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A Look Behind The Collection: Holiday '17

Each season we gather around our design table and conjure up what we will design next. It doesn’t matter how many times I have done this, I love this part of the design process!

For our Holiday '17 collection, we decided we would channel our inner royalty and we started dreaming of all things opulent...pretending we were queens or better yet, rock royalty for the day. We channeled silk-like, body skimming dresses, matching separates, and lofty knits all in eye-catching fabrications with whispers of opulence along with feminine florals and the idea of pairing denim on denim. We imagined our muse channeling pure rock irreverence as she played dress-up, wrapping herself in our most coveted pieces. We dreamed the end result would mean capturing our collection on film in some castle in a faraway land and when we actually found our " Castle in the Sky,” we were thrilled!

Our collection came to life better than we could have imagined and we didn’t have to go very far as we stepped foot in The Villa Leon. This magical castle sits high above the sea, just outside the hustle of LA in Pacific Palisades. It was built in 1928 by Kenneth MacDonald for wool manufacture Leon Kauffman. His original design and furniture are still there today offering up Eighteenth-century French and Italian style with walnut paneled walls in the dining room overlooking the ocean, polychrome beams with an overwhelming amount of detail throughout the dramatic theater size living room, Regency Revival chandeliers in the entry with a winding marble staircase. The home has a countless number of bedrooms along with an entire secret floor that we never got to explore. We heard they throw amazing parties at this home...if only the walls could talk!

So much of our story is told through the campaign and our beautiful muse, Barbara Di Creddo along with photographer Brydie Mack who took it to a new level for us. What a dream it is to get to create every day and work with such an inspiring group of women. Together we brought our vision to life and I am so thankful to the entire team for all they did to create this collection and campaign.

xx, Mandy

Check out below for some behind the scenes images from our latest collection “Castle in the Sky” and shop the collection, here.

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Shot by Stefanie Vinsel at Vitae

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Video Directed & Edited by Tahnei Roy | Music: “Busman's Holiday” by Allah-Las

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Outlands Denim Jacket | Jennings Pant

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Hayward Dress

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Wayfair Dress

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Paislee Woven Top | Daisy Chain Short

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Blazin Woven Dress

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Blackhawk Vegan Leather Jacket | Libra Knit Bodysuit | Crossroad Shorts

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Golden Haze Romper

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Zelia Woven Top

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Quiet Lights Woven Top | Strummer Pant

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Daxton Knit Tee | Soho Pant

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Waylon Faux Fur Jacket | Psych Love Tee (coming soon!) | Crossroad Short

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Dreaming of all things opulent, our muse takes a trip away from it all and retreats to a breathtaking villa perched high above the sea. The elegant interior captures her attention and leaves her in awe of its beauty - with tall columns, gold accents, and floral lined walls. This castle in the sky is like something out of a storybook. With the Holiday 2017 collection at her fingertips, she skims through her suitcase pulling out her most coveted pieces.

With silk like, body skimming dresses, matching separates, lofty knits and eye catching metallic fabrications, this collection was certainly made for her. From the floor to ceiling windows, the sunlight captures her silhouette. She dances to the sound of the crashing waves in lace textured tops and cheeky bottoms. She plays dress-up, wrapping herself in romantic floral dresses. As she roams the grounds, she makes time to bask in the sun in pleated slip dresses, channeling pure rock irreverence.

Her constant love affair with denim doesn't subside amongst the feminine pieces, but rather takes on a new life with pairings of denim on denim. She is modern and effortlessly sexy with her salty un-kept hair, layered gold jewels, and coveted collection of hats found throughout her foreign travels. With whimsical feelings of romance, our Holiday 2017 collection breathes a new life into the golden air.

See the full lookbook and shop Castle In The Sky, here.

Photographer: Brydie Mack | Model: Barbara Di Creddo | Styling: Sarah Peinado | Hair + Make-Up: Jenna Kristina

Amuse Travels: Italy with Jenny + Jason Lee Parry

Ciao, muses. It seems that nothing is better than a hot hot summer in Europe. So legendary couple, Jason Lee Parry and Jenny Parry took us along for their Italian summer getaway. With Positano as the backdrop and a suitcase packed of effortless Amuse pieces, the standards were set high for a good time. Scroll on to see the best moments from Jenny and Jason.

Arrivederci baby.

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Nerissa Underwire Top + Fontaine Skimpy Bottom

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Maude Dress

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Nerissa Underwire Top + Mesa Chambray Pant

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