James most recently, had the opportunity to style a film and editorial around the idea of cheating in the 40s. Using New York and French designers, James, Scott Jung, and Scott Brasher, created an epic storyline with fashion as the big star. The film premiered on Creem Magazine’s website. Here’s the introduction below:
At the heart of treachery lies betrayal. That’s the inspiration for this editorial. Nestled in the most intimate parts of New York’s famed NYLO hotel, a husband and wife were both there but not together. Inspired by the 30s and 40s when the film noir genre began to take root and dominate in Hollywood, the wife seen here, as the blonde looks on subtly watching as her husband traipses around with a mysterious brunette who he seems to have known for years. Love is most beautiful when it’s at its youngest.
Her husband was once in love with her, but now, he looks at the other woman with the same eyes that were reserved for his wife. The stunning and vintage inspired backdrop of the NYLO was a perfect location for this shoot where love was shrouded in a deep mist of sex, betrayal, and most of all – treachery. – James R. Sanders
James has been off these last few weeks working on new projects but we had to tell you the latest. A few months ago, James styled actress Natalie Hall for the cover of Canadian Magazine FAVE. In addition, he was also asked to write the cover story. James’ inspiration for the shoot was blonde ambition, specifically blondes in Hollywood who’ve created their own niche and worked hard to solidify themselves as major players in the industry.
“Natalie has such a strong look, I wanted to bring that out in this shoot, while still focusing on classic looks and silhouettes,”said James.
Some of you may recognize Natalie Hall from countless TV shows, among the teen and tween crowd, she was Hannah’s evil step-sister on the popular drama “Pretty Little Liars.” She’s also been on “True Blood,” “Star-Crossed,” “All My Children,” and countless other shows and films. Natalie is a native Canadian, so this shoot was personal for the actress. Continue reading
James was on the scene during New York Fashion Week to cover the shows for Glamour Magazine’s South Africa syndicate. He loves the global media market, and his trend story was just published. Check it out here: http://glamour.co.za/2014/09/trends-new-york-fashion-week/
The Styled by James team is pleased to announce that James R. Sanders has partnered with new luxury goods e-commerce Circle & Square to curate special items around fashion themes. The first was published today and it’s all about New York Fashion Week. All of the items are shoppable on the Circle & Square website.
“I’m excited to be working with the amazing people at Circle & Square. When I came across their site, I was immediately impressed by how awesome their products were.”
We forgot to post this interview of LaTavia Roberson (formerly of Destiny’s Child) with Wendy Williams as a featured guest on The Wendy Williams Show. Wendy’s show is a top rated program in its time slot. If you missed it, here’s a video:
James R. Sanders is absolutely thrilled to be announcing a new service he’s offering SHOP BY JAMES a personal shopping service for those who are too busy to shop – both MEN AND WOMEN. It isn’t for everyone, you know – shopping, that is. James’ first jobs were in retail and while his aspirations were a bit bigger, he’s always had a heart for the sales floor. James shops for everything and specializes in results!
We here at StyledbyJames.com decided to put together a promo of sorts with James about his personal style and the things he likes to wear. For James, styling others is a lot easier than styling himself. Check out his musings and photos on our Youtube channel. Be sure to subscribe.
Cate Blanchett in Delpozo, Black Lively and Ryan Reynolds in Gucci, Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen
James is thrilled to be covering the red carpet for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for Glamour Magazine. There was a clear standout, but now, the journalist is starting to rethink his position. He’s writing a column of sorts, on the fabulous french glamour and luxe that makes the event such a staple in the fashion industry. Stay tuned for his picks of best dressed. And in the meantime, follow him on Instagram and Twitter. And shout him out on his Facebook page.
Partnerships are always a great way to do some promotion and branding. James’ story for Vogue Magazine on The Little Black Dress got the attention of a designer and after multiple lunches and business sessions, we are pleased to announce that James is designing a small capsule collection of little black dresses inspired by American cinema.
Photo Credit: James does not own rights to any of these photos. They are reblogged through photoblogging platform TUMBLR.
James is pleased to announce the launch of his newest blog built around his first book-length fashion project. The Black Power Lookbook is James’s ode to fashion history told from a fresh perspective that has never been written before. Here are his thoughts: