MOVERS & SHAKERS - The snakes and ladders of society

24
Jun
2016
Wally of the Week – Lindsay Lohan

Wally of the Week – Lindsay Lohan

Brexit referendum results night tweets by Lindsay Lohan prove to be one of the campaign’s most bonkers (and hilarious) moments

17
Jun
2016
The Business of Brexit – The Steeple Times debate series – The Business of Brexit – In or Out? – 9th June 2016 at 12 Hay Hill, Mayfair, London, W1 – Iqbal Latif, Gina Miller, Mark Pritchard MP, Professor Brian Sturgess and Claire Zambuni

The business of Brexit

Conclusions from The Steeple Times’ Business of Brexit debate at 12 Hay Hill

15
Jun
2016
Where’s Khemka? Is Sheel Khemka in jail?

Where’s Khemka?

Jailbird and fraudster Sheel Khemka appears on Facebook raising questions as to how this could be possible

11
Jun
2016
Jeremy Corbyn

Wally of the Week – Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn suffers an Ali G style prank

30
May
2016
Private view of Famous! by John Stoddart at Trinity House Paintings, Mayfair, London, W1 on 26th September 2016 – Organised by Matthew Steeples and supported by Gilpin’s Gin and Red Squirrel Wine

Private view of Famous!

John Stoddart’s exhibition at Trinity House in Mayfair

21
May
2016
Oliver Popa – What’s on your mantelpiece?

Oliver Popa – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with music teacher and former ‘The X Factor’ vocal coach Oliver Popa

14
May
2016
Photographer Hannah Harley Young – What’s on your mantelpiece?

Hannah Harley Young – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with photographer Hannah Harley Young

12
May
2016
Pricking Bonneville – Hugh Bonneville – Self-satisfied classes – Pricking the bubble – David Furnish – Helen Wood

Pricking Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville shares his views on the self-satisfied classes

06
May
2016
Health, Hope and Fashion – Romona Keveža American Cancer Society event, One Rockefeller Plaza, New York, 28th April 2016

Health, Hope and Fashion

Romona Keveža’s event for the American Cancer Society in New York

03
May
2016
Annoying Anna – The Met Gala 2016 – Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology – Anna Wintour – 99% of the 1% most annoying people on earth are located in one museum right now – Oliver Estreich

Quote of the Week – Annoying Anna

Oliver Estreich perfectly sums up Anna Wintour’s gathering of the brazen and the not so bashful

02
May
2016
PACTing up - Lady Meyer stands down from Parents & Abducted Children Together

PACTing up

Lady Meyer packs in charity

22
Apr
2016
Obituary – Marisa Masters (1925 – 2016)

Obituary – Marisa Masters (1925 – 2016)

Remembering one of London’s great ladies, Marisa Masters

20
Apr
2016
Raw Hide – Amrita Bilimoria exhibition at Coya, 118 Piccadilly, London, 19th April to 1st September 2016 – Roberta Moore Contemporary

Raw Hide

Private view of ‘Raw Hide’ by Amrita Bilimoria at Coya London

20
Apr
2016
What’s Up – Lawrence Van Hagen – 13th to 30th April 2016 – Soho Revue – Art exhibition

What’s Up?

Private view of ‘What’s Up?’ in Soho

16
Apr
2016
Wally of the Week - Jack Watkin

Wally of the Week: Jack Watkin

Self-styled teenage millionaire playboy exposed as a fake

12
Apr
2016
Overheard – 12th April 2016

Overheard – 12th April

Clangers overheard and snippets spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’

10
Apr
2016
Picture of the Week: Praying for Uber

Picture of the Week: Praying for Uber

Uber driver spotted praying on a pavement in Knightsbridge

02
Apr
2016
The world’s highest paid estate agent

The world’s highest paid estate agent

New York realtor paid £29.9 million in 2015

30
Mar
2016
Instagram karma

Instagram karma

Stefano Gabbana mocks Sir Elton John over sexual harassment allegations

27
Mar
2016
Video of the Week – Two Grannies, One Lambo

Video of the Week – Two Grannies, One Lambo

Hilarious video of two elderly ladies driving a Lamborghini goes viral

21
Mar
2016
Boy George scratched

Boy George scratched

Viewers left asking how Boy George acquired facial bruising and scratches

16
Mar
2016
Ex-ing Rutland – Tamara Ecclestone’s husband Jay Rutland described as her “ex-husband” by the Evening Standard – Do they know something the public doesn’t?

