What Reese Witherspoon Won’t Wear Now That She’s 40
PeopleStyle’s reigning Best Dressed Woman in the World, Reese Witherspoon, just reached a major milestone with her fashion business: Draper James turned one year old on May 5th. She also celebrated her 40th birthday in March. And though not much has changed as far as her always-stellar street style, she just might’ve had a change of heart about sharing her designer duds with her 16-year-old daughter, Ava. Last July, she told us that Ava has free reign over her closet. “She and I just swap clothes,” she said at the time. But it seems like some things have changed!
“I have a rule that if my teenage daughter is wearing it, I’m not supposed to be wearing it. Ava and I can go through an entire magazine and be like, ‘That’s for you, and that’s for me!’” she tells PeopleStyle in this week’s issue. “Like, some women love to wear cutoff shorts and look really good in them, but I like a polished, tailored short. I feel like I am too old to be wearing cutoffs at this point … It probably does have to do with my age.” And she’s very steadfast on her anti-cutoff stance: She has said before that no matter how boho trends get, she steers clear of them. “They’re just not my personal style,” she told us last summer.
But that doesn’t mean she steers clear of the silhouette entirely. “I like a high-rise short,” she says. “They remind me of the ’60s. I’ve put inspiration photos on my Instagram of girls in the ’60s walking around in their high-waisted shorts. I think they are so cute.”
Witherspoon’s daughter Ava does take risks when it comes to her personal style: She’s experimented with her hair color (it’s been blue and now it’s pink!) and she really embraced Coachella’s hippie-chic vibe this past April.
Says Witherspoon of her Ava and her friends’ festival style, “They looked so cute! But no, nothing her and her friends wear is right for me. It’s great to see them having so much fun with fashion. They will always remember these times. They wear big sunglasses and things they wouldn’t normally wear, and it’s great to see them expressing themselves. I remember growing up in Nashville, we used to go to country concerts in the summer and it was so fun to dress up for festivals. It’s a rite of passage for sure.”
For more on the star’s style advice, plus all the scoop on how she runs her business Draper James, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on stands everywhere Friday
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) May 5, 2016
Continuing our run of updating and finishing the Public Appearances section of our Gallery, 2011 is now complete! 2011 was a busy year for Reese, as she promoted Water For Elephants around the globe. She also received the MTV Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards and continued her work with Avon. I love her 60’s-inspired look at the Oscars (and seeing her with her American Psycho co-star Christian Bale again!), but her Water For Elephants New York Premiere look is possibly my all-time favourite look of hers – her dress, make-up and hair are just perfect for her!! I think Reese’s highlight of the year was meeting Kate Middleton at the Tusk Trust Reception, as she has spoken enthusiastically about her admiration for the Duchess. Some of our photos from this year have been replaced with HQ versions, and there are also plenty of new shots in there too.
Reese Witherspoon Didn’t See Herself in Scripts…So She Found New Ones
After snapping up the rights to the books Gone Girl and Wild, and turning both into hit films complete with Oscar nominations, Reese Witherspoon has become, per the Wall Street Journal, an influential literary tastemaker in Hollywood.
“I started looking to books as source material because I saw the movies that were coming down the pipeline, and the characters that women were playing were really lackluster,” Witherspoon told ELLE.com on Friday (April 15th) at the Tiffany Blue Book gala, where she sported a $10 million diamond necklace from the collection. “I love stories; I love complex, dynamic women who aren’t necessarily likable, but they actually have so many different dimensions. And I think that’s how women really are, and I think that’s how they want to see themselves represented on screen.”
Witherspoon, who just turned 40, celebrated with a star-studded party where she sang “Sweet Home Alabama” accompanied by Keith Urban on guitar, and Taylor Swift also performed.
“I’m in a really great place,” she says of the milestone. “I’m thrilled to be doing what I do, which is tell stories in this world, and starting a new business, which is a great challenge for me, but it’s also incredibly exciting,” she said, referring to her production company with partner Bruna Papandrea. “I’m working with great women whom I love and respect; Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz.” That project is Big Little Lies, a series Witherspoon is also producing for HBO, based on Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name. “I’m having great time! I mean, I have to say, this 40 thing is not so bad!”
I have a fantastic and big update for you today – I’ve added almost 100 scans from Reese’s recent magazine spreads that were missing from our Gallery. This includes full spreads in US Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and Women’s Health, reprints in various international magazines, and fashion snippets in People Style Watch issues. Check out the spread in eNews Magazine which has some gorgeous full-page photos from Wild, and People magazine’s celebration of Reese’s birthday in their March 28th issue. We also have scans from the new ‘Most Beautiful’ issue of People magazine, and from the latest issue of Glamour South Africa, which although is a reprint, does have some nice old quotes on various topics.
All new additions are listed below. Enjoy!! 😀 💛
• Women’s Health (South Africa) – December 2015
• Glamour (US) – December 2015
• People Style Watch – December 2015/January 2016
• eNews Magazine – January 23rd 2015
• The Hollywood Reporter (US) – November 20th 2015
• Women’s Health (US) – October 2015
• Harper’s Bazaar (US) – February 2016
• Entertainment Weekly – February 12th 2016
• Myself (Ger) – March 2016
• People – March 28th 2016
• Glamour (South Africa) – May 2016
• People – May 2nd 2016
• People Style Watch – May 2016
Reese is included in People magazine’s yearly ‘Most Beautiful’ issue. We’ll have scans for you soon!
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) April 20, 2016
Reese attended Tiffany & Co’s Blue Book Gala last week, to celebrate the launch of their 2016 Blue Book Collection. Reese wore a dress by J.Mendel, with Jimmy Choo shoes and of course jewellery from Tiffany’s, and was snapped alongside fellow actresses Diane Kruger, Jessica Biel, and her good friend Naomi Watts. HQ photos were added to our Gallery for you…
TIFFANY DEBUTS 2016 BLUE BOOK COLLECTION
Gala celebrates more than two hundred breathtaking pieces of high jewelry
Tiffany & Co. tonight hosted a gala celebrating the debut of its 2016 Blue Book Collection, featuring the world’s most magnificent jewels. Inspired by design director Francesca Amfitheatrof’s theme for the collection—The Art of Transformation—the gala was held at the Cunard Building, an ornate Italian neo-Renaissance landmark in lower Manhattan.
In these sumptuous surroundings, approximately 300 guests and celebrities from around the world including Reese Witherspoon, Diane Kruger, Jessica Biel, Naomi Watts and Eve Hewson embarked upon an evening transformed by a kaleidoscope of color, music and dance. The interior was adorned with floating silver spheres inspired by a bib necklace of more than 3,000 diamonds from the 2016 Blue Book Collection. There was no mistaking the opulence of the evening or the collection it intended to celebrate.Continue reading this entry »