I became friends with the stylist Amanda Ross when we worked together at Harper’s Bazaar (she was the market director) and profiled her in the early days of KIC. Amanda has enviable personal style—elegant uptown girl with a twist. She’s not a slave to trends and has perfected the art of mixing classic pieces with bohemian accessories culled from her global travels. Now, Amanda has taken the next step and designed a line of jewelry, and a fantastic fur hat inspired by her finds.
I caught up with the busy fashion stylist to hear about her projects.
The jewelry line, Grossé by Amanda Ross, launched in 2013. This collection of flowers and butterflies from March ’14 was inspired by a 2008 trip to St Petersburg with a stop at Nabokov’s house—-he loved butterflies.
The Natural Coyote ‘Amanda’ hood with leather ties and pom pom details is available for order at Pologeorgis $750. 212.563.2250
The bib necklace was designed by Adele Dejak who is based in Nairobi. Amanda became familiar with Dejak’s work when she did a story for Departures on Kenyan jewelers. “I immediately bought an arm cuff that I haven’t taken off, and I found this necklace at Camp Ya Kanzi in Chulu Hills, Kenya”.
Next up, Amanda is designing a necklace with a Maasai tribesman she met in Lamu that will be sold on her own site. TBC.
Amanda with her identical twin Ali and nephews on a recent trip to London. No one does run-around chic as well as AR—-the trim Saint Laurent blazer and mini white Lulu paired with MIH jeans is pure perfection.
Amanda’s fall picks: Dior blue fur coat, Givenchy butterfly-print dress, Gucci leopard-print coat, Gianvito Rossi short suede boot, Saint Laurent bucket bag, I Pezzi Dipinti cardigan, Figue white shirt,Tabitha Simmons flats.
Amanda photographed in her office for KiC by Marko MacPherson
Checked owl-blend and printed quilted cotton coat
Ashland cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans
Iliana Harkness bucket hobo
Wool and cashmere cardigan
Lauren flat suede Mary Jane slide
Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses
Linda 45 leather pumps
Zip-detailed stretch-cotton bomber jacket
Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest
Maisie ruffled crinkled silk-satin blouse