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In this week’s episode, I’m interviewing Navaz Batliwalla on her recently published book The New Garconne: How to be a Modern Gentlewoman. As well as her work as a freelance fashion consultant and editor, Navaz writes the fashion blog, Disneyrollergirl, which was listed as one of the Top 40 Blogs That Really Count by The Times. In her book, Navaz describes the style of the ‘Modern Gentlewoman’: sophisticated, yet practical; influenced by menswear, but with a distinctly feminine twist. With over 1 million followers of her fashion boards on Pinterest, Navaz has clearly captured a style philosophy that resonates with the modern woman.
I picked up The New Garconne on a whim in Foyles and then had to buy it, as I was instantly enthralled by Navaz’s fascinating interviews with women who embody the ‘gentlewoman style’, such as Bella Freud, Lyn Harris and Caroline Issa.
In this interview, Navaz shares her definition of what it means to be a ‘modern gentlewoman,’ as well as her challenges in bringing the book together and how she managed to pin down such prominent women to interview. I also love her suggestions for wardrobe staples and top fashion destinations in London.
Listen for some fabulous style inspiration!
Last week, I hopped on the train from Liverpool Street to spend an afternoon in Cambridge. I’d managed to book some £6 tickets in advance, and I couldn’t wait to have the day to myself, doing whatever I wanted and exploring a city relatively unknown to me. It felt such a treat to just relax […]
Listen to the latest Tea & Tattle Podcast episode here or on iTunes. In this episode of Tea & Tattle, Sophie and I discuss Shine Theory. The term was first coined by the journalist and podcaster Ann Friedman, and signifies the importance of female solidarity and choosing friendship over jealousy when confronted with successful, inspiring […]
I was travelling to Geneva on the 21st, so did not take part in any marches, but my Facebook and Instagram feeds were flooded with pictures of all the women and men who took to the streets to protest, and it was incredible to see so many people and inspiring placards photographed all over the […]
It must be the cold weather, as I find myself cooking warming, comforting bowlfuls of food so much more: stews, curries, creamy soups, porridge and rice bowls. January 2017 has been the month of me discovering the joys of a good rice bowl, and this easy dish has fast become my go-to weeknight recipe. I […]
As is probably clear by now, I’m a bit of a skincare junkie, and all through my 20s, I’ve always enjoyed trying out different brands. I rarely stick to one brand for all of my skincare products, but instead pick and choose my favourites from a pretty wide spectrum. I recently had some Debenham’s gift […]
Listen to the latest Tea & Tattle Podcast episode here or on iTunes. In today’s episode, I’m interviewing the delightful Dominique Davis, who writes the fashion and lifestyle blog, All That Is She. Dominique has one of the most charming Instagram accounts I’ve ever seen, and so it’s not a surprise that she’s amassed a […]
This post is published in celebration of January’s blog theme: beginnings. Almost two years ago, I discovered the Miracle Morning philosophy, and it completely transformed my approach to the start of the day. I’ve always been a morning person, but the Miracle Morning taught me the importance of having a certain set routine that I […]
I’m so excited to announce the first book for the Miranda’s Notebook Book Club; some of you who know me well will likely have guessed which author I would pick already….so (drumroll please) the first book is: Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier ‘After the death of her mother, Mary Yellan crosses the windswept Cornish […]
I always enjoy writing my ‘fun things to see and do’ posts each month, as they encourage me to seek out the best of what’s available in London, as well as more general ways I can get the most enjoyment from the passing months. There are some especially good exhibitions currently on or just about […]