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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Come Into The Garden Maud. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, A rather satisfying morning at my publisher’s Thames & Hudson today. I will sign a contract to be Luxury Editor of T&H this month and we have three projects to put into production that I can’t divulge quite … 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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Gold: Power and Allure. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, In the excitement of recent weeks, I entirely forgot to send you dispatches from the historic Gold: Power and Allure exhibition at the Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City. La Farmer invited me to the private view. Went, Suzy Menkes, … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing. 2011.

Dear Rowley, As Joan Rivers would say, ‘Strictly Come Dancing. Can we talk?’ Having just witnessed Nancy dell Olio’s ‘paso’ puts one in mind of those old Vaudeville acts where the boy dancer would attach at life-size marionette in full … Continue reading

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