Ex-ing Rutland

Evening Standard describes Tamara Ecclestone’s husband Jay Rutland as her “ex-husband”; do they know something the public have yet to learn?

11
Mar
2016
The trials of Khemka - Sheel Khemka - The Round Tower, Siddington, South Cerney, Gloucestershire, GL7 6RH

The trials of Khemka

Old Harrovian jeans designer Sheel Khemka to face retrial

10
Mar
2016
Wally of the Week: Khamprasong Thammavong

Wally of the Week: Khamprasong Thammavong

Could Khamprasong Thammavong be the stupidest criminal on the planet?

01
Mar
2016
Overheard – 1st March 2016

Overheard – 1st March

Clangers overheard by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’

01
Mar
2016
Shifting Focus – Duncan Raban exhibition at 508 Gallery, 508 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0LD – 22nd February to 15th March 2016

Shifting Focus – A preview of the works of Duncan Raban

A preview of the works of photographer Duncan Raban in Chelsea’s World’s End

27
Feb
2016
Maryam Hashemi - What’s on your mantelpiece?

Maryam Hashemi: What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with artist Maryam Hashemi

27
Feb
2016
Grabbing granny - Eva Harold

Grabbing granny strikes again

Eva Harold unsurprisingly causes yet another commotion at a party in London reports Venetia Grey

25
Feb
2016
Out of Fashion - London and New York Fashion Weeks have become dominated by "The Smug Club"

Out of Fashion

London echoes New York in bemoaning what its Fashion Week (and other events) have become dominated by

17
Feb
2016
The power of The Pun – Leading party crasher David Pun shares details of his exotic CV at an event in Central London

The power of The Pun

Leading party crasher David Pun shares details of his surprisingly impressive at an event in Central London

16
Feb
2016
Overheard – 16th February 2016

Overheard: 16th February

Clangers overheard by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’

14
Feb
2016
Wally of the Week: Alan Yentob

Wally of the Week: Alan Yentob

Alan Yentob shows himself as a man incapable of admitting his failings

10
Feb
2016
Overheard – 10th February 2016

Overheard: 10th February

Clangers overheard by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’

09
Feb
2016
Wally of the Week: Jonny Smith

Wally of the Week: Jonny Smith

Lottery scratch card faker Jonny Smith made an utter fool of himself (and won’t now be shopping at Waitrose)

04
Feb
2016
Eva Lewis - What’s on your mantelpiece?

Eva Lewis: What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with actress turned beauty writer and expert Eva Lewis

04
Feb
2016
Picture of the Week: Roka and Range Rover

Picture of the Week: Roka and Range Rover

North Audley Street postbox outside Roka restaurant that has been tagged “Range Rover Street” sums up what that area has become

31
Jan
2016
Wally of the Week: Susanne Hinte

Wally of the Week: Susanne Hinte

Lottery ticket washer Susanne Hinte is nothing but fame and money hungry

22
Jan
2016
Reader Offer: Life is Wonderful

Reader Offer: Life is Wonderful

An evening with those who helped Nelson Mandela secure freedom for South Africa

18
Jan
2016
Robert Brown: What’s on your mantelpiece?

Robert Brown: What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with Atlanta based interior designer Robert Brown

17
Jan
2016
Godly Goodman – John Goodman finds God in prison

Godly Goodman

Imprisoned polo playing mogul turned Bentley wielding hit-and-run killer John Goodman finds religion

16
Jan
2016
Wally of the Week: Carly Fiorina

Wally of the Week: Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina has shown herself to be nothing but a female version of Donald Trump

13
Jan
2016
Dr Noelle Blackman

Noelle Blackman

The Steeple Times asks Respond charity CEO Dr Noelle Blackman: What’s on your mantelpiece?

