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goop mag #6

I often buy a nice pair of trousers or a skirt thinking, "I gotta branch out here," but almost every day, I end up putting on a pair of jeans. Let's face it - jeans are great. They are easy and they are flattering. But they mean I almost never bust out anything else from the wardrobe. I tried to go a week without denim and it was harder than I thought. Thanks for the incredible inspiration you sent in! Also, find some recipes for actually good raw food from an ila retreat in the Cotswolds and some other bits.

Love,
gp

P.S. This past week, I was very saddened to learn of the death of David Collins, a friend and a real talent. David had a discerning eye and created truly beautiful, inspirational interiors. He was a deeply lovely and thoughtful man.

A custom-made David Collins sconce in my London dining room.

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  Jeans  

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you for your best jeans-free outfits. After sifting through tons of submissions, here are some of our favorite looks and how you can recreate them.

See the rest of the looks here...

At the Office

The girls at Stella McCartney’s office were also up to the test.

Sehlina is wearing head-to-toe Stella McCartney,
except for the vintage army shirt she found on Portobello Road in London.

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Jean-Free Work Week

Inspired by readers' submissions, I took the challenge and banned jeans from Monday to Friday.

See the rest of GP's week here...

American Burger Madness in London

Shake Shack’s cheeseburger. 12pm line at Five Guys.

Shake Shack and Five Guys just opened (almost simultaneously) only a few blocks from each other in Convent Garden. The "queues" are already out of control.

Raw Cooking

We learned a thing or two about raw cooking on a recent retreat - dehydrators are a must in the all-raw diet, you can use heat but only up to around 118°F, and anything mimicking dairy is usually some kind of pulverized nut. Even if you’re not following a completely raw diet, eating raw occasionally can give your digestive system a break, and can be especially refreshing in the summer. So, we’ve included the recipes from the retreat below plus a couple others from raw food stalwarts Pure Food & Wine in NYC and Café Gratitude in LA.

Retreat Menu

Chef Darryl Pretorius, a fine food chef who’s getting more into raw cooking, let us watch as he prepared lunch and dinner on our second day. Here’s what we ate.

Lunch

Marinated Wild Mushrooms

These mushrooms, which the chef foraged himself in the countryside the day before, are marinated in nama shoyu (raw soy sauce) and sesame oil overnight, then dehydrated for an intense flavor.

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Raw Sushi

Ground beet, parsnips and cauliflower mimic rice in these raw sushi rolls.

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Thai Strawberry Soup

Click for the recipe and to see what we had for snacks and dinner...

From Pure Food & Wine

Zucchini & Heirloom Tomato Lasagna

Owner and raw food expert Sarma Melngailis lends us a recipe from her first book, Raw Food Real World: "Our lasagna has been a best-selling dish at the restaurant since it opened. The sweetness of the tomatoes and the creaminess of the 'ricotta' create familiar flavors that appeal to most everyone."

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From Café Gratitude

I Am Pure - Raw Kale & Sea Weed Salad

Though Café Gratitude is a not a completely raw restaurant, they have a raw section on their vegan menu that includes a number of lunch and dinner options.

Click here for full recipe...

Resurrecting Your Eyebrows

Kristie (middle), feathering some brows.

Full, well-shaped brows can make such a difference. Healthy, natural and youthful, it's a look that requires less makeup. Conversely, over-plucking or getting a bad wax can leave you with scrawny brows that bring out fine lines and dark circles. We sat down with brow guru Kristie Streicher, of Beauty Bar in LA, on what to do when you've over-plucked, have lost track of your ideal arch or shape, or just need some help.

Q&A with Kristie

Q: What’s the ideal brow shape? Is it different for different people? How can we achieve it?

The perfect feathered brow.

A: The Feathered Brow technique I created looks great on every face. It is simply your own natural eyebrow shape with just a few carefully selected hairs removed. Women can achieve this look at home by first letting their eyebrows grow out for 3-4 months in order to see their natural shape and arch. Then only tweeze the few hairs it takes to open up the outer arch of the brow.

Q: Any advice on creating the arch, how far out to pluck, etc.?

Get more answers and our go-to brow products here...

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