Fine and Dandy? October 2017.

Dear Rowley, The other day, I had the privilege to view pieces tailored by Henry Poole & Co in the Museum of London archive. We saw the black velvet tunic Sir Henry Irving wore to play King Charles I and … Continue reading

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On A Clear Day. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, Baz Luhrmann’s┬áMoulin Rouge would certainly be one of my Desert Island Movies. It irritated purists with its use of in-jokes and pastiche but quite frankly fuck ‘em. What’s not to like about Ewan McGregor cute as a button … Continue reading

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Far Pavilions. October 2014.

Dear Rowley, Brighton Royal Pavilion has to be the singular most peculiar residence ever commissioned by an English prince. The Nash exterior is an Indian palace decorated with domes, minarets and filigree arches but is painted to resemble Portland stone. … Continue reading

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The Regency. February 2014.

Dear Rowley, I’ve often said there’s a bit of gypsy in me: no comments please. But I had a serious premonition last week when the Duchess of Cambridge arrived alone at the National Portrait Gallery looking every inch a Princess … Continue reading

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City Lights. December 2012.

Dear Rowley, Socially whirling like a dervish in recent weeks so apologies for not putting pen to paper. Let’s start with the burning issue of the day. Are you going to invest in a pair of ‘Meggings’ for autumn/winter 2012? … Continue reading

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