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INTERIOR DESIGNER AND REAL ESTATE ADVISOR

James Andrew - photo Scott Mcbee

James Andrew – photo Scott Mcbee

We’ve touched on the idea of interior designer as real estate advisor before, and I’m at it again for my beloved Scott McBee who has recently sold his apartment.

Beyond my expertise as an interior designer, I’ve done countless gut renovations as well as complete home constructions with my clients—and my many years of experience has given me a substantial working knowledge of all that is entailed. I always work to make a space comfortable and livable as well as to give it the sort of flair and elegance that will not only satisfy the present, but that will give a home solid investment potential down the road. I’m currently sifting through listings and floor plans with McBee to find what is worth our while to actually see, and consequently I’m saving all those involved time and effort.

I’m photographed here, taking a break to explore a lovely little park on Sutton Place before continuing on to see a few potential apartments—For McBee, we’re looking for a multifaceted place that will be home, studio, and gallery—a magnificent place to work, create, and entertain….I look forward to sharing as our quest unfolds!

I’m sporting a Tom Ford charcoal wool and silk tweed jacket with brown suede elbow patches, grey and black windowpane plaid cotton shirt, a houndstooth wool and cashmere tie in teal and charcoal, teal and navy silk pocket square, teal cotton corduroy pants, Tom ford era Gucci black leather tasseled loafers, black leather tote, antique Scottish agate cuff links, Rolex, black alligator belt with sterling buckle, Dior aviator style sunglasses, and my fragrance is Creed Royal-Oud.

The Hildestahl Medium III Bag

James Andrew and Hildestahl Medium III Bag - photo Gabriel Everett

When I saw the Hildestahl Medium III bag I, of course, simply had to have it. It’s the most perfectly useful and stylish every-day bag that one could ever want—and, AND, yes, in this fantastic shade of purple!

Now, you might think a man’s handbag in purple would be a bit over the top, but I can tell you, (and I know a bit about his sort of thing), purple is a hugely versatile color that works well with practically any combination. Gentlemen, do be bold! Wear the colors that you want, whatever they may be!

As far as securing YOUR purple Hildestahl, it is in quite a limited edition of 5, and now that I have one of them, well, you can do the math. So be quick about it.

I’m photographed here by the very talented photographer Gabriel Everett, sporting my marvelous Medium III Hildestahl bag in purple, dusty gray blue suede motorcycle jacket and grey cashmere turtleneck sweater both Tom Ford era Gucci, Etro wool challis scarf, Uniglo slim dark denim jeans, vintage Rolex oyster perpetual in stainless steel, Gucci black suede loafers (not shown), Dior sunglasses and my fragrance is Creed Himalaya.

Matthew Dean – Film Maker

Stills from the WIJW video short by Matthew Dean (watch below)

Stills from the WIJW video short by Matthew Dean (watch below)

Tonight, a bit more from Matthew Dean, our multi-talented genius/photographer/videographer extraordinaire.

You may recall Dean’s WIJW video, The Champ is Here celebrating my friend Ngo Okafar who was hugely instrumental in motivating me to start WIJW. You’ll also recall, Dean has photographed me on several occasions, creating some gorgeous scenarios like James Andrew Film Maker. It is Dean’s plan to travel the world filming hotels and properties, but we think he’d find fantastic material wherever he was—case in point, tonight’s dramatically geometric setting right here in New York City!

Dean’s photographer’s eye, superb editing, and accompanying music have coalesced in this most perfect video snippet, and should give you a taste of where his talents lie were you wish to secure him for YOUR next project!

I’m wearing a bold mix of black and white checks and stripes to compliment this visually striking spot—Tom ford era Gucci black flannel jacket, mini hounds tooth wool pant and black and white striped shirt with French cuffs, black pearl cuff links, white and black silk scarf by Turnbull and Asser, Tom Ford black and white silk pocket square, Ralph Lauren purple alligator belt, Lanvin sneakers in green ans black, green leather gloves by Sermoneta, black leather tote by Gucci, sunglasses by Dior and my fragrance is Creed Royal Water.