October 10th, 2016
Books

“The New Garconne- How to be a Modern Gentlewoman”

My friend Navaz Batliwalla, editor of the fab site Disneyrollergirl,  just released her first book “The New Garconne: How to be a Modern Gentlewoman.” To quote Navaz, the book “is a tribute to the kind of cool, discerning, grown up tomboys that I admire”. The fourteen women profiled in this thoroughly-modern style guide are indeed very cool, and they all embody “the duality of old meets new, luxury meets utility, masculine meets feminine”—the core qualities of a modern gentlewoman.

I’m urging Navaz to do a book signing in NYC- will keep you posted.

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what's new

BOTTEGA VENETA

Cashmere coat

LOEWE

Hammock bag

CHLOÉ

Striped trousers

MARNI

Slide

CHLOÉ

Floral blouse

SAINT LAURENT

Suede sandals

CHLOÉ

Foral blouse

FRAME

Jeans

CHLOÉ

Scalloped pump

LARKSPUR & HAWK

Quartz earrings

SEE BY CHLOÉ

Velvet dress

MANSUR GAVRIEL

Suede loafers

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  • Can’t wait to get my hands on this book. I never buy style books, but this one is right up my alley.

    KathyOctober 10th, 2016  9:00 AM

     
  • Thank you for the heads up! You had me at Lyn Harris (no relation). I live by her Citron Citron!

    Ruth HarrisOctober 10th, 2016  9:23 AM

     
  • Lyn Harris is my favorite profile. Such an amazing book filled with incredibly mindful women. I’m completely inspired by their personal styles, and their thoughtful lifestyles, too.

    PrestonOctober 10th, 2016  9:31 AM

     
  • I want that book!

    TracyOctober 10th, 2016  1:07 PM

     
  • Thank you Preston! I’m seeing Lyn tomorrow, will show her your post, she will be so pleased! Book should be available stateside soon…

    disneyrollergirlOctober 10th, 2016  3:25 PM

     
  • Such a cool book.

    That's Not My AgeOctober 10th, 2016  6:10 PM

     
  • I love the title, ‘The New Garconne,’ and anything with the word ‘gentlewoman’ gets my vote. Congratulations!

    PaulaOctober 10th, 2016  11:51 PM

     
  • Highly recommend it! The advocate interviews are particularly interesting. This is not a book just about what to wear but a way of being.
    Australian readers – it is available in bookshops – well all good bookshops 🙂

    ClaireOctober 11th, 2016  6:39 AM

     
  • Love this!

    RTGOctober 11th, 2016  8:11 AM

     
  • I just got this book – its very cool and Lyn Harris is my favourite profile too !

    Penny CalderOctober 11th, 2016  4:29 PM

     
  • Hi Preston
    Thank you so much for your lovely words!!
    Navaz has done a great job .. just what we all need to inspire 🙂
    Let me know when you are in London as be great to meet you.
    Lyn x

    Lyn HarrisOctober 12th, 2016  2:22 AM

     

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