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HONEST BOOK REVIEW:
'The New Garconne - How to be a Modern Gentlewoman' book written by Navaz Batliwalla
An empowering read about women's style, this book is informative to anyone with an interest in fashion, beautifully written and indulgently supported by strong reference imagery.
"The way we live now is edging towards a more sustainable pace in which we aim to buy less, but better. As woman of all ages is fêted for their style and achievements, it is the right time to applaud the personal and individual, not just fashionable." - Navaz Batliwalla
The heritage of women's fashion is clearly explained, well researched, and is complemented with some of history's most notably stylish women; Coco Chanel, Charlotte Rampling, Jane Birkin, Marlene Dietrich's to name just a few.
The pages then continue with 14 fascinating interviews;
Lyn Harris who resides in Paris, her talent is as a perfumer. Her luxury brand is Miller Harris, she poses delightful British charm and sophistication.
Polly Morgan a London based artist who specialty is taxidermy. She is handsome and low key and highly recognised in the East London art scene.
Caroline Issa a true master; CEO of the Tank Group (publishing company for Tank magazine), the street-style superstar with her masculine tailoring and finely crafted shoes. She designs a line for Nordstrom.
Kris Kim founder of La Garçonne a unique online destination that encapsulates a combination of her interests from fashion to home. Signature styles pieces combined with pieces with a purpose - it's easy to see why she attracts a loyal following. Absolutely coveting these Sophie Buhai - Silver small everyday hoops.
Donna Wallace aka Accessories Editor at Elle Magazine UK has a sea of millions of products within her editor’s eye her opinion counts and her style embodies an appreciation of quality workmanship and design style.
Jill Nicholls interior decorator and set designer Brit who resides in New York. A history of thrift shopping through post-punk Camden London for the sets of Vogue shoots.