The Casting Couch. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, The case against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein alleging multiple counts of sexual harassment, assault and rape over a thirty-year period is as morally murky as it is complex. We know, for example, that predatory men were at large … Continue reading

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Untold Stories of Hollywood. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, As Samuel Pepys would have told you, don’t look to the leading ladies and gentlemen in history for the truth. You want to know about Cleopatra’s amours? Ask a handmaiden. Henry VIIIs temper? Ask the fool. The same … Continue reading

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Split Personalities. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, So the various childhood friends, relations, celebrity friends and of course the fourth estate are queueing-up to eulogise L’Wren Scott. Of course what they are really doing is an exercise in muck-raking prurience and an attempt to absolve … Continue reading

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The Oscars. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, The red carpet arrivals at the Oscars always bring out the Madame Defarge in fashion critics. All the trolls come out of their caves to mock, knock and hurl derision in a colloquial, condescending tone as if given … Continue reading

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The Little Black Dress. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, You know one of my favourite phrases? There’s nothing new in the zoo. It was that flippant phrase that made me call time on my catwalking carrer. No, darling, I was never a runway model though Raf Simons … Continue reading

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