‘Goop’ to go to print with Condé Nast

For a digital platform to take on a print form in our web-based era is almost unheard of, but Goop is set to go to print, thanks to a new partnership with Condé Nast.

According to Variety, Gwyneth Paltrow’s ” female-focused digital lifestyle brand” has “teamed up with Condé Nast in a partnership anchored around a print magazine that will encompass content on digital and social media.”

The magazine will be released quarterly starting in September, reports WWD, and will feature both print content from Goop as well as creative and design input from Condé Nast. Centering on themes of health and wellness, WWD says that the concept for a print-version of Goop came to life following a conversation between Paltrow (Goop’s founder and CEO) and Editor in Chief of Vogue and Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour.

Variety says the quarterly glossies will be branded as “premium, collectible editions.”

She Leads, You Follow: InStyle Awards Edition

Magazines often send reporters out to cover the latest movie premiere or awards ceremony, but rarely do they have a chance to host their own red carpet event. But on Oct. 26, all this changed as InStyle hosted their inaugural “InStyle Awards 2015” at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. And no surprise here: all of their guests showed up in very “in-style” looks.

One of our favorite looks came from Gwyneth Paltrow, who graced the event in a a black velvet Schiaparelli gown with a plunging v-neckline and cap-sleeves. Finishing off her look were Casadei heels and David Webb jewelry, says InStyle

Contrasting Paltrow’s all-black ensemble was Miranda Kerr, who worked the red carpet in a white tea-length trumpet dress by Ulyana Sergeenko, says InStyle. While her dress seemed fairly simple from the front, it features mesh-covered cutouts on the side that lead to an sheer back.

Although Paltrow and Kerr are dressed for a red-carpet event for one of the most well-known fashion magazines of today, there are several things about their looks that we can apply to the way we dress everyday;

  1. Revamp a classic – Gwyneth Paltrow’s dress is made of velvet, which to some can read as an antiquated fabric. However, what changes this timeless fabric is the cut, silhouette and overall style of the gown. Her dress features a plunging neckline, which automatically gives the dress a younger, sexier feel. The cap sleeves at a bit of drama by giving her a stronger shoulder, while the strip of rhinestones framing her collarbone draws attention to her face. If you find yourself doubting more classic fabrics or styles, take Paltrow’s lead and look for the ways in which they have been updated to give it a more modern or younger feel.
  2. Have some fun – This should be a consistent rule, whether you are dressing to go grocery shopping or dressing up for a black-tie affair. Miranda Kerr’s dress is fun and flirty not only for its trumpet-style hemline, but also for its mesh covered cutouts and sheer back. Looking for details like this, among others, in your outfits can create a fun, visually interesting look. To start small, look for more subtle ways to have fun in your clothes; this could be achieved by a small pop of color in your shoes or handbag, or even with a print that you really love. What it all boils down to, essentially, is to wear what makes you happy and what you love — if you feel good in what you’re wearing, then you will wear your outfit with confidence.

She Leads, You Follow: La Mer Celebration Edition

Being considered an ‘icon’ in the fashion and makeup industry is not an easily-won accomplishment, but on Oct. 13, skincare and cosmetic brand La Mer celebrated their icon-status at their “Celebration of an Icon” 50th Anniversary event at Siren Studios in Hollywood, California. Although the night was all about La Mer, we couldn’t help but be sidetracked by the event’s tremendous red carpet fashion.

Take Chrissy Teigen’s white-hot ensemble, for example. The model and recently-announced mommy-to-be made an appearance on the red carpet in what InStyle describes as a white strappy Kayat dress. Teigen completed her look with silver metallic frame clutch, matching silver Jimmy Choo sandals and EF Collection jewelry.

Following suit in an equally stunning look was Gwyneth Paltrow, who rocked the red carpet in a Galvan jumpsuit with a sheer plunging neckline. Polishing off her look were black satin Brian Atwood sandals and a bold cocktail ring.

