Halloween. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, I’ve never been a fan of Halloween. As you know, Bloomsbury is the heart of occult London. We have the most esoteric bookshops, occult emporia, the mysticism of the Seven Dials and the heritage of Aleister Crowley’s Golden … Continue reading

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Falling Stars. September 2017.

Dear Rowley, The sadness of watching Nick Broomfield’s documentary about the late Whitney Houston last night. You might disagree but I think the single greatest gift a person can be born with is a voice. Voices like Whitney’s come once … Continue reading

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Risky Business. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, Much criticism for the Duchess of Cambridge’s debut Vogue cover for June 2016 celebrating the centenary of the British fashion bible. Shot by Josh Olins in the grounds of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Amner Hall estate in … Continue reading

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Gucci Coup. January 2016.

Dear Rowley, A sharp reminder of why I don’t report on the men’s runway shows was delivered by the excellent fashion writer Tim Blanks in a piece for The Business of Fashion about Alessandro Michele’s Autumn/Winter 2016 Gucci show. As you’ll … Continue reading

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Diva Fever. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, A number of years ago, a writer called Suzy Boyt published a memoir called My Judy Garland Life. She and I were working for Weekend FT then: she as a columnist and I as a fashion correspondent. I recall … Continue reading

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