Ever since she used the term "conscious uncoupling," Gwyneth Paltrow has had her personal life under a microscope. But Paltrow is no stranger to oversharing, bringing the details of her lavish lifestyle to her weekly GOOP newsletter (much to the ire of working moms everywhere). Thankfully for celebrities like Paltrow, there is more than one bright side to splitting up.
That's why even in the midst of a very public divorce, GP is still sitting pretty -- compared to the rest of us, at least. Here's why your day-to-day just doesn't measure up:
You have to work all year round. Paltrow has said she only makes one movie a year, for which she cuts a multi-million dollar paycheck. How many vacation days have you saved up so far?
You don't have time to know what "macrobiotic" means.Following Paltrow's customized diet would drain both your bank account and your sanity.
You wear "real" clothes.Your monthly clothing budget looks more like your water bill than your mortgage. Paltrow is BFFs with A-list designers like Stella McCartney.
Your gifts suck.When the holidays roll around, you and your girlfriends play white elephant with a budget in the double digits. In her 2013 GOOP gift guide, Paltrow recommended a set of PJs for your BF that would set you back almost $450 -- before the custom monogram.
Your personal trainer is your DVD player.And by making house calls to check your form, you mean your toddler climbing on your back during plank. Paltrow is a Tracy Anderson protege and her business partner.
Your self renewal process is (fingers crossed) a morning shower.Paltrow famously endures multiple detoxes each year to heal and cleanse -- every day is a detox for you because you don't have time to eat until dinner.
You're still trying to get a reservation at Babbo.When Paltrow wanted to learn the finer nuances of Italian cooking, she went on a road trip with chef and owner Mario Batali.GIPHY
You and your girlfriends enjoy a cocktail or two.Paltrow told the The Guardian in 2006 she didn't "like" drunk women and had no "drunk friends." Guess you'll be stuck hanging out at those lame places for drunk people: bars, clubs, concerts, events, etc. (Okay, maybe this is a reason your life is better.)
You only have one closet.For someone like Paltrow, who is constantly acquiring new pieces for her wardrobe, space is at a premium. So she calls in the experts at Vault Couture to catalogue and store her garments off-site. By browsing her online "vault" she can select items for rapid global delivery whenever she wants. Yes, she basically has the Clueless closet.
Your vacations are anything but transformative.Even though she described the accommodations at Mii amo Spa in Sedona, Arizona as "nothing to write home about" in the December 11, 2013 issue of GOOP, she still suggests shelling out between $2,265 and $2,500 for a three-day therapeutic journey in a double-occupancy room. Per person.
You're stuck living within your means.Perhaps justifying her anything-but-normal life, Paltrow told Elle UK in 2009 "I am who I am. I can't pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year." We could give her some tips.
You've consumed your share of subpar dairy.At the iTunes Festival in 2011, Paltrow declared, "I'd rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a tin." Who knew Cheese Whiz was a gateway drug?
If this sounds like you, don't fret. At least no one has to know.
Angelina Jolie's London summit to end rape in war zones has won the support of stars including Thandie Newton, Kathleen Turner, model Cara Delevingne, and even Catholic leader Pope Francis.
The Hollywood actress launched the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in the British capital on Tuesday (10Jun14) and the event's slogan #timetoact has sparked a social networking frenzy. The phrase has become a trending topic on Twitter.com as more and more stars post pictures of themselves holding a sign bearing the words.
Newton, Turner and Delevingne have all joined in, with the model backing Jolie in a tweet, writing, "Yes Angie! #timetoact #stoptorture". Others who have backed the drive include Harry Potter actress Bonnie Wright, fashion designers Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood, singers Paloma Faith, Mollie King and Eliza Doolittle, and Pope Francis.
The head of the Catholic Church writes on Twitter, "Let us pray for all victims of sexual violence in conflict, and those working to end this crime. #TimeToAct."
Lindsay Lohan, Lily Allen and Kylie Minogue were among the stars who turned out to help British rocker Noel Gallagher celebrate his birthday at a party in London on Thursday night (29May14). The former Oasis star turned 47 on Thursday and he spent his big day in the studio working on new music.
In the evening, he hosted a star-studded party at London hot spot Chiltern Firehouse for celebrity guests including Hollywood actress Lohan, who was spotted leaving the bash with a mystery man in the early hours of Friday morning (30May14).
Other attendees included pop stars Allen and Minogue, Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am, fashion designer Stella McCartney, Kasabian rocker Sergio Pizzorno, and model-turned-actress Suki Waterhouse.
