Amanda Pearl Brotman is the creative force behind Amanda Pearl. Named after her ever fashionable grandmother Pearl, she is a Seattle native and former dancer who spent 12 years training and performing with the esteemed Pacific Northwest Ballet, spending summers in New York City training at The School of American Ballet. In 1999 she moved to New York full-time to attend Barnard College, earning a degree in Art History and Visual Arts. Upon graduating, Amanda joined Marc Jacobs where she spent the following four years in the technical design and production departments honing her understanding of materials, construction and the process of putting a line into global production. Before launching her brand, she was Collection Director for Erin Fetherston’s womenswear label.
When not working, Amanda can be found getting lost in the galleries and museums of New York City, ogling the glittering jewel filled windows à la Holly Golightly, scouring the flea markets for hidden treasure, sewing beads on a limited-edition Amanda Pearl bag or daydreaming about collecting seashells on a far-off beach
Fidel has been muse and mascot to the AP team since its inception. A cuddler and all around happy-go-lucky nice guy, Fidel spreads the love around the office and to whomever visits the AP headquarters.