Vogueing. March 2018.

Dear Rowley, I have fallen in love with women’s fashion again and it is largely thanks to Mr Enninful’s UK Vogue. I now subscribe and it is like sunshine after rain. I think we endured more than twenty years of Alexandra … 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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Liza! Liza! Liza! February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the loooong radio silence. As I think you know from my infrequent Twitter posts, the past four weeks has not been without incident. I have had four burglaries in Bloomsbury Towers in as many weeks. All the … Continue reading

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Macho Man. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, I happened to chance upon a clip of the adventurer Bear Grylls on Gogglebox the other night. Not troubled by self-doubt, is he? Must come from being the Christian church’s poster boy for the Alpha cult. Bear is the … 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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