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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Reluctant Acquiescence. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Stepping out of one’s life is terribly healthy, don’t you find? As you know, I’ve been at Her Majesty’s pleasure for the past ten days in the Old Bailey sitting in the juror’s box considering two rather fascinating … Continue reading

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Sic Transit Gloria Mundi. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, I always wondered when the fashion industry would, like a snake swallowing its own tail, eat itself. The prediction came true with the announcement that Burberry – closely followed by Tom Ford – would cease to show Spring/Summer … Continue reading

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Madonna? Noooooooo! January 2014.

Oh Dear Rowley, Grammy Awards? Last night? The music business has completely eaten itself and become a parody of a parody of a joke. Ella? Sinatra? Class? What became of? The biggest name on the bill right now (read Twitter) … Continue reading

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Affectations Can Be Dangerous. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, When 50-year old dancer Isadora Duncan was throttled as her chiffon scarf got caught in the wheels of a sports car in Nice in 1927, Gertrude Stein commented sagely ‘affectations can be dangerous’. At this stage in Duncan’s … Continue reading

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