31
Dec
2015
Arrivals and departures 2015

Arrivals and Departures of 2015

Remembering those who arrived and those who departed in 2015

24
Dec
2015
Small penises and big egos - ASmallWorld Gstaad gathering, December 2015

Small penises and big egos

Reports of what went on at a brash Gstaad party weekend hosted by ASmallworld provides evidence of a gathering of nothing but small penises and big egos

22
Dec
2015
An alphabet of fabulous names

An alphabet of fabulous names

Matthew Steeples makes a selection of people with the most wacky and unusual names on the planet including petrol seller Dick Assman and debt administrator Filet Minyon

10
Dec
2015
Stunt stops sale – James Stunt and Petra Ecclestone Stunt supposedly turn down an offer of £99 million ($150 million) for Spelling Manor, Holmby Hills, California, USA – December 2015

Stunt stops a sale

Petra Ecclestone and her husband James Stunt reported to have turned down £99 million offer for their Holmby Hills, California mansion

07
Dec
2015
Amber Nuttall - What’s on your mantelpiece?

Amber Nuttall: What’s on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks business development consultant and marine conservation campaigner Amber Nuttall: What’s on your mantelpiece?

02
Dec
2015
Girls and boys - Jack Monroe

Girls and boys

George Appleton shares his pet hate: Girls who have boys’ names

01
Dec
2015
Overheard - 1st December 2015 - "What is Harrods?" - A question that is not heard often in Knightsbridge (or anywhere else for that matter)

Overheard: 1st December

Clangers overheard by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’ in the last week

29
Nov
2015
The dribble of Doble - Denis Doble is a party crasher who has utterly no shame

The dribble of Doble

In the week that Denis Doble was thrown out of a party, the ‘Evening Standard’ scandalously offers tips on how to get in

19
Nov
2015
Mark Clarke - Expelled Conservative activist

Wally of the Week: Mark Clarke

Former Conservative activist Mark Clarke is nothing but a nasty piece of work and it is right that he has been expelled

16
Nov
2015
Quicksilver, HRH Princess Michael of Kent book launch, home of Basia and Richard Briggs, London, 9th November 2015 (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Quicksilver

Basia and Richard Briggs host the launch of ‘Quicksilver’, HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s latest volume in the Anjou trilogy

14
Nov
2015
Nancy Dell’Olio

The world according to Nancy

Nancy Dell’Olio to perform at The Hippodrome Casino on 19th November

03
Nov
2015
Overheard - 3rd November 2015 - Ice cube diet

Overheard — 3rd November

Clangers overheard by readers in the last week

31
Oct
2015
Sara Al Amoudi - Vamp in the Veil - Amanda Clutterbuck and Ian Paton

A tawdry trio

As Amanda Clutterbuck and Ian Paton lose their attempt to reclaim £14 million worth of Kensington and Chelsea properties that they signed over to the ‘Vamp in the Veil’ Sara Al Amoudi, we suggest all three are nothing but tawdry

21
Oct
2015
The Dazzling Duchess

Picture of the Week: The Dazzling Duchess

The real star of the official state banquet for the Chinese president Xi Jinping was the Duchess of Cambridge

19
Oct
2015
Max Clifford's daughter Louise Clifford now runs a firm named Borne Media

Wallies of the Week: Borne Media

Sex offender and former PR Max Clifford’s daughter’s website for her new company, Borne Media, illustrates that his tawdry spirit lives on and that she plainly does not accept that his grubby style of business was nothing but wrong

16
Oct
2015
The modern eccentric - Lapo Elkann

Picture of the Week: The modern eccentric

Lapo Elkann – A man belonging to a different era launches his latest project

06
Oct
2015
#JustSaying with Caroline Stanbury

#JustSaying Caroline Stanbury

Will socialite Caroline Stanbury’s attempt to become Britain’s answer to the Kardashians hit the buffers in the same way that her Gift Library Business did?

