The Oscars. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, The red carpet arrivals at the Oscars always bring out the Madame Defarge in fashion critics. All the trolls come out of their caves to mock, knock and hurl derision in a colloquial, condescending tone as if given … Continue reading

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Bring Up The Bodies. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, At lunch in the chairman’s dining room at Berry Bros & Rudd yesterday I discovered a fellow former English Literature student at Newcastle University who shared an appreciation of the acid drops that emanated from the pens of … Continue reading

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Design For Living. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, Never a dull moment is there? Meteorite showers over Russia, Popes throwing in the crosier (Ex Benedict anyone?), queens abdicating and now to cap it all Martine McCutcheon’s gone bankrupt. It’s terribly hard to keep body and soul … Continue reading

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Red Carpets In The Rain. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you adore the BAFTA Awards? I always love to see the bemusement on our Hollywood friends’ faces as they try to compute whether Stephen Fry is sending them a valentine or sending them up. Yet more amusing … Continue reading

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Abdications etc. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, Long time no write. Let me guess, you thought I was at the Davos Summit tearing a slice of Sloppy Giuseppe with Messers Cameron, Osborne and Johnson. The Davos World Economic Forum, that Alpine January jolly for the … Continue reading

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