Amanda Pearl is really the embodiment of her designs: ladylike, whimsical and charming. I have had the chance to meet her and talk in-depth about her Fall 2011 collection and get a real taste for her love of expert craftsmanship, vintage and femininity.
She creates the most wonderful pieces and puts them to good use, becoming the model for her standout jewelry and cocktail-ready clutches. There is definitely a retro kind of elegance to her collections, harking back to the time when glamour was “in” and getting dressed up was an everyday occurrence.
To add a bit of glamour to your holiday season, here are Amanda’s must-haves for the season:
Crafted from labradorite beads and slate grosgrain ribbon, the Labradorite Lei Necklace ($325) looks perfect when layered with other baubles for a statement-making look.
A woman can never go wrong with Chanel. The Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Épatant ($36) is totally befitting of its name: marvelous and amazing.
Though the weather in NYC hasn’t quite been warm enough of late to rock a chunky knit cowl, you can never go wrong with one, especially when paired with a sleek chignon and an eye-popping lip.
“I love a long tulle skirt for under my oversized knits like this one from ASOS.” Try the above or the True Decadence Pleated Maxi Skirt (on sale for $94.54) and add a little romance to your wardrobe.
How can any woman resist a sparkle clutch handmade in Italy just for her? The Dietrich Roll Clutch ($1345) is the ultimate in glamour and I have a feeling that Amanda was inspired by the screen siren of the same name when she designed it.
Visit www.amandapearl.com for more information.