The highly esteemed New York Social Diary offers a glimpse into how New York Society lives, featuring images and words on the best parties, charity events, culture, arts, travel, and they even touch on a bit of the most interesting NYC social history. My favorite section, however—and this should come to you as no surprise— is the NYSD House section, which takes one on a personal tour of the homes of some rather fabulous New Yorkers.
Needless to say, I was beyond thrilled to be featured recently there. And NYSD founder David Patrick Columbia’s fine and glowing words on your’s truly had me blushing quite a bit!
James is a connoisseur, with a kind of neo-Warholian splendor….warm and forthright, which is its own charm. I also learned from meeting that What Is James Wearing is a marketing device from which the man has forged a solid reputation in business. This is 21st century entrepreneurship. Furthermore he has a personality of integrity.
Truly words to live up to from a man that I’ve admired for years!
Now if that wasn’t enough, Sian Ballen and Lesley Hauge’s main piece not only touched the hearts of many, but it also attempted to dispel the notion that I was “insufferably self-promoting,” —to be fair though, I’ve always admitted to being shamelessly self promoting. It’s still a nice thing to hear that I’m not insufferable, so we’ll take the compliment!
“We confess that we thought James Andrew, interior designer and dandified blogger of the “What is James wearing?” site, was going to be insufferably self-promoting but we couldn’t have been more wrong for he is a tender, thoughtful soul who served us pastel-colored macaroons from Payard, specially bought for us. He was disarmingly, sweetly honest about pretty much everything we asked him with really no sense of a bulging ego at all—the daily display of exquisite clothes is, he says, nothing more than a celebration of life, and it wasn’t even his idea.”
The entire NYSD interview can be found here.
I am including a few images from the story for your enjoyment, and to give well deserved credit for some of the wonderful objects pictured. All photos are by Jeffrey Hirsch.
The focal point of my entrance hall is one of Scott McBee’s newest works, “Indigo Ostrich” from an animal series he is creating.
A view of the living room. On the console table a pair of Louis XVI style Hurricanes Lamps from Frederick P. Victoria.
In my bedroom a leather bed I designed is dressed with an eclectic mix of bed linens – D. Porthault European square shams in the “Confettis Blue” pattern, the duvet cover and standard shams are Sferra Celeste – Blue, at the foot of the bed, John Robshaw’s Indigo Turban quilt and the Ikat rectangular pillow is Madeline Weinrib’s Brown Collins.
Seated in my living room (top) I’m wearing a Tom Ford amethyst wool tweed windowpane plaid jacket, black and white striped cotton shirt, black and white silk pocket square and black and saddle leather loafers, Seaman Schepps black pearl cuff links, Gucci black and gray wool mini hounds tooth pants, purple alligator belt with sterling buckle from Ralph Lauren and my fragrance is Creed Royal Water.