Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, As RuPaul would say, ‘we’re all born naked and the rest is … Balenciaga!’ For fashion queens, Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga is the Rosetta Stone of late 20th and 21st century fashion. Rather cleverly, the Victoria & Albert … Continue reading

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An American in Paris. March 2017.

Dear Rowley, One of the all time favourite quotes about the acting profession comes courtesy of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.  It likens actors to mushrooms ‘because you’re kept in the dark most of the time and every so often somebody throws … Continue reading

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Cannes Can. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, Couldn’t you just die for the French Riviera? I fell in love with the Cote d’Azur aged five when I first saw Cary Grant’s dashing jewel thief and Grace Kelly’s American heiress play cat and mouse in Hitchcock’s To … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding 3: 30th April 2011

Dear Rowley, Apropos Royal Wedding, didn’t you love those two nuns – Central Casting brides of Christ – who had the privilege of sitting next to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge while the Bishop of London was thundering his … Continue reading

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