Palazzo Pitti. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Despite being the only person with English as a mother tongue at the Chaumet summit at Le Meurice, my lecture did seem to please. It is always something of a challenge to present a ‘state of the nation’ … Continue reading

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Pitti Final. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, Wouldn’t you just die without Florence and Pitti Uomo twice a year to look forward to? I am sitting on the rooftop terrazzo of the Tornabuoni Beacci hotel with a bottle of prosecco and an acqua frizzante at … Continue reading

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Perfect Pitti Uomo 1. June 2011

Dear Rowley, You must have thought I’d been white slaved to Latin America darling. Sorry for not writing sooner but I’ve only just got back from a couple of days in Florence at Pitti Uomo: the bi-annual men’s fashion exhibition … Continue reading

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Marvellous Millinery 17th May 2011

Dear Rowley, Glorious tintonabulations, my BBC partner-in-crime at Royal Ascot Suzi Perry flies in this morning to start a marathon of fittings with designers and milliners for this year’s Royal Meeting. Suzi is quite simply one of my favourite people … Continue reading

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