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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Mitch. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, One of the perks of my job is the tales of the unexpected I am privileged to tell. Though I don’t do an awful lot of journalism any more, I can always rely on my old mucker Ashley … Continue reading

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Lost London. August 2014.

Dear Rowley, Just when you thought you’d got the ‘challenges’ of living in London into perspective, along comes the Daily Mail with an absolute humdinger. Apparently there is an illegal trade in monkey meat on Ridley Road Market that could – … Continue reading

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Larks at the Groucho February 2011

Dear Rowley, Did I tell you Inga, my right hand woman at the Gieves & Hawkes archive (now at Poole’s) is going to have a baby? She is such a sensational lady and rocks fishnets almost as well as Gail. … Continue reading

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FASHION NOVEMBER 2010

Dear Rowley, Have you seen Cher in the latest Vanity Fair? As the young would have it OMG! The woman is a miracle in Bob Mackie. What is more, she’s a remarkable human being as well as a superlative performer. … Continue reading

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