Amanda Pearl Spring/Summer 2010
Allow me to introduce you to Amanda Pearl. A jewelry line for the wordly woman with a funky mix of vintage, modern art, and old school fashion. The pieces will surely make you or any woman for that matter happy. The collection is designed by Amanda Brotman, a Seattle native but New York based designer who credits her time working at Marc Jacobs with helping understand “the process of putting a line into global production” and credits both her mother and grandmothers for inspiring the Amanda Pearl spirit.
I had the pleasure of attending the Spring/Summer preview where some of the pieces from the new collection were on full display. The spring/summer party preview was held at the ultra fabulous and surprisingly quite Core Club which was perfect for the mood for the night activities.
This new collection draws inspiration from the Saharan dessert, to Lama Island, to Rajasthan and African landscades. There’s a burst of soft water color inspired looks such as pink and aqua. I warn you to develop amnesia around spring of next year because if you are anything like me you will just about want every piece to add to your collection and your wallet will suffer.
Now, for some of my favorites and in no particular order.
Le Tout — This one is lined in cream moire with vintage satin gold hardware and a super cute and convenient matching gold touch mirror. Cute right? This will retail for $198 and 15% of proceeds will benefit “Free Arts NYC”
Lina— Can you believe that this bag is hand painted? YEP. They other colors such a pink one that I also like and the strapped can be hiding and it will look a clutch.
APJ-N-GMAAS This necklace was my favorite. Though, it won’t be available in stores still next year, I wish it were in stores soon because I want it for the holiday to wear with my LDB to the many holidays party.
Bead for life — I just adored this necklace and what it represents. The beads are made by women in Uganda who are paid fair wages for their work so that means it gives them an opportunity to lift their families out of poverty. Many women working on the beads at HIV+ positive. Also, all of the net proceeds from the sales of bead will be used to aid in programs to help the women.
More pictures from the collection, below.