As you may know, back in September, Gwyneth Paltrow started an advice website called Goop. She said, "My life is good because I am not passive about it", and she wanted you to know that one of the reasons she's a millionaire actress is because she invests in what’s real and pauses before reacting. She tells you to not be lazy, which may or may not be why you’re not a millionaire actress. (note – Paltrows parents are lifelong friends with Steven Spielberg, who gave Gwyneth her first role in "Hook".)
Anyway, now Gwyneth is lashing back at critics who think the site is condescending and unrealistic. Those critics just don’t get it, Gwyneth tells People magazine.
"I think the people who are criticizing it or criticizing the idea of it, don't really get it, because if they did, they would like it." Paltrow said she believes some of the barbs simply stem from the fact that she's doing something new and different. "I think that people like people to stay in their 'box' – they like people to stay how they are comfortable seeing them."
That's what I was thinking too. Those critics are either too scared to leave their safe little box or too dumb to get it. Unlike Gwyneth Paltrow, who is really smart (note – she attended college for less than one semester, as an art major at UCSB, then dropped out) and knows people could benefit from her wisdom.
For example, Goop has a section called GET. "The fun frivolity (of shopping) can really cheer a girl up," she says. : )
Here, she talks about some basic clothing pieces for what she calls "everyday life". But looking good doesn’t have to cost a lot, because as she says, "I have found a few great (pieces) in all different price ranges."
She goes on to recommend five different pairs of shoes. She starts with a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti boots, and count your lucky stars because those are actually on sale right now for 600 dollars. They’re normally 1000. Next she hearts some tartan Roger Vivier boots that will cost anywhere from 1150 to 1700 dollars. After that the Lidia heels from Brian Atwood go for 1000. Next are some Christian Louboutin boots for 1125, and she finishes with some Gucci ankle boots, now on sale for 800 (they're normally 1000).
Gwyneth and I agree. 600 to 1700 covers all the different price ranges. The normal person can spend 1700, but even if you’re a piece of shit with only 600 dollars to spend on shoes, even you can have some nice basic pieces for everyday life. If you get them online, on sale.
In another section (here), she talks about "easy, fuss-free dressing. I’ve paired the basics together for three very different but wearable outfits that can be amended for any occasion."
Good, some more basics, simple staples to make a womans life easier. She recommends a cashmere coat by Tods for 2000 dollars. Theres also a pashmy bag by Tods (she's the Tods spokeperson by the way). A similar pashmy bag retails for 1125 dollars. The Chopard heart necklace she recommends retails for around 3000. The repetto ballet flats are 235. The Sergio Rossi boots are around 1000. The coin purse is crafted lambskin (treat yourself!) and sells for 300.
If you were wondering, so far we’ve spent twelve and half thousand dollars for one coat, a purse, a wallet, a weeks worth of shoes and a necklace. A small price to pay for the blueprint to success, as told by Gwyneth Paltrow, thanks to the wisdom she’s gained from overcoming a lifetime of opulence and luxury. When she started out in Hollywood, all she had were connections and millions of dollars, yet she made it, and now …YOU CAN TOO (if you have those things)!