“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” – Edith Head
What do you do & what inspires you to do it?
I am a fashion designer that will release a clothing line that combines luxury street fashion & athletic wear. I am inspired by the lack of original design content that is giving back to the community. I definitely would love to donate money to multiple charities after my initial launch.
How do you define success?
There is no correct definition. It is unique to everyone. I believe there are levels to success, from making your bed in the morning to landing your dream job, each and every step should be celebrated.
What would you say to motivate a younger you to be successful in life?
I would tell my younger self you are successful as you are now, like I said, each level should never go overlooked. You can spend your whole life trying to reach “success” and in doing so you overlook your smaller achievements that are paving the way to your future.
Are you doing now what you’ve always wanted to do or did you have other aspirations previously?
Yes! I am currently growing my social media platforms so that once I release my designs marketing them will be easy. It’s hard to try and not compare yourself to the diluted content that populates our feed, but every day I grow and learn about my target market. I am loving the process.
What’s the best business or personal advice you’ve ever received?
“The opinions of sheep never bother a lion.”
What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?
Man, there is so much people don’t know about the real me. But, I can say most people would definitely be surprised that I try to meditate for at least an hour a day.
Do you believe in a higher power?
I do believe in a higher power. I try to keep all eyes open.
What’s something you can’t live without?
I couldn’t live without my health. Other than the literal “can’t live without health” I believe that people often overlook the importance of living a healthy life until something happens to them or a family member. Poor health can really affect your quality of life, and you only have one.
Amanda (left) at work with male model in her originally designed pieces.
Where do you see yourself in 3 years?
Continuing to live in Boston while building my authenticity. I want to continue to connect with new people. Hopefully towards the end of those three years I will have a small batch of designs. I am taking baby steps because I am very passionate about designing and want my work to be quality.
How many tattoos do you have?
I have 4 tattoos.
Name a song you like and artist.
I listen to a lot of old school reggae (another thing people would be surprised at) my favorite song is Buffalo Soldier by the one and only Bob Marley.
Name a movie you like.
I like Disney’s movie UP, I am a child.
What do you like to do for fun?
I design and work out.
Where can we find you online?
What’s next for you?
I am going to continue to post and interact with my friends and fans. I want to continue to empower and motivate people. And of course, work on my designs!
Photos courtesy of Amanda-May | © 2019 DRTY ONES™