And the Oscar Goes To. March 2018.

Dear Rowley, Wouldn’t you know it, the all-black dress code for actresses at the BAFTAs was out of the window at the 90th anniversary Academy Awards yesterday. There was still a deal of tub-thumping post-Weinstein but now the leverage is … Continue reading

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Want to Buy Some Illusions? May 2016.

Dear Rowley, An invitation to a preview screening of Florence Foster Jenkins at the BFI this week with a Q&A featuring director Stephen Frears, writer Nicholas Martin and actor Hugh Grant. As you know, Florence Foster Jenkins was a Manhattan lady … 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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I’ll Do Ten for You. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, Glorious tintanabulations, I am being visited by that unicorn of London phenomena, a house call from a doctor. I can’t go back to the Chelsea & Westminster or UCL after the two rejections so have decided I might … Continue reading

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The Other Woman. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, Well, I was shopping the other day in the Piggly Wiggly and chanced upon a tableau that might hold the key to my immediate future. There was this hen-pecked man in a decent suit trailing after this hag … Continue reading

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