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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The Girl Who Walked Home Alone. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, One of the best Bette Davis biographies written by Charlotte Chandler was titled The Girl Who Walked Home Alone. I have been walking home alone for many years now to Bloomsbury Towers. You know what? I’m living alone and … Continue reading

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Signage. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, There are evenings that confirm that I don’t wish to live anywhere other than Central London. True, the rent on Bloomsbury Towers is taxing, the weather is execrable and the shoals of Chinese tourists rather a swim upstream … Continue reading

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