Blake Lively is starting her own lifestyle company, Preserve, and she covers Vogue for the billionth time in order to promote it. In the interview, Blake and the writer harp on about how Preserve is NOTHING like Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Goop, even though they’re exactly the same thing to anyone with a discerning eye.
But Blake being Blake, she’s never going to admit that she’s copying Goop. In her mind, everything she does is wonderful and special and made of butterfly fairy dust, and clearly, Vogue agrees. She also thinks that she lives a ‘real life’, which is such an obvious diss against Gwyneth’s Goop that I couldn’t help but burst out laughing.
Blake points out in the interview, “It’s not trying to show you the perfect life or the aspirational life. It’s real life. It’s the thing that blindsides you on an idle Tuesday that’s tragic but that also makes you who you are. It’s not about me. And it’s not about watching my journey of learning how-to, it’s about me sharing that with you so we all sort of learn together.”
What? What is she saying? Why do all actresses speak in this pseudo-intellectual crap that actually makes no sense once you start looking at their actual words. The only thing I’m able to discern from her comments is her clear-as-day insult towards Goop, especially when she says that she’s not trying to show you the ‘perfect’ or ‘aspirational’ lifestyle. One point for you Blake, and none for you Gwyneth.
Obviously, the whole basis of Goop has been the whole aspirational aspect, but I don’t know how Blake thinks she’s somehow more ‘real’ than Goop. She’s also a rich spoiled blonde-haired American actress that got by on her looks more than talent, and she’s also turned to starting a lifestyle company when her film career petered out. The only difference is that Blake hit her expiration date a lot quicker than Gwyneth did.
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