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T.B.N Interviews: Whitney House

Posted in T.B.N Interviews with tags , , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by James Field

Entrepreneurship:  “Is the act of being an entrepreneur, which can be defined as “one who undertakes innovations,  finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods”

The Creative Era. The name of the online shop of one Ms Whitney House, who is our guest of honor on T.B.N today, but it also means oh so much more to me. You see I belive we are actually living in The Creative Era, a time where countless youth and alike are venturing more and more into the fields of online business, design, photography and countless other areas of interest and hobby. I see it almost as a Revolution filled with eager young minds waiting for his/her chance to make a significant mark on this world and benefit it as well, one of those eager minds is Whitney House. I met her through a mutual friend (Curtis Bryant) about a year or so ago. She was attending Parsons New School For Design, which to me seems like a breeding grown for immeasurable talent and creativity so of course she would fit right in. I have had the pleasure of working with her in the past., but never a comprehensive body of work, so what better way to alleviate that than with an interview on T.B.N. So today we speak with Whitney on her future ambitions for her Graphic Design company, Bow Tie Accessory brand, as well as her own destiny. Enjoy!

T.B.N: Hi Whitney, thank you so much for participating with T.B.N, we welcome you! So, please introduce yourself to everyone.

Whitney: Hi, I’m Whitney House. I was born and raised in Harlem, New York. I attended Parsons The New School for Design for Graphic Design and I enjoy creating art.

T.B.N: You have a wonderful friendship with the one and only Mr. Curtis Bryant, how was college life at Parsons? When did you two meet?

Whitney: Oh Curt Curt! and I met through a close friend in our freshman year. We didn’t become close until our sophomore year. Around junior year we started talking about owning our own Graphic Design business. Then once we finished school we pursued our plan. Now we have a company called BryantHouse and working with him is amazing!

T.B.N: So you have recently launched a really cool project featuring some neat bow ties, how has that been going for you?

Whitney: My bow ties are doing great! Thanks to all my supporters.  My bow ties are getting a lot of recognition, in which I’m enjoying.

Black on Black


J Scott

Made In America


Classical Cheetah

T.B.N: What most do you enjoy about designing?

Whitney: Designing makes me feel good, rather it’s designing a logo or bow tie. Designing is a healing process for me.  If I didn’t have a 10am job, I would probably stay up all night and just design lol.

T.B.N: Where do you see yourself and WOB by Whitney House in 5 years? What is your ultimate goal?

Whitney: In 5 years I see WOB (Wiring Of Bowties) international and seen all over the place such as billiards, best-selling magazines and in varies stores. The sky is the limit with WOB. Everyday is a new and improved process with WOB. My ultimate is to have Pharrell Williams wearing it in an interview or video lol. Yes, I’m a big fan of Pharrell.

I would like to take this time to say that the future is sparkling brilliantly for Ms Whitney House. I wish to help her in any way I can, and watch with first hand account the rise of a great and highly intelligent, funny and ambitious young woman.

Thank you so much to Whitney!

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J Papa @ The Chelsea Room

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , , on July 11, 2011 by James Field

So a few weeks back I had the honor of attending the J. Papa pop up Fashion show at The Chelsea Hotel. Crafted by the brilliant up and coming designer, Jillian Papa the show was a hit! Counterbalanced with multiple artist exhibitions and an open bar (my favorite) the night was truly a great one. I really think Jillian is on a blazing path and I will only support her more as she grows. Check out some of the images from the night…

Thanks Jillian!

Check out more of J. Papa on Facebook &  Etsy

The Row 2012 Resort Collection

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , , on June 11, 2011 by James Field

Undoubtedly becoming one of my absolute favorite design duo’s,  Mary-Kate & Ashley conceived a truly fantastic collection for the Resort season. The collection consisted of superb suiting and stripes with a homage to the Luchino Visconti film Death in Venice. The 1940’s clean and fresh look almost resembled the wardrobe of a wealthy artist or philanthropist’s daughter, coasting on the family yacht in Monte Carlo during the 1940’s summer months. The twins know what they are doing, and they know exactly what their customers want, which is undeniable luxury. The best part of the collection for me are the shoes. Good year welted brogues and wingtips that just completed the look perfectly.  I can only be inspired by their work and sheer passion for design and as they continue to send out phenomenal clothing (such as the Fall 2011 Collection) I will be a loyal  fan. Below you will find some of my favorite looks from the collection.

A Tribute To Alexander McQueen x Daphne Guinness

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 17, 2011 by James Field

Awe inspiring…is it not?

Vive le Vogue Français!

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2010 by James Field

August, 2008

Model: Raquel Zimmerman

Photographer: Mario Testino

Carine…you will be missed. Au revoir!