Hubert the Great. March 2018.

Dear Rowley, Saddened to hear that one of the greats of golden era Paris couture, Count Hubert de Givenchy, has died aged ninety-one. A second son of the Marquis de Givenchy, Hubert studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and … Continue reading

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Hard Acts to Follow. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Are you a fan of remakes? I have not yet seen it but hear Kenneth BRannagh’s Murder on the Orient Express is dry as dust compared to the original though the cinematography is spectacular. Why Hollywood tries to improve … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Middletons. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, Didn’t you stare beadily at Emma Watson when she accepted the first ‘gender-neutral’ acting gong at the MTV Awards for her turn in Beauty and the Beast? Apparently the thinking is that male, female or transgender performers – forgive … Continue reading

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Acting-Up. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Hollywood really can’t win when held up to scrutiny by the fashion police.  The 88th Academy Awards this weekend was one of the best-dressed in years and yet cause for criticism was found. Best Supporting Actress Alicia Vikander’s … Continue reading

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The Oscars After a Fashion. February 2015.

Dear Rowley, I’ve understood flashes of Lady Gaga’s talent and danced around Bloomsbury Towers in my scanties to Poker Face more than once. But until the Oscars I don’t think I’ve appreciated her impeccable timing. Hats off to producers Craig Zadan … Continue reading

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