Hello-Hello, happy middle of the week.
Today we have a mish-mash of little stories, beginning with word that über-prep Gwyneth Paltrow is apparently looking at leaving the silver screen. (Gasp!)
The news come via an Us Weekly report.
Gwyneth Paltrow is giving up showbiz for, well, business. A source says that after the 33 Dias actress wraps her next few films, she will focus on growing her lifestyle website, Goop, and the fitness company she co-owns with trainer Tracy Anderson.
I doubt Ms. Paltrow would give up acting entirely, foreverandever, so to speak. One thought that occurred to me this morning after reading more on the continued Macy’s vs. JC Penney lawsuit (those pesky Martha Stewart products!): Macy’s should hire Ms. Paltrow to fill the Martha Stewart role, it would be perfect.
WITH MORE THAN SEVEN BILLION PEOPLE on the planet, you have to make an effort to be somebody or else you’ll fail on Facebook, get dropped on Twitter. Your name may be forgotten, your number lost. The solution to identity in an age of teeming masses is setting yourself apart stylistically.
Consider the venerable monogram—it’s a traditional nicety that has long been a mark of personal style.
We live in a landscape that is covered with corporate logos. If individuals are going to compete today, we need logos too.
Why limit monograms to your initials? My friend Andy Spade wears shirts monogrammed EDW. He bought them in a thrift shop and liked the randomness. And think of Elvis Presley, who had TCB (“Taking Care of Business”) monogrammed on everything. Three letters can spell out your interests and attitudes: FYI, TKO, BYO, ETC, IPO?