'The New Noblewoman' Women’s Web Magazine Launches

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The New Noblewoman is an online, general interest women’s magazine, with an emphasis on arts, culture and noble living.

Many women’s magazines appeal to the worst side of people. They prey on women’s insecurities about how they look, dress, decorate and entertain. The New Noblewoman does the complete opposite, by appealing to the highest aspects of a person.

When writer Amanda Millay had trouble finding a magazine she wanted to read, she decided to create own. The result is The New Noblewoman— a free, online, general interest women’s magazine, with an emphasis on arts, culture and noble living.

“Women today are frustrated since magazines emphasize celebrities, fashion, sex and shopping. The New Noblewoman has all the usual categories—beauty, fashion, home and garden, relationships, book reviews—but highlights the substance behind the style,” said Millay. “Instead of the typical New Year’s resolutions article, we include some advice from Plato. Rather than focusing on what to buy, one of our upcoming articles discusses plants from medieval gardens, so readers get a history lesson combined with tips for gardening style.”

Upcoming topics include:

  •     Home & Garden: Why home economics trumps home décor
  •     Arts & Culture: How to start a classical music collection for less than $100
  •     Arts & Culture: Must-read novels by women
  •     Arts & Culture: HBO’s The Tudors: Fact and fiction
  •     Relationships & Etiquette: How to make engaging small talk
  •     Beauty & Style: The secret to Audrey Hepburn’s style
  •     Beauty & Style: Good posture: How it helps your body and mind

In addition, The New Noblewoman features reprints of classic poems, essays and artwork. Millay compares it to the popular men’s site, The Art of Manliness, and cites the growing number of “mom blogs” as evidence that women are looking for more engaging and wholesome content online.

“Many women’s magazines appeal to the worst side of people. They prey on women’s insecurities about how they look, dress, decorate and entertain. The New Noblewoman does the complete opposite, by appealing to the highest aspects of a person.”

Free Lilla Rose Giveaways: First 500 Subscribers Will Be Entered to Win
As a bonus to initial readers, The New Noblewoman is holding a drawing for five Lilla Rose hairclips for its first 500 email subscribers.

“Lilla Rose products are a great example of the values of my website—beautiful designs with an old-fashioned look, yet convenient for the modern woman,” said Millay, a consultant for the company.

An Innovative Design for a Web Magazine
The New Noblewoman website was designed not only for readability, but also as a virtual art gallery. Visitors are greeted with a vibrant slideshow, and can scroll to the bottom of each article for more information about the featured artwork. An online "Art Gallery" allows visitors to quickly peruse the site’s drawings and paintings.

“The bold design of The New Noblewoman website was risky, in an age where sites cluttered with links and ads are king,” said Millay. “But showcasing art effectively requires a spacious, quality design. There’s a real lack of beauty on the Internet, even though people love beautiful design. So far the response has been incredible.”

Besides the striking artwork, by ancient to contemporary artists, the very design of The New Noblewoman tells a creative story. The background is an original Art Nouveau pattern created by the web designer, and the blue color was selected from a montage of dresses worn by medieval noblewomen.

“If you look closely, you’ll see a variety of textures on the website, which give it an organic feel, reminiscent of an old-fashioned, wallpapered parlor or old dresses. There’s even stitching incorporated,” said Millay.

About The New Noblewoman
The New Noblewoman is a free, online, general interest women’s magazine, with an emphasis on arts and culture. To learn more, visit http://www.newnoblewoman.com.

About Amanda Millay
Amanda Millay-Lanier has worked in the publishing industry for more than 10 years. Her first job was as a features writer for a community newspaper, and she later worked in business editing and desktop publishing. She has a BA in Communications and Rhetoric Studies from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. She and her husband live in Auburn, Ala.

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