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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Kourtney Kardashian launches lifestyle website for the ‘modern woman’

Kourtney Kardashian has launched a lifestyle website for the “modern woman” who wants to live like her.The eldest Kardashian sister went live with her website Poosh on Tuesday (02Apr19), which takes its name from the reality star’s nickname for her six…

Kourtney Kardashian has launched a lifestyle website for the “modern woman” who wants to live like her.

The eldest Kardashian sister went live with her website Poosh on Tuesday (02Apr19), which takes its name from the reality star’s nickname for her six-year-old daughter Penelope. Much like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, Kourtney’s platform will cover topics including health, wellness, beauty, fashion, her passion for interior decor and kids.

“It’s a place of discovery,” she told Vogue.com. “Poosh will be curating a lifestyle that’s very much the lifestyle that I lead.”

Currently, the site features posts about organic wines, coffee table books, and Kourtney’s tips on How to look good naked, and it will also feature product recommendations, recipes, and interviews with wellness experts to show its readers that Kourtney’s way of life “is achievable by all.”

“I try to use all natural beauty products,” she added, explaining that not everything in her kit is 100 per cent organic. “It’s all about living your best life and embracing the fact that it’s not perfect.”

In addition, Kourtney will share information on clean beauty, a cause she became passionate about after noticing harmful ingredients in the products she used daily when she first became a mum. Last year (18), she went to Washington, D.C. to advocate for cosmetics reforms on Capitol Hill.

“It’s important to use my voice to share everything I’ve learned,” she continued. “I would think that by this point, we wouldn’t have to do the work ourselves on the Skin Deep App,” she noted, referencing the Environmental Working Group’s popular tool that rates the toxicity of personal care products. The 39-year-old recently rid her bathroom of products rated more than three on EWG’s score system.

“I got rid of so many things — even my kids’ hair gel that’s made for kids was a horrible score and I had no idea and I was so upset about it,” she told the LA Times. “The other thing about the importance of the law with Congress that we’re hoping gets passed is we shouldn’t have to be doing this. We shouldn’t have to be, as consumers, going into a store and scanning every product and going through our whole bathrooms or having kids’ products that are hazardous to our children.”

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Kourtney Kardashian teases new lifestyle brand Poosh

Kourtney Kardashian is gearing up to launch a new lifestyle brand named Poosh.While the reality TV star’s sister Kim Kardashian has found success with her KKW Beauty line and her younger half-sister Kylie Jenner has made a fortune with her Kylie Cosmet…

Kourtney Kardashian is gearing up to launch a new lifestyle brand named Poosh.

While the reality TV star’s sister Kim Kardashian has found success with her KKW Beauty line and her younger half-sister Kylie Jenner has made a fortune with her Kylie Cosmetics collection, the eldest Kardashian sibling has, for the most part, steered clear of starting her own business.

However, Kourtney took to Instagram on Monday (04Mar19) to announce that she is creating a label called Poosh and has already started a website.

She gave no further details, though all of her posts were captioned, “Coming soon #pooshtheboundaries.”

Another shot on her Instagram page contained the words, “This isn’t a monologue, it’s a dialogue.”

On the homepage of the website, Kourtney simply invites fans to sign up for further email updates, while an accompanying image shows her posing nude in a bathroom with her hair wrapped in a white towel as she holds a laptop and teacup.

In the background, there is a copy of Paulo Coehlo’s 1988 novel The Alchemist, as well as a set of shelves stacked with beauty products, essential oils, towels, and bath salts.

Accordingly, followers have speculated that Kourtney may be following in the footsteps of Gwyneth Paltrow by starting a Goop-inspired blog or website, while others are certain she is about to launch her own skincare or beauty line.

And while the 39-year-old is yet to share how she came up with the name Poosh, fans of Keeping Up with the Kardashians will know that “Poosh” is one of her nicknames for her six-year-old daughter Penelope, who she shares with ex-partner Scott Disick.

“You’ll be her first role model, her first friend, her first love. My little Poosh,” wrote Kourtney on an Instagram post about her second child back in February 2017.

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Twitter users slam Gwyneth Paltrow’s claim she popularised yoga

Gwyneth Paltrow has incurred the wrath of yoga fans after taking credit for bringing the ancient Indian practice to the mainstream.In a bold new interview with WSJ. Magazine, the actress and Goop founder declared that yoga’s surge in popularity was a…

Gwyneth Paltrow has incurred the wrath of yoga fans after taking credit for bringing the ancient Indian practice to the mainstream.

In a bold new interview with WSJ. Magazine, the actress and Goop founder declared that yoga’s surge in popularity was all down to her, and people had initially called her a “witch” and a “freak” after she became involved in the spiritual practice.

“Forgive me if this comes out wrong, but I went to do a yoga class in L.A. recently and the 22-year-old girl behind the counter was like, ‘Have you ever done yoga before?’ And literally I turned to my friend, and I was like, ‘You have this job because I’ve done yoga before’,” Gwyneth boasted.

Her comments have not gone down well though, with Twitter users venting their anger at her ignorance.

“yoga has been around for thousands of years and gwyneth paltrow thinks she invented it,” one user tweeted, while another said: “OMG. It was really Gwyneth Paltrow who wrote the Yoga Sutras THOUSANDS of years ago?! Wow, and she Time travels!! What an idiot. She is Hollywood’s Trump in terms of narcissism.”

A third posted: “My brown self did not know that Gwyneth Paltrow invented yoga. This is Peak White Nonsense.”

Others pointed out that Marilyn Monroe, who died 10 years before 46-year-old Gwyneth was even born, was a big fan of yoga.

Raquel Welch, Shirley MacLaine, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson and Jeff Bridges were also all clients of Bikram Choudhury’s Bikram yoga movement in the early mid-‘70s.

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop unveils size-inclusive fashion collaboration

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is partnering with Universal Standard on a size-inclusive collection.Since launching the lifestyle brand in 2008, the Iron Man actress has expanded the company to include beauty, fashion, fragrance and wellness lines. Now, Gwyne…

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is partnering with Universal Standard on a size-inclusive collection.

Since launching the lifestyle brand in 2008, the Iron Man actress has expanded the company to include beauty, fashion, fragrance and wellness lines.

Now, Gwyneth has announced that she has teamed with designers at Universal Standard, the popular plus-size label founded by Polina Veksler and Alexandra Waldman in 2015, on a capsule range.

“At Goop, I always say internally something that we try to do is eliminate shame by talking about things, whether it’s sexual health or stress or post-natal depression. I want Goop to be a place where women who are feeling marginalised in any way can come and find content and product,” she said in an interview with Business of Fashion in regards to her latest venture. “This is an area where we haven’t been great and I believe inclusivity is really important.”

A preview of the Goop x Universal Standard collection shows the line includes a classic black tuxedo with satin lapels and several black dresses with pleated skirts. A jumpsuit and coat will be available to buy too, with the pieces available in sizes 00 to 40 – an offering that far exceeds the most common sizes stocked in boutiques – U.S. sizes 0 to 14 (U.K. 2 to 16).

Regarding the concept, Alexandra explained that working with Gwyneth and Goop seemed like a natural step.

“Goop has been a real disruptor by allowing women to really look at the whole idea of wellness in a new light, without any boundaries,” she shared. “That fits perfectly with what we’re trying to do with clothing.”

In February, Gwyneth pledged her support for Universal Standard when she joined a group of entrepreneurs who invested $7 million (£5 million) into the company.

Goop x Universal Standard goes on sale in stores and online on Tuesday (27Nov18).

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