The Drag. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, I’m quite fastidious about printing-off photographs snapped on my iPhone if only because I’ve poleaxed enough MacBook Airs with glasses of red wine to know that technology is not infallible and the iCloud is about as reliable as … Continue reading

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HM The Queen. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, The Queen is ninety. Her sixty-four year reign has broken the record of longest-serving British monarch previously held by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Her Majesty and Queen Victoria are the only British monarchs to have lived long enough … Continue reading

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Three Faces of Florence. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, I must admit to have arrived in Florence for Pitti Uomo No 86 with a certain degree of litost. Roughly translated from the Czech, litost is a word introduced to me by author Milan Kundera meaning a touch of the blues. … Continue reading

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The Benidorm Two. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the radio silence. My pen ran out of ink. Actually that’s a teeny tiny white lie. I went to the new HMV flagship on Oxford Street the other day, bought the complete works of Benidorm on DVD and … Continue reading

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Hollywood Costume. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, Hollywood Costume at the V&A deserves another letter. I was fascinated by the hour and a half spent with the curator Deborah Landis at the private view of the exhibition. As you know, I curated a rather large … Continue reading

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