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Favorite Summer Indulgences from Amanda Ross

image002Amanda Ross. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Ross)

As we are now winding down the summer, we’ve asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with their Sweet Summer Indulgences for the season. This week we invited Amanda Ross—an internationally renowned fashion director, stylist, costume and jewelry designer, and consultant for celebrities, film, TV series, and designers. She is known for the elegant, refined, and sophisticated eye  she has developed through her years as a staple in the fashion industry.

Amanda is the former Market Director at Harper’s Bazaar U.S. Following this venture, she moved to L.A. to become editor at large of C Magazine. Now based in New York City, Amanda has worked as Consulting Fashion Director at Anne Klein and the Fashion Director for Departures magazine, where she had her own monthly column called “Uptown Girl.” In October 2013 she launched her first jewelry collection with Grossé, in Tokyo. She is a N.Y.C. founding member of both the British Fashion Council and React to Film.  She sits on the Board of Directors at Free Arts N.Y.C. and is also actively involved in a number of charity projects.—Ed.


Favorite Summer Destination: Aix-en-Provence.

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Favorite Hotel: Grand Hôtel Nord-Pinus in Arles, France.

Favorite Boutique: The Shop in Nord-Pinus.

Favorite Restaurant: Pizza in Le Tholonet, France.

Current Summer ReadingThe Road to Character by David Brooks.



Current Film on Your List to See this SummerI still want to see Dior and I — the documentary that chronicles the creation of Raf Simons’ first Haute Couture collection for the House of Dior.  (Directed by Frédéric Tcheng)


What to Wear to a Summer Party: Valentino anything!

Preferred Summer Accessories: My navy suede cord bracelet with all the charms I’ve collected over time.

Favorite Summer Fragrance: Love Don’t be Shy,’ by Killan.



Necessary Summer Indulgence: Chocolates from MELT in London.

Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser Geranium Leaf Body Cleanserindulgence with a dose of realityPreferred Summer Accessories: Large ethnic jewelry looks great in the summertime, especially with kaftansFavorite Summer Fragrance: Mixing fragrances helps create my favorite. I mix Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne and Tuberose Angelica.Necessary Summer Indulgence: I have a vintage Mercedes convertible sports car that I store in the winter. It’s strictly a summer car and it’s wonderful to drive around the beach with the top down.

Favorite House Gift for a Summer Weekend Invitation: Mint, basil and cucumbers from my garden.

Favorite Summer Entertaining Tips: Find a few basic simple meals you love to cook and repeat them with different guests.

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