The Golden Gavel. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, When Carine Roitfeld promises a ‘beyond over the top and beyond one of a kind collection that will go down in history and never be available again’ she isn’t just whistling Dixie. The audience at amfAR’s 20th anniversary … Continue reading

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Tender is the Night. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, The Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc has been the mise-en-scène for the most enchanted evenings in the history of the Cannes Film Festival and none more so than amfAR’s 20th anniversary gala. The promenade that slopes from the hotel’s perch … Continue reading

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All That Glitters. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, Quite the thrill that the Pink Panther struck again at the 66th Cannes Film Festival this week. The first hit was a million dollars of Chopard diamonds from a Novotel safe in Cannes. To paraphrase Lady Bracknell, to … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, The undisputed high point of the week if not the year was filming a preview of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s upcoming Hollywood Costume exhibition for an ITV This Morning feature next Thursday at noon so set your … Continue reading

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Fallen Idols. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, In haste, television is terribly bad for one’s morale. I happened to be watching University Challenge recently (that dates me) and a picture round came-up with classic portraits of the great Hollywood screen goddesses. The cream of our … Continue reading

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