These 8 women celebrities have molded their artistic talent into a hybrid of sorts, assuming roles as lifestyle aficionados with a taste for healthy living, environmental sustainability and spirituality.
It’s hard not to idolize celebrities, who troll our televisions, movie theaters, fashion magazines and gossip columns with their seemingly perfect bodies and lives. While many celebrities bask in their fame and stick to what they do best – modeling or acting – others take their huge influence on the masses to an entirely new, more inspired level.
1. Gwyneth Paltrow
Detox-savvy, exercise-obsessed Gwyneth Paltrow has led the bandwagon when it comes to celebrity-branded lifestyles. Her weekly lifestyle newsletter Goop has gained a steady following since 2008. The Goop website is a straightforward portal for all things current and quality. In 2011, she wrote a book called “My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family and Togetherness” and in 2013, “It’s All Good: Delicious Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great.”
2. Jessica Alba
Coveted for her good looks and sweet personality, Jessica Alba took her celebrity status and transformed it into a $1-billion international company, which is eying an IPO by August 2015. Frustrated by the lack of safe cleaning and body-care products on the market for her and her family, Alba co-founded The Honest Company, which is a brand that offers parents information and products that are safe for themselves, their children and the environment. Since 2011, The Honest Company has been growing steadily and in 2012, Alba released a book called, “The Honest Life”, which details her experiences in healthy living and creating a natural, non-toxic life.
3. Meghan Markle
Best known as Rachel Zane on “Suits”, Meghan Markle is also a rising celebrity-lifestyle star. The TIG is “a hub for the discerning palate – those with a hunger for food, travel, fashion and beauty” and is aptly named after a bottle of Tignanello wine. Don’t expect a portal for fitness and diet tips; instead, Markle has manicured TIG to be readers’ opportunity to explore the world’s finest, capturing quality and indulgence in new food, cultures, places and ideas.
4. Blake Lively
Blake Lively takes us back to our roots with PRESERVE, an online platform for all things hand-crafted, local and unique. The purpose of the site is to inspire us to preserve enduring traditions and the foundations that carry our past, present and future. Food, wellness, intimacy, style and home tips are filtered based on these strong ethics and make for a site that brings you closer to the source – the artisans, storytellers and chefs. Lively showcases artisans and offers a useful shopping tool so you can have access to the products she promotes.
5. Stacy Keibler
She was once a professional wrestler and still maintains a stunning figure, so it only makes sense that we take healthy living, fitness and wellness tips from Stacy Keibler herself. Her self-titled blog Stacy Keibler is an oasis of healthy living recipes, workout plans and the occasional playlist.
6. Giselle Bündchen
Gisele Bündchen is a beacon of healthy, fitness, environmental-sustainability and spirituality. She has long shown support for the environment and a lifestyle that is light, enlivening and pure. In 2010, Bündchen introduced a skin care product line called Sejaa Pure Skincare, which uses all-natural ingredients, calming fragrances, thoughtful packaging and recycled paper. Meanwhile, Bündchen launched a “green” blog, co-hosted the Rainforest Alliance’s annual gala, has been vocal and charitable in preserving South American rainforests, teamed with eBay Giving Works to garner proceeds to the World Wildlife Fund and in 2011, was named the Global Environmental Citizen. In November 2011, she was awarded Greenest Celebrity at the International Green awards hosted in London.
7. Cameron Diaz
In 2013, Cameron Diaz published “The Body Book: Feed, Move, Understand and Love Your Amazing Body.” Through it, Diaz shares her formula for becoming happier, healthier and stronger. Tips in the book are practical and backed with scientific evidence. That way, you know you are getting more than a celebrity’s half-hearted opinion and instead sound, concrete advice.
8. Alicia Silverstone
Following the publication of “The Kind Diet”, a guide to eating and living vegan, Alicia Silverstone launched The Kind Life, an online portal for an eco-friendly lifestyle – from diet to fashion to beauty.
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