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Patrick Mavros @ D. Porthault

James Andrew at D. Porthault

James Andrew at D. Porthault

I was recently invited to attend a cocktail party celebrating the artist/designer Patrick Mavros’ trunk show at the super chic D. Porthault boutique – D. Porthault, as you may know, is THE luxury linen of choice, and their NYC boutique was a fitting venue to showcase the exquisite silver work from Mavros’ African Luxury House.

Considered to be one of the most important silversmiths of our time, Mavros creates breathtaking sculpture, jewelery, accessories, and decorative objet – all inspired by the exotic wild life of Zimbabwe where he grew up. The artist traces his business’ beginnings to a pair of carved ivory rose earrings he made as a young man for his fiance – interest in his work grew exponentially, and now Mavros has a truly impressive list of patrons – from dignitaries to celebrities to royalty. The King of Spain is a devoted collector, and Mavros’ silver “elephant hair” bracelets can be seen on the royal wrists of the likes of Prince William and Harry! I’ve included a few images below, but do have a look at the Patrick Mavros website for a larger sampling of these wonderfully exotic works – perhaps you’ll find the perfect piece to enliven a dreary day – a Mavros piece will have you well on your virtual African safari in no time at all!

Mavros silver bracelets.

Mavros silver bracelets.

Mavros sculpture.

Mavros sculpture.

Mavros elephant and tortoise ashtray.

Mavros elephant and tortoise ashtray.

(top) Standing in front of the super chic D. Porthault boutique on Park Avenue I’m wearing an olive/brown box quilted hunting style jacket with brown suede accents by Gucci, a red and white cotton striped shirt with contrast white collar and cuffs by Turnbull and Asser, a wool tartan tie by Ralph Lauren, vintage moonstone cuff links, brown tweed motor cycle pants by Gucci, red alligator belt with sterling buckle and brown leather “Chelsea” boot by Gucci.


  1. Edie B. says:

    wow, those Mavros bracelets are just what I need!



  2. Monaco Girl says:

    Reading your amazing blog and enjoying everything you show us from this awesome boutique…….

    have a great monday


    Monaco Girl

  3. Dean says:

    Beautiful ! I love Porthault, Mavros, and James Andrew !

    Dean in Florida

  4. Zenon says:

    Coolest ashtray ever.

  5. Christopher Thomas says:

    mavros is a genius!

  6. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Lieber James!

    Was für schöne Armbänder! Ich möchte auch eins haben! diese kleine giraffen mit bäumchen sind aber toll!

    liebe Grüsse


  7. Eugenia Drummond says:

    Porthault boutique seem to be amazing…….love the ashtray!

    many regards from Brazil


  8. Johann Graf von Auersperg says:

    Dear James,

    These works in silver are amazing I have to get one of these wonderful sculptures for my living room.

    Your outfit is great!

    Best Regards,


  9. Freiin von Spiering says:

    Lieber James, der Aschenbecher ist unendlich schön, ich mag die Elefanten sehr sehr gern, ich würde ihn sofort kaufen!

    Liebe Grüsse

    Marie Freiin von Spiering

  10. Maria La Torre says:

    Hola James,

    Qué maravillosos trabajos en plata, estoy maravillada, quiero uno de esos brazaletes de todas maneras, cuando vaya a NYC, Porthault estará en mi lista de destinos sin falta!

    Un beso


  11. Lola Montes says:

    Hola James,

    Me parece super interesante lo que cuentas sobre Mavros, no sabía que el Rey de España coleccionaba sus piezas, en todo caso son piezas muy lindas.

    Muchos Saludos


  12. Secret Admirer says:

    love your red and white stripe cotton shirt!


  13. Pink Cinnamon says:

    This is a very spicy story my dear James, I absalutely adore it!

    Pink Cinammon

    btw, love your jacket 😉

  14. pink says:

    I love your outfitt. you look georgeous…..it is a plesant to see you

  15. you look very sexy in that pose, plus this clothes are very very nice on you 🙂

  16. The giraffes are so beautiful!
    I adore how you mix different patterns darling…

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