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Kips Bay Show House 2012

James Andrew - photo Gabriel Everett

James Andrew - photo Gabriel Everett

Just back from the grand opening of the 40th annual Kips Bay Showhouse 2012. This year finds it on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, at The Aldyn Residences, 60 Riverside Boulevard, in a contemporary apartment building. The space is a refreshing departure from the more traditional townhouse venues, and it works quite well I think—after all, most New Yorkers do live in apartment housing. Needless to say, it was really interesting to see what my colleagues could do with an essentially blank canvas.

Some of my favorite rooms were by fellow Parish-Hadley alumni Brian McCarthy, Bunny Williams and David Kleinberg who paid homage to the legendary Albert Hadley with a gracious drawing room collaboration.

Also of particular note were Todd Romano’s scrumptious brown dining room with a modern day Jansen look, and my friend Shawn Henderson’s absolute jewel-box of a room.

Of course these and many more accomplished rooms beg to be experienced in person, so a personal visit is a must. This is certainly one of the best show houses I’ve seen in years!

On my way to the Kips Bay opening gala, I’m captured by the brilliant Gabriel Everett sporting a Tom Ford “Wetherby” suit in ocean blue wool silk linen melange, a navy and pale blue large polka dot tie, blue cotton oxford shirt with white contrast collar, pale blue sapphire vintage pearl cuff links, vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch, navy and pale blue silk pocket square by Charvet, Tom Ford era Gucci black leather tasseled loafers, Swaine Adney Brigg “Whangee” bamboo handle umbrella, and my fragrance is the very elegant Creed Original Cologne.

19 Comments

  1. wendy woo says:

    Darling, thanks for the Kips Bay recap. Made quite an impression this year! I’m equally as impressed with the talented Gabriel Everett. He really captures your spirit well. Love the wall reflection as you’re passing. Artistic genius!

  2. LEO says:

    James, I am certain, that some day, your name will be a byword for ‘chic and stylish’!

  3. Topaz says:

    James, just wanted you to know that I took the opportunity to visit New York for the first time in several years based on your recommendation to visit the Frick’s latest show, as well as the opportunity to see the Met’s Stein show and the Gagosian Gallery’s Picasso retrospective. So glad I did. The Frick has long been one of my favorite museums and such beautiful Renoirs. It all made me realize how much I miss New York. Thanks for the suggestion.

    P.S. Love the look above. Haven’t visited in a while but really liking the new hairstyle, too.

  4. Dean says:

    Hi James and WIJW,

    You look super hot here! Love Kips Bay, am intrigued by this Shawn Henderson jewel box…

    Dean

  5. jon k says:

    damnnn al i got to say

  6. Darling you look spectacular in blue!

  7. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    James! Love your hair that way! you look stunning!

    Kisses,

    Mara

  8. James Andrew says:

    Hello Topaz,

    So happy to hear that you enjoyed some of our suggestions on where to visit while in NYC.

    It is amazing what a new suit and hair style can do!

    Cheers

    JA

  9. Pink Cinnamon says:

    James Darling,

    I was traveling in India so I wasn´t able to see your blog, it was very hard for me living without reading it! I am glad to be back! You look GREAT!

    lots of love

    Pink Cinnamon

  10. Tom Cavendish says:

    Awesome suit James!

  11. You look stunning as usual. Sorry I missed you at the Kips Bay gala.
    Stop by my room if you make a return visit please stop by my room.

  12. Grey Hustle says:

    beautiful fit!!

  13. Matt says:

    Dear James,

    As said here before “It is amazing what a new suit and hair style can do!” A class act, cool chic – beautiful cut jacket, love the patch pockets, the signature dotted tie and the tassle loafers. Kudos once more to Mr Everett for capturing another great photo of you – but… next time try to smile – a smile can perform miracles no matter what one wears 😉

    Hugs Matt

  14. James Andrew says:

    Dear Matt,

    I so look forward to your marvelous comments!

    Don’t worry I am smiling on the inside 😉

    Hugs

    JA

  15. POUYA says:

    Dear James,

    The Ocean Blue Suit is Truly EXQUISITE! The Color is Ultimately Unique!
    and the New Hairstyle is EPIC…….

    Regards,
    POUYA………..

  16. James Andrew says:

    Dear Pouya,

    EPIC is one of my favorite descriptives!

    Thank You!

    Cheers

    JA

  17. Krister says:

    It isn’t merely my great affinity for blue in its many renditions, I am also greatly impressed with this suit. I shall look for it.

  18. Miles de Lange says:

    Stunning! Love all ! Miles

  19. Loving that chic umbrella with bamboo handle!

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