There's a contingency of women who think of Gwyneth Paltrow as the ultimate in chic style (raise your hand if you're a member). When we spotted her at London's Heathrow airport today, she was in an outfit so simple it hurt. A Kors x Goop peacoat and cropped trousers, both in black, were accessorized with white sunglasses and white-soled ankle boots. But, because she's so fabulous, she had a little outfit change
We can assure you that Gwyneth Paltrow's holiday plan is much more glamorous than ours (obviously). She starts her shopping two months ahead, after all! Recently InStyle sat down with the actress to get her Christmas shopping tips, and we had to share because, well, who doesn't want to celebrate like Gwyneth?
The season of gift shopping is in full swing, so we got some serious strategy advice from none other than style star Gwyneth Paltrow. The face of Boss Jour Pour Femme — a delicious new scent that blends florals with citrus — and mom of two dishes on her favorite gift to buy for others, her go-to holiday traditions, and her favorite beauty look for the holidays.
How far in advance do you start your Christmas shopping?
I generally start my Christmas shopping at least two months before. I like to get things personalized and my gifts usually require some advance time. I’m definitely a planner.
Do you rope anyone in to help you?
I’m a solo shopper; I don’t rope my friends into it. I spend a lot of time searching for things on the Internet.
You said you like to personalize your presents — is that getting things engraved on them?
Yes, I think it’s really nice that when someone opens a present it has something personal. Last year I gave everyone these beautiful handmade cutting boards, everyone in the family’s name was engraved on one side. I’ve done ceramic plates, jewelry with initials. It takes it from being a normal present to being something that’s actually really special and requires a lot of thought and planning.
Fragrance makes a great gift at Christmas. How would you go about picking a fragrance?
I think it’s nice to buy a fragrance that they’ve never tried, or buy them their favorite. It’s a luxury gift, it’s personal and it’s always wonderful to get perfume. I think it’s a nice time to try something new. But for people who are really married to their scent it’s also a really good time to give them that.
Read more about Gwyneth's Christmas shopping habits after the jump.
It's true! The fitness world has a new power couple, and we couldn't be happier. Starting Dec. 16, Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson will team up in a new fit reality show, The Restart Project. An AOL web series, this show aims not to get women "into their skinny jeans" but rather showcase the stories of amazing women who have healed themselves from the inside out. With Gwyneth and Tracy by their sides, they will reveal how they found "what's possible" through health and fitness. Just through the trailer alone, we can tell this show is going to be a tearjerker and definitely the motivation we need to stay on track throughout the holidays. Will you tune in?
Kate Moss earned herself another big honor just as her first-ever spread for Playboy was unveiled. She was the woman of the hour when she attended Monday night's British Fashion Awards in London, where she will be receiving special recognition for her work in the fashion industry. Earlier that day, Kate showed off her spread for Playboy's 60th anniversary issue, which included pictures of the supermodel in the brand's iconic Playboy Bunny suit and a shot of Kate going topless. Of course, Kate is no stranger to nudity, having gone nude for a number of fashion campaigns over her career.
You didn't have to jet to London to catch the live action from today's British Fashion Awards. From the prize-winning designers you need to know to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's surprising legwear and Marc Jacobs's regal proclamation, the festivities unfolded right before our eyes on Twitter this afternoon. See how it all went down, below!
Usually Gwyneth Paltrow has no rivals when it comes to beauty, but last night a few other starlets gave her some competition. Gwyneth attended the Kids Company dinner with her blond hair blown straight and pulled to one side. Since her dress was so sparkly and festive, she kept her makeup palette soft and simple with a bit of liner for drama. Naomie Harris went for a more feminine look at the premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom with her long hair curled into soft waves and a sweet makeup palette. Emmy Rossum also showed off a stunning look with her glossy hair and winged eyeliner at the Saban Community Clinic Benefit Gala. Finally, Olivia Palermo rounds out our favorite looks from last night with her sleek and rosy eye makeup. All these looks would be perfect for Thanksgiving with friends and family, but which one is your favorite?
Paltrow chose a black dress decorated with sparkly blue-and-gold embroidered flowers from Williamson's Spring 2014 collection. The dress caught and reflected just as much light as the Christmas tree she posed in front of, making for an undeniably festive look. Of course, similarities between this look and the tree itself are to be expected — Williamson designed them both!
And while it's a calculated risk competing with an iconic holiday decoration, we think Paltrow pulled it off.
Gwyneth Paltrow blended in with a Christmas tree when she hosted a holiday-themed event with designer Matthew Williamson for Kids Company in London on Monday evening. The actress has temporarily moved back to England while she films her latest project, Mortdecai, in London alongside Johnny Depp and Ewan McGregor. Gwyneth has gotten a head start on Christmas, having helped unveil the holiday windows at the Printemps department store in Paris earlier this month.