Gwyneth Paltrow in Isabel Marant

Posted on April 04, 2013

This is all right. We guess.


Gwyneth Paltrow signs copies of her new book “It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great” at Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles in an Isabel Marant dress paired with Michael Kors booties.

Isabel Marant Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Karmen Pedaru (OUI)

Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2013 ‘Emma’ Bootie

Kind of shapeless, though. And we’re not quite sure what the point is to that necktie wrapped around her waist, because it sure as hell doesn’t give her one. And that hair looks mighty half-assed. And those shoes look like typical Gwynnie bear trap shoes.

Yes, we’re cranky. We made the mistake of reading that obnoxious book title before we had enough coffee.


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  • Sobaika

    “Gwyneth Paltrow signs copies of her new book It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great.

    Good god, I detest this woman.

    • VicD

      But how ironic that she doesn’t look great doing it. Somehow she looks like a HS gym teacher trying to sex it up here.

      • I think she’s trying to look homespun and down-to-earth.

    • MoHub

      Nutritionists have weighed in on the book. They have nothing good to say.

    • Me too. Loathe her the way others loathe Anne Hathaway. She’s everywhere and she needs to go away.

    • urbanamish

      you are too kind.

    • in the fourth picture, the barnes & noble logo is pretty just displaying BAR NOB
      which is exactly how i feel about ol’ gwynnie.
      what a nob.

  • GorgeousThings

    Martha Stewart is probably readying a team of lawyers.

  • Eva_baby

    She’s trying hard to look like she’s not trying too hard.

  • Kathy_Marlow

    She can’t be too fancy/perfect in front of the unwashed masses, wants them to think she’s “one of them”

    • decormaven

      Exactly. I am “one of them.” Except I don’t have a published book, rock star husband, or an Oscar(r).

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      “Let them eat macrobiotic cake.”

    • MK03

      I think she decided to do her own hair and makeup for this, to see how the simple folk live.

  • decormaven

    Hank o’ Hair. Shapeless dress. No makeup. If it is indeed “all good,” why can’t your appearance reflect the same?

  • Catiline

    “typical Gwynnie bear trap shoes”

    Died at this! I feel a little bad at how much I enjoy cranky TLo.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    “It’s All Good”? Really? That’s the title? That sounds like it was dreamed up when someone was high (which also applies to whoever thought it was a good idea to wrap one of Apple’s scarves around her midsection).

    • formerlyAnon

      Ha! Don’t blame Apple, though. If you look closely (and the contrast on your monitor is good) you can see that belt/scarf is the one the model has wrapped around her neck in the runway photo.

      • eowyn_of_rohan

        True. I need that second cup of coffee ASAP.

  • aglorios
  • formerlyAnon

    Cute, unremarkable dress, ugly shoes. I don’t mind that the dress is shapeless, you couldn’t possibly look at her and think she’s unfit or fat (great quads!) and she’s pimping the book, not her figure.

    • But she IS selling herself. Her smiling “feel good” face is front and center on the cover of her book. Which is funny, because you’d think there would be food on the cover. Unchopped veggies in the background doesn’t count.
      But I agree that I don’t mind shapeless, here or in other places.

      • formerlyAnon

        You’re right, she certainly is selling herself. But as a healthy, attractive happy person, with a little bit of “you can do this too!” thrown in.

        Of course, I’m biased because I’ve always thought (in my own life as well as for celebs) that one of the perks of being very thin is that you can get away with dressing in clothes that feel good/you like even if they’re not the most flattering.

  • KSpence


  • Self important, self involved twit. And her dress is very clearly a size too big, rendering her ultra slim shape invisible.

    • Vickiefantastico

      There’s a point where celebrities lose all ties to reality, to what life for a “real” person is like. This woman hit that point long ago.

      • What I find astounding is that she seems blithely unaware of the effect she generates, even in the face of all the information that must come to her about public opinion of her actions.

        • formerlyAnon

          This part of it makes sense to me – the only happy/not angry celebrity has to be one who manages to completely discount all public opinion and who mostly insulates themself from it. At most, pays people to tell them if public opinion is hurting their ability to work/rep for charities/make money – whatever is important to them – and otherwise carries on as if it didn’t exist.

          • I certainly understand and agree with that. Its one of the reasons I know I would never be able to cope with celebrity myself, if that were ever an option. I value others opinions too highly for my own good sometimes.

          • formerlyAnon

            Don’t we all, sometimes! (Well, most of us anyway.)

