Gwyneth Paltrow's Spring Wardrobe Recommendations...Only $450K

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by overedge, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    I think we are in synch! But, now you have to start taking Pilates :lol:. Seriously, my daughter got me to go. I figured I'd do one class to humor her. I have gone twice a week now, for about 2 months - I LOVE IT! I can't tell you how much stronger I am, how much better my posture is, how much better my back feels. I bought the spine corrector, so that I could do those moves at home. It was well worth the $199.00. Every Pilates class is about 50% different. It focuses on core strength, but also works other muscles you don't work in other more traditional exercise. I'm thinking of doing it 3 times a week.
     
  2. MacMadame

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    Pilates is awesome!
     
  3. maatTheViking

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    When I had a personal trainer, she kept making me do different stuff, rotating exercises. I enjoy core/balance exercises, like standing on a balance board and catching a heavy (3-5 lbs) ball, the most. Though I have to force myself to exercise.

    With Jessica Biel, she does look awesome, but she is also younger than Gwynth? Young skin helps a lot.

    I'm personally impressed with Pink, she looks so fit.
     
  4. orbitz

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    One of the most beautiful woman ever was Olivia Newton-John before the plastic surgeries. I think her face would have aged gracefully by itself too, but she had to go and messed it up.

    GP has a J.Crew-ish appeal: outdoorsy and fresh-faced. (Well, she was fresh-faced in her 20s; Not so much anymore, LOL.)

    Jessica Biel has a naturally athletic frame. That's just something she's born with, and of course, she works out to enhance it. But I don't Biel's face is particularly memorable.

    Michelle Pfeiffer is still very pretty, although I'm sure she has had some work done to maintain it. She hasn't gone overboard with the cosmetic procedures, but one can tell that she had some work done.

    Nicole Kidman ruins her face with the over Botoxing. She has claimed in the past to lay off the botox, but her current face is still pulled as tight as a baby's bottom.
     
  5. leesaleesa

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    I was in the grocery store, and there was a huge photo of G.P.'s mug on the magazine rack. I finally figured out what she reminds me of: Papier mache. She looks so dry and lifeless, like a husk. Flat and one dimensional. She must be a nightmare to photograph.

    That no underwear dress she's all butt hurt about sure is one ugly schmatta. Fire the sycophant stylist and shop for yourself at Carolina Herrera. Impossible to go wrong there.
     
  6. cruisin

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    I think her best fashion statement was the Tom Ford, white ensemble, that she wore to the Oscars a year or two ago. That was beyond stunning. In spite of the fact that she was the one wearing it. I never understood why she got so much praise for the ill-fitting Ralph Lauren, pink dress she wore when she won her (undeserved) Oscar for Shakespeare in Love.
     
  7. overedge

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    According to the PEOPLE article, Gwyneth doesn't read anything about her on the Internet because she doesn't pay any attention to what people who don't know her think of her.

    Oh, and that $450K spring wardrobe? It was just meant as "inspiration". I am sure all the designers who gave their clothes to be publicized in that feature will really appreciate knowing that Gwynnie actually meant for the readers to run off and buy something else.....
     
  8. cruisin

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    Why would she care what we peons think? I sometimes wonder if she gets enough oxygen, with her nose so high up in the air. Maybe that's her problem :lol:.
     
  9. michiruwater

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    I think that's a fairly healthy attitude to take that all celebrities should subscribe to, but maybe that's just me.

    I think Gwyneth is quite pretty, even beautiful at times. She isn't the prettiest actress in Hollywood, no, but I certainly don't think she's plain at all.

    Did this become the fitness thread?...
     
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  10. VIETgrlTerifa

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    If I was her, I wouldn't read the crap people say about me either.
     
  11. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    ITA about the white Tom Ford--her best ever look IMO.
     
  12. alexikeguchi

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    Well that's good because most internet users don't pay any attention to the drivel coming out of her mouth either. However, I'm not sure she really doesn't pay attention because she seems to feel compelled to make a public spectacle of herself whenever people stop noticing her.
     
  13. cruisin

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    ^^ Good point.
     
