Fashion. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, Scorchio today in Britain today, no? It was still over thirty degrees at 6.30pm so I nipped round to the camp Greco-Roman pool next door and cooled-off like a hippo in the Chobe river. Yet another reason to … Continue reading

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Palazzo Pitti. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Despite being the only person with English as a mother tongue at the Chaumet summit at Le Meurice, my lecture did seem to please. It is always something of a challenge to present a ‘state of the nation’ … Continue reading

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Golden Globes Fashion. January 2014.

Dear Rowley, Well, I got Michelle Dockery’s frock completely wrong. Turns out it is an Oscar de la Renta though the shape is very reminiscent of last season’s Dior couture. I adore Mr de la Renta. We’ve never met but … Continue reading

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Golden Globes. January 2014.

Dear Rowley, The heaven of the awards season! First up for our delectation was this weekend’s Golden Globes. I did notice various ‘ladies’ including Gaga took the invitation at face value and showed rather a little too much of their … Continue reading

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Bowes & Idle. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, With the prospect of a very late summer holiday disappearing into the distance like Roadrunner fleeing the Wily Coyote, I thought it best to take stock of how to endure another winter in London with sanity vaguely intact. … Continue reading

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