Everybody Loves Oscar. February 2012.

Dear Rowley, Weren’t you absolutely fascinated by Angelina Jolie’s posture on the red carpet at the Oscars this year? You know as well as I do that when a designer slits a skirt up to your knickers it is only … Continue reading

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CASTLES IN THE AIR. FEBRUARY 2012.

Dear Rowley, Boris Johnson’s mailshot urging me to vote him in again as Mayor of London couldn’t have come at a more apposite moment. Walking back to Bloomsbury Towers from my art director Pete’s studio in Bermondsey I happened to … Continue reading

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In Her Solitude. February 2012.

Dear Rowley, Slightly chilling, isn’t it, that Whitney Houston died alone in a hotel room as a guest for Grammy Awards when the artists who had long eclipsed her were probably surrounded by stylists, publicists, fans and record producers making … Continue reading

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One For The Road. February 2012.

Dear Rowley, Formal occasions do tend to give one’s life punctuation marks. Twice a year, Savile Row gathers at the MTBA (Master Tailors’ Benevolent Association) dinner at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in the City to raise funds for members of … Continue reading

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The Queen. February 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did you stay up last night to watch the Super Bowl? Well, I wouldn’t ordinarily except for the promise that Madonna would perform at half time. The closest England has to such an occasion is asking the soprano … Continue reading

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