Amanda’s musings

It’s that Cashmerey type of weather…

The Oversized Cashmere Rollneck Inspired by a 70s man’s ski sweater (which would have been worn skin tight, probably in a scratchy wool ☹ ) …but we re-invented the concept… played with…

Transformative Chain Jewellery… Amanda’s Musings

I have always loved TRANSFORMATIVE pieces ….pieces that can TRANSFORM a look and your mood in the process (essential in my view) … pieces that can take a look from the ordinary…

New In: CHINA BLUE

From contemporary kimono dressing to cosy cashmere…our statement prints and sporty knits are the ultimate way to covet this season’s indulgent China blue. With Love Ax

Amanda’s Transitional Musings… The Camel Capsule…

It’s hard to believe that this time last year we were finalising the designs for our new Autumn\Winter 20 collection… what a different world we were inhabiting to the one we thought…

Amanda’s styling tips… The Statement Print…

Stand out printed separates offer the perfect wardrobe additions… These textured stripe silk twill pieces will take you effortlessly from day to evening… summer to winter. This Textured Stripe Printed Trench Dress…

Amanda Wakeley Autumn 2020 skirt

Flights of fantasy…

While walking in the garden feeling the glorious sun on my skin my flight of fantasy is to the Mediterranean … I am dreaming of the azure sea… the sound of the…

Racing Silks

Today would traditionally be the start of Royal Ascot – for the first time in the event’s 250+ year history, Royal Ascot will take place behind closed doors… I am so pleased…

Looking to update last season’s dress?

As seen in Vogue…”GO FOR GOLD… Chunky metal jewellery has become as synonymous with everyday dressing as the trench coat, meaning that a new gold chain choker equals a guilt-free buy that…

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Amanda’s wardrobe essentials

How many times do I get asked – what are your Lockdown wardrobe essentials? Well here they are and this is why they have been my morning and evening Go Tos… all…

Nothing says Summer quite like linen…

Crisp white linen shouts summer to me… it probably has to be the best fabric to wear in the heat… it’s light… breathable… and cool.I know I am always talking about those…

Shimmering slip dresses…Saturday’s musings…

I have always had a bit of an obsession with slip dresses…probably inspired by my grandmother’s cast-off slips that I found in our cavernous childhood dressing up box (basically the reciprocal of…

Picnic Pick Me Ups

It really feels like summer is here… and for me that means spending as much time as possible outside… more so now than ever before… Isn’t there something about eating Al Fresco…

Celebration dressing…Saturday’s Musings…

This time of being in lockdown has been unique in so many ways… I for one have never witnessed the empty streets of London during daylight, and long gone are those 4am…

Jumping into jumpsuits…

There is something about jumping into a jumpsuit that is just sooo easy… no co-ordinating an outfit…just ON and GO… I ask myself whether it’s the boiler suit/workwear connotation or the no…

A wardrobe of Tops…Saturday’s musings…

I think a lot of women struggle with the concept of what their ideal wardrobe should include… it’s a question I get asked over and over… not only by customers but it…

The magic of nature… Saturday musings…

I feel very lucky to have grown up in the countryside and to have been exposed to the magic of nature from my earliest conscious moments…my father was a mad keen bird…

Reflecting on friendship… and being CREATIVE

During this moment of Pause I have cherished the time to reflect… I particularly love doing this while I am exercising outside… (it’s also where I tend to come up with some…

That “Spark Joy” moment…Amanda’s musings

According to Marie Kondo (she of the de-cluttering-your-life fame) the term to “Spark Joy”  is a loose translation of the Japanese word ときめく (tokimeku), literally “to flutter,” “to throb,” “to palpitate,” or “to beat…

The magic of the perfect jacket

If I am wearing a great jacket I feel DRESSED… I feel in control… and I hate to use the word but I feel… Empowered… There is something about putting on a…

Key points for decluttering your wardrobe

I thought I would share some tips from a great friend of mine Ann Lightfoot (we met when I launched my first collection 30 years ago and she was a young American…

Do bags have feelings?

This week I found myself pondering on the transformative power of accessories… I have talked about statement necklaces (which, by now, you probably know how much I love …) but in this moment…

Mood boosting colour and a little self love…

I always find Spring a wonderfully optimistic time of year…despite the sadness and complexity of Lockdown …the excess of colour that greets us as spring unveils itself on a daily basis is…

It’s going to be all white…

Are you finding that, like me, it’s the little things in life that are currently bringing you the most joy? Yesterday evening on my walk with Lola I caught sight of the…

My love affair with the trench…

The Classic Trench has been lauded by the great and the good in the press as THE coat of the season… for me a beautifully cut, butter-soft, sand leather trench truly is…

Amanda’s Easter Weekend Musings

Last Saturday I talked about my Lockdown Resolution… during this time of Lockdown there is a lot to be said for “getting back to basics”… using our hands…a bit of DIY maybe?…

A midweek mood booster…

Hello, I couldn’t resist sharing this adorable image of Katie Impey in our Jumper Of Life, the Kloss cashmere roll-neck, customised especially for her…hopefully keeping her beautiful bump warm on this particularly chilly Spring day…it made…

Weekend recommendations to get lost in…

Here are a few things for you, depending on what you’re looking for. If there’s something that made you laugh this week — a story, a link, a stray thought — please send…

Alluringly Modest Dressing…Tuesday’s musings…

I love the word ALLURING… don’t we all want to be described as being “alluring”…? For me, there’s something inherently feminine yet so powerful in the most subtle way… it can be…