When I first ventured out into the big wide world of work, my dad had a few pearls of wisdom to share with me. The one that always pops into my head is ‘be nice to people on the way up, you are likely to meet them on the way down’ particularly when people are unnecessarily abrupt (or just plain rude too me). Then there are those who are a pleasure to deal with, the one’s who are always ready to offer much-needed advice and support, like Amanda (The Online Stylist). As you can imagine I contact quite a few potential interviewees’ for ‘fashion in 5’ and I’m always amazed (and delighted) when people I admire in the industry respond- primarily because I love to find out more about them to quell my inquisitive nature. For anybody who doesn’t know The Online Stylist offers a Style Advice Service to take the work out of shopping online. Amanda took time out from styling the nation to answer a few questions……
1. What’s on your wish list at the moment?
I’m classic with a twist – the twist usually coming from accessories or just one statement piece. Now I’m in my 40’s, I feel my style has finally calmed down and it’s getting to where I want it to be. But I always consider it a work in progress!
5. Your favourite under-rated fashion store/brand?