Gwyneth Paltrow slams critics of her controversial candle

Gwyneth Paltrow has slammed those who have criticised her unique new candle.The 47-year-old launched the $75 (£58) product, cheekily called This Smells Like My Vagina, on her Goop website earlier this month. The candle, which features notes of geraniu…

Gwyneth Paltrow has slammed those who have criticised her unique new candle.

The 47-year-old launched the $75 (£58) product, cheekily called This Smells Like My Vagina, on her Goop website earlier this month.

The candle, which features notes of geranium, bergamot, cedar, Damask rose and ambrette seed, has completely sold out online, and curious customers have signed up to a waiting list to be first in line to get their hands on one.

But while Gwyneth’s latest candle has been the subject of jokes and memes on social media, she has now fired back at critics of her new venture and insisted that she simply wants women to be empowered to talk about sex.

“You saw the vaginas? It’s on everyone’s mind,” she told the audience at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show, according to Footwear News. “It never ceases to amaze me the amount of outrage that it will inspire in people on just women wanting to talk about their sexuality on any level.”

However, Oscar-winning star Gwyneth is happy to take the criticism, so long as she’s still able to make her voice heard.

“I would like to help dispel this idea that women should be kept down or can’t talk about what they want to, what they desire, and that women can be… intelligent and maternal and powerful and sexual all at the same time because we are.

“That I like. I don’t mind being punk rock in that way,” the mother-of-two laughed.

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Gwyneth Paltrow can’t get enough of peanut butter protein bars

Gwyneth Paltrow always keeps her fridge stocked with peanut butter protein bars.The actress and Goop entrepreneur has built up a reputation for her super healthy lifestyle in recent years, and has tried just about every food trend going, whether it be …

Gwyneth Paltrow always keeps her fridge stocked with peanut butter protein bars.

The actress and Goop entrepreneur has built up a reputation for her super healthy lifestyle in recent years, and has tried just about every food trend going, whether it be juice cleanses or low-carb diets.

Now, Gwyneth has opened up about her eating habits in a video for Harper’s Bazaar and explained that her go-to snack is a protein bar.

“If I’m in a rush, I’ll eat these delicious peanut butter protein bars,” she commented. “I can’t remember the name of them but you have to keep them in the refrigerator. I eat them all the time!”

Gwyneth went on to explain that she usually skips breakfast but will have a nutrient-packed smoothie after she hits the gym. She likes salads for lunch and keeps her energy up between meals by munching on cashews and pretzels, but there are a few foods she won’t eat.

“I’ve pretty much become more of an omnivore. There’s just a few things I won’t eat. I don’t like dill. I can’t stand dill. I don’t like to eat baby mammals, so I stay away from lamb and veal. I don’t eat octopus ’cause they’re super smart,” the 47-year-old explained.

As for dinner, the Oscar winner prefers to eat at home with her two children.

“I like to eat dinner on the early side. I always feel I don’t sleep very well if I go to sleep very full. I’ve gotten real geriatric about that – 6pm – 6.30pm (is) dinnertime. It feels good! I’ve been trying not to drink so much on weeknights because it’s such an easy habit to fall into… I usually have a Gibson – that’s kind of my new thing – it’s like a martini but with the cocktail onion. It’s very my father. Or I’ll have whiskey on the rocks… basically, I’m turning into an old Jewish man,” she joked.

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Gwyneth Paltrow gets ready for the holidays in risque Goop commercial

Gwyneth Paltrow has dropped a rather risque holiday commercial for her lifestyle brand Goop.In the 90-second advertisement titled The Joy of Getting Ready, the actress/entrepreneur is seen modelling the latest items from her G. Label fashion collection…

Gwyneth Paltrow has dropped a rather risque holiday commercial for her lifestyle brand Goop.

In the 90-second advertisement titled The Joy of Getting Ready, the actress/entrepreneur is seen modelling the latest items from her G. Label fashion collection as she prepares for the season’s holiday parties at home.

“First, put on a record to set the mood. Oh, yeah,” the narrator says, as the camera cuts to Gwyneth making two martinis in her kitchen: “Do everything in slow motion. Make this feeling last.

“Find your favourite look or 11 of them. Look fabulous in each one. And get super high… in your heels, of course.”

Later on, Gwyneth is shown whipping up two martinis in the kitchen before carrying them to her living room, with the voiceover commenting, “Someone’s double fisting and dammit, she’s earned it.”

