Evita Forever. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, These days I always wake-up to┬áThe 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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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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Fashion. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, As you know, I have been immersed in Savile Row bespoke tailoring for many a year. I am also very old so many of the editors today who look young enough to me to be in kindergarten, do … Continue reading

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Whither Fashion? February 2018.

Dear Rowley, It’s that time of year again when a gaggle of Chinois wearing black culottes, Doctor Martin boots, shaved pudding bowl haircuts and black T-shirts down to their knees herald London Fashion Week being upon us. We see metallic … Continue reading

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A Bevy of Savoy Beauties August 2010

Dear Rowley, You know those days when you’re longing to get home and devour the new issue of Love magazine and your last meeting drags like a patent leather pump treading on a court dress train? I always find it … Continue reading

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