#SocialGathering: Gwyneth Paltrow Joins LinkedIn, Kanye West Responds to Critics
And this was Tom Ford's best week ever.
Can't keep up with what's been going on in the social media world? Fret not. Here, a gathering of what the stars have been up to this week on social media.
Gwyneth Paltrow's LinkedIn Essay
Gwyneth Paltrow joined LinkedIn this week and published a manifesto on her business practices, career and personal life. Her essay offers insight into the often misunderstood world of Goop.com. Paltrow presents her brand as a natural extension of the life she’s always led: "I had, for many years, been the friend who was called at all hours for instructions on how to cook a date meal, what restaurant was new and noteworthy in NYC, the must-sees for a first trip to Paris that was only 48 hours in duration." It’s no coincidence that readers often brand Paltrow as the “new Martha Stewart”; she hired former Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia chief Lisa Gersh as Goop’s CEO in 2014. This move launched Paltrow into a public, embittered tit-for-tat with the domestic godmother, but there's no mention of this dilemma in the LinkedIn essay. Just visceral, sage advice delivered in third person: “The punk rock kid in me is essential to my decision making, but she needs to be tamed and she definitely needs to think before she speaks.”
Kanye West finally responded to critics of his NYFW presentation. In case you missed it, here’s everything that happened at Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4 presentation. It’s a juicy read; who else but West could bus fashion editors and critics with no food or water and have them wait an hour-plus in the heat? Is it a joke? Performance art? The creative genius gave a clipped response over Twitter.
It’s our life's mission to create the most transformative experiences— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 9, 2016
Each and every one’s time, insight and feelings are invaluable to us. We want to make people feel great.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 9, 2016
Thank you for embarking on this creative journey.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 9, 2016
Tom Ford’s Best Week Ever?
Designer turned director Tom Ford had a big week. First, he covers this week’s issue of THR, then he gets rave reviews at TIFF for Nocturnal Animals AND pulls off a “see-now, buy-now” star-studded show at NYFW. On social, Tom Ford’s Instagram account boasts exclusive portraits of A-list guests, shot by Dutch power photogs Inez and Vinoodh. How on earth does he do it?
Ted Baker London’s Special Agents
Ted Baker celebrated the launch of #MissionImpeccable at Chateau Marmont this Wednesday, premiering a “shoppable” video, with Guy Ritchie as executive producer. The glamorous dinner was attended by How to Get Away With Murder actor Kendrick Sampson, and Salem actor Shane West. The interactive campaign invites Instagram users to engage with the #MissionImpeccable hashtag in order to win products. Since engagement with followers is en vogue, Ted Baker’s social activation is totally chic.
Hillary Clinton Appears on Humans of New York
Blogosphere favorite Humans of New York posted a photo and accompanying story about Hillary Clinton's path to controlling her emotions. It’s an interesting read that sheds some light on how the presidential candidate manages to keep her cool, no matter the situation.