Hello, I'm Amanda Waterstone Carthy, and I'm delighted to welcome you to QueenMee Accessories! I'm the Founder of QueenMee, and I'm grateful to also have 3 amazing Assistants in my team.
We are a small female-led business; it is just me, Celine (centre), Maddie (left) and Hannah (right) in the business. We love to answer your queries, gift wrap your orders, and help you find the perfect accessory!
Lots of people ask me how QueenMee came to life
Well the story began when I became a mother. I needed to tie my long hair up, for the first time, as it was so physically demanding being a mum. I was disappointed with the range of hair accessories I could find. I wanted something glamorous to wear in my hair, so I could feel fabulous in my new life, but I could only find basic choices in black or brown.
I had a background in jewellery design, and so I set about putting a collection of hair accessories together that was based on the sparkle and colour of jewellery details.
I’m delighted to also include brooches in my collection now. They make such thoughtful gifts (and lovely self-gifts), and are my favourite jewellery item as they are perfect for styling in a multitude of creative ways.
Wearing my own designs has always helped me to feel confident in my day to day life; I hope I can help you to be the queen of every day!
My dad, Sir Tim Waterstone, has been a huge business inspiration in my life. As a child, I watched him build up Waterstone’s booksellers from scratch. Watching him encouraged me to dream, and believe that anything is possible.
My creative inspiration is balanced between my past and my present. I live in leafy Buckinghamshire now, but I grew up in the heart of London.
My past trawling through London’s vintage markets, means I love to draw on the charm of vintage in the collection. My life in the countryside now also inspires me to celebrate the wonder of nature.
I hope you will find pieces in the collection to help you celebrate whatever inspires you today.
I want my customers to feel radiant and confident in my pieces. I hope you will be able to express yourself with QueenMee; and believe in your own unique style.
QueenMee celebrates your femininity, whether you are being a social butterfly at a special event, or you just want to sparkle in your day-to-day life.
You can feel good on the outside, and on the inside too, as you are supporting charity while you shop.
At QueenMee, we believe in being kind to yourself and others
Charity is at the heart of QueenMee. I believe it's important to celebrate sparkle on the outside, and kindness on the inside.
We have always had a charity initiative at the centre of our website. We have raised money for Mind & Wonder Foundation. We have donated hundreds of hair clips to give staff a well-being boost at our local Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
From September 2023 onwards - For every £100 you spend on this website, a sparkling hair accessory is gifted to Aylesbury Women's Aid.
This gives a woman or child who has sought safety from domestic abuse a sparkling lift. We also gift the incredible women who work at the shelter.
I’m very grateful to you, my customers, who raise money for good causes by shopping on QueenMee – it’s a team effort!
A huge thank you to you, my lovely customer, for making all of this possible. You’re the reason I love what I do. Every order, and every supportive comment makes a big difference to me.
A crown can come in lots of different shapes and sizes, I’d love to help you find yours!
Lots of love
More About my Amazing QueenMee Team!
Hello, I’m Celine Munro and I joined QueenMee as Amanda's Assistant.
I am also a mum of 2 and come from an event management background.
After a few years of being a stay at home mum, I was longing to find something I would enjoy doing while the children were at school and with someone I would enjoy working with. When I found out Amanda was looking for an assistant, it felt like fate and I have not looked back!
I am really excited to be a part of QueenMee and hope I too can help you to be the queen of every day!
Hi I'm Hannah. I joined the QueenMee family in the summer of 2023. I really love the accessories we sell. I especially love the headbands, they are a fab way to style up any outfit!
Outside work, I'm a full-time Mummy with a 4 year old son, and a very naughty, hyperactive doggie. I love coming to work, and helping people add some sparkle to their day!