Amanda Pearl — Fall 2011 Preview

As written for I Heart Heels
Strolling into Amanda Pearl‘s Empire Hotel suite for her Fall/Winter 2011 presentation was akin to setting foot inside a brightly colored candy store for accessory-obsessed adults. Pearl’s gorgeous necklaces, earrings, handbags and mini clutches sparkled and shined as evening descended upon the start of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week merely two blocks away.

The intricate detailing was truly astonishing, with glittering gemstones, pearls and beads applied by hand, framing the couture clutches. Invitingly rich fabrics like satin, brocade and raffia begged to be touched, while Amanda’s popular Alessia gold-plated cage clutch remained a front runner in new hues, along with the stunning micro-sparkle “Octo” clutch. And just like on the runways, leopard prints and bold color combos paired with luxe chain links are sure to be a mainstay for Fall 2011, which can be found on everything from handbags to oversize beaded necklaces and drop earrings.

Every piece was so stunning, it was tough to blame Amanda when she struggled to settle on a favorite. “Oh, that’s like choosing your favorite child! I love all of my designs.” When pressed, she settled on the glittery “Octo”clutch. Celebrity followers of Amanda Pearl’s accessory line include Taryn Manning, Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts and Gabrielle Union.

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