the gentlewoman

" The Gentlewoman is a new biannual style magazine for a new decade. Featuring inspirational, international women, it pairs ambitious journalism with a sartorial and intelligent perspective on fashion that is focused on personal style - the way women actually look, think and dress."

-The Gentlewoman Magazine

How refreshing, right? Especially since the only publications readily available to women in our country are back to back articles on organizational tips, sex tricks, and 30 minute dinners. Women may grace the covers of most magazines, but only if their hair is curled, their neckline low, and their arms and thighs retouched.

I love that The Gentlewoman recognizes and showcases the individual and diverse strengths of women, and allows them to own (and totally rock) their power - not just their physical assets. Having Adele on the cover and the fashion profile for the Spring/Summer issue is perfect, especially considering Adele's views regarding women in the media:

"I love food and hate exercise. I don't have time to work out...I don't want to be on the cover of Playboy or Vogue. I want to be on the cover of Rolling Stone or Q. I'm not a trend-setter...I'm a singer...I'd rather weigh a ton and make an amazing album then look like Nicole Richie and do a shit album. My aim in life is never to be skinny."

Can you imagine a Hearst Corporations, Conde Nast, or even a Martha Stewart publication featuring an artist who is too busy being awesome to care about the current standard of female beauty?

I would love to get my hands of a copy of this issue, the article on Fatima Bhutto, the Pakistani poet and writer, looks really fascinating and beautifully put together:

Quote taken from The Gentlewoman's website. Photos by Alasdair McLellan and Chris Miller.


Maia McDonald said...

This magazine sounds so amazing, I love Adele and I was happy to hear her view on her body, it's really refreshing.

sandra said...

oh wow! this magazine looks brilliant. makes me love adele even more than i already did. i will have a look out for it in our newsagents here x