A STATE VISIT MAY 2011

Dear Rowley, Isn’t The Queen on a roll? HM triumphed at the Royal Wedding, rocked it out in Ireland and showed President Obama how it’s done at the State Dinner last night. It is heaven to see the Grand Duchess … Continue reading

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Vivat Philip Treacy, 17th May 2011

Dear Rowley, There are days in one’s life that reaffirm why it is jolly to be alive. Such was today with my BBC fashion at Royal Ascot compadre Suzi Perry doing dress and millinery fittings. No darling, not me, her. … 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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Road Rage April 2011

Dear Rowley, Finally back at home as black as a pit pony having spent another afternoon in the Henry Poole & Co archive trying to track down the founder of the Buchanan whiskey dynasty –  a one James Buchanan – … Continue reading

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Stockholm Syndrome March 2011

Dear Rowley, Isn’t it funny that when you work at full gallop for a prolonged period – as I have on Fashion at Royal Ascot since January – you just keep going long after the winning post is passed. It’s … Continue reading

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