After completing a combined four year BTEC and HND in fashion design at the London College of Fashion I launched into my working career as a head buyer at Londons Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
After mastering the workings of Ballet and Opera I proceeded to continue the journey within the Westend by working on productions including Jesus Christ Superstar as well as various fringe theatre productions and commercials for the BBC.
My next job role was working as a ladies period costumier for the worlds leading costume house “Angels The Costumiers” where I worked on numerous films, theatre productions and television dramas as well as working for high end fashion designers assisting on seasonal collections.
Assisting on Eastenders and numerous bond films were iconic moments as I never could have imagined that I would be watching films and dramas, recognising the costumes I had played a part in styling!Amanda Sutherland accessories was launched in 2002 where I started out my business in a shared bridal boutique promoting through local events and recommendations. For many years the main focus was on Bridal accessories and Fascinators riding many waves of changes through trends and economic ups and downs.For the last 10 years I have established myself as an inspirational speaker sharing my experiences, knowledge and creative ideas with many hundreds of groups. My talks have won various awards and have been highly recommended within the Women’s institutes and U3A groups. The talks continue to growing popularity every year with fabulous feedback and a wonderful following.
About my talks...
Amanda Sutherlands creative talks have now been running for over 10 years and have received huge recognition with the Women’s institute, U3A groups and social groups. The talk covers the areas of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Essex and Suffolk which is generally within a 50 mile distance of the studio. Having received outstanding reviews and standing ovations, Amanda brings her experience of fashion, costume, crafting and creative business skills to the mix and delivers in an informative and humorous way which is guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
My fee is £50 + travel expenses at the standard mileage rate of 0.45p per mile.
Areas covered : Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Essex, East Anglia, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire