Gwyneth Paltrow unveils Goop furniture line

Gwyneth Paltrow is helping fans step up their home decor by launching her own Goop furniture line. The actress, who celebrates the 10th anniversary of her Goop lifestyle brand next month (Sep18), has teamed up with bosses at CB2, the more affordable, …

Gwyneth Paltrow is helping fans step up their home decor by launching her own Goop furniture line.

The actress, who celebrates the 10th anniversary of her Goop lifestyle brand next month (Sep18), has teamed up with bosses at CB2, the more affordable, modern homeware offshoot of U.S. retailer Crate and Barrel, for the newly-released venture, creating pieces similar to the aesthetic of her own California home.

“Our goal is to create beautiful products that will carry women through every aspect of their lives,” Blair Lawson, Goop’s chief merchandising officer, tells Fast Company.

“We’ve created beauty and fashion products (for Goop), but our customers had been asking for home products as well. This is our first foray into the world of furniture.”

The 58-piece Goop x CB2 collection features an array of items, including glassware, pillows, rugs, tables, chairs, and sofas, and each one is designed to reflect the Oscar-winning mother-of-two’s various interests, from all over the world.

“Gwyneth has children and wants her home to be cosy,” Blair says. “But she also loves having a very layered look, that pulls from a wide range of inspirations and travels.”

The lack of a singular decor style made CB2 the perfect brand for Goop officials to partner with, according to CB2 president Ryan Turf.

“The design team feels free to draw from anything that inspires them,” he explains. “We’re less interested in a specific style and more interested in pieces to spark an emotion, because they remind you of a particular time in your life, or a piece of art that you love.”

Prices for the Goop x CB2 line, which is available online and in stores, range from $10 (£8) to $2,000 (£1,500).

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Kelly Preston launching natural beauty brand

Kelly Preston is gearing up to launch her own beauty brand.The Jerry Maguire actress, who has long advocated for abiding by an organic diet, is set to follow in the footsteps of celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr in crea…

Kelly Preston is gearing up to launch her own beauty brand.

The Jerry Maguire actress, who has long advocated for abiding by an organic diet, is set to follow in the footsteps of celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr in creating her own natural skincare label.

To be known as Breathe Organics, Kelly’s range currently includes four anti-ageing products; a serum and cream for daytime as well as a night serum and moisturiser.

“I’m trying to educate a new consumer – somebody who has heard about organic and knows enough that they are looking for organic products,” she told WWD of her latest venture. “The thought has been, ‘Oh, it doesn’t work as well as a chemical or synthetic counterpart,’ and I’m here to say that it does.”

Kelly’s Breathe Organics products will be priced from $121 – $149 (£94 – £116) and are set to be available to purchase online in either December or January.

The blonde star, who is married to actor John Travolta, has funded the company herself but is considering taking on investment, and in the future, may extend the line to include cosmetics and other products such as face masks.

“For the last 20 years, I’ve been speaking out against chemicals and their effects on the environment, how we can protect ourselves and our children and live around and amongst them,” the 55-year-old commented. “What you put on your skin and body is just as important as what you breathe and ingest.”

Kelly has previously acted as a brand ambassador for beauty giant Neutrogena. But she is adamant that organic formulas are the future of the industry.

“These products are like food for your skin. I’ve always said that if you can catch your skin early, you can prevent so much damage,” she insisted.

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Gwyneth Paltrow chats holistic beauty with pal Drew Barrymore

Gwyneth Paltrow wants her famous friend Drew Barrymore to help her create the ultimate beauty treatment.Gwyneth and Drew both run their own lifestyle brands – Goop and Flower Beauty – and have become experts in the field of cosmetics and wellbeing. D…

Gwyneth Paltrow wants her famous friend Drew Barrymore to help her create the ultimate beauty treatment.

Gwyneth and Drew both run their own lifestyle brands – Goop and Flower Beauty – and have become experts in the field of cosmetics and wellbeing.

During a phone call chat for American InStyle, the actresses discussed their passion for looking and feeling great.

“At Goop we look at beauty as holistic: What you put in your body is equally important as your topical products,” Gwyneth commented. “I feel very fortunate because I’m in a position where I’m able to actually materialise and execute ideas. So for me to dream up and make, say, a clean shampoo with an amazing scalp scrub in it — it’s a very cool thing. But if I could invent something that would help people forgive themselves, I think that would be the best beauty treatment of all time. Will you help me invent that?

