne cocktail (the perfect touch). We ended up selecting the classic blowout style (think subtle red-carpet volume with to-die-for smoothness), but we can’t wait to go back and try the Pillow Talk style (sultry and tousled to the max), along with a slew of other Blo menu choices. Check out their website to browse the menu and find the Blo location nearest to you so you can book your blowout today! We promise, this is fabulousness you have to see to believe!
Gwyneth Paltrow Collaborates with Blo Blow Dry Bar images courtesy of Rob Gulotta.
Black and white, the classic color combination has all been worn at some point in our lives. The important thing to remember is that this minimal combination is universally flattering: the two colors complement each other, and together they complement any skin tone or silhouette. It’s no wonder they say “when in doubt, wear black and white”! This seems to be an unwritten rule in the book of celebrity style, but it’s not one we don’t love! Without further ado, here are 10 celebrities that rocked black and white in 2013:
Who Did Black and White Best in 2013?
Both Scarlett Johansson and Carey Mulligan picked black and white outfits for this year’s Venice Film Festival. Scarlet showed that she knows how to flatter her hourglass silhouette, in a pair of high waist pants, a striped tank and high heel peep toes. The perfectly mixed casual with elegant for her Under the Skin photocall, and we really appreciate it. Carey, on the other hand, showed off her quirky style at the festival by wearing a little black dress with a white collar and T-strap sandals. She accessorized with Tortoiseshell Miu Miu Sunglasses, and wore her hair up, which makes her bone structure shine.
For the Printemps Christmas Decorations Inauguration in November, Gwyneth Paltrow wore a gorgeous Prada dress that we still sometimes think of. The white dress was strapless, fit and flare, and hitting at the knee, with black shiny embellished flowers, a look that suits her. Beyonce kept it simple at the Grammy Awards this year, and it paid off: the Osman black and white jumpsuit looked great on her body, and paired with sandals and geometric bracelets.
Rooney Mara rarely wears anything other than black, white or black and white, so it’s no wonder she seems to have mastered the art of it. Pictured here at Cannes, the actress wore an interesting, architectural dress with pockets and white side panels. Emma Stone also keeps her hands in her pockets, in her Lanvin dress, worn at the premiere of The Croods. Featuring a big bow at the bag, the strapless dress was worn over a white top, and paired with nude heels that made Emma look tall and chic.
These two young actresses have such great style! Chloe Moretz picked up her Next Future Icon at the Elle Style Awards in a striped dress by Stella McCartney, worn with matching striped pointy heels. For the more casual Comic Con, Heilee Steinfeld wore high waist cropped pants with oxfords and a plain white shirt, looking age appropriate and chic.
Sofia Coppola made an appearance at the Crystal & Lucy Awards wearing a simple, sheer dress in black, with a white collar. Her barely-there transparent shoes were an unexpected touch that totally worked. For a Vanity Fair party, the stylish Diane Kruger went for a hot Giambattista Valli high-low dress with plenty of volume, long sleeves and matching Louboutins. With legs like that, the actress looked spotless.