An American in Paris. March 2017.

Dear Rowley, One of the all time favourite quotes about the acting profession comes courtesy of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.  It likens actors to mushrooms ‘because you’re kept in the dark most of the time and every so often somebody throws … Continue reading

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Absolutely Fatuous. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, Did you see the British Vogue documentary on the telly last week? No, me neither. It was the talk of Emma Willis’s summer party though with the general consensus being it could have been infinitely worse. But the Vogue doc … Continue reading

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The Master of Swish. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, The inspiration for my appreciation of fashion was two-fold. Hollywood movies costumed by the greats such as Travis Banton, Edith Head, Irene, Orry Kelly and Travilla taught the power of glamour. But it was portrait artists such as … Continue reading

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Consider Yourself. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, The British can be forgive for not basking in the post-Christmas glow any longer than we have to. Half of Yorkshire is under water making the government’s foreign aid policy – Louboutins for African dictators’ wives – appear … Continue reading

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No Fly Zone. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, London is once again awash with tourists for the Paralympic Games. In the Olympic spirit, I’d like to propose a lanes system for London’s streets: a dual carriage way on each pavement with a fast lane for natives … Continue reading

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