Train Wrecks. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, I never usually miss an opportunity to comment on the annual Met Gala ball in New York with US Vogue editor Anna Wintour as ringmaster. I am sure the guests had a horrible sinking feeling on learning that … Continue reading

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The Glossies. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, The party planning for the launch of James Sherwood’s Discriminating Guide to London has reached fever pitch with Miss Chandni and I working as a tag team. We were so late with the stiffies that I decided to e-vite a … Continue reading

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Three Faces of Florence. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, I must admit to have arrived in Florence for Pitti Uomo No 86 with a certain degree of litost. Roughly translated from the Czech, litost is a word introduced to me by author Milan Kundera meaning a touch of the blues. … Continue reading

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The Perfect Gentleman. January 2012.

Dear Rowley, I simply had to snap my view from the sash chord in Bloomsbury Towers yesterday. It was for such conditions that the phrase ‘squalling showers’ was coined. I half expected my neighbour Miss Merrill to fly past the … Continue reading

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Hibernating January 2011

Dear Rowley, The Archers darling! Nigel Pargiter falling to his death from the roof while trying to remove a Happy New Year banner from the flagpole. I couldn’t have been more disappointed. When you lose a much-loved character, all you … Continue reading

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