Bullets over Broadway. April 2017.

Dear Rowley, As I write, I’m on an American Airlines flight back to London after a spectacular stay in New York. It was a business trip but there was an awful lot of time to play. I had a Museum … Continue reading

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Sic Transit Gloria Mundi. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, I always wondered when the fashion industry would, like a snake swallowing its own tail, eat itself. The prediction came true with the announcement that Burberry – closely followed by Tom Ford – would cease to show Spring/Summer … Continue reading

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Show Business. May 2015.

Dear Rowley, What a world Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana has been born into. Should you wish to see hubris and cynicism dressed in its most gaudy, absurd raiment one should look no further than New York’s annual Metropolitan Museum Costume … Continue reading

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Possession. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, Can we talk about possession? No, not of the Satanic variety although I did have an experience many years ago that would make Rosemary’s Baby look like Home Alone but that’s for the memoirs. Do you know it … Continue reading

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A Bevy of Savoy Beauties August 2010

Dear Rowley, You know those days when you’re longing to get home and devour the new issue of Love magazine and your last meeting drags like a patent leather pump treading on a court dress train? I always find it … Continue reading

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