gentlewoman style

Gentlewoman style: Lauren Hutton



Lauren Hutton at Bottega Veneta SS17
Here’s Lauren Hutton walking the Bottega Veneta SS17 show. It’s not even about an ‘older woman’ being cast in the show. Just someone who looks elegant and has allure and sophistication. Who needs pizzazz and pyrotechnics when the casting and clothes are this good? (more…)



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…)



Meet Mallet & Co handbags



Mallet & Co handbags by Nicholas Knightly

I completely missed the memo that Nicholas Knightly had resurfaced with his own spanking new label. Mallet & Co. is the new line of extremely lush yet understated handbags from the man who was previously Louis Vuitton’s design director of leathergoods. Before that, he quietly toiled behind the scenes at Mulberry (he created the Bayswater) (more…)



LFW highlights: Margaret Howell AW16



1 Margaret Howell aw 2016

What’s new at Margaret Howell for AW16? Lots actually. Shirt collars are super-pointy, winter shorts are a thing, there’s a crepe-soled brogue, and orange is the colour – in raffish crumpled silk. I also love the floppy neck bows and the ankle-grazing trouser length. Can I add that I have one of those slim black leather belts and I wear it with everything. If you buy nothing else, buy a Margaret Howell belt! (more…)