Morning Tales. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, I first came across Giles Deacon when he was showing a couture collection in the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, alongside Vivienne Westwood, Valentino and a treasure chest of jewellers including Graff and Van Cleef & Arpels. He was … Continue reading

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Heads Together. April 2017.

Dear Rowley, Do you think we’ve reached the tipping point with cookbooks? To quote Kath & Kim, we’ve had Nude Food, Crude Food and Rude Food. We’ve endured Helmsley sisters, Simply Allsopps, Deliciously Ellas and now (God forbid) the Midlife … Continue reading

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Caroline Aherne. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, Like her TV Mum Su Johnston, I am so, so sorry to hear of the death of comedienne Caroline Aherne in her early fifties. This wickedly funny, complex character first appeared in the national consciousness as television chat … Continue reading

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Acting-Up. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Hollywood really can’t win when held up to scrutiny by the fashion police.  The 88th Academy Awards this weekend was one of the best-dressed in years and yet cause for criticism was found. Best Supporting Actress Alicia Vikander’s … Continue reading

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