Queen of Fashion. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, If you’re going to be a writer, you have to be a reader. I know something is distinctly off kilter if I’m not able to sit down with a book and absorb it like Litmus paper. The book … Continue reading

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Fashion at Chatsworth. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, While staying in Derbyshire for the Bank Holiday weekend I took the opportunity to visit House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth House curated by heiress apparent Lady Burlington and US Vogue editor Hamish Bowles for whom I did work experience … Continue reading

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Sic Transit Gloria Mundi. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, I always wondered when the fashion industry would, like a snake swallowing its own tail, eat itself. The prediction came true with the announcement that Burberry – closely followed by Tom Ford – would cease to show Spring/Summer … Continue reading

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The Force Awakens. January 2016.

Dear Rowley, Happy New Year darling. I have an awfully good feeling about 2016 which means I’ll probably fall down a manhole before the day’s out or be crushed under the weight of a baby grand being winched out of … Continue reading

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Paris is Burning. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, Devastating news from Paris of a massacre of the innocents at the hands of crack teams of ISIS assassins and suicide bombers. My heart is heavy today and, though it is excruciating to look at footage of the … Continue reading

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