Whither Fashion? February 2018.

Dear Rowley, It’s that time of year again when a gaggle of Chinois wearing black culottes, Doctor Martin boots, shaved pudding bowl haircuts and black T-shirts down to their knees herald London Fashion Week being upon us. We see metallic … Continue reading

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Elegantes Notes. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, A long overdue dispatch about quite the most civilised afternoon of 2017 spent at the former home of the Duke of Westminster, Bourdon House, in the company of Thomas and Dagmar Smit. Thomas and Dagmar are the patrons … Continue reading

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Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have often pondered the theory that virtue is it’s own reward and surmise that, between them, Pearl Bailey and Mae West would have a terribly pithy reply: ‘Between two evils, I always pick the one I haven’t … Continue reading

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Jewellery for Gentlemen. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, After a year’s work, my Jewellery for Gentlemen book is finished bar the choice of cover design. What I long to do is go straight to where my heart is warmest – Son Bou beach on the island of … Continue reading

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Lines of Beauty. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, In the week that Phillip Pullman returns to the world of his Dark Materials trilogy with the first of a new series, I do find it heartening that, as a reader, I still await new novels by favourite authors … Continue reading

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