Although these lovely ladies are styled for the red carpet, there are certain facets of their looks that we can apply to the way we dress every day:

  1. Structurally speaking – Chrissy Teigen’s white Kayat dress a perfect example of clothing with an inherent, shape-creating structure. The wide straps accentuate her shoulders, balancing them out with her hips, while the zipper running down the center of her dress draws our attention and makes us follow the long line it creates. The seaming and slight ruching at the bodice and waist of the dress draws attention to her bustline while simultaneously narrowing her waist. These simple, barely perceptible features all work to define her shape and make an otherwise simple dress visually stimulating. Whether you’re shopping for anything from a dress to a blouse, be sure to consider all of the elements of the garment beyond the print and overall shape, because there may be elements working ‘behind the seams’ that make the piece a very functional, yet fashionable item.
  2. Jump into a jumpsuit – Gwyneth Paltrow’s Galvan jumpsuit shows us not only one way to properly wear a formal jumpsuit, but also what to look for when shopping for the perfect one-piece. First, be sure that the jumpsuit has a clearly defined waistline; in Paltrow’s jumpsuit, her waist is easily identified by a thick black band. Then, check out the cut of the legs; a universally flattering leg silhouette for jumpsuits is wide-legged cut, because the leg of the pant will graze the widest part of your hips and fall straight down to the floor, creating a long, lean legline. Finally, try to find a jumpsuit with some interesting detail that will act as a focal point for the look; in Paltrow’s Galvan number, the obvious focal point is its sheer plunging neckline, but a high neckline or notched strapless neckline can be equally as eye-catching. All of these facets combine to create a flattering jumpsuit look for all body types.
  3. A ‘solid’ look – One of the things both of these looks have in common is that they are composed of solid colors. And while solid colors can sometimes be thought of as ‘boring’ or ‘dull,’ both of these outfits prove that solid colors can be anything but boring. So what is it that makes these outfits particularly interesting? The answer is in the details — not only are both Teigen’s dress and Paltrow’s jumpsuit tailored perfectly to their bodies, they also have inherent shape, structure and detail that combine to make a visually stimulating look. Both of their outfits demonstrate that solid colors can be exciting when they are cut and styled in ways that enhance the body shape of each woman, as well as their personality.

Take Her Look [For Less]

There is nothing better to wear to a black-tie affair than a classic black and white ensemble, and that’s exactly what actress Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the The Broad Museum Black Tie Dinner on Sept. 17 in Los Angeles, California.

Paltrow attended the museum launch party in what InStyle reports are Monique Lhullier separates — a black and white floral-print top and black wide-leg pants. She completed her look with some shine to frame her face in the form of Norman Silverman diamond earrings while adding some height to her look with Brian Atwood pumps.

Although Paltrow’s stunned in her elegant black and white ensemble, the price of even one of these pieces is equally as stunning. Take her trousers, for example. Her Monique Lhullier Wide Leg Tuxedo Pants will set you back a lofty $1,295 — and that’s not even considering her Monique Lhullier top! But if you love this look, there’s no need to shell out upwards of $1,000 to make it yours. We’ve found all the pieces necessary to recreate Paltrow’s entire look for under $200. Read on for the results!

Finding a black and white floral top to rival Paltrow’s Monique Lhullier style was no easy task, but we finally landed on this floral top from Choies.com. Featuring a similar box cut and cropped style, this top will deliver a silhouette and print reminiscent of Paltrow’s top for a fraction of the cost, coming in at only $16.99.

The White T-Shirt with Black Floral, found on Choies.com.

The White T-Shirt with Black Floral, found on Choies.com.

Since wide-leg trousers have been increasingly popular, finding a pair of these trendy pants to pair with the top was fairly simple. We quickly found the Premium Crepe Wide Leg Trousers from Missguided, which offer a similar wide-legged, high-waisted silhouette, but for much less than the Monique Lhullier style’s $1,295 price — these trousers will only set you back $60.

The Premium Crepe Wide Leg Trousers, found on Missguidedus.com.

The Premium Crepe Wide Leg Trousers, found on Missguidedus.com.

Every outfit needs a little bit of shine, and there is no better accessory for the job than the Rhinestone Fringe Duster Earrings from Forever 21. These earrings will add a much-needed dose of sparkle while framing your gorgeous face. While these earrings may look like they cost a fortune, they will only cost you an easy $5.90.

The Rhinestone Duster Fringe Earrings, found on Forever21.com.

The Rhinestone Duster Fringe Earrings, found on Forever21.com.

Heels are the final thing to check off of our shopping list, and the Mix No. 6 Sarti Platform Pumps from DSW are just the pumps to elevate your look to the next level. Featuring a tonal snake print, this pump has a subtle texture that will make your outfit that much more chic. These pumps will complete our look for less for only $39.95.

The Mix No. 6 Sarti Platform Pumps, found on DSW.com.

The Mix No. 6 Sarti Platform Pumps, found on DSW.com.

Although we love Gwyneth Paltrow’s head-to-toe Monique Lhullier look, we believe that you don’t have to spend like a star to look like a star. Paltrow’s Monique Lhullier tuxedo pants cost $1,295, but our entire recreated outfit will deliver a similar look for only $122.84. Now if only you had a black-tie event to attend…

Happy Shopping!