          • StellaZafella

            That’s why you’d be more Tom Hanks than Tom Cruise…guess which one I’d rather hang out with?

          • Okay, now you’re gonna make me blush. Thanks Stella! I gotta say I’d really enjoy hanging out with you, anytime.

        • twocee

          And see, that’s exactly why I like GOOP. Whether it’s paid ignorance or a genuine I-don’t-give-a-shit-because-I’m-happy-with-myself, I find it somewhat refreshing to see a celebrity who is going to be what she wants to be and the world can take it or leave it. And based on the fact that she’s still apparently selling enough books to publish yet another one, much of the world seems to want to take it.

          But she really needed to get a second opinion on that outfit!

        • MilaXX

          Never has someone appeared so completely tone deaf about public opinion

        • StellaZafella

          It’s not true…but it feels like she coined the phrase “Fuck the haters!” Which means she’s not only self important and self-obsessed…she’s proud of it.

    • Little_Olive

      I don’t know why but somehow those shoes -TLo is right, as typical beartrap Gwynnie shoes- convey 99% oh her self-importance / failure to appear as really down-to-earth / cluelessness, call it what you want. The shoes say so much.

  • teensmom99

    I do like the dress but Gwynnie really started the long shapeless hair look. For that alone, she has much to answer for. In fact, she was in trouble long before she wrote a book about eating air with that inane title.

  • AndresB

    You’re not cranky, favourite uncles. The combined prints look like the designer tried to come up with a pattern signifying ‘macular degeneration’ – mission accomplished.
    The same can’t be said for the emoticon eyebrow shape; what went wrong?
    Perhaps the footwear was chosen to suit the kitchen theme: No bear trap, those are espresso machines.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I don’t have the hate for Gwyneth that some people do — I live in Seattle and the ability to bear self-involved, overly-earnest pretty people is almost a requirement for living here — you can run into packs of Gwyneth’s every day at Whole Foods. But yea gods and little fishes, any outfit that makes her look chunky has got to go!

    • disqus_sZRDWtvvVD

      Love this.

    • StellaZafella

      Yer right…she could be walking the aisles of Trader Joe’s…not pole-dancing her latest book. I just wanna tell ’em all to go back to yoga class and shut the fuck up…okay I’m late for yoga now, byeee!

    • Jackie4g

      I admire your forbearance and agree with your assessment.

    • MissAmynae

      Agreed, but from an Austin perspective. She looks fresh-faced and pretty here.

      Considering she was probably sitting most of the time, I’m okay with this.

    • editrixie

      As a fellow Seattleite, I laughed so hard I spit my tea out at this. I guess you find the less pretty people but still overly earnest and self-involved at the PCC?

      • IMNAngryLiberal

        Word! Except even some of the pretty people are at PCC now since they are boycotting Whole Foods over the CEO’s stance on Obamacare .. I had to switch to Ujimaya and Central Market.

        • out for a walk

          Any reason to go to Uwajimaya is a good one!

    • korilian

      I live in Europe and am fortunate to hear very little about what US celebrities get up to (that’s what royals are for), so I’m constantly baffled that people have opinions on them.

      • IMNAngryLiberal

        That’s okay, sweetie. Many of us in America are baffled by royals.

  • Are all the items available for purchase on Goop?

    I just like saying “Goop.”

  • Heather

    I wonder if this book is as hilarious as her last one … in which she had comments like how great it was to have a brick pizza oven in her backyard.

    • l_c_ann

      But does it tell where she’s growing organic trees to cut down with her wittle ax so she can locally source the wood?

  • whirligig7

    I like that we can see lines in her forehead and she’s not botoxing her face to death. That’s about all I like…

    • Alyssa

      Same for me…she actually is showing signs of aging, and that’s the only positive I can say about her.

      • twocee

        Her mom has aged pretty gracefully, so maybe she’s getting tips.

    • RebeccaKW

      I love that she goes bare-faced so often. But, I wish she’d not done so here. Since she’s dressed up, in high heels, I kind of wish she done a little something to her hair and face.

  • If someone is going to sell me a cookbook about eating that will make you look good, they’d better be the most fucking radiant thing on the planet. Otherwise I am going to finish these easter eggs while you get on with your spiel.

    • ConnieBV

      THIS. She is gorgeous, but she is giving sunburned fishwife face here, and I’m not buying.

