Costume Drama. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, On what level is Beyonce and Jay Z role models? If further proof were needed of this fame-hungry vampire couple’s hubris look no further than their six-year old daughter Blue Carter. Said child has two nannies, a chef, … Continue reading

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Hubert the Great. March 2018.

Dear Rowley, Saddened to hear that one of the greats of golden era Paris couture, Count Hubert de Givenchy, has died aged ninety-one. A second son of the Marquis de Givenchy, Hubert studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and … Continue reading

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Whither Fashion? February 2018.

Dear Rowley, It’s that time of year again when a gaggle of Chinois wearing black culottes, Doctor Martin boots, shaved pudding bowl haircuts and black T-shirts down to their knees herald London Fashion Week being upon us. We see metallic … Continue reading

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Elegantes Notes. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, A long overdue dispatch about quite the most civilised afternoon of 2017 spent at the former home of the Duke of Westminster, Bourdon House, in the company of Thomas and Dagmar Smit. Thomas and Dagmar are the patrons … Continue reading

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Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have often pondered the theory that virtue is it’s own reward and surmise that, between them, Pearl Bailey and Mae West would have a terribly pithy reply: ‘Between two evils, I always pick the one I haven’t … Continue reading

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