The 47-year-old, who is married to TV producer Brad Falchuk, is then featured filling stockings above the fireplace, before deciding to keep one naughty gift to herself.

“Do something for others, but don’t forget about number one…,” advises the narrator, before confirming, “Yes, that is a vibrator”, as Gwyneth cheekily smirks and walks away with the sex toy.

The new Goop commercial isn’t the first time the Oscar winner has candidly shared sex tips with fans. She previously promoted the sale of a $495 (£380) vibrator for “vaginal toning” on her website, as well as the use of jade eggs, which are inserted into the vagina for sexual health – a practice doctors have strongly advised against.

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop slammed over weight advice

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop website has come under fire from health experts following the publication of an article advising readers to target their “leanest liveable weight”.A Goop article headlined Busting Diet Myths, first published in February 2018 and …

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop website has come under fire from health experts following the publication of an article advising readers to target their “leanest liveable weight”.

A Goop article headlined Busting Diet Myths, first published in February 2018 and described as being “supported by science”, cites U.S. psychologist Dr. Traci Mann as stating that rather than attempting crash diets we should try to keep our weight at its “leanest liveable”

However, Cambridge University scientist Dr. Giles Yeo has branded the tip confusing and irresponsible in its use of language as those suffering from eating disorders may diet dangerously to keep their weight as low as possible.

“This is a dangerous suggestion, as many people will take it to mean they should be as thin as possible,” he tells Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper. “It is irresponsible because the idea is so open to misinterpretation, especially for young girls susceptible to eating disorders. The problem with many of Goop’s recommendations is that they are not based on science, but pseudoscience.”

Dr. Mann has defended her advice stating that her phrase refers to the leanest weight you can reach without dieting or extreme exercise regimes.

“I am strongly and clearly opposed to strict dieting,” she told the publication. “In fact, the article is specifically about not dieting, not trying to lose too much weight and not doing anything unhealthy or extreme. The phrase ‘leanest liveable weight’ refers to the leanest weight you can be without doing any strict dieting or unhealthy behaviour.”

She has also penned a book, Secrets of the Eating Lab, that advises against dieting, instead advising strategies to regulate eating habits to maintain a healthy weight.

Goop has been criticised for its promotion of unverified health advice in the past, and in 2018 paid a $145,000 (£113,000) fine in California due to unproven claims – including ones made for the infamous ‘vaginal eggs’ sold by the site.

Paltrow has defended her lifestyle brand following the controversies and announced she had hired a regulatory team to ensure its products were safe and properly advertised.

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Gwyneth Paltrow always felt ‘so funny’ about her looks

Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about the “funny” feelings she has in relation to her good looks.The actress and lifestyle entrepreneur discussed ageing and appearance in the first episode of her Goop website’s new The Beauty Closet podcast, released on …

Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about the “funny” feelings she has in relation to her good looks.

The actress and lifestyle entrepreneur discussed ageing and appearance in the first episode of her Goop website’s new The Beauty Closet podcast, released on Wednesday, alongside hosts Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill.

Gwyneth spoke candidly about topics including non-toxic beauty products and diversity at her Goop brand, and also insisted that she has the same insecurities as everyone else.

“I’ve always felt so funny about my looks. I think that it’s very rare to think that you’re a beautiful person, and so, I feel like every other woman – like, I don’t see that when I look in the mirror,” she reflected. “I think for me it’s more internally feeling. You know, as I go on in life and I feel more and more myself and less judgmental about myself, my values become clearer to me. I can be in integrity all the time, which was much harder when you’re a younger woman and you’re trying to please and juggling all this stuff.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Gwyneth discussed what it has been like to age in the public eye and how she initially questioned her identity as she approached the menopause.

Admitting she sometimes feels as if she has been “put in a box,” the 46-year-old considered: “I think when you come to age, if you have this broad identity as that, what does it mean to get wrinkles and get closer to menopause, and all these things? What happens to your identity as a woman if you’re not f**kable and beautiful?”

Yet, the Oscar winner did note that she believes inner beauty is more important and now feels more comfortable in her own skin than she did in her younger years.

“Luckily, what’s happening at the same time in parallel… is you just start to like yourself,” she added. “I think you get to a point where it’s almost like your sort of pulchritude is waning in a way and your inner beauty is really coming out, and so it’s this funny shift that’s happening.”

