Jewelry for Gentlemen. June 2018.

Dear Rowley, One of the greatest pleasures for an author is the moment when advance copies of work that has taken the best part of a year to write and photograph finally lands in Thames & Hudson’s office in London. … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Walked Home Alone. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Do you recall a disco hit called You To Me Are Everything? There is a particularly heinous line ‘now you’ve got the best of me, come on and get the rest of me’. I could not disagree more. Nobody … Continue reading

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The Black Tie Brooch. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, You know I am always wary of broadcasting good news because it is invariably at that moment when the lightening bolt sets fire to your fun fur. But it seems like the wind is in the sails of Jewellery … Continue reading

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Jewellery for Gentlemen. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, After all these years, I think you’ve gathered that I’ve always had a magpie’s eye for jewellery. Over the years I’ve progressed from writing about fine jewellery in the FT and the old International Herald Tribune to styling … Continue reading

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Jewellery for Gentlemen. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, Well, the manuscript for Jewellery for Gentlemen is finished and at the last count we have about 500 pictures in the files; many of them shot especially for the book by Andy Barnham. I’ve gone cross-eyed checking thousands of Academy … Continue reading

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