Category Is. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, Last night New York hosted fashion’s Oscars: the annual Metropolitan Museum Gala ball chaired by Condé Nast creative director Anna Wintour in aid of the Met’s Costume Institute. Mortals would have to sell a kidney for the ticket … 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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Fashion. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, Scorchio today in Britain today, no? It was still over thirty degrees at 6.30pm so I nipped round to the camp Greco-Roman pool next door and cooled-off like a hippo in the Chobe river. Yet another reason to … Continue reading

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Mitch. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, One of the perks of my job is the tales of the unexpected I am privileged to tell. Though I don’t do an awful lot of journalism any more, I can always rely on my old mucker Ashley … Continue reading

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Blue Murder. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, It was with some trepidation that I heard Sir Kenneth Brannagh is determined to remake Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Granted, I found the Cybil Shepherd and Angela Lansbury reboot of The Lady Vanishes by far superior to … Continue reading

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