Rear Window. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, Well, old Bantu Bottom has finally managed to thrust her bazookas into my consciousness. Good God I’ve tried to ignore the phenomenon known as the Kardashians. I have not kept up with a single episode of their reality … Continue reading

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Rebel Rebel. January 2016.

Dear Rowley, Interesting that the news of David Bowie’s death was first released on Twitter. Within minutes everyone from Iggy Pop to the Archbishop of Canterbury via Cher, David Cameron, Kanye West and Harry Styles were tweeting condolences and huge … Continue reading

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Incisive. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, London must have been en fete considering I’ve been barely able to speak for four days after having four wisdom extracted at UCL. As the nurses told me I was in the middle of a particularly amusing anecdote about the … Continue reading

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Show Business. May 2015.

Dear Rowley, What a world Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana has been born into. Should you wish to see hubris and cynicism dressed in its most gaudy, absurd raiment one should look no further than New York’s annual Metropolitan Museum Costume … Continue reading

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Luxury. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, Having been asked to give a lecture about luxury for Chaumet – Imperial jewellers to the court of Napoleon I – in Paris next month, my thoughts turned to the obvious cliche that celebrity is the new aristocracy. … Continue reading

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