Bankers February 2011

Dear Rowley, Some days are just so simply satisfying. As you know, I’m eight months into a five year restoration and cataloguing project on Henry Poole & Co – the founder of Savile Row – and their historic customer ledgers … Continue reading

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A Theatrical Evening January 2011

Dear Rowley, You’ve got to give it up for the gays, haven’t you. I was trolling down Old Compton Street the other day and saw a No VAT sign outside GAY. ‘F*** the Recession’ it read. Love it do. Personally, … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech January 2011

Dear Rowley, Thrilled that Colin Firth won the Golden Globe for The King’s Speech. I remember having a chat with the costume designer way back when about the possibility of inviting King George VI and the Duke of Windsor’s Savile … Continue reading

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The Diamond Dash January 2011

Dear Rowley, Did I say something about a quiet January? On Sunday I had lunch at Scott’s with Mrs Moussaieff who possesses the finest diamonds in the world bar none. Her husband’s family can trace their ancestry back to Ghengis … Continue reading

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Meet the Virgin Mary July 2010

Dear Rowley, Can you remember that line we both love in the Joan Crawford biopic Mommie Dearest when Christina gets expelled from school for heavy petting? Driving home, a furious Joan reaches for her hip flask and – finding it … Continue reading

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