PART ONE - MY CREATIVE JOURNEY
An exciting Career journey through Film, Television and Theatrical costume design with an insight into running a successful accessories business.
Audiences have been completely amazed at the enthusiasm and creative energy that this presentation is delivered. Amanda talks about her career journey working as an assistant costumier, a bridal wear consultant, a wardrobe assistant for Westend shows and as a freelance designer.
The talks are informative and amusing as well as having inspired 1000s of audience members with often a standing ovation. The part one talk which has received numerous awards and has featured in many newsletters. A stunning display of headdresses and accessories complete this award winning presentation.
PART TWO -TRENDS OF A DECADE
The part 2 talk is the perfect follow up to the original presentation, where audiences will be guided through the changing trends of costume design with a showcase demonstrating original garments and accessories from the 1920s-1950s. Highlighting the importance of underpinnings from past eras with corsetry, hip rolls and pads onto the celebration of the more relaxed designs of the 20th design.
Amandas successful business has been inspired by accessories from previous decades. Audiences will be shown how the glamour of the Victorian era, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s have inspired her stunning accessory collections which are available worldwide.
This talk combines both historical costume references and beautiful visual displays.
At the end of the presentation members are invited to browse the ever popular Gift shop where eco jewellery and vintage style hats and neck wear are available to purchase at a group discount of usually 50%.
PART THREE - MAKE DO AND MEND
"REUSE, RECREATE AND RESTYLE YOUR WARDROBE"
Having received both BTEC and national diploma levels in fashion design and styling, Amanda will show the most fabulous garment recreations that can be achieved from charity shop finds and old keepsakes. with simple yet effective methods.
This newest addition to the speakers diary is a fun packed masterclass, demonstrating various ways in adapting everyday clothing ,from worn and badly fitting garments into exciting and unique fashion pieces.
Amanda will show examples of clothing hacks which are easy to recreate and a presentation which once again will prove to be an inspirational watch, full of tweaks, surprises and repurposed fashion ideas.
By mixing and matching garments, recycling old clothing and highlighting the trials and tribulations of fashion, these top tips are the perfect resolve in finding flattering styling with eco and recycling elements at the forefront.
At the end of the presentation the ever popular gift shop will be open for members to browse the latest collections of Amandas own label, with the opportunity to buy a range of fabric jewellery and eco accessories at a members group discount.
If you are wanting to enquire about the presentations or wish to make a booking please contact me and i will be happy to assist.
Basic fees are approx £50.00 - £75.00 per booking plus travel expenses based on the national standard milage rate.
If you currently have a booking and due to covid are needing to cancel and reschedule, please note that we are now extending our bookings into 2022