  14. MacMadame

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    I'm me and I don't care what crap people who don't know me say about me on the internet either. :D
     
  15. Jenny

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    That's pretty stupid for someone who's livelihood depends on what people think of her. As an actress she might be able to ride on the popularity of other stars or characters in her movies, but as someone who is attempting to build a lifestyle empire solely based on who she is, she might want to start paying some attention to what her potential followers and customers think.
     
  16. my little pony

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    about 2 yrs ago she said that she had considered closing her website because she was getting so much hate over it. i'm guessing she reads or previously read enough comments to know people were criticizing it.
     
  17. manleywoman

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    Same here. It was ill-fitting, and wrinkled.

    I beg to differ. Clearly she has a following, and her book is selling. So they are paying attention. Whether or not they believe the drivel is another story.
     
  18. cruisin

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  19. PDilemma

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    She has agents, PR firms, marketing specialists and managers to pay attention to that. And I don't know that anyone in the public eye should waste time reading the horrific nonsense that is said about them on the web particularly on social media, forums and comment sections. For someone like Gwyneth, the people she pays can monitor what needs to be understood for the sake of marketing and her career endeavors.
     
  20. Jenny

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    Disagree - she doesn't need to read it herself, but she does need to "pay attention" to it, as the original statement said she did not. The head of any business should be paying attention to what their various audiences are saying, especially when the company's only brand is that person.
     
  21. PDilemma

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    She is likely more the face than the head of business in terms of strategy and marketing. And taking her words that literally is silly. Clearly, as demonstrated by some of her other comments, she has some awareness of public response. That doesn't mean she has to log on and read the yahoo comments herself or google her name to find this FSU thread and take notes. Corporations pay people to monitor responses on social media. I'm sure PR firms, agents and management of celebrities do the same. They don't have to literally, personally "pay attention" to have awareness.
     
  22. Simone411

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    I just keep thinking about what could be done with 450K. Some of it could be donated to cancer foundations, St. Judes childrens hospital, NNFF, donations to help with the homeless, and the rest could help feed the starving children around the world. That's just my thinking, of course. I just know you can't take that kind of money with you when you die, and you certainly can't take all those designer clothes with you when you die.
     
  23. mag

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    While I agree that spending $450,000 on a spring wardrobe seems excessive, if people who have that kind of money to spend don't spend it, the store clerks who rely on commissions, the cleaning people who clean up the stores and warehouses, etc etc wouldn't have jobs for very long. People who buy these clothes, and spend that kind of money, may well donate similar amounts or even more to charity. It is not necessarily and either or choice.
     
  24. Simone411

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    I'm not saying that's the case with everyone. I know of several celebrities, famous people, etc. that unselfishly donate to charities and even coordinate fundraisers. But there are also people in this world that don't give it a second thought when it comes to helping others.

    As I stated, that's just my way of thinking. That's what I would do if I had that 450k.
     
  25. leesaleesa

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    This is where I am on her side. I don't think less of anyone who works , makes money, and spends it on themselves. Gwyneth and her fellow wealthy peer's spending habits create jobs, which is a better way, IMO, to "spread the wealth" than to give it to those "in need". We really don't know that Gwyneth doesn't help others simply because she's smart enough to not give her money away freely. Some unselfish people donate money for a variety of reasons that aren't as altruistic as they may seem.

    I sort of love that "I can't pretend to be someone who makes 25k a year" comment. It's true, and why should she feel bad about having money and spending it? Even though I don't care for her acting skills or questionable beauty, she's obviously a hard worker and focused on how to get what she wants. There are a few things she can teach us.
     
  26. cruisin

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    I don't resent her good fortune. I think she should be able to spend her money however she wants. And she should live in any style she chooses. However, she should engage her brain when she opens her mouth. The statement is condescending. Did you read the link I posted? she is quite good at opening her mouth and having no edit button or common sense.
     
  27. skipaway

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    Gwyneth Hijacks Literary Event

    Appears it's not fun sitting next to GP at a book signing event

     
  28. Wyliefan

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    If Oxenberg's grammar is that bad, her book's probably not much good anyway. [/OCD English major]
     
  29. overedge

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    From Gwynnie's Twitter: "No ghost writer on my cookbook, I wrote every word myself."

    But I bet there were plenty of editors and fact-checkers rearranging the order of those words to make the book readable :rofl:
     
  30. OliviaPug

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    Can she just go away? (Sorry if I offend ...)

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