“Yeah,” Drew replied. “It seems like it would be the cure for everything. I’d have to come up with the f**king Orgasmatron to match the importance of that.

“I like that. I want that,” Gwyneth laughed.

Cameron Diaz was also involved with the chat as she was with Drew after a joint workout, and shared that she aspired to be like her A-list pals.

And explaining why they decided to call Goop goddess Gwyneth, Drew gushed: “And I like the idea of inner beauty. I’m such a believer in it. So who else to talk to about the inside and outside than you?”

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Gwyneth Paltrow flashes a fresh make-up free face as she gets ready for bed

Gwyneth Paltrow has shared her bedtime beauty routine with fans in a new episode of Go To Bed With Me.The actress and lifestyle entrepreneur offers up her skin secrets, fresh-faced, while donning a bathrobe at home in her bathroom in the new video for …

Gwyneth Paltrow has shared her bedtime beauty routine with fans in a new episode of Go To Bed With Me.

The actress and lifestyle entrepreneur offers up her skin secrets, fresh-faced, while donning a bathrobe at home in her bathroom in the new video for U.S. magazine Harper’s Bazaar’s online series, and the star admits she tries to “keep it simple” when it comes to grooming before bed.

The Avengers star starts off her routine by brushing her skin with a G.Tox Dry Brush from her Goop line in a bid to remove dead skin cells.

“It does the job of exfoliation and improving circulation,” she says in the footage of the beauty ritual.

She then polishes her scalp with Goop’s G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub Shampoo, choosing to use a salt scrub to cleanse her body as well.

Gwyneth has even more fun grooming when she steps out of the shower, using her company’s Exfoliating Instant Facial to wash her face.

“This, to me, is like a professional facial in a jar,” she smiles. “On the jar it says to use it three times a week but I use it every night. What I like so much when you get a professional facial is that there are always a couple of kinds of exfoliation, so we developed this instant facial to have an acid tingly exfoliation and also a manual exfoliation.”

The 45-year-old caps off her routine with moisturisation and eye cream from the Dr. Barbara Sturm brand.

“At night time I always love to use Vitner’s Daughter (botanical serum). I love it, my skin tends to be on the drier side,” she notes. “It’s not only an oil-based serum. April, the woman who makes it, says it’s full of all sorts of fantastic things. It really heals skin.”

“In the summer I tend to use less night cream, because we are on the East Coast and it has a nice humidity in the air, but if I’m in California or in the wintertime, I use a nice night cream,” she adds. “Some other things that I love to use at night is body oil or a nice body butter. I really like the one by Beautycounter – they make a really nice body butter that I love.”

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Lea Michele loves to indulge in relaxing baths

Lea Michele finds taking a luxurious bath to be the best way to relax.The actress/singer always turns heads on the red carpet and is known for her flawless complexion and shiny brunette locks. While Lea has a very busy schedule with her work on TV show…

Lea Michele finds taking a luxurious bath to be the best way to relax.

The actress/singer always turns heads on the red carpet and is known for her flawless complexion and shiny brunette locks.

While Lea has a very busy schedule with her work on TV show The Mayor and planning her upcoming nuptials to Zandy Reich, she has now shared that finds the best way to slow down at the end of the day is a long soak in the tub.

“I am a really big fan of (Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand) Goop, and I love their detox bath salts at the end of the day or even before an event if I want to relax or detox,” she told People.com. “I love using their charcoal one as well – all of them are incredible and the complete detox line is fantastic. I can detox my system or I use them to get my skin to look its absolute best.”

When Lea has more time to spare, she will call up her friend Emma Roberts and book in a session at Shape House, an “urban sweat” lodge.

Or she will ask Ashley Tisdale to go for a massage with her.

“We get massages together, she loves beauty. She will tell me all of her favourite little beauty things,” the 31-year-old smiled.

During the interview, Lea explained that she is boosting her health by taking Olly Vitamins, the company she is a brand ambassador for. And she also abides by a mostly plant-based diet.

