When it comes to fashion, Amanda Ross’ opinion matters. One of fashion’s premier mavens, she has consulted for Dennis Basso and Elie Tahari and was dubbed wardrobe stylist for the TV show, Lipstick Jungle, among other things. But recently, Ross has taken on an even heavier gig: the W Hotel’s first-ever global fashion director. Ross’s job entails everything fashion related including suggesting designer collaborations and partnerships, and taking on W Hotel the Store. It’s quite a history-maker, becoming the first fashion director of any kind for a luxury hotel. Ever.
Where were you born ?
How long in New york:
Upper East Side, near the park
Stylist, and Global Fashion Director, W Hotels Worldwide
Best Ethnic Food:
Best place for late night dining:
Sant Ambroeus for gelato and Levain Bakery for cookies
Best place for a romantic date:
Best Sunday brunch:
Boom Boom Room
Best place for a power business meeting:
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
W hotels, of course
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Barneys and Manolo Blahnik
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Secret addresses all over the world
Mayflower Inn and Spa
Favorite Charity Event:
Free Arts NYC
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Best Aspect of New york:
The energy, the street life, night life, culture, food and lifestyle.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
I don’t go to the gym
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Sophie Calle at White Cube, London
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: