Fashion at Chatsworth. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, While staying in Derbyshire for the Bank Holiday weekend I took the opportunity to visit House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth House curated by heiress apparent Lady Burlington and US Vogue editor Hamish Bowles for whom I did work experience … Continue reading

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Black Magic. October 2014.

Dear Rowley, Do you ever have those days when you feel like locking the door, pouring a gin, putting Hermione Gingold at the Café Royal on the record player and pretending the last sixty years never happened? Such trying times doing … Continue reading

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Paris Couture. January 2014.

Dear Rowley, It’s that time of year again when you can be 99% sure that all the most obnoxious, offensive and smug people residing in London have buggered off to the Davos Summit. Davos always makes me hoot with laughter … Continue reading

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Diamonds as big as the Ritz. June 2011.

Dear Rowley, Am I the only one who thought ‘justice has been done’ when I saw that picture of Nancy Dell Olio dumped in a wheelbarrow legs akimbo being ploughed through a muddy field by a disgruntled lackey? If only … Continue reading

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Larks at the Groucho February 2011

Dear Rowley, Did I tell you Inga, my right hand woman at the Gieves & Hawkes archive (now at Poole’s) is going to have a baby? She is such a sensational lady and rocks fishnets almost as well as Gail. … Continue reading

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