Victoria Beckham is among the superstar fashion designers creating matching mother/daughter outfits to raise money for charity. The former Spice Girls star has created a two-piece collection as part of a new initiative from charity Born Free.
The organisation aims to end the transmission of HIV from mothers to their kids, and designers at fashion houses like Alexander McQueen, Carolina Herrera, Stella McCartney and Versace have also created pieces for the campaign, alongside supermodel mother-of-two Gisele Bundchen.
The items will be sold online at fashion website ShopBop.com from 23 April (14), with all profits going to the charity.
Beckham jetted to South Africa in February (14) to witness the charity's work in the fight against the disease in Cape Town.
Angelina Jolie has collaborated with fashion designer Stella Mccartney to create a children's clothing line based on her upcoming Maleficent movie. The actress' new film, about the villain from 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty, has inspired the children's collection which will be available globally in McCartney's stores and Disney retail outlets in April (14).
The range will feature footwear and eight clothing styles, including princess dresses and T-shirts, and is aimed at children from the ages of four to 14.
A portion of the money raised will be donated to SOS Children's Villages, a charity which provides homes for youngsters in need.
McCartney tells WWD.com, "I've always been a huge fan of Disney growing up, as was my mother, and I grew up watching all the films like most kids did. When the opportunity presented itself and I was invited by Angelina Jolie to visit the film set, I jumped at the chance."
British clothing designers Stella Mccartney and Dame Vivienne Westwood have won top fashion awards from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Bosses of the organisation have named the winners of their animal-friendly clothing and accessories awards, and both McCartney and Westwood scooped top honours.
Sir Paul McCartney's daughter was named the designer of the Most Stylish Women's Knitwear for her Jacquard Jumper and Westwood won Most Stylish Men's Outerwear for a printed jacket.
Other winners of the PETA-Approved Vegan Fashion Awards include British stores Miss Selfridge for Most Stylish Women's Outerwear and Marks & Spencer for Most Stylish Men's Knitwear.
One Direction star Liam Payne and his girlfriend Sophia Smith, Kelly Brook, Sir Paul McCartney and his fashion designer daughter Stella, and Ellie Goulding were among the celebrities who cheered the Brooklyn Nets to victory in their basketball clash with the Atlanta Hawks at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday night (16Jan14).
Are we really, actually surprised that Kanye West's daughter with fiancé Kim Kardashian is already wearing couture looks from high fashion designers? No. No, we are not. From the time it was announced that Kim was expecting, we've all been wondering about the cray-cray wardrobe that was probably already in the works for baby North West. And now that she's here, we haven't been disappointed, as Kim has been sharing photos of the lavish, fabulous gifts that have been sent to North from designers at Paris Fashion Week, and other designers who just love the Kimye baby to bits. So in case you have an extra $795.00 to spend on a dress for your first-grader (or just want to see what a $795.00 children's dress looks like) here are some of the designers baby North West is rocking right now.
Some folks came down hard on Kim for hanging out at Paris Fashion Week while baby Nori stayed home. But Mommy brought her back some pretty sweet threads from the good people at Lanvin, and showed the whole world what Lanvin kiddie wear looks like. Which is important.
You think your baby doesn't need Stella McCartney wear ... until you see these insanely adorable matching socks and mittens that go with the Stella McCartney sweater that little Nori got. So what if your utility bill is due?! The happiness you will experience seeing your baby in a Stella McCartney dinosaur onesie (retailing at about $185) will keep you warm at night.
All snarkery aside, these Hermès baby booties are everything. Everything!
Singer Rihanna, actress Cate Blanchett and model Miranda Kerr have been named among Vogue magazine's best dressed women of 2013. The stylish celebrities join Lily Collins, Stella McCartney, Cara Delevingne and Kerry Washington on the list.
Describing Blanchett's style, editors of the U.S. publication write, "No matter the occasion, the Blue Jasmine star greets the red carpet triumphant, always nailing the daunting combination of fashion-forward and timeless elegance."
Rihanna, who hosts U.S. reality TV show Fashion Star, is praised as "a sartorial volcano liable to erupt at any moment in the most fabulous anytime-anywhere ensembles imaginable. She laughs at the phrase dress code, opting for maned and sequined Tom Ford or printed Christopher Kane sweats for a sidewalk jaunt."
Kerr, who has walked the runway for Victoria's Secret, has a fashion sense described as a, "Street-style Barbie in the absolute best way, the Aussie model makes even a mundane outing look like the most glamorous... in history."