Frida: An Extraordinary Life. June 2018.

Dear Rowley, To the Victoria & Albert Museum this week to view the press preview of Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up which brings together 20o objects sealed in the bathroom of Kahlo’s place of birth and death the Blue House by … Continue reading

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The Business End. June 2018.

Dear Rowley, Well, we’ve finally got to the business end of the Henry Poole book. The main texts are written and all that is left is to study each of the Hall of Fame great and good’s orders to fill … Continue reading

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Judy. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, In a weaker moment, I happened to see some of the BBC’s Big Weekend music festival from Cardiff the other weekend. It is a sign of ageing when you disconnect from contemporary pop music which must make me … Continue reading

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House of Nutter. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, I have followed Savile Row’s mischievous sprite Tommy Nutter from workshops and showrooms to Compton’s and the Kobler Clinic so do feel proprietorial having written extensively about he and his adventures on and off the Row. Tommy was … Continue reading

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Bachelor Boy. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, It is only when you are away from home that you start to notice the bachelor-isms creeping into the daily round. I spent a delightful weekend with my parents in Derbyshire and was struck by how set in … Continue reading

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