Chapeaux. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, Just watching the Cheltenham Festival on Channel 4 after lunch in the courtyard. You have to doff your cap to Clare Balding. She is a superlative racing correspondent and Rishi is no slouch either. I do love jump … Continue reading

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The Golden Shears. March 2013.

Dear Rowley, To the Merchant Taylors’ Hall on Monday night for the Golden Shears Awards held every two years and open to Savile Row apprentices and fashion colleges alike. The shortlist is drawn-up by a technical team of Row cutters … Continue reading

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Emerald Eyes. March 2013.

Dear Rowley, Doesn’t it always amuse when party planning and common sense threaten to collide? I only ask having been on La Farmer’s arm last week to attend the unveiling of an exceptional collection of jewels commissioned by Gemfields from … Continue reading

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Theatricality. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, A rather theatrical week. Saturday to the new Alan Bennett at the National Theatre. It is a vehicle for Frances de la Tour otherwise known as ‘Frankie’ ┬áby the hair and make-up ‘girls. I have adored Alan Bennett’s … Continue reading

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All That Jasper. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, One always knows London Fashion Week is upon us when a disproportionate number of tragic cases are to be found tottering up the Strand in asymmetric neon bobs, off-the shoulder chiffon, lederhosen, knee-length socks and platform brogues…and that’s … Continue reading

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