One of our favorite girl crushes around here, Gwyneth Paltrow, brought the glam to her recent cover shoot for Harper's Bazaar (March 2012).
Of course it wouldn't be right if Ms. Paltrow didn't impart some of her wisdom with us, her interview is not to be missed if you are a fan!
On aging and the Botox dilemma:
"I'll take my wrinkles," she says. "I don't like the Botox thing." But she does enjoy sunshine for the vitamin D, despite "my dermatologist yelling at me." (She admits to "little things, like lasers" and regular facials, often with the London-based Vaishaly Patel.)
On her seasonal 12 week detox routine:
"I have a lot of inflammation in my system, so I'm not having anything I'm allergic to—no gluten, no dairy, no sugar." The trigger for these seasonal detox sessions, she says, is recognizing her physical symptoms: "I'll wake up exhausted; I can feel my adrenal cortex being really high. When I get into bed, my heart will pound, my skin won't be good, I'll feel cranky, and then I'll just know it's time."
On her family taking priority over her career and some advice she recently gave a celebrity friend:
"I have little kids in school. I want to maintain my marriage and my family, so I have to be here when he comes home." Hence her recent advice to a girlfriend (who remains tantalizingly unnamed): "She is an actress and in a new relationship with someone else with a big career, and I said this may not be feminist, but you have to compromise. It's been all about you and you're a big deal. And if you want what you're saying you want—a family—you have to be a wife, and that is part of the equation. Gloria Steinem may string me up by my toes, but all I can do is my best, and I can do only what works for me and my family."
Pop over and visit with Harper's Bazaar for the full interview!
images via Harper's Bazaar UK (March 2012) and Terry Richardson