A Dream of a Dream. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, When I was studying for my English literature degree up in Newcastle back in the days when dinosaurs roamed we were so fortunate to have the RSC touring annually. As a rather precocious reviewer for the¬†Newcastle Journal, second … Continue reading

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Photo Finish. April 2012.

Dear Rowley, Has there ever been an event so inappropriately named as Ladies’ Day at Aintree? Should Little Britain¬†make another series, they need look no further for inspiration than the tango-tanned, porcine, peroxide blondes absolutely crucifying the British fashion industry … Continue reading

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Look Back in Langour. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, An appointment with the Royalty today as Eliza Doolittle would have it. Came an invitation from Row tailoring house Chester Barrie to tear a pheasant wing at the Banqueting House to attend the UKFT export awards in the … Continue reading

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Perfect Pitti Uomo 1. June 2011

Dear Rowley, You must have thought I’d been white slaved to Latin America darling. Sorry for not writing sooner but I’ve only just got back from a couple of days in Florence at Pitti Uomo: the bi-annual men’s fashion exhibition … Continue reading

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Happy New Year January 2011

Dearest Rowley, Another year! Sometimes I think I’m lucky to make it through the night never mind twelve months. As Kay Thompson would say, ‘happy everything darlings’. Do you remember the Arimstead Maupin Tales of the City books? Particularly the … Continue reading

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