Category Is. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, Last night New York hosted fashion’s Oscars: the annual Metropolitan Museum Gala ball chaired by Condé Nast creative director Anna Wintour in aid of the Met’s Costume Institute. Mortals would have to sell a kidney for the ticket … Continue reading

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Show Business. May 2015.

Dear Rowley, What a world Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana has been born into. Should you wish to see hubris and cynicism dressed in its most gaudy, absurd raiment one should look no further than New York’s annual Metropolitan Museum Costume … Continue reading

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Down Under. April 2014.

Dear Rowley, This morning the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their infant Prince George arrived in New Zealand to commence their tour of the Colonies Down Under. Much speculation has been made by hastily appointed media royal watchers about … Continue reading

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Gilt Complex. July 2013.

Dear Rowley, Tell me I’m not the only one who’s had a gilt complex since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I can vividly remember my first visit to Versailles. We were in Marie Antoinette’s bedroom and a rather … Continue reading

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