Wandering Hands. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, As Dame Maggie Smith replied to a gauche journalist who greeted her with ‘you look great’, ‘Well dear I’ve looked greater’. Having had blonde highlights to cheer myself up in the dread dark nights of January, I have … Continue reading

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Weak in the Presence of Beauty. July 2017.

Dear Rowley, It is ten years since Cartier last launched its high jewellery collection, L’Inde Mysterieuse, in London at Lancaster House. That was one of the most glamorous parties of my life, crowned when legendary beauty the Rajmata of Jaipur made one … Continue reading

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Making History. August 2016.

Dear Rowley, Enjoying the Olympics? What about the diving! The synchronised final had me reaching for the sal volatile, Maud. Point of order though. Can Old Mother Balding not use the word ‘Medal’ as a verb? All this talk about Tom … Continue reading

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The Glossies. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, The party planning for the launch of James Sherwood’s Discriminating Guide to London has reached fever pitch with Miss Chandni and I working as a tag team. We were so late with the stiffies that I decided to e-vite a … Continue reading

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Hung like a Horst. September 2014.

Dear Rowley, To the Victoria & Albert Museum this week for the press vernisage of Horst: Photographer of Style. Horst is one of the titans of 20th century fashion photography: a golden German-born youth who arrived in Paris aged 24 … Continue reading

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