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‘A compelling new encyclopaedia of style’ Harper’s Bazaar
‘In a world of fleeting trends, Bay Garnett has created an accessory to treasure, earning Style and Substance an enduring place in the canon of fashion literature.’ i-news

For Bernardine Evaristo, style is about a refusal to be stereotyped. Heels make Charlotte Tilbury feel powerful while Chloë Sevigny delights in the traditional, with a twist. Jilly Cooper and A J Tracey appreciate diamonds; Zadie Smith adapts her wardrobe depending on the city and Rachel Weisz loves the democracy of denim. Sienna Miller misses the freedom of a less self-conscious age.

With over sixty pieces on everything from Davina McCall on the importance of underwear to Stanley Tucci on the elegance of a narrow stripe, this is a gloriously eclectic celebration of self-expression.

‘Stellar’ Pandora Sykes
‘Brilliant’ i-D


A rich and broad-ranging compendium of essays, interviews and eclectic snippets . . . sure to kindle plenty of curiosity and unexpected journeys of discovery; whether literary or sartorial. This curated patchwork of writing - new, old (both rediscovered and iconic) - is a perfect metaphor for the way Garnett works with clothes as a stylist, of course. She has a special skill for putting together a fashion editorial with an unexpected mix of designer and thrifted pieces, that makes the storytelling resonate with personality and vibrant life.
Calendar Magazine
Super stylist Bay Garnett has created a new, brilliant tome for the codes of dressing by excavating how others do it. Everyone from Joan Didion to Oscar Wilde, Chloe Sëvigny to Susie Cave appear in her new book Style and Substance - a perfect read for anyone looking to find a new lease of style life or just interested in examining the way icons dress.
Through a collection of essays, extracts and interviews, the esteemed stylist draws together a glorious celebration of the clothes we wear and the meaning behind them. From the looks of Maya Angelou and Zadie Smith to the power of drag and brilliance of thrifting, this is a wide- ranging delight.
i News
A compelling new encyclopaedia of style.
Harper's Bazaar
Thoughtful and gloriously eclectic . . . a mix of old and new, which only amplifies Bay's ability to storytell. The perfect stocking filler!
Fashion Roundtable
A richly textured collection of essays . . . all about ideas and about cutting out the white noise of what you think you should do. What each perspective touches on is the importance of wearing clothes that feel true to who you are.
A book where gravity mingles with frivolity, humour with weight, never taking itself or its subject too seriously,but allowing it the attention it deserves. In a world of fleeting trends, Bay Garnett has created an accessory to treasure, earning Style And Substance an enduring place in the canon of fashion literature.
Irish News
Gathering voices from past and present, Style and Substance peeks into the hearts and wardrobes of aesthetes including Chloë Sevigny, Stanley Tucci and Oscar Wilde.
Financial Times