Vol. 21 - The Airs and The Heirs
and an update on the next batch of stickers!
Happy Sunday! How is everyone doing this week? I have to admit between my hectic schedule and generally struggling a bit with social media; I considered delaying this week’s newsletter to take a break. However, TRS is the only community I truly enjoy being a part of and the only one that isn’t filled with unnecessary negativity, so it felt silly to let the trolls take that away from me. I also indulged in some retail therapy to shake off whatever was left of the negativity. In more positive news, earlier this week, I released the samples of some of The Rhubarb Society Stickers (there were about 75 in total), and you guys sold them out in under 7 minutes!! I was not expecting that reaction, so thank you so much to everyone who bought one. I would extend sympathies to those who missed out, BUT I can inform you that the first official drop will now be live on the 3rd of April at 5 pm (so you don’t have to wait long). Only newsletter subscribers will receive the link and the password to access the shop! To those who managed to order, please do share them with me once you start receiving them :) With that, let’s begin!
I’ve really been enjoying all of the strange things that have been happening in recent weeks in the pop culture sphere, and although some of it is pretty mundane, it’s been nice to take my mind off the more serious things. First, we had GPs viral interview kicking off with her Doctor/Chiropractor/Florist (still unclear on who he is). This was shortly followed by her serving looks during her ski trial, which I think we all assumed was closed years ago. On the topic of being rich and out of touch, I also recently learned about the extent that luxury brands will go to for their top clients in this Airmail article. Selena has spoken out in defence of Hailey amid their strange and lengthy feud. Finally, Tiktok (and their unwaveringly patient CEO) has testified in front of congress in what can only be an episode of South Park, irl. So, where to start? I guess we have to start with my girl Gwyneth. I kind of love her in both an ironic and unironic way. She is so unapologetically out of touch and entirely herself that I kind of respect it. She’s aware of how WASPy and privileged she is, and in some ways, I admire how unbothered and unflappable she appears to be. I’m not saying that she’s not problematic (but then again, who isn’t these days?), but it shocked me to see such a big hoo-hah around this interview.
I actually had no idea what was going on until I posted a haul on Tiktok whilst in LA, in which I spoke about going into GOOP to buy bath salts. Somebody commented that they were surprised to see me promoting Gwyneth Paltrow after her most recent interview and a part of me assumed she had said something racist and completely outrageous. Whilst I don’t actually believe that saying I went to GOOP whilst in LA is the same as endorsing whatever GP had said, I was still a little nervous before looking up the interview. I eventually watched the interview where it seemed Gwyneth was saying the same old shit she’s been saying for years.
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