Evita Forever. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, These days I always wake-up to The Shipping Forecast. It is almost mediation: Malin, Hebrides variable thee or four, showers good and on it goes like a prayer to the weather gods. This being 5.30am my days tend to … Continue reading

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Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, As RuPaul would say, ‘we’re all born naked and the rest is … Balenciaga!’ For fashion queens, Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga is the Rosetta Stone of late 20th and 21st century fashion. Rather cleverly, the Victoria & Albert … Continue reading

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Back in Business. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, Oh my Lord, it has been too long. Where have I been? White slaved to Latin America to Juan’s tart shop in downtown Buenos Aires? Crushed under the weight of Henry Poole & Co ledgers in the new … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry For Me. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, I do think our politicians should take more notice of the Eurovision Song Contest. We haven’t had a real winner since Bucks Fizz made their mind up in 1981: the year Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer. It … Continue reading

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Saints and Sinners. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Saddened as I was by the death of Nelson Mandela I must admit to being faintly bewildered by the BBC going into full Court Mourning with one correspondent on Radio 4 going as far as to liken Mr … Continue reading

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