Dear readers,

It is with great pleasure and tremendous excitement that we announce the launch of our online fashion and design magazine, The Genteel (http://www.thegenteel.com). The Genteel is the definitive source for informed men and women such as yourselves, who desire global, in-depth and intelligent stories on fashion and design.

It’s just begun to sunk in that we are finally here – we have come a very long way in such a short amount of time. My partner, Mona, and I have worked very hard to create a magazine that is rooted in our deep passion for fashion, journalism and life. And here we are, curtains drawn back. We could not be more thrilled and proud of our baby!

We could not have done it alone. Our global team of contributors shape The Genteel. On a daily basis, the publication dispatches thought-provoking and insightful articles from the streets of Oslo, Toronto, Beirut, Moscow, United Arab Emirates, Seoul and beyond. Today a contributor from Tokyo joined us, and we continue to grow! Our daily Bulletin includes stories told through the lens of Business, Culture, Society, Design, Best Kept Secrets, Commentary and Street Style.

At this point I invite you to visit The Genteel (http://www.thegenteel.com) and enjoy a new perspective on global fashion and design. We also encourage you to “Like” our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/TheGenteelMagazine) and follow us on Twitter (@TheGenteel) as we will be promoting stories as they come in.

Happy reading!

Yours sincerely,
Irene Kim
Editor-at-Large, The Genteel