I can’t tell you how many newsstands Kate, Lauren & I have popped into over the last two weeks looking for The Gentlewoman. Like Kate says, “A naked Phoebe Philo, yes please!”
So this morning, like a one-two punch, I found it on my way to the office post-breakfast at Isabel Marant. I haven’t had a chance to read the whole thing, but I’ve flipped through at least five times and it’s brilliant. The magazine, from the founders of Fantastic Man, is edited by Penny Martin who conducts a lot of the interviews, too.
There’s cleaning advice from Daisy Lowe and a lesson on manners from Julie Verhoeven. There is, of course, the epic story on Phoebe Philo, but also notes on correspondence and food, as well as profiles on Sara Pérez, a Spanish winemaker and Belgian artist Catharina van Eetvelde scattered among the simple editorials.
The best part may be the tips section at the back of the book. Thirty-nine women, including Eniko Mihalik, Zoe Cassavetes, the Mulleavys, Inez van Lamsweerde & Katie Hillier contributed ideas in regard to gift-giving. Click through for some of our favorite images from the debut issue (which, by the way, can be found at the newsstand on Spring & Lafayette).