Last Christmas. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, Family Christmases do tend to open the floodgates for nostalgia but not half as much as the news that George Michael had died on Christmas Day, aged fifty-three, from heart failure. I always find it rather a bore … Continue reading

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On A Clear Day. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge would certainly be one of my Desert Island Movies. It irritated purists with its use of in-jokes and pastiche but quite frankly fuck ‘em. What’s not to like about Ewan McGregor cute as a button … Continue reading

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Gucci Coup. January 2016.

Dear Rowley, A sharp reminder of why I don’t report on the men’s runway shows was delivered by the excellent fashion writer Tim Blanks in a piece for The Business of Fashion about Alessandro Michele’s Autumn/Winter 2016 Gucci show. As you’ll … Continue reading

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Soho Nights. February 2015.

Dear Rowley, Only the other day Anthony and I were discussing how peculiar we found the compulsion for all young gay men and women to marry and produce children. As Bette Midler once said, ‘I knew something had to replace … Continue reading

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Hello Dolly. July 2014.

Dear Rowley, My heaven, it’s been a slow news week so apologies if you’ve been waiting like a puppy at a screen door for a letter. Which clown agreed to an early June deadline for the first chapters of James Sherwood’s … Continue reading

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