Gwyneth Paltrow Lives Better Than You – Just Ask Her
Gwyneth Paltrow covers the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, on newsstands this week. Inside the magazine Gwyneth defends her much maligned lifestyle newsletter, GOOP.
“Any time you do anything with any degree of sincerity, people make fun of you. That’s totally fine. I don’t care. I don’t read any of it. My thing with Goop has always been, if you don’t like it, then don’t log onto it. There were a couple of times when I thought, ‘I’m just gonna stop doing it. People are so mean to me. I don’t want to do it.’ But then I was like, ‘Who cares what some lame person out there says?’ I was in Italy once, and this old man came up to me and said, ‘I had the best time in Nashville because of Goop.’ And that is so worth it to me.”
It is not her sincerity that irks people. It is her out of touch persona. Not everyone grew up in New York City, attended tony schools, and has lived the career of a movie star actress. We get it; she is an extremely fortunate person. Not necessarily her fault she has been privileged. What is her fault is being an a-hole about it. The issue is that she has a newsletter that aims to inform people of a better way to live. That is you know, if you can do stuff like buy Alexander McQueen gowns, Burberry boots, and Chophard necklaces and have your own fishmonger and be able to fly on private jets.
Buy the majority of your beauty products from France. (That is if you can’t make it to Rite-Aid this week).
She has offered investment advice while spending a reported $10 million on improvements alone for her mega house in London. (Kind of like Oprah having that show last week on how much money you really need to be happy).
She suggested an expensive 21-day cleanse to drop extra holiday weight (because it clearly is something she struggles with).
Have a weekly blowout. (Why stop at one? Why not have your butler do it every other day?)
Have a personal trainer come to your house. It is best to schedule a session on Monday, so it sets the tone for the rest of the week. (And here I was thinking it is best to have your trainer come on Fridays, so you could discuss Real Housewives and practice your dance moves for all the clubbing over the weekend.)