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Natacha Ramsay-Levi views Chloe brand as a ‘community’

Natacha Ramsay-Levi sees the Chloe brand as a “community” women want to be part of.The French designer succeeded Clare Waight Keller as creative director of the luxury label in March 2017, having previously held positions at Balenciaga and Louis Vuitto…

Natacha Ramsay-Levi sees the Chloe brand as a “community” women want to be part of.

The French designer succeeded Clare Waight Keller as creative director of the luxury label in March 2017, having previously held positions at Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton.

Ramsay-Levi continues to stay true to her boho-chic aesthetic and use of retro prints, and has now shared that she has women at the forefront of her mind at all times.

“Chloe is the one brand that talks about femininity,” she said in an interview with U.S. InStyle magazine. “That, for me, is something between very natural and very strong. I see Chloe as being a community that women want to be a part of and clothes that relate to your own identity.”

For Ramsay-Levi’s debut spring/summer 2018 collection, she paid homage to previous Chloe designers, including brand founder Gaby Aghion, as well as Waight Keller, Phoebe Philo, and Karl Lagerfeld. Yet, the fashion star is adamant she is committed to carving out her own signature designs for the company and not merely imitating those who came before her.

“It’s not like I’m transforming myself to design for Chloe, because it’s a house I’ve always felt connected to,” the 39-year-old insisted. “I am trying my best to pay homage and show my love, which is very sincere. It’s my first creative direction, and I could not have done it another way.”

In addition to her main line, Ramsay-Levi recently unveiled a capsule collection with Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop brand. The range is comprised of exclusive accessories and an edit of Chloe’s summer range, with items priced between $850 and $3,250 (£667 – £2,550).

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Chloe teaming with Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop on capsule collection

Chloe’s Natacha Ramsay-Levi has teamed with Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop brand on a capsule line.The French designer, known for her boho-chic aesthetic, made a lemon-yellow gown for the Hollywood actress to wear to the 2019 Met Gala in May, with the pair hav…

Chloe’s Natacha Ramsay-Levi has teamed with Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop brand on a capsule line.

The French designer, known for her boho-chic aesthetic, made a lemon-yellow gown for the Hollywood actress to wear to the 2019 Met Gala in May, with the pair having met in Los Angeles earlier this year.

Now, Ramsay-Levi has confirmed she and Paltrow have collaborated on the Goop x Chloe collection, with the range comprised of exclusive accessories and an edit of Chloe’s summer range.

“She had such a strong point of view about the clothes,” Ramsay-Levi shared of the star in a chat with U.S. InStyle. “And the questions she asked me made me feel like it was one of the best interviews I’ve ever had. The way she takes a position as a woman is inspiring. She has a strong voice, but she’s inclusive at the same time, and very careful and very nice.”

The Goop x Chloe line includes the C Shoulder Bag, Small Tess Bag, and Aria Sandals, as well as a short bandana print dress, high-rise white denim trousers, and Western-inspired shirt with white lace detailing.

And in a statement, Paltrow emphasised that she has been a long-time fan of the luxury label.

“I started wearing Chloe back in the ’90s, when Stella McCartney was designing. That’s where the love affair began,” the 46-year-old insisted. “I was so inspired to join forces with Natacha Ramsay-Levi. She epitomises a strong, chic Frenchwoman and has an inimitable personal style. What’s even more exciting is that we not only get to sell these exclusive bags; we’re also carrying Chloe ready-to-wear for the first time in Goop history.”

Items in the Goop x Chloe capsule collection are now available to purchase from the Goop website and are priced between $850 and $3,250 (£667 – £2,550).

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Gwyneth Paltrow fronts campaign for spring water brand

Gwyneth Paltrow is using her star power to give a growing spring water brand a boost. The Goop founder stars in the first-ever international advertising campaign for Flow Alkaline Spring Water, North America’s fastest-growing premium, naturally alkali…

Gwyneth Paltrow is using her star power to give a growing spring water brand a boost.

The Goop founder stars in the first-ever international advertising campaign for Flow Alkaline Spring Water, North America’s fastest-growing premium, naturally alkaline spring water company.

In one campaign photo, Paltrow can be seen holding a carton of Flow water as she sits at a garden table in a lilac blouse and jeans.

