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NYC New Year 2010!

James Andrew 2010 - photos Lars Stephan

James Andrew 2010 - photos Lars Stephan

In New York,
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There’s nothing you can’t do,
Now you’re in New York,
These streets will make you feel brand new,
The lights will inspire you,
Lets here it for New York…

From “Empire State of Mind,” by the brilliant Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.

It’s no wonder this is the music used for the upcoming “Sex in the City 2” – such a celebratory ode to this fantastic city!

When I was a boy, I constantly fantasized about living in New York City – watching classic television shows like Green Acres with scenes of Eva Gabor on her Park Avenue terrace, or Family Affair with all it’s fabulous New York City imagery, I knew one day I’d make NYC my home.

This time of year we often become introspective – reflecting on what we have accomplished, the joys, the sorrows, where we need to make improvements in our lives etc.. When I think back on all the circumstances that brought me to where I am today, it was a lot about creating my own reality – imagining what that reality would look like, and taking action to achieve those dreams. This New Years, I’m taking time to recapture the same excitement and enthusiasm I had back then, and I’m planning on having the most spectacular new year. We at WIJW trust this year finds you well on your way towards realizing your must outrageous dreams and desires as well!


Dressed to celebrate the holiday, I’m giving slightly formal attire a bit of a twist. Harking back to some of those old Ralph Lauren ads, I’m wearing my super chic shearling coat by Gucci, with a black wool dinner jacket, black wool pants, black and white silk polka dot bow tie, silver chain link belt and black patent leather shoes all by Gucci, Richard James shirt in white and black cotton stripes with French cuffs and contrast white collar, Seaman Schepps black pearl cuff links, Charvet white silk pocket square, pale blue peccary gloves by Sermoneta and KVA sunglasses by Oliver Peoples.

Photos by Lars Stephan.


  1. pablo di francesco says:

    great james, i wish you the best for this new year, you deserve it

  2. That shearling coat is to die for!
    Happy New Year!

  3. suzanne says:

    Great post, I like what you have to say here. Nice coat too btw.

  4. Mrs. Blandings says:

    Love it! Happy 2010.

  5. Bruno says:

    Hi James, what a wonderful post for a special day! Keep doing your amazing work! I can’t wait discovering all your 2010 fabulous articles ! All the best and Happy New Year!

  6. Wendy Chao says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR JAMES! I look forward to WIJW in 2010 🙂

  7. Brad Sumner says:

    All the Best for the New Year!

  8. Dean says:

    Dearest James ,

    What a super chic dandy man you are ! I want to commend you on making such a personal statement…it brings great warmth to your blog. I really dig the bow tie ! I do miss seeing your eyes, hidden as they are behind those glam glare blockers, but am sure they help to mitigate the dreary winter look of things. Have a super fabtastic 2010, you deserve it.
    Keep up all of your dreaming and actualizing too ! All the Best !!!

    Dean in Florida *****

  9. Michele Avino says:

    Hi James, i jump to your blog casually. I’m italian and i wish to became an interior designer like you. What school you frequented?

  10. Lil´Lilly says:

    Happy New Year Darling! All the best!

    You look incredible!



  11. Pearl Hammond says:

    I really loved this stopmotion! Happy New Year Darling!



  12. Maria La Torre says:

    James! Feliz Año! Que este 2010 esté lleno de tus maravillosos posts!

    Mil besos


  13. Felicity Harris says:

    WOW! This is really amazing! I want NYC to be my home too!

  14. Monaco Girl says:

    James Darling! I send u all my best wishes for this new year to come! I am sure this year will be filled with joy and wonderful surprises for you!

  15. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Happy New Year mein Lieber!

    Ich hoffe Dein Silvester war schön! Ich war in Venedig! Jetzt bin ich wieder zu Hause, wünsche Dir aus ganzem Herzen ein erfolgreiches 2010!

    Liebste Grüsse

    Deine Christiane

  16. Christian Fuchs says:

    Happy New Year my dearest James! I am sure that all your dreams will come true during the 2010!

    btw your coat is great!



  17. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Happy New Year mein Liebster!

    Du siehst umwerfend schön aus mit diesem wunderschönen Mantel! Mögen all Deine Wünsche in Erfüllung gehen!

    Alles Liebe

    Deine Mara

  18. Paper Doll says:

    Dear James,

    Reading your awesome blog is the highlight of my day, your posts are amazing and you are so elegant!

    I wish you a very Happy New Year!


  19. Lola Montes says:

    James, Feliz Año 2010! Que se cumplan todos tus anhelos! Se te ve guapísimo como siempre!



  20. Sabrina Johnson says:

    Happy New Year! May all your wishes come true!

  21. Eugenia Drummond says:

    This motion picture is amazing darling! It´s perfect for a year full of great things!

    love from brazil,


  22. Duchess of Decorating says:

    This will be the best year ever my dear James! You rock!

  23. Terry Kerr says:

    Happy New Year! I am sure this year will be excellent!



  24. mj says:

    You’ve obviously achieved incredible success–I’d love to read a post about the path to your esteemed destination.

  25. Jane Ellenborough says:

    Love the pale blue gloves! Happy New Year!

  26. Rachel Lynde says:

    Lovely pictures James! Lars made a good job! Happy New Year! Lots of success in this New Year to come!

  27. Absolutely in Love says:

    I love the motion James! Happy New Year!

  28. Super Trooper says:

    Have a fantastic New Year my dear James!

  29. What can I do for you says:

    I send you my best wishes for this New Year! You look stunning!


  30. you know me honey says:

    lots of Light and Love!

  31. happy new year! love that coat!

    hope 2010 brings you more inspiration than ever.


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