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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No Fly Zone. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, London is once again awash with tourists for the Paralympic Games. In the Olympic spirit, I’d like to propose a lanes system for London’s streets: a dual carriage way on each pavement with a fast lane for natives … Continue reading

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Betty Blue Eyes April 2011

Dear Rowley, Well, ducks, I finally have a proof of the Fashion at Royal Ascot cover. Do you love it? The hat is Stephen Jones and the dress Vivienne Westwood. The art direction is Peter Dawson and I have to … Continue reading

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Road Rage April 2011

Dear Rowley, Finally back at home as black as a pit pony having spent another afternoon in the Henry Poole & Co archive trying to track down the founder of the Buchanan whiskey dynasty –  a one James Buchanan – … Continue reading

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Shopping April 2011

Dear Rowley, A rather frustrating day late last week with a visit to the National Archives in Kew. We were led to believe that the National Archives had a substantial amount of material relating to Henry Poole & Co so … Continue reading

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