Introducing my big, fat, anti-fashion book



The New Garconne - How To Be a Modern Gentlewoman

I have some exciting news that I’m finally able to share with you! I’ve spent the last two years working on a personal project that has been as fulfilling as it’s been challenging. Somehow I’ve managed not to breathe a word to anyone online, but later this month it will be unveiled to the world.

OK, it’s not big or fat or even anti-fashion, but I have written and creative directed a book! *Pauses at the enormity of that last sentence.* The New Garconne – How to be a Modern Gentlewoman is being published at the end of September (in the UK, everywhere else it’s about a month later) and in short, it’s an exploration of today’s creative, entrepreneurial woman who appreciates aesthetics, craftsmanship, quality, history and culture. (more…)



Quote of the day: Amy Astley



Architectural Digest Amy Astley marc jacobs new york townhouse

“I want to put people in the magazine who have their own social and digital footprints and will promote their story. I mean, when you look at this issue and you see Marc [Jacobs] and Amanda Brooks and Giovanna [Battaglia], these are people with large social followings, and I know that when I work with them it’s going to get shared in a bigger way.”
Former Teen Vogue editor Amy Astley on how she’s modernising Architectural Digest, AdWeek (more…)



Dior lucky charms



Dior rings

Considered the ‘gentleman’s ring,’ the signet ring has always had masculine connotations. But in today’s gender fluid world, none of that matters. These Dior rings have the chunky look and feel of a classic signet, but are finished in pale amazonite and pink quartz. (more…)