London Pride. June 2017.

Dear Rowley, So, so very sad to see another trio of sad lunatics mount a fatal attack on my beautiful city. This time it was a van ploughing-up London Bridge before the killers  marauded around Borough Market with machetes murdering … 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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D.I.V.O.R.C.E. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, Another clunking foot-in-mouth social media moment from Vogue who – reporting on the divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – wrote ‘today shall go down as the day love died’. You’d think Vogue was describing Mary Magdalene weeping at … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Can you recall a number of years ago the neighbourhood witch put on a rather charming event on Savile Row? The entire street was turfed and fenced and sheep were driven down the Row by a shepherd and … Continue reading

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Green Fire. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Just arrived in Paris to give a luxury lecture for Chaumet at Le Meurice tomorrow pondering the future for fine jewellers. The talk runs the gamut from Marie Antoinette to Princess Haya by way of Coco Chanel, Eva … Continue reading

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