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The Gentlewoman

May 13, 2010

I stumbled upon The Gentlewoman at my favorite newsstand along the way to work and I bought it immediately without looking inside since I just loved the cover (yes, I know not to judge a book by its cover but we all know magazines  are a different story). As it turns out, I was lucky enough to have inadvertently scored the very first issue of the biannual style magazine about “modernity and women that are just fantastic.” With more words than pictures and only an artful smattering of advertisements, the periodical is structured around in-depth interviews with woman of substance in the style world and includes interviews with legendary designer Phoebe Philo of Céline, architect Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA (architects of the New Museum on Bowery), artist Jenny Holzer, (of the Times Square LED banner fame), winemaker Sara Pérez (of Mas Martinet and Cims de Porrera) and London DJ Princess Julia. In addition to these pieces there are quirky fashion spreads by renowned photographers such as David Sims and others. I found the interviews to be candid and the different perspectives on style refreshing. It was nice to read a magazine without being bombarded by consumer culture/glammed up pop icons and the minimalist aesthetic is striking.


The magazine’s website is here; for a glimpse into the premier issue’s lovely pages click here. The manly counterpart to The Gentlewoman is the Fantastic Man Magazine, which already has quite a following.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Annie permalink
    May 13, 2010 6:09 pm

    Hmm… sounds interesting. I’m going to have to check it out. Also, I got your email – I’ll let you know about the weekend… I might have to catch up on getting all these signatures from random people (ew, i know.) Unless, you’d like to come with me… 😀

  2. June 1, 2010 9:52 am

    I agree, this is the best magazine I have seen in a long time for women! I love how insightful and provocative the interviews are. Elegant photos on fashion and style.

    • wixteria permalink*
      June 6, 2010 9:45 pm

      This really is the first time I have seen a magazine that does such a good job of getting to the heart of the matter about women and design today (and ignores all the fluff). I’m glad you enjoyed it too! The photo shoots are just gorgeous. I can’t wait for the next issue…

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