Bobby Hillson. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, My career has been thanks in part to a cabal of strong women who mentored me throughout my life. In Junior School it was the immaculate Miss Dalton; she of the glossy cottage loaf hair, immaculate make-up and … Continue reading

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Lucky Lady. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I was rather sorry-not-sorry to hear that Liza Minnelli has cancelled her in-conversation appearances at the London Palladium and Sheffield City Hall this month. As you know, I have form with Liza. It all began with a late … Continue reading

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The King of Couture. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, Last night was the fashion world’s answer to the Oscar ceremony: the annual New York Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Ball. Strike that, old mother Wintour the US Vogue editor has clearly banked enough chips on the New York … Continue reading

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Keep Calm & Carry On. September 2011.

Dear Rowley, So Germany’s voted to bail out the Euro Zone one more time. William Hague is quite right. The Euro is like being trapped inside a burning building with no exits: perhaps an unfortunate analogy on a morning when … Continue reading

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