One badass chick has resurfaced The Ladies’ Book Of Etiquette And Manual Of Politeness to show women how to nail the whole ladylike thing.
In a new video for i-D Magazine, 17-year-old model Natalie Westling reads from a 1950s etiquette book that describes itself as a “complete handbook for the use of a lady in polite society.” Westling, however, puts her own spin on how to be a modern lady with style, grace and, of course, badassery.
Westling reads chapters from the book of etiquette aloud, which contain “full directions for manners, dress, conversation” as well as “rules for courtship and kitchen” for the true renaissance woman. Demonstrating each old school tip with a modern spin and a heavy dose of cool, Westling gives these outdated tropes a much-needed upgrade.
Here are a few of our favorite suggestions (ladies, take note):
Chapter One: “Dress”
Polish your silver and gold.
You must know how to sew.
Chapter Two: “The Regal Arena Of The Kitchen”
Make sure your man is well-fed.
Chapter 3: “Courtship And Manners”
Be a good listener.
Remember, always cross your legs in public.
Voilà! You’re a lady.
Westling wraps up the video reminding every woman that a true lady “always knows her place.”
Who run the world? Ladies.
H/T The Cut
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