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A Marvelous Masquerade Gala

James Andrew at Guy Clark's Birthday Bash

James Andrew at Guy Clark's Birthday Bash

Back again with our friends Guy Clark and Harrison Morgan for more splendor in the country—this time, we’re at Rose Cottage for a marvelous masquerade party in celebration of Clark’s birthday. I channeled a mix of Walter Albini and Baron Alexis de Rede for my brand of over-the-top fabulousness.

I’m sporting a highland fling version of “black tie ” with a Tom Ford era Gucci dinner jacket in black wool with black velvet buttons and trim, Tom Ford pale green tuxedo shirt and black silk bow tie and cummerbund, black watch tartan wool pants by Paul Smith, (not shown) black patent leather opera pumps are Tom Ford era Gucci, Seaman Schepps evening set comprised of sapphires surrounded by diamond baguettes, and my fragrance is the very elegant Creed Imperial. And an outrageous vintage feather mask, (thanks to Robin Brouillette).

Seaman Schepps Evening Sets

Seaman Schepps Evening Set

Detail - Seaman Schepps Evening Set

Seaman Schepps is the embodiment of high style and originality—a winning combination when you’re looking to create a distinct, one of a kind look. Case and point, this fabulous Schepps evening set—white gold, sapphires and diamond baguettes. They perfectly compliment the look, adding an exquisite touch of allure and panache. Is it any wonder Seaman Schepps is my jeweler of choice?!

Liz O’Brien Editions

James Andrew at Liz O'Brien - photo Gabriel Everett

James Andrew at Liz O'Brien - photo Gabriel Everett

We do go on quite a bit here at WIJW about the super stylish Liz O’Brien, and it is not without good reason. She really does have one of the finest galleries here in New York City! We share her passion for the iconic masters of the 20th century, and do love the excitement, spark, and historical interest these pieces can add to a fine interior.

With a curator’s eye, O’Brien has launched an ultra-chic collection of furniture and accessories (O’brien calls them “keepers”), based on the designs of these iconic 20th century masters. “At the end of the day,” she says, “these are the pieces I want to have in my own home.” And it is indeed a well edited collection, Editions “…offers the sophisticated, design-orientated customer a refreshing alternative at exceptional value.”

The Billy Lounge Chair with Ottoman and The Francis Dining chair

The Billy Lounge Chair with Ottoman and The Francis Dining chair at Liz O'Brien

Her marvelous gallery is filled with the most fabulous assortment of sofas and chairs, upholstered in richly colored and jewel-toned fabrics that are available for immediate gratification or to be ordered and produced in one’s own fabric. The Pamela and Jayne sofas (below) are based on models by the legendary firm Maison Jansen.

The Pamela Sofa

The Pamela Sofa at Liz O'Brien

The Jayne Sofa at Liz O'Brien

The Jayne Sofa at Liz O'Brien

The Sister Pouf was one of Sister Parish’s favorites.

The Sister Pouf

The Sister Pouf

The Courrone Lamp

The Courrone Lamp

To be sure, I’ll be incorporating all of these gorgeous pieces into the interiors I’m creating for my clients. Do visit her stunning gallery to explore the full range here as well as the sublime collection of vintage pieces that O’Brien is famous for.

Me and stacks of the Albert Table (below). Based on a design by Albert Hadley, it’s a chic jewel of an object that can be used as a side table or grouped in multiples, fabric wrapped with a high gloss lacquer finish.

James Andrew at the Liz'Obiren Gallery with a stack of the Albert Table

James Andrew at the Liz'Obiren Gallery with stacks of the Albert Table - photo Gabriel Everett

Enjoying the outrageous beauty of the Liz O’Brien Gallery, I’m sporting a Tom Ford “Country Jacket” in amethyst wool silk tri-color windowpane, glen plaid wool, cashmere tie, black and white silk pocket square and saddle leather loafers, Turnbull and Asser purple cotton shirt with white collar and cuffs, vintage moon stone cuff links, Gucci python belt with silver double horse head buckle, J Brand “Kane” jeans and my fragrance is Creed Windsor.