02
Oct
2015
Tatler apologises to Swindon

Tatler apologises to Swindon

High society magazine Tatler apologises to the people of Swindon

30
Sep
2015
Colourful Ruins – Preview of Colourful Ruins by Nicholas Gibbs

Colourful Ruins

Private view of Nicholas Gibbs’ ‘Colourful Ruins’

22
Sep
2015
The turbo ligger - Sandra Shevey and Denis Doble

The turbo ligger

Matthew Steeples highlights the pinnacle of the gatecrashing community and cites Denis Doble and Sandra Shevey as prime examples of ‘turbo liggers’

15
Sep
2015
Peter Davis

Peter Davis: What’s on your mantelpiece?

‘The Steeple Times’ asks New York based journalist Peter Davis: What’s on your mantelpiece?

14
Sep
2015
Wally of the Week: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Wally of the Week: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Moaning minnie Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s guest column for the ‘Sunday Mirror’ confirms that she truly is nothing but a harpy for hire

11
Sep
2015
Counciling a premium – Curran House, Lucan Place, Chelsea, London, SW3

Counciling a premium

Former council flat in Chelsea on the market for a staggering premium price of £1,290 per square foot

29
Aug
2015
Cut and run - Lucia Hajnikova

Cut and run

Chelsea woman who cut up the clothes of her ex-boyfriend sought by police after failing to appear at court

25
Aug
2015
The monotony of Michelle - Michelle Young

The monotony of Michelle

Michelle Young’s ‘Evening Standard’ interview proves that she is nothing but egocentric and fame obsessed

24
Aug
2015
Danielle Rollins

Danielle Rollins: What’s on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks Atlanta based lifestyle expert Danielle Rollins: What’s on your mantelpiece?

21
Aug
2015
The Ark of Brompton Cross

The Ark of Brompton Cross

Playboys swarming the streets of SW3 have turned Brompton Cross into the Arabian answer to Oxford Circus

11
Aug
2015
Sam Barton (© Tomes PR)

Sam Barton: What’s on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks “Britain’s vainest man” Sam Barton: What’s on your mantelpiece?

10
Aug
2015
Wally of the Week: George Claudiu Albu – Romanian Bentley driver charged with killing Quadron gardener Chris Jones

Wally of the Week: George Claudiu Albu

Irresponsible, uninsured Romanian Bentley driver George Claudiu Albu stands accused of fleeing the scene of an accident that tragically resulted in the death of a 23-year old father of one

06
Aug
2015
Too famous for the bus - Sam Barton

Too famous for the bus

“Britain’s vainest man” Sam Barton claims to be “too famous to catch public transport”

30
Jul
2015
A piggy’s progress – Miss Piggy AKA Charlene Marshall

A piggy’s progress

“That b***h” Charlene Marshall finally nabs herself a £9.3 million chunk of the Astor fortune

18
Jul
2015
Ellen Pao

Wally of the Week: Ellen Pao

Former Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao is not just a wally, she’s married to a crook and has no place berating those who have rightly questioned her lacking abilities

17
Jul
2015
Enough - The public have heard enough from Caitlyn Jenner

Enough

The public have heard enough from Caitlyn Jenner and her sorry clan

16
Jul
2015
The surprising rise of Alexa Chung

The surprising rise of Alexa Chung

Why does Alexa Chung generate so many column inches? The answer remains shrouded in mystery suggests Matthew Steeples

14
Jul
2015
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Review: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen: Cracking China

Interior decorator Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen showed himself as nothing other than predictable, arrogant and ridiculous in an hour long BBC Two documentary

11
Jul
2015
Take the f***ing picture - Prince Philip clearly did not enjoy posing for photographs

Take the f***ing picture

Prince Philip loses his cool with a photographer

06
Jul
2015
Banishing bigotry - Admit Baroness Marie-Claire von Alvensleben and Eva Harold to your event at your peril

Banishing bigotry

An image of the convicted racist Baroness Marie-Claire von Alvensleben and party loving sort and Facebook ranter Eva Harold together provides a reminder that bigots should be permanently banished from polite society

