Hello, we are Amanda (left) and Celine (right) and we’re delighted to welcome you to QueenMee Accessories! We are a small female-led business; it is just us two in the studio - answering your queries, gift wrapping your orders, and popping to the post office!
This is Amanda's Story....
Hello, I'm Amanda Waterstone Carthy, and I'm the Founder of QueenMee.
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 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
I’m very excited to be partnering with the Wonder Foundation. This means that 5% of every penny you spend on this site goes to help empower women and girls through education; in the UK and around the globe.
As the mother of two daughters, I want to help girls who are not given the access to education that my daughters are.
This is a cause close to my heart, as I am very grateful for the education that I received. My education has given me choices, and given me the confidence to start QueenMee.
I believe all women and girls deserve to have choices, through the empowerment education brings.
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
This is Celine's Story....
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!