Diamond Days. April 2013.

Dear Rowley, When I wrote for the FT one of my favourite assignments was always to indulge in a diamond day: having the opportunity to handle exceptional gemstones destined for the finger or ear lobe of of the imaginary Middle … Continue reading

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Betty Blue Eyes April 2011

Dear Rowley, Well, ducks, I finally have a proof of the Fashion at Royal Ascot cover. Do you love it? The hat is Stephen Jones and the dress Vivienne Westwood. The art direction is Peter Dawson and I have to … Continue reading

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End Game for Fashion at Royal Ascot March 2011

Dear Rowley, Well love-a-duck, we’re about two weeks away from putting Fashion at Royal Ascot: Three Centuries of Thoroughbred Style to bed. Speaking of which, I’m lounging on the divan in Bloomsbury Towers in my Ted Sexton blue silk dressing … Continue reading

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Where do you go to my lovely? February 2011

Dear Rowley, Well darling, today’s the day when His Royal Keithness and I go to Windsor Castle to visit the Royal Archive and search for the fabled photograph of Edward VII as Prince of Wales sporting the prototype dinner jacket … Continue reading

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