    • Addictedtowhitewater

      Yes!! Give me someone like Nigella Lawson over Gwyneth any day. Plus, Nigella won’t give you grief for enjoying those easter eggs. Used to love watching her eat leftovers straight from her fridge on Nigella Bites. Food can be both healthy and pleasurable and doesn’t have to cost hundreds of dollars (keep reading articles about how insanely costly it is to make Gwyneth’s recipes).

  • cute red belt and some pumps and she’d be (more) in business. The tie makes it look sloppy. and oyyyy, shoes.

  • Nicholas

    Don’t kid yourselves, kittens; you love to hate her.

  • Hmmm…is it alright? I don’t think so. I resent her efforts to dress down to meet with the peasants.

  • I actually like Gwyneth. My feeling is if you’re going to be so out there and clueless and self-involved, go for it with everything you have. I admire that.

  • lobsterlen

    The dress isn’t bad for book signing. She looks a bit wind burned. I bet she has just gotten in some late season skying.

    I have such weird love/hate thing with Gwyneth out of all the celebrities on my irrational hate list. I really wouldn’t mind being Gwyneth for a week. The perfect kitchen, giant NYC apartment, rock star husband, traveling, pizza wood stove in the yard, blogging about body excretions after cleansing and offering such great parenting tips like, “I would rather die than let my kid eat Cup-a-Soup.” There is no one else on my irrational hate list I am interested in living their life for a bit.

  • TLJezebel

    Bored to death

  • notterriblybitter

    Everyone has a “go to” outfit for when they don’t want to actually make an effort to look good. This is hers.

  • sablehunter

    Her quad muscles look nice? That’s all I got.

  • lobsterlen

    Has anyone actually ever bought one of her cookbooks? Are they any good?

    • Lori

      I looked at the first one and it seemed fine. I haven’t seen this one, but it’s apparently based on her quack diet so I’m thinking it’s best avoided.

      • lobsterlen

        The cookbook is $55!!! I’d forgotten how expensive cookbooks can be. I’ll wait until the recipes comes out on epicurious 🙂

        • Lori

          $55?!? That’s ridiculous. Cookbooks can be expensive, but unless it’s a tome, with a lot of pictures, written by the It chef of the moment they’re not usually over $35 or $40. As a celebrity cookbook comparison Alicia Silverstone’s (less quackery promoting) book is only $21. I guess this is just another example of Gwen’s general cluelessness about/contempt for the little people and their budgets.

          • lobsterlen

            Ok I actually checked some more. On her site for a signed copy its $55. Amazon prime it was $17.39. It was reduced from $32

          • Lori

            I certainly wouldn’t pay a $25 premium for Gwen’s signature, but I guess if that’s what people want to do.

    • I have her first one – recipes are actually pretty good. Then again, I can tolerate Goop, so I might not be the best person to ask. She does have great recipes though!

  • Maluca

    No. It’s not alright.

  • Shapeless, indeed. She also never seems to really bother with hair and makeup.

  • SO TIRED of her and her “California Girl” vibe. If she wants to stay home, cook, and raise her kids and tend to her family, that’s fine, more power to her. But stay home. Her periodic forays into the public eye are unnecessary and irritating.

    And that dress is just millimeters away from a schmatta.

  • Ugh, I just can’t with her. Yes, I’m still bitter that she was given an Oscar over Blanchett’s “Elizabeth”. I guess the only “good” thing about this is that it’s just an annoying step-and-repeat rather than an article asking for her opinion on the proliferation of arms in North Korea.

  • MilaXX

    whatever Gwennie. *rolls eyes*

  • Jecca2244

    Is her face red from the heat of the lights, a sun burn, or a peel?

  • rkdgal

    Her makeup is not so great; why is her skin so red and uneven if she actually has makeup on?

  • I hate the phrase “it’s all good,” so I simply cannot with any of this.

  • flamingoNW

    I just came off the beach at the Hamptons for a few minutes to show you my new book

  • stubbornthoughts

    I’m happy to be the lone ranger here and say that she looks great for a book reading/opening. She looks like a fancy normal person, and I think that’s the perfect vibe for this occasion.

    I LIKE GWEN. There. I said it.

    • RL McGruder

      I do actually like the dress – i could sorta pull that off, even though I’m not willowy.

      That being said, I’d do a different shoe.

  • m0r0

    Blech! (on so many levels)

  • BrooklynBomber

    No, it’s not all right, and it’s not all good. The dress is too short, the sleeves are too long, the shoes are just plain ugly. That’s just for starters, and I’m not a Gwyneth-hater. Though the title of the book alone might turn me into one.