05
Jul
2015
John Palmer

John Palmer – No hero

Criminal John Palmer should be remembered as a crook rather than a character

30
Jun
2015
Paris Hilton and Ramez Galal

Video of the Week: Pranking Paris

Paris Hilton given the shock of her life by Egyptian prankster

24
Jun
2015
A German welcome

Picture of the Week: A German welcome

Queen Elizabeth II is escorted through Berlin in an impressive motorcade

24
Jun
2015
Archie Hume of A Hume Country Clothing

Archie Hume: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

‘The Steeple Times’ asks country clothing specialist Archie Hume: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

24
Jun
2015
Sugar’s lost - Lord Sugar and Paris Hilton

Sugar’s lost

Lord Sugar plainly isn’t finding much fulfilment since standing down as a Labour peer given he’s taken to trolling Paris Hilton on Twitter

20
Jun
2015
A truly pointless woman - Diane Abbot MP

Quote of the Week: Pointless Diane Abbott

Wannabe Mayor of London Diane Abbott MP boasts about being (on) Pointless

18
Jun
2015
Hawking Helly - Hillel Helly Nahmad at Art Basel 2015

Hawking Helly

Jailbird art dealer Hillel Nahmad makes a return to polite society after being granted permission to travel to Art Basel

17
Jun
2015
Edward Akrout

Edward Akrout: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

‘The Steeple Times’ asks the actor and star of ‘Mr Selfridge’ and ‘The Borgias’ Edward Akrout: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

10
Jun
2015
Perez Hilton (born Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr.)

Perez Hilton: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

‘The Steeple Times’ asks blogger, columnist and television personality Perez Hilton: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

08
Jun
2015
Paollo Sagherah

Paollo Sagherah: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

‘The Steeple Times’ asks society hair stylist Paollo Sagherah: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

07
Jun
2015
John Cleese (right) spoke for the nation when he took on Piers Morgan on Twitter

The class of Cleese

In taking on the repugnant journalist Piers Morgan on Twitter, funnyman John Cleese spoke for the nation

03
Jun
2015
A penthouse barbecue - An evening showcase of Chavín Jewellery with a barbecue by Le ‘Bab

A penthouse barbecue

An evening showcase of Chavín Jewellery with a barbecue by Le ‘Bab

30
May
2015
A toxic trio - Elizabeth Jones, David Pun and Eva Harold

A toxic trio

Right-wing ranter Elizabeth Jones takes to social media to defend party crasher David Pun

30
May
2015
Overheard: 30th May

Overheard: 30th May

Classic clangers from the last week

29
May
2015
David Gigauri (Photo: © OK! Magazine)

David Gigauri: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

‘The Steeple Times’ asks banker and author David Gigauri: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

28
May
2015
Where there’s a Pun, there’s a party - Champagne loving party crasher and turbo ligger David Pun spotted at La Martina, London

Where there’s a Pun, there’s a party

David Pun spotted at La Martina event days after ‘The Guardian’ publishes a feature on the “liggers of London”

26
May
2015
Ian Peter Bugeja (Photograph by Bertie Watson, bow tie by Rory Hutton)

Ian Peter Bugeja: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

‘The Steeple Times’ asks conductor, keyboard player and historical performance specialist Ian Peter Bugeja: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

24
May
2015
Rob Howell: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

Rob Howell: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks mental health issues campaigner Rob Howell: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

22
May
2015
Overheard: 22nd May

Overheard: 22nd May

Classic clangers from the last week

17
May
2015
The Worst Marriage in Georgetown - Story of the 2011 murder of 91-year old socialite Viola Herms Drath by her 47-year old bisexual fraudster husband Albrecht Gero Muth to be made into a film produced by Christoph Waltz

The Worst Marriage in Georgetown

Story of the 2011 murder of 91-year old socialite Viola Herms Drath by her 47-year old bisexual fraudster husband Albrecht Gero Muth to be made into a film produced by Christoph Waltz

14
May
2015
Raphael B. Jago

Remembering Raphael B. Jago

Announcing the memorial service for the late, great Raphael B. Jago