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James Andrew. photo Boris Glamocanin

James Andrew. photo Boris Glamocanin

Apart from my design work, WIJW? has certainly provided me with a superb creative outlet for many years, and I still thoroughly enjoy putting together these pieces. As a young man I was mesmerized by the great creatives: Cecil Beaton for instance, also Slim Aaron – his beautiful people wearing beautiful clothes in beautiful settings, and let’s not forget Bruce Weber’s photographs in GQ in the late 1970’s: his work was nearly a religious revelation for me! So now I often have fun referencing the photographic brilliance of many of these legends, and to this end I’ve had quite a few collaborations with artists and muses alike. Often we set off to do one thing and end up with something completely new. The idea for an image may begin with a single garment from my rather extensive collection. Other times a particularly spectacular place informs and inspires me. To bring these ideas to fruition, I’ll confer with my photographer friends and we’ll develop a plan.

For today’s post I collaborated with my exquisite friend, artist Boris Glamocanin who never fails to bring an elegant edge and singular sensuality to what he does. We referenced some photos that I had worked on with Boris previously to inspire us, and he imbued things with a luxurious and louche spirit. I think it is the most perfect way to showcase this sensational Tom Ford silk ikat dressing gown paired with velvet ikat slippers.

Boris and I have been putting our heads together, and we’re planning another special little something in the near future – so stay tuned!

Do consider Boris for all of your super-fabulous photographic needs.

9 Comments

  1. Regina says:

    A 21stC Dr. Pozzi at home…Sargent would be ALL brushes, love the tassel, positioned the same as Pozzi portrait. Subliminal chic never louche, that’s just not in your vocabulary. Jadore Ikat, the most labor intensive of all textiles, thread by thread each a labor of Art!

  2. Just plain heavenly!! Bravo!

  3. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Regina,

    Dr Pozzi certainly one of my fav works by Sargeant- did you catch Mr McB’s portrait of me as Dr Pozzi a while back?

    I love the idea of “opulent boheme” and ikat certainly fits the bill!

    All My Best!

    JA

  4. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Penelope Bianchi,

    Ever since I saw the Slim Aarons’ portrait of Desmond Guiness in his ikat dressing gown I had to have one.

    I stumbled upon this beauty by Tom Ford and of course #hadtohave.

    My Brilliant friend Boris did a sensational job capturing the spirit of it all!

    Much Love

    JA

  5. LA CONTESSA says:

    YOU ARE A GEM……………..

  6. Dean says:

    Stunning imagery James!

    Magical!

    Beguiling!

    Beyond!

    Loved your recent insta posts also!

  7. Dean says:

    Boris is a genius

  8. James Andrew says:

    My Dear La Contessa fellow disciple of elegance!

    Collectively we can hopefully create a bit of interest in all these things that seem to have fallen by the way side.

    Much Love

    JA

  9. James Andrew says:

    Dear Dean,

    Thank You!

    I cant wait for my next collaboration with Boris!

    All Best

    JA

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