Incisive. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, London must have been en fete considering I’ve been barely able to speak for four days after having four wisdom extracted at UCL. As the nurses told me I was in the middle of a particularly amusing anecdote about the … Continue reading

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Hung like a Horst. September 2014.

Dear Rowley, To the Victoria & Albert Museum this week for the press vernisage of Horst: Photographer of Style. Horst is one of the titans of 20th century fashion photography: a golden German-born youth who arrived in Paris aged 24 … Continue reading

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Masterpiece. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, To Masterpiece London on the site of 18th century aristocratic playground Ranleigh pleasure gardens in Chelsea in the delightful company of La Farmer looking rather colonial in a cream linen pant suit. Came, ES fashionisto Maurice Mullen and … Continue reading

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The Met Ball. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, The annual Metropolitan Museum gala ball is ostensibly a fund raiser and the opening night of the exhibition du jour: this year a celebration of the remarkable Anglo-American couturier Charles James entitled Beyond Fashion. Of course the true purpose … Continue reading

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Untold Stories of Hollywood. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, As Samuel Pepys would have told you, don’t look to the leading ladies and gentlemen in history for the truth. You want to know about Cleopatra’s amours? Ask a handmaiden. Henry VIIIs temper? Ask the fool. The same … Continue reading

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