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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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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A Night in Paris. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, To Paris last week for Arena Homme + to interview Lanvin design director Lucas Ossendrijver who is celebrating his tenth year at the oldest couture house in France. 2014 was the house of Lanvin’s 125th birthday and founder Jeanne Lanvin … Continue reading

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Pale & Interesting. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, I’ve been keeping rather a hawk’s eye watch on the Cannes Film Festival in advance of the amfAR show and dinner next week. As you know it is aeons ago since I last reported on the women’s runway … Continue reading

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All That Jasper. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, One always knows London Fashion Week is upon us when a disproportionate number of tragic cases are to be found tottering up the Strand in asymmetric neon bobs, off-the shoulder chiffon, lederhosen, knee-length socks and platform brogues…and that’s … Continue reading

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