Weighing-in. September 2018.

Dear Rowley, Whatever happened to professional drinking? You know, the Mad Men two fingers of scotch to seal the deal, the neat whiskey and a steak that sustained 60s Vogue editor Diana Vreeland or the vodka rocks imbibed by the first supermodels – … Continue reading

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Crimes of Fashion. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, I have an immense amount of respect for the fashion industry. It employs millions, makes billions, gives people pleasure and ostensibly makes the world a prettier place. Fashion was still a relatively small, closed world when I first … Continue reading

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Hung like a Horst. September 2014.

Dear Rowley, To the Victoria & Albert Museum this week for the press vernisage of Horst: Photographer of Style. Horst is one of the titans of 20th century fashion photography: a golden German-born youth who arrived in Paris aged 24 … Continue reading

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Maximum Modelling. August 2013.

Dear Rowley, Back in the day before the old queen died, I was gainfully employed to write interview scripts for a David Bailey three-parter on Channel 4 called Models Close-Up in 1997. Thanks to the lobbying of a dear old friend Gill Wilson, … Continue reading

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No Dough, No Show! April 2012.

Dear Rowley, Only in England could Thames Water issue a drought warning during our April rainy season. I just stepped out to the post office and Bloomsbury Square was like a monsoon in Rangoon. I have to venture forth tonight … Continue reading

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