  • She looks sun burnt on her face and the dress is not doing her any favors but points, I guess for it not being skin tight.

  • tereliz

    Oh, man, the things I would do to this dress…

    You know, like wear it properly with cute shoes and great hair.

  • She should have worn the coat. That’s what made the outfit.

  • In my experience it would be a good dress to sit down in and sign books in, but overall not great standing up.

  • patticake1601

    Doesn’t matter what we think, SHE thinks she’s fabulous, amazing and better than all of us. She’s stupid and arrogant and needs to go away.

  • I am so curious about those shoes. what kind of freaking shoe fetish mashup produced those horrors? if they are really designed by “michael kors,” then we have to say to ourselves that the man does NOT like women

  • angryparsnip

    From what I can see, it looks like on her book cover her zucchini plant had a bumper crop !

    cheers, parsnip

  • lrober03

    I hate that belt. If it had been a solid, bright color, it would have added a nice pop of color and some good shape to the outfit.

  • Ingredient free, just like her recipes.

  • Imasewsure

    Horrible dress. Horrible shoes

  • Bitch is obnoxious… period.

  • EEKstl

    Love the print, but the dress is shapeless and that belt is stupid. If it had been more of a form-fitting sheath it would have been an improvement. HATE the shoes with it too – with jeans? Fine. But I am OH SO OVER those bear trap shoes at the end of skinny ladystar legs.

  • Cathy S

    Hate it. What an awful outfit.

  • Sunraya

    I used to think she was beautiful. She isn’t aging well. Shiny, burnt looking face, ratty hair, she is unimpressive. I wouldn’t look twice at her if I saw her at Barnes and Noble.

  • maggiemaybe

    Those shoes are making my eye twitch.

  • When I read that title, it only comes out in my head as a drunken slur – “‘S’Aaaaaaall Goooooood.”

    Something about this makes me want to rewatch the Royal Tenenbaums. Maybe because it’s the only movie I really liked her in. Not coincidentally, a character, aside from youthful wealth and fame, who is nothing like her presented image in real life.

    Also, the Margot hair and makeup would go better with this look than what she’s got going on. Margot may also have realized and accepted that this was a drop-waist dress, not a cincher.

  • cowper

    Great line in Washington Post review of the book: “There’s something that
    people find repellent about Gwyneth — something beautifully, preciously
    repellent, a “Let them eat quinoa” mentality that infuses all of her

    • CatherineRhodes

      Well said.

  • marilyn

    The skirt is too short. It makes her legs look thick. I assume they are thick because she exercises as if she were a dancer, not because of weight. She needs some makeup and an adult haircut. For her, it probably is all good.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    It didn’t need a belt, furthuhluvvagawd. Love the print. Hate the shoes. Don’t like her unless Robert Downey Jr. is in the shot with her.

  • NoGovernmentName

    “It’s all good” is my second least favorite catchphrase, after “YOLO.” There aren’t enough eye rolls for her. That dress is meh. A bit shapeless. Whatever.

  • CarolinLA

    Shouldn’t she look good and appear to feel great given the book title? Because she doesn’t. (I’m not a hater and I don’t get the Gwyneth hate at all.)

  • The tie looks better on the runway, around the model’s neck. A real belt would have been a better choice. She should have just styled it the same as the runway version. Yeah, I’m not a Gwynnie fan.

  • Anniebet

    So, did she not leave enough time for her chemical peel to “cool off”?

  • Mary_Shelley

    She and Heidi are starting to look like the same person…

  • Hmm. She looks okay. She’s sitting down signing books while people are hovering over her. You don’t want to be wearing something where people can look down at your cleavage. I like the print and the contrasting belt, no matter if it deployed incorrectly. I’d say she’s “dressed suitably for the occasion, which is faint praise.

  • korilian

    I think she looks cute.

  • Tuneful54

    On my detest list as well.
    However, thanks for the time machine travel to my 7th-grade math class, where Mrs. Ramsdell, an elderly lady, wore this exact dress, about 12 inches longer. It looked better on her, as did her thick support hose compared to this fake bake.

  • CatherineRhodes

    TLO, is it possible to work in a chapter in your book on obnoxious celebrity do-gooders?

  • bear trap shoes – HAHAHA.

  • It is SO NOT ALL GOOD you over-priveleged waste of space! Gah! But she looks pretty cute, lack of midriff or no. For her.