Is it okay if I use Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cook book, It’s All Easy, as style inspiration as well? Here is the thing. I love simple food and simple and healthy cooking just as much as I love simple style, whenever and wherever I see it – this time it just so happens that it comes from the pages of a cook book.
But first, just a few words about the book. As in the case of Paltrow’s previous cook book, a mainstay in my kitchen, I like the plain, uncomplicated recipes, and the fact that they are good (for you and for your taste buds), and, indeed, easy to cook – and that is the secret in my world right now as a mother of an almost two-year-old. Anything that saves time holds the magic ingredient that makes my life a little easier to handle.
Moving on to Gwyneth’s style, I only mention it because it’s part of this book. Sure, I have always admired her natural sense of dressing (I think nobody can argue with that), but it has usually been in the pages of magazines, and regardless of how reflective the clothes worn in those features may be of the subject’s own personal look, they still are clothes that are associated with different brands and endorsed by the magazines.
I feel that these two cook books are genuine reflections of Gwyneth’s true style. No labels, not even Goop, just this great wardrobe made up of simple, enduring pieces, easy to wear, walk, create and cook in. They may not be meant for you to see, but you do notice them because they are part of the whole. And style is a whole that brings together all aspects of your life.
photos by me | photos in the book by Ditte Isager