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Photo: Oscar Correcher -- James Andrew in the home of Kenneth Jay Lane

Photo: Oscar Correcher — James Andrew in the home of Kenneth Jay Lane

I’m thrilled to announce that the second issue No. 1 of the most marvelous magazine Scala Regia is now available, and includes my first assignment for Scala Regia as Editor at Large. For my piece, I had the great honor to interview the legendary jeweler and aesthete Kenneth Jay Lane in his ravishing rooms, and we had the good fortune to be accompanied by the brilliant photographer Oscar Correcher to document the meeting.

Issue No. 1, nicknamed “a parade of eccentrics,” contains some rather fabulous features. There’s a superb piece on Mizza Bricard, certainly one of the chicest women of the 20th century and a muse to Dior (when asked by an lover if she had a favorite florist “she purred yes of course – Cartier.” There’s “A Beautiful Susceptibility” — a fascinating piece on Stephen Tennant’s winter in New England. Another highlight is a piece entitled “Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough” by Hugo Vickers and there are several lovely and louche, richly photographed fashion editorial features with the most stunning backdrops.

Scala Regia is the most sublime celebration of the very best in the worlds of art, culture, fashion and much more! It’s a WIJW must-have for all aspiring aesthetes — pick up your copy of Scala Regia here.

Issue No. 1

Issue No. 1

photo by Dorothee Murail, Art Director Diogo Mayo

photo by Dorothee Murail, Art Director Diogo Mayo For Scala Regia

Scala Regia -- Kenneth Jay Lane

Scala Regia — Kenneth Jay Lane

photo by Jose Ferreira, art director PierreRoffe for Scala Regia

photo by Jose Ferreira, art direction by PierreRoffe for Scala Regia

photo by Guillaume de Sardes for Scala Regia

photo by Guillaume de Sardes for Scala Regia

Illustration by Marc Antoine Coulon

Illustration by Marc Antoine Coulon — for Scala Regia

I’m photographed (top) by Oscar Correcher in Kenneth Jay Lane’s celebrated home. I’m sporting a Tom Ford lilac rose silk wool melange twill Snowdon suit, grey and white gingham cotton voile shirt, Ivory silk tie, brown leather belt with rose gold buckle and brown leather tasseled loafers, vintage Rolex, Hermes grey silk pocket square, Tom Ford eyeglasses, a bit of Tom Ford bronzing gel and my fragrance is Creed Royal Water.


  1. Karena says:

    Congratulations James, I am so excited to read this issue!

    The Arts by Karena

  2. Dean says:

    Exciting news!

    Like a Flair for the 21st century !


  3. James Andrew says:

    Hello The Devoted Classicist,

    Yes it was indeed terrific KJL is such a character and the life and stories are just all so marvelous!



  4. James Andrew says:

    Darling Karena,

    It really is the most marvelous new magazine- something for everyone!

    You will LOVE this issue!



  5. James Andrew says:

    Dear Dean,

    It really is like a modern day Flair magazine which I alluded to in my first post about Scala Regia!

    You will adore the current issue!



  6. Regina says:

    Shall look for it on the newstands. I had always loved their blog site, when ‘ An Aesthete Laments’ blog was alive. Their vision reminded me of a connoisseur wrapped within the style of the old FMR magazine which I treasured for years. Perhaps you will convince them too revive a chic subscribers gift that FMR did for years – the Gilt & Black Silk covered Yearly calendar! Your a perfect fit – you wear the ‘monocled’ Eye of Beauty quite like none other – a modern day Proust.

  7. James Andrew says:

    Darling Regina,

    It is not on many news stands – however you can order here:


    The FMR publications are ALL so fabulous – they used to do some travel books of sorts as well – boxed volumes in black silk as well- I have Capri and Roma- so sublime!

    What a tremendous accolade – Thank You Regina – I adore Proust!

    Now to make a few dollars with this “monocled” eye of Beauty!

    Much Love


  8. Uh Oh! I tried to order 4 times……and I got “Error 404″!!

    I hope I can try tomorrow !!


    Kenny Lane was on our trip with the”Save Venice” group! What a cool and funny man! He wouldn’t remember us….but who could forget him!!??!!

    Help! I want to order the magazine!



  9. Ps I am just wondering…..it has to be the same person who had the blog “Scala Regia” a few years ago???




  10. James Andrew says:

    My Darling Penelope,

    Oh no – let me know if you have been successful – if not I can forward you an email.

    KJL is such a character and the stories- just fascinating!

    You are 100% correct it did indeed start as a blog!

    Much Love


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