Flappers. November 2013.

Dear Rowley, To the private view of the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition at Somerset House on Tuesday as a guest of the lovely Shaun Leane. Titles are so important don’t you find? The exhibit of outfits designed by the … Continue reading

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I’ve Been To A Marvellous Party. December 2011.

Dear Rowley, As La Farmer would say, I feel like I’ve been shot out of a canon; rather in the spirit of Carol Channing in Thoroughly Modern Millie¬†hollering ‘raspberries darling!’ . As the old boiler said to the taxi dancer, … Continue reading

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Off With Her Head. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, The most extraordinary thing. I was tripping through Bloomsbury Square when I chanced upon a couple eating al-fresco on the grass – not dissimilar to Manet’ Dejuner sur l’herbe – wearing T-shirts bearing the legend ‘Very personal trainer’. … Continue reading

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Met Ball May 2011

Dear Rowley, So it’s curtains for Osama Bin Laden. It has always struck me that he looked rather docile and beatific to be the personification of evil but that just shows how wrong you can be. Look at Simon Cowell. … Continue reading

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Four Minutes to the Stage Miss Callas August 2010

Dear Rowley, Well, this week has brought good news and bad. I’m always a believer in saving the best till last so here’s the bad news. It has been far north of 18 months that I have been working on … Continue reading

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