Jewellery for Gentlemen. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, Well, the manuscript for Jewellery for Gentlemen is finished and at the last count we have about 500 pictures in the files; many of them shot especially for the book by Andy Barnham. I’ve gone cross-eyed checking thousands of Academy … Continue reading

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Absolutely Fabulous. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, I would like to say Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie was a gasser. Don’t get me wrong, there were some great lines (mostly written by Jennifer Saunders for Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) but as a ninety-minute film it was … Continue reading

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The Met Ball. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, The annual Metropolitan Museum gala ball is ostensibly a fund raiser and the opening night of the exhibition du jour: this year a celebration of the remarkable Anglo-American couturier Charles James entitled Beyond Fashion. Of course the true purpose … Continue reading

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The Little Black Dress. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, You know one of my favourite phrases? There’s nothing new in the zoo. It was that flippant phrase that made me call time on my catwalking carrer. No, darling, I was never a runway model though Raf Simons … Continue reading

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Best in Show. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did we get away with the Savile Row cocktail party in the Burlington Arcade for London Collections: Men? To be frank, it was a blur to me. Not from an excess of Savile Row Collins cocktails but because … Continue reading

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