“Beauty is not just on the outside. Getting to feel and look your absolute best starts from the inside out,” she added. “I go back and forth in between pescatarian and vegetarian diet, and I love doing cleanses when I can. I see results in my skin and in my hair, the texture of my hair, and my overall energy level.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow teams with Lilly Pulitzer on Goop line

Gwyneth Paltrow has co-designed a five-piece collection with Lilly Pulitzer for Goop.Goop, Gwyneth’s lifestyle company, is no stranger to teaming up with big-name brands, working with Christian Louboutin, Stella McCartney and Nicole Richie’s House of H…

Gwyneth Paltrow has co-designed a five-piece collection with Lilly Pulitzer for Goop.

Goop, Gwyneth’s lifestyle company, is no stranger to teaming up with big-name brands, working with Christian Louboutin, Stella McCartney and Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 in the past.

Now, American brand Lilly Pulitzer is getting the Goop treatment.

“I felt so inspired looking through Slim Aarons’ photos of these glamorous, elegant women dressed in Lilly Pulitzer. The opportunity to reinvent the aesthetic has been a lot of fun,” Gwyneth said in a statement, referencing photographer Slim’s images of Rockefeller and Vanderbilt women wearing Lilly Pulitzer.

Working with Mira Fain, Lilly Pulitzer’s executive vice president of product design and development, Gwyneth came up with the Kiss Kiss print, a swirly pink and white design, which features across all five pieces, including the Paltrow Blouse, Gwyneth Stretch Shift Dress, Lilly Maxi Skirt, Palm Beach Silk Maxi Dress and the Palm Beach Tote.

“This was an exciting and fun creative collaboration. We were delighted to work with Gwyneth Paltrow and the talented Goop team and bring to life a capsule collection that highlights the best of both brands” Mira said. “While designing the collection, we were thrilled to hear Gwyneth share her memories of wearing Lilly Pulitzer during the summer visits to The Hamptons.”

Prices range from $398 (£303) for the silk maxi to $88 (£67) for the tote.

The Goop x Lilly Pulitzer collection is available online, at Goop’s Sag Harbor pop-up in The Hamptons, New York, and in Lilly Pulitzer stores across America.

Lilly Pulitzer, Inc. was founded by late socialite and designer Lillian Pulitzer Rousseau in 1959.

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Zac Posen would ‘love’ to design men’s clothing

Zac Posen is open to designing menswear collections in the future..The American designer launched his namesake label in 2001 and has dressed some of the world’s most famous women, including Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rihanna. Though his own brand…

Zac Posen is open to designing menswear collections in the future..

The American designer launched his namesake label in 2001 and has dressed some of the world’s most famous women, including Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rihanna. Though his own brand is catered exclusively to women, Posen has recently revealed the results of his partnership with Delta Air Lines, in which he was recruited to redesign the company’s iconic uniforms. And having had the opportunity to dress men and women in line with the collaboration, the fashion star is interested in expanding his client base.

“I’d love to do men’s clothing,” he insisted in an interview with Teen Vogue. “It really has to do with time. I’ve had my company for over 17 years and you have to give things the right time and have the right partners in the process. That’s really key before you jump into something. At the right time, we’ll be there. I make everything I wear every single day, head to toe.”

The 37-year-old added that each suit he wears as a Project Runway judge has been created via Brooks Brothers, the historic clothier he has been creative director of since 2014.

“I feel very lucky and fortunate to have that experience,” he smiled. “I’m really happy with the suits I own. And some of the mens’ Delta uniform, I’ll be incorporating with jeans for a more casual look.”

Though Posen is currently overseeing numerous projects, he always finds time to unwind from his many duties in order to return to his duties with a clear head.

“I go to my kitchen. I cook. I take a fashion detox,” he explained. “I have a cookbook, it’s called Cooking with Zac. That is my calm. I turn on my music, I close my door, and I drape. I’m very old-school in that way but it happens, and it just comes.”

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Goop partner with U.S. hotel chain on new fitness classes

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop is branching out into fitness classes after partnering with Westin Hotels & Resorts.The brand is dedicated to healthy living, and now fans can take part in special classes, called G. Sport Sessions, this summer (1…

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop is branching out into fitness classes after partnering with Westin Hotels & Resorts.

The brand is dedicated to healthy living, and now fans can take part in special classes, called G. Sport Sessions, this summer (18).

