AMANDA COEN :: Writer. Photographer. Landscape Designer.
Amanda is a woman that operates between worlds. A traveler and adventurer from a young age, she has lived in various countries including the Philippines, Australia, Brazil, Portugal, Spain and Peru. She draws inspiration from her travels, friends and the world around her.
Amanda is a storyteller at heart who shares what she finds through photography and writing. She is passionate about artisan cultures and discovering how the particular layered histories of place shape contemporary culture across the globe. She spent three years covering fashion week in New York, interviewing a range of designers in New York, Italy, Peru and elsewhere, and learning the intricacies of the photographic world.
Currently on a temporary hiatus, Amanda is continuing to expand her tools at hand :: this time as a graduate student of landscape architecture. She spent part of last summer in Ghana, learning how the history of an invasive tree species was transformed into opportunity by an independent papermaking workshop. In the future, she would like to weave her worlds as a photographer, storyteller, designer and mapper to reveal the hidden links that sustain humanity and inspire us to form new relationships to the everyday.
Silk Harem Pants/Jumpsuit (gifted from Eileen Fisher for participating in 2013 Green Eileen campaign)
Bangle (by Mikuti, made mindfully in Africa of banana bark)
Bangle (by Aurea, made of golden grass by artisans in Brazil)
Sandals (by Sa4a, made in Ghana from Ghanaian textiles)
Necklaces (purchased in Ghana, made by artisans of brass and recycled glass)
Earrings (gifted to her from her mom from one of her trips to Kenya)
Watch (handed down from her grandfather's wife, Adri)
Kestrel is a globetrotter with small-town Wisconsin spirit. She has lived in Chile, London, Madrid & New York, soaking up and absorbing every moment of fashion and difference along the way. She has worked with People Tree, Global Action Through Fashion, The GreenShows, FashionMeGreen, Fashioning Change, Ecouterre, Inhabitat & EcoSalon. She loves words & garments, and reorganizing them both. For Kestrel, fashion is her favorite way to share stories. Her most recent endeavor, AWEAR, is a style-driven project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who makes them.