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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Full Gallop January 2011

Dear Rowley, Did I say in an earlier epistle that I was going to hibernate for a couple of months while writing the Fashion at Royal Ascot book for Thames & Hudson? I am rather thrilled to say that the … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheers December 2010

Dear Rowley, To the burning question of Christmas 2010. Will Julia Mackenzie’s next two Miss Marple epics be as good as her first five? I saw Miss Mackenzie outside Fortnum’s recently and was dying to gush but resisted the temptation. … Continue reading

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Big Pony December 2010

Dear Rowley, You know I adore Ralph Lauren. The Christmas windows on Bond Street alone confirm that the guy can ‘do’ British better than we can. There is a level of slick and polish that one cannot help but admire. … Continue reading

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No 1 Savile Row December 2010

Dear Rowley, I can’t help but agree with you about the nonsense surrounding the way we eat in Britain. I walked past Pret-a-Manger on New Oxford Street yesterday and they’d erected huge plackards in what looked like solid oak inscribed … Continue reading

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