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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Train Wrecks. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, I never usually miss an opportunity to comment on the annual Met Gala ball in New York with US Vogue editor Anna Wintour as ringmaster. I am sure the guests had a horrible sinking feeling on learning that … Continue reading

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Absolutely Fabulous. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, I would like to say Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie was a gasser. Don’t get me wrong, there were some great lines (mostly written by Jennifer Saunders for Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) but as a ninety-minute film it was … Continue reading

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The Oscars After a Fashion. February 2015.

Dear Rowley, I’ve understood flashes of Lady Gaga’s talent and danced around Bloomsbury Towers in my scanties to Poker Face more than once. But until the Oscars I don’t think I’ve appreciated her impeccable timing. Hats off to producers Craig Zadan … Continue reading

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Is It Over? That’s What You Think. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, Bloody Islam! A lady has been branded as shaming Islam for kissing one of the judges at Cannes on the cheek while wearing a headscarf and long dress. What rotten intolerance! At the risk of a fatwah on … Continue reading

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