Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Check out VivaLaMode a new online magazine featuring indie designers and all things handmade, one of my coats is featured on page 28 (it's the beige coat listed at #1)! This online mag. is the product of GilBea's Fashion & Handmade blog, also a great read.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Launch show venders: part 1

The Launch show this weekend had a great variety of amazing designers, artist and artisans. A couple of my favorites include Rebecca Ciccio handbags and Nous Savons jewelry and feather accessories. More of my favs to come later this week....

Rebecca Ciccio bags are all made in San Francisco from the finest leather and finishing, below is the Noe bag:
Rebecca Ciccio Melrose clutch
Rebecca Ciccio Hudson bag

Nous Savons is a fabulous jewelry line available on etsy, I love this arrow necklace below, can't wait to receive it in the mail!!
How cute an inch necklace!
another fun arrow necklace:
I love old ships especially in gold

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bald Guy

Hey there, want some holiday cheer? Check out these hil-A-rious greeting cards from the Bald Guy, you will really get a laugh.
Great for all occasions in a very direct, say-it-don't-think-it kinda way.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Launch Show

This Sunday 12/14 is the Launch Show featuring independent designers and boutiques at the W hotel 181 3rd Street, SF from 12-6pm. Join us for free swag bags, champagne cocktails, great fashion and gifts!! Free admission all day.
Check out my line (Amanda Archer Collection) at booth A-8, hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Wedding on the Beach

I love weddings, especially weddings held near a beautiful ocean setting, below are pictures from a recent client who's dress I created out of layers of light-weight white cotton, the back has a really cute tie detail. Location: Puerto Rico

Friday, November 21, 2008

YSL at the DeYoung

If you haven't had a chance to stop by the De Young Museum to check out the YSL exhibit, do so as soon as possible, it's going on til April so you have do some time, I'm off to check it out (so excited!)....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Men's Wear

Lately I've been dabbling a bit in men's wear custom design, here is a coat I created: This is a light gray wool & cashmere blend with a hidden front button placket, fully lined. I definitely like the idea of designing women's wear that is inspired by men's wear, the classic funtional aspect, clean with little to no frills;)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tamales Bay

This weekend was spent exploring Tamales Bay and hanging out at the Oyster co. (great place to sit back, relax, eat those yummy oysters and your drink of choice in the picnic area) It was so nice to get away from the city and drive around the north coast, we caught a beautiful sunset on our way back. It was all so beautiful and peaceful:)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Wedding Bliss

I'm so excited, I just got a few pictures from one of my clients who's wedding gown I designed. This was a Jewish/Mexican wedding that took place early October, the bride wanted a wedding gown inspired by the layers in the traditional Mexican dress. The bride and groom salsa danced at their reception (which really brings out the layers of pleated organza) I'm hoping to get more pictures of this dress but it is described as a lace and pleated organza layered bustier/strapless gown with a satin ribbon and bow tie detail around the bust.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Skeletons in your closet?

Here are a few inspirations for having skeleton inspired designer clothing in your closet come spring, below are a few of my picks from Style Files blog on this subject for today:
Christian Lacroix:


Alexander McQueen:

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Next Week!

One more week until election day, super excited to get this decided once and for all. It's time to sport your election gear if you haven't already, here are a few options and reality checks:
Pins from SnappyKnees on Etsy:
Cafepress is a great resource for buying and selling screen prints for reasonable price:

This would go on my bumper if I had a car....

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Murray's Cheese

During the NYC trip we had to stop by Murray's cheese where we had an appointment to tour the cheese caves and try a cheese tasting, it was a very interesting and educational experience for me, the cheese is taken very seriously and carefully stored in caves that are set at a different temperature and humidity depending on the type of cheese. They really care about cheese and have an amazing variety. I went into about 5 different caves, the bleu cheeses was my absolute favorite, the smell was amazing! The cheese tasting was the best, I think I could seriously live on wine, cheese and bread! We tryed so many great cheeses which I can't remember the names (sorry!), but I highly recommend visiting Bleecker street and stop by Murray's (Anthony Bourdain did as seen on his Cook's Tour tv show).

It's CHEESE!!!

This is me in the bleu cheese cave! We had to cover our hair and wear special booties over our shoes.