“We all know hydration is one of the core tenets of great health and glowing skin, but the convenience of a water bottle is usually outweighed by its environmental ramifications,” the Avengers actress said in a statement. “Flow is changing the game with a spring water that is naturally alkaline – nothing added – in 100 per cent recyclable packaging. The pack is made from sustainably sourced fibres and even has a plant-based cap crafted from sugarcane.”

Paltrow’s collaboration goes beyond being the face of the campaign – Flow will be the exclusive water partner for her lifestyle brand Goop through 2019.

“This campaign is a huge milestone for our premium wellness water brand as it’s the first of its kind for Flow,” added Nicholas Reichenbach, founder and chief executive officer of Flow Alkaline Spring Water. “It has been an honour working closely with Gwyneth Paltrow and her team at goop to make this campaign and partnership a reality. Gwyneth Paltrow is the perfect person for our biggest campaign yet. She embodies Flow’s mission to mindfully hydrate with naturally occurring alkaline water.”

Flow’s water contains naturally occurring essential minerals, electrolytes and an alkaline pH of +/- 8.1. The campaign will roll out across United States, Canada, the U.K. and Europe.

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Gwyneth Paltrow models Goop’s debut swimwear collection

Gwyneth Paltrow has modelled key designs from the newly-launched Goop swimwear collection.The 46-year-old started her lifestyle empire in 2008, which features health and wellness advice, recipes, non-toxic beauty products and sustainable fashion. Now, …

Gwyneth Paltrow has modelled key designs from the newly-launched Goop swimwear collection.

The 46-year-old started her lifestyle empire in 2008, which features health and wellness advice, recipes, non-toxic beauty products and sustainable fashion.

Now, Gwyneth has taken the Goop brand one step further and unveiled a nine-piece swimwear line under her G. Label, which already sells a range of clothing and is “inspired by pieces GP (Gwyneth Paltrow) has worn, loved, and never been able to replace.”

In an accompanying campaign, the Shakespeare in Love actress shows off the chic one and two-piece sets and is seen relaxing on a sun lounger and dipping her toes into a pool.

Made out of Italian double-stretch fabric, the garments come in black and olive colourways, with prices ranging from $170 to $300 (£135 – £239). Designs include a high-neck surf-inspired wet suit, a chic black one-shouldered one-piece, and a convertible bandeau top and matching briefs.

There are also three Italian cotton cover ups, in pale blue and white, with prices starting at $395 (£314).

The mother-of-two managed to surprise plenty of her celebrity friends with the stunning images too, and many rushed to pay Gwyneth compliments after she shared the snaps on Instagram.

“The suit is not (what) I would like to purchase. Abs for $20.00, please,” Jennifer Garner quipped, while Demi Moore simply commented with a series of fire emojis.

“Omg you are something else,” she gushed.

The swimwear collection is now available to buy on the Goop website.

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop launching clothing line for men

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is launching its debut men’s clothing line. The lifestyle brand, founded by the actress in 2008, is releasing G. Label Men, a collection that will feature with six sweaters, all made in Italy. Similar to Goop’s G. Label women…

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is launching its debut men’s clothing line.

The lifestyle brand, founded by the actress in 2008, is releasing G. Label Men, a collection that will feature with six sweaters, all made in Italy.

Similar to Goop’s G. Label womenswear, the line has “reimagined” wardrobe staples, including details like cover stitching and drawstrings with leather pulls, Goop’s senior vice president of fashion Shaun Kearney revealed to WWD.

Items in the G. Label Men collection will be priced from $450 to $525 (£355 – £415).

Bosses at Goop were prompted to begin designing menswear after an unprecedented amount of customer requests.

“We started to see men with their spouses at the Goop health summits. Both the men and their spouses were asking when we were going to launch G. Label men’s,” Kearney explained to the publication.

He added that he will evaluate demand to see what the appetite is once the line is released.

On Sunday, Goop also released a monthly edition of its newsletter tailored to men’s wellness and introduced a new men’s vertical on the site.

“We’re launching in a very Goopy way,” joked Kearney.

The first edition of the newsletter is guest-edited by chef Seamus Mullen and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole – the two experts are the hosts of the lifestyle brand’s new podcast, Goopfellas, which launched in May.

Content from the first issue of the newsletter includes a technology guide for the modern guy, a feature on how to Goop the grill with healthy recipes, and an op-ed dive into testosterone and hormonal health.

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