Marvellous Millinery 17th May 2011

Dear Rowley, Glorious tintonabulations, my BBC partner-in-crime at Royal Ascot Suzi Perry flies in this morning to start a marathon of fittings with designers and milliners for this year’s Royal Meeting. Suzi is quite simply one of my favourite people … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Oscar February 2011

Dear Rowley, Did you stay up to watch the Oscars? No, me neither. Never mind Sky +. It gets in the way of Radio 4 and The Archers. I never thought Ruth could get more irritated until she had that … Continue reading

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Full Gallop January 2011

Dear Rowley, Did I say in an earlier epistle that I was going to hibernate for a couple of months while writing the Fashion at Royal Ascot book for Thames & Hudson? I am rather thrilled to say that the … Continue reading

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All This and Heaven Too January 2011

Dear Rowley, Vintage champagne half price at Tesco this afternoon. Get in! I have had an absolutely Joanna Lumley ‘lovely’ Sunday. It started after a good six-hour sleep that pleased me immensely. Then I got my glad rags on and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year January 2011

Dearest Rowley, Another year! Sometimes I think I’m lucky to make it through the night never mind twelve months. As Kay Thompson would say, ‘happy everything darlings’. Do you remember the Arimstead Maupin Tales of the City books? Particularly the … Continue reading

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