A-list trainer, and regular Goop contributor, Tracy Anderson is leading the classes with a 45-minute workout session.

Participants will also get the chance to take part in a Q&A reception with Westin Fresh by The Juicery and will receive a Goop-curated gift bag with its new G. Sport activewear, G. Soak bath salts, Goop Glow and a Westin fitness accessory.

“At Goop, we believe wellness can be transformative for both your body and your mind, but we also know how hard it is to keep up your healthy routines during the summer. We hope G. Sport Sessions will be a way for guests to carve out time for themselves,” Megan O’Neill, senior beauty editor at Goop, said in a statement. “We incorporated some of our favourite things to create the experience, including a sweat session with Tracy, amazing food and a grab bag of luxurious Goop products.”

Sessions are priced at $150 (£113), and tickets are available online now.

The first session takes place at The Westin Chicago River North on 28 July, followed by a second at The Westin Austin (Texas) Downtown on 25 August.

As well as training celebrities including Gwyneth, Lena Dunham and Victoria Beckham, Tracy also recently launched a versatile fitness collection on shopping channel QVC, in partnership with G.I.L.I., by Jill Martin.

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Miuccia Prada looks to reject ‘cliche’ with her clothes

Miuccia Prada is adamant the secret to her design success is avoiding trend-orientated clothes.Miuccia, who took over the family business in 1978, has always been at the forefront of fashion, preferring to think outside the box rather than try and emul…

Miuccia Prada is adamant the secret to her design success is avoiding trend-orientated clothes.

Miuccia, who took over the family business in 1978, has always been at the forefront of fashion, preferring to think outside the box rather than try and emulate current trends.

Reflecting on some of her favourite looks from over the years, the 68-year-old style trailblazer recreated key items for a new shoot with British Vogue using nylon gabardine, the material that became synonymous with the designer in the ’80s when she unveiled the now-iconic Prada nylon backpack.

“Actually, I think they are very contemporary,” she said of clothes she designed more than 20 years ago. “Many works of Prada don’t look old because it’s never a trend for a trend’s sake. It reflects aspects of people, personalities, and ideas. It’s more concept than trend.

“I do so much thinking. I doubt everything. That is the process of my job, the doubt, the discussion. You do something, maybe a camel coat, but how can a camel coat be against the notion of itself? It’s my way of working. Always trying to go against the rules, the cliche.”

Her forward thinking has ensured Prada has never gone out of style, and it’s a brand coveted by the likes of Eva Mendes, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Reese Witherspoon.

Miuccia is also keen to appeal to a younger audience but stops short of labelling the group “millennials”.

“When they talk about millennials, it’s because somebody wants to sell something to them, and I think it’s deeply disrespectful,” she mused. “(Selling is) definitely an important part of our job, but it’s not our instinct. Our instinct is just doing a good job, to respect people, to do something we think is meaningful.”

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Diane von Furstenberg happy to see feminism back in fashion

Diane von Furstenberg is happy to see the feminism is once again “back in fashion”.The Belgian-born fashion designer redefined womenswear with the launch of her iconic wrap dress in 1974, and has gone on to outfit the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer…

Diane von Furstenberg is happy to see the feminism is once again “back in fashion”.

The Belgian-born fashion designer redefined womenswear with the launch of her iconic wrap dress in 1974, and has gone on to outfit the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama.

Furstenberg has been an advocate for women’s rights ever since she launched her brand and is now excited to see feminist themes rise to the forefront of public conversation once again.

“I’ve always been a feminist, so for me, I was so happy to see that it came back into fashion, so to speak,” she said in an interview with Here & Now. “Because I was a feminist in the ’70s, but then my children’s generation, somehow, they took it a little bit for granted. But now I see for my granddaughters, they are not taking it for granted and they are very active.”

In response to the sexual harassment scandals currently rocking Hollywood, Furstenberg is certain that the “genie came out of the bottle” but will now “stay out”.

And she believes it is now more important than ever to show support for female-focused events such as International Women’s Day, which was marked on Thursday (08Mar18).

“I think every woman is a role model for other women when she’s willing to be honest and sincere, and talk about not only her successes, but also her challenges, her vulnerability and her fears,” the 71-year-old shared.

To celebrate women this week, Furstenberg is hosting a number of panels which are open to the public at her boutique in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.

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