Unabashed Glamour

“I’m the man who has spent 40 years measuring and studying women’s bodies. Not just thin women. Everyday real women. Real bosoms. Real problems. Women who have no tits and want them, and women who want them smaller. I build frocks.” – Antony Price
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The Birthday Gift That Went for Gold

Jewels: It’s harder (and more expensive) to do memorable birthday gifts for Tatjana as she gets older. Now there’s someone special in her life whose birthday happens to be just a couple days before hers to think of too, so I decided to go for… Keep Reading »

The Life & Times of David Bowie: Act II

I’m still so sad over the loss of David Bowie, both as an avid fan and an old friend. Thank you so much for the sheer pleasure your incredible body of work brought us all, and the warmth of your friendship. I hold so many… Keep Reading »

Orange You Glad it’s the Holidays

Jewels: Meet my twin sister born into a ‘rival’ band by mistake, Alison Hay, who describes the relationship between Culture Club and Duran Duran back in the day as “enemy camps.” We met in passing a few times (most likely powdering our noses in the loo),… Keep Reading »

Friday Food Tip: Thanksgiving Replay

I couldn’t help reminiscing about Thanksgivings past  – the people, the places, the varying menus – all of which I treasure the memories. As a child, my matriarchal grandmother would insist the entire family convene in Des Moines. These were formal celebrations we dressed up… Keep Reading »

London Part II

This trip to London was very low key for the most part. More about spending quality time with my daughter than sightseeing or socializing, although I did manage to squeeze in a fair bit of the later, along with plenty of fun playing games, going… Keep Reading »

Duran Duran Days and Cleanse Update

While I enjoy every second with my daughter and catching up with old friends, Duran Duran are about to play the Hollywood Bowl, so I thought it would be a great time to rerun this oldie but goodie. Just this trip alone, I’ve enjoyed dinner… Keep Reading »

The Personal Chef Approach to the Rescue

Guest Post by: Rachel Cree-Lowe
My earliest memories are almost entirely based on colour. The way the sun looked coming through the leaves as my Aunt held me in her arms and splashed with me in the pool as vivid shades of green dancing above our heads…. Keep Reading »

The Frequent Flier

If I had a dollar for every mile I have traveled I’d be on the Forbes Fortune 500 list by now. In an earlier post I mentioned that I missed my flight home from London. Virgin Atlantic mercifully put me on a flight the next… Keep Reading »

The Price of Fashion

I met Antony Price at a party for Elton John at the Embassy Club in London in 1982. I was speechless when he sidled up next to me (without formal introduction), and announced “you must be in my Campden Palace show next week! Practice walking with… Keep Reading »

Hungry Like the Wife

Purely by chance this week I ran across this LA Times blog entitled Hungry like the wolf: Julie Ann Rhodes goes from rock ‘n’ roll wife to food fame by Scott T. Sterling. I am far from naive enough to believe Mr. Sterling would have taken… Keep Reading »

To My Birthday Girl

I am so happy you have someone to love in your life. Better still, someone with a birthday just two days apart from your own – you’ll always have each other to celebrate with. I’m looking forward to a belated celebration next week, but it is… Keep Reading »

The Magical Mystery Tour Continues

I’ve mentioned my friend Jimmy Demers (the man with the voice of an angel) before. He pops up when I least expect him with sweet little acts of kindness – like drive by hugs, serenades and flowers, post cards from his world travels, or just… Keep Reading »