The Master of Swish. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, The inspiration for my appreciation of fashion was two-fold. Hollywood movies costumed by the greats such as Travis Banton, Edith Head, Irene, Orry Kelly and Travilla taught the power of glamour. But it was portrait artists such as … Continue reading

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Blue Murder. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, It was with some trepidation that I heard Sir Kenneth Brannagh is determined to remake Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Granted, I found the Cybil Shepherd and Angela Lansbury reboot of The Lady Vanishes by far superior to … Continue reading

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Costume Drama. June 2015.

Dear Rowley, How many times were you asked as a boy what you wanted to be when you grew up? Having visited the Crown Jewels before most boys had varnished their first conker I always said I wanted to be … Continue reading

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Cut, Print, Move On. April 2015.

Dear Rowley, Language is so terribly important isn’t it? I recall the shock when I first heard a newspaper feature of mine – deftly penned with great care I might add – described as ‘content’. A little piece of me … Continue reading

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Savoy Countdown September 2010

Dear Rowley, Are you of the opinion that we should all really try to have a little more sex? I say this because it seems as if le tout London is doing The One Show on t’Internet and I am convinced … Continue reading

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