Gwyneth Paltrow has been breaking out of just acting recently, taking on serious singing roles -- in her film, "Country Strong" and as a guest star on "Glee" -- as well as penning a cookbook full of recipes inspired by her father, the late director Bruce Paltrow. All this activity means she's been more visible, promoting her projects and attending events, and all the while with her pitch-perfect, cool-girl style.

Last week, Paltrow was sleek but casual in leather pants, a gray sweater-jacket and simple ballet flats at a signing for her new cookbook, "My Father's Daughter," at a Barnes & Noble in NYC . She perked up the whole ensemble with an abstract-print top, and gave it her signature rock-n-roll edge with a long metal feather pendant.

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