Saturday, March 6, 2010



is Coming!
New From the makers of


The Gentlewoman is a new fashion glossy masterminded by Jop van Bennekom, the man behind publications like Butt & Fantastic Man, which happens to be one of our favorite magazines in the world. The first issue features Phoebe Philo, Celine's creative director, stepping in front of David Sims' lens for the cover shoot and we can't wait to see the rest. The first issue of the mag will hit newsstands on March 22nd.


From the founders of Fantastic Man – preview of long-awaited The Gentlewoman, first real issue will be launched in 2010.

Celine’s creative director, Phoebe Philo, gets the honors for the launch issue of The Gentlewoman, the sister magazine to Fantastic Man that hits newsstands on 22 March 2010. Inside is a profile of Philo and a shoot by David Sims, styled by Camilla Nickerson with the designer posing in her own clothes and both vintage and current Celine looks. “It’s about modernity and women that are just fantastic,” says Penny Martin, the biannual magazine’s editor in chief to WWD. “Phoebe was very candid about herself, her mother and silhouette and inspirations.”

gentlewoman02 Pheobe Philo

Contributors in the 148-page launch issue include design critic Alice Rawsthorn, fashion designer Louise Gray and model Daisy Lowe. The new fashion title will have a circulation of 72,000!

Ps. From today my dear friends from YouHeShe will occasionally write guest blogs. They have just arrived in Paris and will blog live from the city of cities. Watch this space!

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Hot Off The Press:

The Gentlewoman Magazine

Feature Article in Fashion by Emily Kropp

March 22nd marks the debut of The Gentlewoman, a Dutch biannual magazine we can't wait to get our hands on.

It was love at first sight when we saw the cover of The Gentlewoman, the new sister magazine to Dutch publication Fantastic Man. Featuring the timeless beauty of Celine's creative director Phoebe Philo, WWD reports that the feature on Philo was shot by David Sims and styled by W's Camilla Nickerson (two of our favorites). The editor in chief, Penny Martin, says that the magazine is “about modernity and women that are just fantastic."

The cover, with its simple, pale peach border and black and white photograph, harkens back to a simpler era in publishing, before the days of neon lettering and exclamation points (ie, "584 pages of fashion!"); plus we're all about women who are "just fantastic."

If the feature on Philo weren't enough (she was shot wearing her own clothes and a mix of vintage and contemporary Celine designs, swoon) contributors to the issue include designer Louise Gray, model Daisy Lowe, and critic Alice Rawsthorn.

For a taste of what we hope to see in The Gentlewoman, we leave with with a stunning editorial (one of our all-time favorites), aptly titled "Harvest" and styled by Camilla Nickerson from the April 2009 issue of W. Enjoy!

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