goop inspiration

I have been a long-time fan of Gwyneth. Maybe it started with Emma, maybe with Sliding Doors, maybe it was rekindled when I saw her get teary while cooking with Ellen. Regardless, I pretty much love the woman. Then I found goop, Gwyneth's website. It's like I get to stalk her without a restraining order. I love her style. But sometimes the price tag is, how do you say, a little too hollywood.

Here she is in what she calls, a seasonal alternative to the black cocktail dress. Love it. And I love the orange/coral. If you click the "get the look" link,  she also highlights this Vanessa Bruno Athe crepe dress in the same color. So for almost $500, you can get the look too! Or...

 You can head over to and grab this $1.99 + shipping Sew Simple pattern, find some orange crepe at one of the bazillion fabric stores in Midtown and get the look for under $20.  Of course, the pattern will take some re-working (i.e., change the sleeve and lower the hemline), but that's my kind of fashion.

I was going to save this post for after I actually finish the dress, but in all honesty, I don't even know when that will happen. Would that I could have it finished for our little island getaway. Can't you just picture that little coral number trapsing down a white sand beach?

1 comment:

T*town said...

GP was great in Shallow Hal too. =)