Friday, 10 April 2009

Gwyneth auctions off her clothing

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has just informed us via her lifestyle website that she's auctioning off some of her clothing in order to generate funds for the Robin Hood Foundation, a New York based charity.

In her latest goop newsletter, Gwyneth writes:

"In keeping with the idea (as my mom says) of shopping in your closet, I recently did a good look-through and found some things that I will now call “vintage” as well as doing a big cathartic spring cleanout. I thought maybe I would eBay some of my favorite and most treasured things to raise some money for the Robin Hood Foundation, who do a lot of amazing work in New York City. So check it out if you are interested."

Below Gwyneth models some items and offers style advice... Some of the clothing is great, I especially like the boots and dress by French designer Isabel Marant.

Look #1: Classic Trench Coat
The trench coat never goes out of style. Whether you invest in a Burberry or pick up this Topshop version, it’s a staple that will always remain in your closet. Wearing the trench with distressed jeans and black flats is perfect for the morning school run. You can also throw it over a dress for a slightly more dressed-up occasion.

Look #2: Nautical Stripe
The classic French t-shirt always looks right in spring year after year. This one by St. James is as authentic as it comes.
Note: preppy rules, just don’t do it from head to toe. Look #3: Ethnic Prints
Both of these looks are by Isabel Marant, a young, chic designer in Paris. These dresses are easy to wear as they have their own thing going on and don’t need any accessorizing or further thought. Many brands have the same idea at the moment, see below for the Topshop version.

Look #4: Slouchy Trousers
You can’t go wrong with a good pair of khakis. These baggy ones are extremely comfortable and work rolled up. Pair with a shirt that has some edge to mix up the look.

Look #5: A Jumpsuit
If you do want to shop and you are looking for an on-trend item, the jumpsuit is making a comeback in a big way. This one is more evening but Zoe Tees make amazing, comfortable ones that work well with any shape.

Gwyneth signs off the newsletter saying:

Click here to shop GOOP’s eBay store. All proceeds will go to the Robin Hood Foundation. Robin Hood finds, funds and creates programs and schools that generate measurable outcomes for New Yorkers battling educational failure, joblessness, teen pregnancy, abuse, AIDS, hunger, homelessness and more.”

Related posts: Gwyneth Paltrow defends her site

Photographs courtesy of

Follow us on Twitter

Join us on Facebook


Check out our brand new online auction site™

If you have any of your own items for sale, both new, handmade, customised, used or vintage, dig them out and try listing them for sale on the site.

You can sell anything you like that's feminine or fashionable such as Clothing, Footwear, Handbags and Accessories, Baby or Little girls clothing, Beauty products, Unused gift cards, Feminine home furnishings, Design patterns and Tools.

Our free listing policy means that you're always a winner as you lose nothing if your item doesn't sell!


For more fashion news, personal style tips and inspiration visit our other fantastic blog™ street style blog written by Katie Powell who works in London doing Fashion PR.

No comments:

Post a Comment