I’ve been obsesssssssssssed with Gwyneth Paltrow since…hmmmm…since she appeared as a young Wendy in the movie Hook (1991). Ok, ok, maybe not that far back. Now that I think about it, I was more into that oh-so-adorable Lost Boy Rufio than anyone else in that movie. lol.
I’d have to say I fell for her 7 years later after seeing her in Great Expectations (1998) with Ethan Hawke and Robert Deniro. Her character, Estella, was probably my first introduction to that man-eater-muse character (is this where I got my habits? heehee). Not only did her hot & cold attitude towards men thoroughly blow my mind, her style and wardrobe floored me…so sensual, so tasteful, so timeless, sooooo effortless; not to mention her utter gorgeousness.
If you haven’t seen this movie, SHAME ON YOU.
And those adjectives still describe her style today. At 40 years old, she’s as hot – if not hotter – than her 20-year-old self. Damn them Hollywood hotties. 🙂
I can’t even count how many times I’ve cut pictures of her out of magazines to hang on my walls or paste in inspiration notebooks back in the day (yesterday…lol). I’ve attempted to imitate a few of her trend-setting styles: at 18, I remember finding the perfect baby-pink A-line princess skirt at Express to wear at church; copying her 1998 Oscar look. When Gwynie started wearing black/white button-ups, only halfway closed, tucked into jeans + stiletto heels, I went crazy at Club Monaco and found the slimmest-fitting button-ups, bought a few AG jeans (they’re the best fit, I swear), had my favorite Carlos Santana heels and shamelessly wore the trend out every chance I got. When I saw her with black spaghetti-strap dresses or vampy lipstick or platinum blonde tresses or tshirts sans bra…I couldn’t help myself. I might not have publicly showcased a few of those attempts, but overall, I modestly implemented a bit of her into my style.
Today though, not so much. My attitude towards style and fashion has been somewhat lackluster. I’m desperately trying to resuscitate my inner-fashionista. It’s a bit difficult when there aren’t enough stylish engagements in my social sphere to keep me on my toes. That’s not even a good excuse…shouldn’t I want to look fabulous everyday?
But I’ll still adore and obsess over GP always. Her style and commitment to fitness will continue to inspire me. If I attempt to be at least half as stylish and sexy as she is…it’ll be enough.
Thank you, Gwyneth, for keeping me motivated!!!