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Hicks on Hicks

James Andrew and Ashley Hicks

James Andrew and Ashley Hicks

I was hugely excited recently to receive an email from Ashley Hicks, telling me he had seen WIJW and had become “an instant fan.” What an amazing accolade to receive from the son of one of my most favorite designers. Of course when Ashley Hicks invited me to attend the lecture and book signing for his new book “David Hicks – A life of Design,” I made sure I was seated front and center. The lively and fascinating lecture was hosted by Potterton Books at the Grolier Club where I had a few moments to chat with the very engaging Hicks. This new book is a rich illustrated volume containing some of his father’s most stunning interiors and provides an intriguing son’s-eye glimpse into the life of this iconic style maker – a definitive must read for our WIJW friends and anyone interested in the man who set the standard for elevated living.

Ashley Hicks' new book on his father David Hicks.

Ashley Hicks' new book on his father David Hicks.

(top) I’m pictured here with the very elegant Ashley Hicks. I’m sporting a Wedgwood-blue cotton corduroy jacket by Gucci, Turnbull and Asser forest green and white cotton micro check shirt with french cuffs and contrast white collar, Seaman Schepps cuff links are silver pearls with pale blue sapphires, Charvet pocket square in a forest green and white retro print, cotton/wool checked pants in blues, greens and grays by Gucci, Hermes “blue jeans” blue leather belt with silver buckle, Yves Saint Laurent black leather “Windsor” loafers and black leather tote by Gucci.


  1. Dean says:

    James !

    Great shot, how inspiring ! I shall never forget seeing the David Hicks shop in London, the first time I went abroad, at age 20… It was a masterpiece in scarlet and ultraviolet !

    Good job !

    Dean (Naples)

  2. i love it, and i saw a preview of what is coming and i loved it even more, you’re doing great james!

  3. Terry Kerr says:

    Wow James, your number of fans is growing each day, congratulations!!!!!!!



  4. Secret Admirer says:

    You will have a book too, I am your fan number one!

  5. Paper Doll says:

    Hello James,

    You are right, this book is a MUST for all your fans, you look great!


    Paper Doll

  6. Lola Montes says:

    Felicidades James, ésto es todo un logro estoy muy orgullosa de tí, esa chaqueta te queda preciosa y estás muy bien acompañado!



  7. Tom Cavendish says:

    Both of you have stunning looks! Congratulations James!



  8. Jackie@Dollhouse says:

    Hicks is great but you are my favorite!!!!!!!



  9. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Hello Darling,

    I´m so happy you have met Ashley Hicks, wedgwood blue is the perfect color for you!

    lots of Love

    Baroness Mara

  10. Martin Doolittle says:

    Love the book cover!

  11. Monaco Girl says:

    I´m glad you were invited to the book lecture and signing! I´ll keep driving my red Monaco and thinking of you…….

    Monaco Girl

  12. Maria La Torre says:

    Hola James,

    Estoy muy feliz por tí James, qué maravilla que hayas sido invitado a tan importante evento, tienes un gusto exquisito no es raro que el propio Ashley Hicks sea admirador de WIJW…….



  13. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Hallo mein Lieber!

    Ich freu mich dass Ashley Hicks Dein Blog toll findet! Das Buch sieht super interessant aus, ich werde es mir auf jeden Fall kaufen!

    alles Liebe

    Deine Christiane

  14. Super Trooper says:

    This is so uber fantastic!!!!!!!


  15. Muy agradecida says:

    Me encanta que Ashley Hicks sea otro fan de WIJW, cada día somos más!!!

  16. Gloria del Real says:

    Muchas Felicidades!

  17. Absolutely in Love says:

    I´m so happy for you! You look fabtastic!

  18. Alexandra Rhys-Jones says:

    Congratulations James! You are the best blogger of all times!



  19. Freiin von Spiering says:

    The book cover looks totally interesting, I have to buy the book immediately!


    Marie Freiin von Spiering

  20. Suzy says:

    I just finished reading the book last night, its fantastic. Would have loved to have been at the Ashley Hicks talk, how lucky you were to meet him!

  21. Jeana Farrell says:

    What a man, The best dressed and stylish man on the planet. What can one say James…
    You will be the best shopping partner ever!!! as with ur wisdom, and fabulous eye for the best of everthing, I just need to win the Llottery to afford you chic fashion choice XX

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