Bombshell. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, When the 20th century’s most famous blonde, Marilyn Monroe, died in mysterious circumstances in her Brentwood home it emerged she had willed her estate to acting coach Lee Strasberg. In 1999 Christie’s sold all of the gowns, furs, … Continue reading

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Posture. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, There is a golden rule about style that I think has been entirely forgotten in the 21st century. Good fashion is 10% frock and 90% posture. The percentages are entirely unbalanced because you can put 1947 Dior on … Continue reading

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A Night in Paris. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, To Paris last week for Arena Homme + to interview Lanvin design director Lucas Ossendrijver who is celebrating his tenth year at the oldest couture house in France. 2014 was the house of Lanvin’s 125th birthday and founder Jeanne Lanvin … Continue reading

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Keep Dancing? October 2016.

Dear Rowley, A disturbing phenomenon has emerged in the news this week. A group of very sick puppies nationwide have taken to dressing-up in scary clown costumes and frightening people after dark. As someone who finds clowns sinister at the … Continue reading

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Life is a Cabaret. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, If there were such a thing as Desert Island Films, the one classic movie I would rescue from the briny is the dark 1972 musical Cabaret. I recall as a boy being told I was too young to watch Cabaret on … Continue reading

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