Evita Forever. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, These days I always wake-up to¬†The Shipping Forecast. It is almost mediation: Malin, Hebrides variable thee or four, showers good and on it goes like a prayer to the weather gods. This being 5.30am my days tend to … Continue reading

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Fashion at KP. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, I had quite the revelation when visiting Kensington Palace this morning. I was drawn to KP for the new¬†Victoria Revealed exhibition in which three of the Duchess of Fife tiaras were on show for the first time in … Continue reading

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Fashion. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, As you know, I have been immersed in Savile Row bespoke tailoring for many a year. I am also very old so many of the editors today who look young enough to me to be in kindergarten, do … Continue reading

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Luxury. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, Having been asked to give a lecture about luxury for Chaumet – Imperial jewellers to the court of Napoleon I – in Paris next month, my thoughts turned to the obvious cliche that celebrity is the new aristocracy. … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry For Me. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, I do think our politicians should take more notice of the Eurovision Song Contest. We haven’t had a real winner since Bucks Fizz made their mind up in 1981: the year Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer. It … Continue reading

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