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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MIX

James Andrew – photo by  Boris Glamocanin

James Andrew – photo by Boris Glamocanin


Whether I’m creating rooms for a client or working on my own sartorial splendor, it’s all in the mix!

For me, a traditional interior really comes alive with the addition of modern art and photography. This marvelous juxtaposition of classic and contemporary is so impossibly fresh and chic. Conversely, an architecturally modern apartment can really make an exceptional antique piece sing – highlighting and enhancing the effect of its sculptural qualities, and giving an otherwise chilly interior a bit of warmth and soul.

When putting together a clothing ensemble, I love combining sportier elements with tailored pieces – this is something very American I think, and adds a touch of edgy chic to things. The ensemble featured today is a perfect example of that idea – mixing a down vest with tweeds and corduroy (and in this particular case, it provides a much needed layer of practical warmth as well)!

I have a rather extensive collection of formal dinner jackets which I sadly do not wear enough. But occasionally I wear one of these jackets with a white shirt, white pants, scarf, and white loafers — creating a less formal ensemble for a dinner or cocktail party. In fact I’ve put together just this outfit for an upcoming Palm Beach trip so stay tuned! A variation might be a dinner jacket with a black turtleneck, black pants, leopard slippers, and voila, a super chic. fun, semi formal look!

My point is, don’t be afraid to mix things up and have fun. Be inspired by style icons who were brave enough to experiment without needing approval!

I was thrilled to work again with my endlessly talented friend, Boris Glamocanin – his images add a seductive edginess which we adore! I’m sporting a Tom Ford charcoal wool tweed jacket with brown suede elbow patches, teal cotton corduroy pants, black and white window windowpane plaid shirt with French cuffs, teal and charcoal check cashmere wool tie, teal silk pocket square, brown leather tasseled loafers, Hawke & Co charcoal down vest, Seaman Schepps grey pearl cuff links, vintage Rolex watch, Tom Ford London fragrance, and a bit of my trusty Tom Ford Bronzing Gel for a sun kissed glow.

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8 Comments

  1. Regina says:

    The colors…shades of 19thC Whistlers Peacock Dining Room, yet strange hieroglyphics ala Basquiat brings it all forth to the 21stC. Of course your a Master Colorist, and as such should be robed in an aura of Blue…the highest shade one can attain in The Quest for Enlightenment!

  2. My! What an arbiter of elegance precedes me!

    I love love love the way you have layered your ensemble….you have made the whole entire thing look so so elegant!
    (you cannot help yourself!)

    Bravo……and am I wrong…..no blue jeans? (perhaps too much to ask!) Adam thinks they are “fine on the ranch or horseback!”)

    We love you!!

    And the dogs miss you!!

    Penelope

  3. Dean Farris says:

    If I was a Contessa, I’d give you the keys to my Castello
    and say HAVE AT IT old boy!

    The one that Tony Duquette did for Dodie Rosekrans could be a possible inspiration…

  4. James Andrew says:

    My Darling Regina,

    You slay me every time with your gorgeous prose!!!

    Your comments are so everything and mean the world to me- Thank You!

    You have mentioned so many of my favorite things – the Whistler peacock room and The Quest for Enlightenment.

    Funny – this photo shoot we thought to be a total bust and at first glance there seemed to be nothing worth sharing – however – Boris – found this image which was rather successful.

    Much Love

    JA

  5. James Andrew says:

    My Darling Penelope Bianchi,

    I miss you and all your creatures terribly!!!

    Jeans are marvelous – but perhaps a bit too easy- expected etc – I do love white jeans however.

    Much Love

    JA

  6. James Andrew says:

    Darling Dean,

    You are a Contessa in my eyes!

    Hmmm – Venetian fantasies – sounds delicious to me!

    All best

    JA

  7. elizabeth k davis says:

    James (formerly known to me as “Jim” ),

    i was surprised to find out that you are sporting cords. i half (or more than half) expected to find out that they were in fact velvet. yummy. and i say this while wearing my brilliant blue alligator loafers. (a personal and unexpected favorite of mine)

  8. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Elizabeth K Davis,

    Yes James is sooooo much nicer than “Jim”

    I can’t wait to see you and your brilliant blue alligator loafers – very soon!!!

    JA

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