Amanda Wakeley, Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London
Amanda Wakeley midnight blue strapless split maxi dress: style and steal
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Vintage diamond and platinum earrings: style and steal
Yesterday I visited the beautiful Amanda Wakeley store on Albemarle Street in Mayfair to pick out a dress for the British Fashion Awards party. The store literally embodies Amanda. It’s super chic – all dark wood floors and gold hardware – glamourous, classic… the list goes on. When I first moved to London many years ago, I worked for Amanda and I’ve always had an affinity to the brand, so to pick out a special dress was just dreamy. I leafed through the rails – cashmere, furs, embellished gowns – all super luxe, but with this sense of ease that Amanda just has a knack of creating. The store feels almost homely as you pad around the rooms discovering shelves piled with books, flowers, candles and the most divine selection of vintage Amanda Wakeley to drool over. I picked out a floor length midnight blue strapless gown – elegant, perfectly fitted and modern with its vertical panelling and cut out split.
Photos: Claudia Silva