Happy Valley. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, While immersed in the 1920s Henry Poole ledgers, I chanced upon an order from Sir Jock Delves-Broughton, he of the still-unsolved Happy Valley murder in Kenya in 1941. You’ll recall cash-strapped Jock married young beauty, Diana, and took … Continue reading

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Iconoclasm. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, An invitation to a gala performance of James Phillips’s play McQueen that transferred from the St. James’s to the Haymarket Theatre the other night in the company of Mrs T. As per, we tore a crab claw at Sheekey’s Oyster … Continue reading

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Casualty. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, As you know the fashion world is not one I have wished to engage in for rather a long time not least for retaining sanity. But I have watched from the wings and have to say one of … Continue reading

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Monster’s Ball. November 2013.

Dear Rowley, To Somerset House for the private view of Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! on Tuesday night. Came, La Farmer and Mr Bowering, Simon, Vicki Sarge, Judith Watt and of course Shaun who invited one and all. Shaun had won the … Continue reading

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Flappers. November 2013.

Dear Rowley, To the private view of the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition at Somerset House on Tuesday as a guest of the lovely Shaun Leane. Titles are so important don’t you find? The exhibit of outfits designed by the … Continue reading

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