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James Andrew

James Andrew at the Stars of Design Gala

Today is my birthday! I think for many, this special day can present a myriad of mixed emotions, but I find birthdays are a good time to take stock of things, and pinpoint the areas in which one could write a better life story for the coming year. Birthdays are also a great time to celebrate the little victories – and we certainly HAVE had some very gratifying successes and acknowledgments recently!

Most notably, just this week, we’ve been named in the Telegraph UK’s top “20 best fashion blogs” list – high praise indeed because it places us among some pretty major sites, including The Satorialist and Stylebubble.

Susana Lau, author and creator of “Style Bubble” really resonates with me. The key to having a successful blog, she says, “…isn’t necessarily about providing information, but having an individual voice….” – We at WIJW couldn’t agree more – What an excellent opportunity this has been to bring our particular voice to the fashion-blog table! Of course we at WIJW hope you will find some useful tidbits along the way as well!

Another great reason for us to celebrate was our recent invitation to attend the black tie “Stars of Design” gala, where I’m pictured (above) – a super glam event attended by many of the heaviest hitters in the design industry.

There are so many reasons to celebrate a wonderful birthday, but definitely the most gratifying one is having such a smart and loyal WIJW readership! Thanks for coming to the party!

James Andrew wears Seaman Schepps

James Andrew wears Seaman Schepps

I’m wearing a Gucci black silk large scale moire dinner jacket, a white cotton voile micro-pleated tuxedo shirt and black wool crepe tuxedo pants with black satin and gross grain banding, a set of spectacular Seaman Schepps cufflinks and shirt studs in rock crystal, black onyx, and diamonds, a Charvet Paris mauve silk bow tie and white silk pocket square and black patent leather evening shoes by Gucci. My fragrance is the very sensual “Royal Water” created for Lady Diana by Creed.

Life is a celebration!
“…an invitation to the dance of life..let’s get this started,
no more hesitation because everybody wants to party with you”

See Madonna’s latest video “Celebration” – it is so in the spirit of the occasion!


  1. Clark says:

    Happy Birthday my fabulous and stylish friend! Here’s to many,many more! xoxo Clark

  2. Florent says:

    Man! Congrats with for being named one of the best 20 fashion blogs! That’s just awesome!
    True this development about having one special voice… Definitely!
    Anyway happy belated birthday!

  3. Guus says:

    A very happy birthday and keep up the great work with your blog! The frequent updates with very diverse places and outfits are an inspiration. Thank you!

  4. David says:

    Happy birthday James! That’s a great tie & so good to have the olfactory dimension too!

  5. Dean says:

    Congrats old boy ! You have certainly earned all of these kudos. You look absolutely fabulous in those dinner clothes ! Have a very happy birthday James, and enjoy that Cristal… give some to Nigel and Rupert too !

    Hugs, from # 1 fan,

    Dean *****

  6. Christine von Könemann says:

    I wish you a very happy birthday James! Enjoy your “celebration”, each birthday is a new opportunity!



  7. Eugenia Drummond says:

    Happy Birthday my dearest James! Have a wonderful day! I´m so glad that your blog appears in the 20 top list of fashion blogs, well what else have you expected, you are the very BEST!

    You look absolutely fab

    Hugs and Kisses


  8. Christian Fuchs says:

    Happy Birthday Darling! I´m so happy and proud about your achievements. I knew that many people around the world would like your blog, it is the best one…….so you are right this is a day of CELEBRATION!

    Lots of Hugs


  9. Edie B. says:

    Happy Birthday James darling! You look absolutely gorgeus! You should have take me to Gala Stars of Design! I am one too! Have a plesant day, icecream is a very good choice for birthday, mother and I always have icecream when we want to celebrate something!



  10. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Dear James,

    Happy Birthday! You look very handsome and elegant! I knew that your blog would be nominated, congratulations! birthdays are very special days because we have the chance to restart everything so I feel every year like a new born ready for new wonderful experiences! Enjoy it!


    Baroness Mara

  11. Sophie D says:

    It’s your birthday suit! Happy bday, James—we’re all looking forward to another year of fabulous ensembles!

  12. Jerry Kraft says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY dearest James! I wish you nothing but much happiness and many more years of WIJW! Thank you. XOXO Love Ya!

  13. Tom Cavendish says:

    Happy Birthday James! Enjoy it! Congratulations! You look uber fantastic, love the shoes!



  14. Pearl Hammond says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wish you a great time. I´m loving your blog!



  15. Johann Graf von Auersperg says:

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag mein Lieber! Mögen all Deine Wünsche in Erfüllung gehen! WIJW ist das beste was es gibt in Fashion and Interior Design! Du siehst umwerfend aus.

    Alles Gute


  16. Terry Kerr says:

    Happy Birthday my dearest!

    I´m so happy your blog has been nominated. How was the “Stars of Design” Gala? You look really magnificent with this Gucci jacket and the Seaman Shepps cufflinks! Enjoy your day!



  17. Secret Admirer says:

    Happy Birthday, you are soooo uber fantastic! I was behind a tree watching you when you walked your dogs, they look lovely. I didn´t say hello to you because I should remain as your secret admirer…….

  18. Martin Doolittle says:

    Happy Birthday James! Wish you a pleasant and relaxing day with your beloved ones……

    It´s fantastic that your blog is in that list!



  19. Alexandra Rhys-Jones says:

    Congratulations! Wish you a great day and much more success for this year. Thank you for writing these wonderful posts, I have always a lovely time reading them.



  20. Freiin von Spiering says:

    Happy Birthday my dearest! This must be a real “Celebration” so I guess you´ll be listen to Madonna the whole day. Your outfit is “wunderbar”, what else can I say…….WIJW is my fave blog!


    Marie Freiin von Spiering

  21. Rosie McNamara says:

    Happy Birthday James! I´m the kind of person who loves birthdays, I go to the spa to relax myself, then I go for lunch, then shopping and have dinner at night with my friends, and you?

    Wishing you all the best,


  22. Cecilia Fuentes Ibarburu says:

    Happy birthday James!!!

    All my best wishes for you of love and success. Success is a continous process, never ending, so i wish you lot of years more to follow inspirating us!

    Big hug from Berlin!

  23. Rocking the moire taffeta James and only you could do bow tie shoes. Happy Birthday old bean.

  24. wendy chao says:

    Happy birthday James! You are truly an inspiration 🙂

    Love, Wendy

  25. Bruno says:

    This is pure genius! Once again happy birthday! Keep doing this fabulous work!!

  26. James Andrew says:

    Thanks all for your lovely birthday wishes! Best birthday ever ( :

  27. bill says:

    love the tie, such a beautiful color!

  28. Suzy says:

    Happy Birthday! And Congratulations!

  29. Dean says:


    Perhaps next year we can all celebrate your birthday in PARIS… at Le Grand Vefour or Buddha Bar ?


  30. ego says:

    happy belated birthday, sir! wish u all the best! 🙂


    ego – all the way from indonesia

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