Art or Bust. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Well, I’m sitting on the balcony of the Albert Ier in Nice on the last night on the Riviera for now watching the sun set and listening to Sarah Vaughan’s I Love Brazil album on the MacBook Air. … Continue reading

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Frockage. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, I fear we are rather out of synch with my photographs. I told you all about the Costume Gallery at the Bowes Museum in my last letter and only now am I sending you my snaps. Vanity, I … Continue reading

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Full Gallop January 2011

Dear Rowley, Did I say in an earlier epistle that I was going to hibernate for a couple of months while writing the Fashion at Royal Ascot book for Thames & Hudson? I am rather thrilled to say that the … Continue reading

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More Savoy Stories August 2010

Dear Rowley, There comes a time every year when your mind and body tells one that a holiday is in order. Mine came last week when I found myself quite literally shouting into a baby’s pram because the poor mother … Continue reading

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Four Minutes to the Stage Miss Callas August 2010

Dear Rowley, Well, this week has brought good news and bad. I’m always a believer in saving the best till last so here’s the bad news. It has been far north of 18 months that I have been working on … Continue reading

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