A lot of people seem to have an opinion on most hated person/most beautiful person, Gwyneth Paltrow – and I’m no exception. My opinion is that somewhere deep inside her well-toned core, once you exfoliate past layers and layers of lifelong privilege, you will find a relatively decent human being. I genuinely believe that the intention behind Gwyneth’s lifestyle newsletter/burgeoning linen-and-quinoa empire GOOP is to offer helpful and friendly advice. (If you aren't familiar with GOOP, I recommend spending a little time with the journal section.) But Gwyneth is just so fundamentally out of touch with reality that she believes what the average person needs most to maintain a healthy lifestyle is a private session with the world’s foremost Pilates expert or a $125 bottle of extra extra extra virgin olive oil -- and not, say, access to health insurance.
GOOP has grown from a simple newsletter about gluten-free chicken fingers made out of fish and the best six-star hotels in Beijing into a veritable hub of ecommerce, offering a selection of Gwyneth-approved merchandise. And of course, it’s all totally ridiculous. Here are 10 products that can be yours, provided you have a disposable income and the refinement to appreciate the finer, goopier things in life.
Liana Maeby grew up in Los Angeles and it has made her just as terrible as you'd expect. A graduate of USC's film school, she previously worked as an editor for Crushable.com, and has written for publications like Interview and The Village Voice. Her first book, a satirical work entitled "Earl Can Hurl (You Can Hurl Too)" written when she was eight, remains unpublished.