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. 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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Heavy Metal. March 2017.

Dear Rowley, I was having a conversation with my friend the delectable Shaun Leane for my Jewellery for Gentlemen book and we both admitted that the older we get the greater the desire grows for heavy metal. Shaun wears  a substantial … Continue reading

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Stepping Out. February 2017.

Dear Rowley, I haven’t been in one of those ‘sky is blue, moon is new’ moods for such a long time. For both of us, winter in London is like salt on a slug, darling. Seasonal affective disorder isn’t even … Continue reading

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Ready to Begin Again. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, Do you know one of the best things I’ve done in the past 39-years is join the Greco-Roman pool, sauna and steam at the Holborn Hotel. An early morning dip, sizzle and sweat is quite simply manna for … Continue reading

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