Sic Transit Gloria Mundi. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, I always wondered when the fashion industry would, like a snake swallowing its own tail, eat itself. The prediction came true with the announcement that Burberry – closely followed by Tom Ford – would cease to show Spring/Summer … Continue reading

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Bed, Bath & Beyond. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Weren’t you enchanted by Philip Hoare’s biography of ‘prince-of-aesthetes’ Stephen Tennant? As a text book for young gentlemen who understand how to mis-match textiles and have a penchant for Coldstream Guards, Serious PleasuresĀ is equal to the definitive Hugo … Continue reading

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What Would Pola Do? July 2013.

Dear Rowley, Can you remember my telling you I’d been to see a fabulous new musical at the Arts Theatre earlier this year called The Tailor Made Man all about 20s movie idol Billy Haines and his spectacular fall from … Continue reading

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