Bowes & Idle. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, With the prospect of a very late summer holiday disappearing into the distance like Roadrunner fleeing the Wily Coyote, I thought it best to take stock of how to endure another winter in London with sanity vaguely intact. … Continue reading

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Affectations Can Be Dangerous. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, When 50-year old dancer Isadora Duncan was throttled as her chiffon scarf got caught in the wheels of a sports car in Nice in 1927, Gertrude Stein commented sagely ‘affectations can be dangerous’. At this stage in Duncan’s … Continue reading

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Diana. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, Having not seen The Queen or The Iron Lady at the cinema on principle, I was certainly not going to vote with my feet and see the new biopic Diana starring Naomi Watts as the late Diana, Princess of Wales. The reviews … Continue reading

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The Pearl in My Oyster. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, To the V&A last night for the opening gala for the new Pearls exhibition. The show is co-sponsored by the Qatar Museum Authority and Her Excellency Sheikha Mayassa opened the exhibition hence a police presence better suited to an Arsenal … Continue reading

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Mademoiselle C. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, The city has greeted London Fashion Week with torrential downpours and a cold snap like a saloon gal’s garter; somewhat raining on the parades of the fashion bloggers for whom the photo op outside the tents is infinitely … Continue reading

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