Prize Giving. February 2017.

Dear Rowley, Didn’t the Duchess of Cambridge stand out like a mile of style at the BAFTAs last night? The off-the-shoulder, floor-length Alexander McQueen evening dress was a couturier’s eye view of how to dress an HRH when meeting Hollywood. … Continue reading

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La La Land. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, It is always a mystery to me why it comes a shock to movie producers that musicals score like Reinaldo at the box office. Director/writer Damien Chazelle’s  La La Land  is a case in point. London in January … Continue reading

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Lucky Lady. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I was rather sorry-not-sorry to hear that Liza Minnelli has cancelled her in-conversation appearances at the London Palladium and Sheffield City Hall this month. As you know, I have form with Liza. It all began with a late … Continue reading

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Let’s Face the Music and Dance. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, Now I don’t mean to cause offence (much) and I certainly don’t want to sound like a prude but when in the name of Fred & Ginger did we get from Let’s Face the Music and Dance to Stupid … Continue reading

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For Love Not Money. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, There truly is no place like home and London has been my home for part or all of the year since I was 16 doing work experience for Country Living’s fashion editor Robert Burgess. Funnily enough I had an … Continue reading

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