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Our 1st Year Anniversary Issue!

From our WIJW Lobel Modern post. Illustration Scott McBee

From our WIJW Lobel Modern post. Illustration Scott McBee

We’re wishing a Happy Anniversary to all of our WIJW friends!

In celebration, and to thank our readers, supporters, fellow bloggers, and sponsors for their ongoing support we’ve asked the very talented Scott McBee to create this spectacular 1st Anniversary Paper Doll. With a nod to the classic paper dolls of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, our dolls recall some of the past year’s outrageous outfits. Download the PDF, print it out on sturdy stock, and have a blast playing dress up with James.

DOWNLOAD the complete WIJW 1st Anniversary Paper Doll collection.

Anniversaries are a great time to reflect on what has come before and to imagine future possibilities. We began WIJW as a means to share a certain design sensibility and to bring our vision for elevated living to a global audience. Happily I can say WIJW has come quite a way in the past year and new previously unimagined opportunities continue to arise. I’ve been asked to do stories on hotels, restaurants, clothing boutiques, and to write columns in mainstream magazines, design clothing, consult, market and advise! I’ve also met many new clients who were looking for a fresh design perspective, and needed help on the array of aspects that make up a great living space. In the end, though, it is the enjoyment that so many are getting from what we do at WIJW that makes this such a pleasure. I was particularly touched by a recent comment from one of our WIJW friends and I hope you all will forgive me another moment of unabashed self indulgence for quoting it here:

Shannon Buchester
on Jul 23rd, 2009.

James, you provide a truly visual feast. I linger over your exquisite images and descriptions and am transported into a place where everything is beautiful! Your elan, immaculate style and joie de vivre are inspirational and exciting. I feel your passion, you truly live out loud.
Congratulations on an amazing life, I adore you x

WOW! I really live for this kind of connection.

It has been a spectacular year and I look forward to bringing you much much more from WIJW in the coming year. Thanks to all!

Light, hugs and blessings,

James

From our WIJW Seaman Schepps post. Illustration by Scott McBee

From our WIJW Seaman Schepps post. Illustration by Scott McBee

From our WIJW Idylic Italy post. Illustration by Scott McBee

From our WIJW Idylic Italy post. Illustration by Scott McBee

From our WIJW Princely Puertorico post. Illustration by Scott McBee

From our WIJW Princely Puertorico post. Illustration by Scott McBee

From our WIJW Dressing Up post. Illustration by Scott McBee

From our WIJW Dressing Up post. Illustration by Scott McBee

From our WIJW Riverside Stroll post. Illustration by Scott McBee

From our WIJW Riverside Stroll post. Illustration by Scott McBee

From our WIJW Scintillating Santorini post. Illustration by Scott McBee

From our WIJW Scintillating Santorini post. Illustration by Scott McBee

DOWNLOAD the complete WIJW 1st Anniversary Paper Doll collection.

33 Comments

  1. Mrs. Blandings says:

    Truly the most clever thing I’ve ever seen. Genius. Kudos to you both and happy anniversary. You’re making me feel so old!

  2. Homer says:

    My heartiest congrats. It only took me a few viewings to get it and I think its brilliant. Its the new Ad agency for the internet age. I can’t wait to see where you take this next. Cheer’s Homer.

  3. anthony teo says:

    congratulation.. you are truly inspiring..

  4. wendy says:

    Love love love. I’m going to print these out right now! Good thing I just got new ink cartridges for my printer!

  5. wendy says:

    Oh and I happen to have cardstock too. Lucky me! Thank you James for a year of inspiration.

  6. tartanscot says:

    O.M.G. this is delightful beyond description. brilliant in the extreme.

    congratulations on an amazing year!

  7. manila boy says:

    Congratulations!!!

    all i want to do is cut ’em out and put my face on it.

    never failed to floor me.

    again congratulations!

  8. maison21 says:

    adorable idea!

    happy anniversary!

  9. David says:

    Fabulous!

  10. Dean says:

    J, Here’s to many more years of living well, BRAVO ! Kudos to Scott, Alex, and all the other blog helpers too. How’d you know I love to play with dolls ?

  11. Jill says:

    How creative…love the Puerto Rico and Dress Up! My husband loves to dress…you’ve given us some great inspiration to jazz up his wardrobe.

    Love the whippets in the first paperdoll. I had invitations made up for our last Xmas party with drawings of us with our whippet Stella.

  12. Paul Pincus says:

    how marvelous, mr. andrew!!!

    insanely genius ; )

    congratulations on a stellar year, and happy happy anniversary!

  13. wendy says:

    I know I’m just repeating myself (and what everyone else is saying), but this is brilliant. The art, the writing, the peerless style – just brilliant.

  14. MaryBeth says:

    I can’t believe it has been a year of posting and to top it off we get a present out of it. I can’t wait to play with my WIJW paper dolls. xo, MB

  15. Jerry Kraft says:

    Congrats Mister! This is awesome. I love it. Heres to many more years of WIJW! Love ya!

  16. Dean says:

    I think you are on to something. I want the outfit with the yellow trou…

  17. eLLy* says:

    This is genious! And…where was I all this time? Only just came across your blog and am already addicted. Fabulous!

    eLLy*

  18. Dean says:

    It’s not Jane’s Addiction…IT’S JAMES ADDICTION !!!

  19. pamela says:

    wonderful post and congratulations on your one year anniversary!

  20. wendy says:

    Dean: that is brilliant – we are so addicted 🙂 and thanks for recognizing some of the supportive players that help the magic happen:

    Scott McBee
    Alexander Scott

  21. Dean says:

    Everyone must see the new film CHERIE’ – the actor Rupert Friend looks very much like our James !

  22. What an amazing idea!
    I can’t believe that it has been a year already!
    One of my favorite things to do each day is to look at your FAB outfits and FAB places. Congrats on your year #1 and to many more to come!

  23. Juan says:

    Congrats James¡¡¡¡¡¡
    Wonderfull jobs in this post.
    Best Regards from Montevideo
    Juan

  24. Shani says:

    Happy Anniversary!! I have thoroughly enjoyed WIJW and look forward to reading many more posts. What a fabulous idea to celebrate the past year. A great collection!

  25. Paulette says:

    Congratulations James, what a year!
    Brilliant idea for the paper dolls, let your light shine.

  26. Matt says:

    Hilarious !!!
    Well done – happy anniversary James.

  27. Dena Castro says:

    Hello James,

    Congratulations. I absolutely love the paper doll idea. Scott has captured you to a tee in his illustrations.

    I was in NY on June 15-19, sorry I missed you. I had a wonderful time.

    Miss talking to you.

    Dena

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  29. Brilliant idea. I remember playing with the McColl’s paperdoll when I was a little girl (No..I’m not old) 🙂 Congrats!

  30. Suzy says:

    SOOO cute…love them all!

  31. Love this. Congratulations on achieving so much in just one year!

  32. Barbara says:

    A wonderful idea and such great illustrations by Scott McBee. Congrats!! Loved the recent posts from the Amalfi Coast.

  33. jon stone says:

    Fabulously Fun!!

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