Amanda RossTo swing into summer, we’ve again asked several accomplished women we admire to come up with 10 suggestions for a sweet season. This week we invited back one of our favorites from last year, Amanda RossConsulting Fashion Director at Anne Klein and the Fashion Director for Departures magazine, where she has her own monthly column called Uptown Girl.

Ross is also an internationally renowned fashion stylist; costume designer; and consultant for celebrities, films, TV series, and design houses. She is known for her elegant, refined, and sophisticated eye for style; some of her career highlights include being the former Market Editor at Harper’s Bazaar US, style consultant for NBC’s Lipstick Jungle, and Costume Designer for the 2009 film It’s Complicated, starring Meryl Streep.—Ed.


Favorite Summer Destination: Mallorca, Spain.

Mallorca. SpainCatedral de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Spain Image from Flickr via


Current Summer Reading: She Made Friends And Kept Them, by Fleur Cowles.


What to Wear to a Summer Party: Colorful dresses from Soler in Notting Hill, London.


.Gail Sandal in Gold $140

Favorite Summer Fragrance: Orchidee Vanille Eau de Parfum by Van Cleef & Arpels. 


Necessary Summer Indulgence: Moscato by Domaine Ott.


Preferred Seasonal Spa Fix: A body scrub at Cornelia Spa in the Surrey Hotel, NYC.



Favorite House Gift for a Summer-Weekend Invitation: Melt chocolates from Notting Hill, London.


Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser Geranium Leaf Body Cleanserindulgence with a dose of reality)


Favorite Summer Entertaining Tip: Keep it simple and seasonal with produce from organic farms. I also love goodies from Levain bakery, like their chocolate and peanut butter chip cookies.


Preferred Summer Accessories: Wedge espadrilles, Cincha Sandals from Kendall Conrad, venetian bead and gold pendants on leather cords from Liseanne Frankfurt.


Cincha Sandals in chocolate bridle leather from Kendall Conrad

Current Film on Your List to See This Summer: Before Midnight


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  • quintessence August 2, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Amanda always looks so chic and I love learning about some new products and destinations here. I think I’ll have to check out the Cornelia Spa at the Surrey and try a bottle of the Ott Moscato – their rosé is my favorite!

  • Roz Warren July 19, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Short and very sweet (especially those delicious looking chocolates.) Thanks!