It’s 2017 !
Can yall believe that ? Are you guys ready for some of the hottest interviews you have yet to see on FXSHNJUNKE ? We took a break back in April 2016 but now we are back like we never left ! This means new people, new faces, new stories, new inspirations , and new connections ALL YEAR ROUND ! ( with breaks of course lol ) . We have so much in store this year for all of our readers and supporters whether you’re old or new , we cant wait for you guys to see how much we #LeveledUp this year !
So let’s start off with 25 year old DMV native , Amiraa Vainqueur who is currenly residing in Brooklyn, New York to pursue her modeling and fashion career. In this interview we talk about what made her move to NY , how she had the opportunity to be apart Yeezy Season 3+4 fashion show and more !
I love to cook! – Amiraa
Dasia: Lets talk about how you got started in the fashion industry, what inspired you to become a model/blogger?
Amiraa: I have been modeling for over a decade now. I did my first runway show when I was 12 years young. Modeling is a passion of mine and is something that lights up my soul when I take part in any modeling activity.
Dasia: If you can walk the runway for any designer(s) who would it be ?
Top 5 Top 5 Top 5 – They would all be an absolute Dream!!
Dasia : (S/o to that Drake lyric tho’ – lmao )
Dasia: How long have you been modeling ?
Amiraa: 13 years.
Dasia: You’re originally from the DMV ( which is my city too, ayeee ! lol ) but you are located in the NYC area, what inspired you to pursue your career there ?
Amiraa: Aye thats dope!! Gotta rep for my hometown always 🙂 I moved to NYC to study the business side of the fashion industry and it just seemed like the perfect place for me to pursue my career as a model and in the industry. I couldn’t see myself fulfilling my fullest potential of Fashion in DC.
Dasia: New York is a great place for anybody who wants to be apart of the fashion industry to network , focus on their brand, etc. How has since moving to New York has helped your career so far ?
Amiraa: Moving to NYC was the best decision I have made for myself and my career. Trust me, it’s not easy living here BUT it is well worth it in my opinion. There is a sense of motivation and urgency in the air where you have no choice but to go out and get it!
Dasia: What does your day to day life consist of ?
Amiraa: I am work special events at Vogue magazine. My day to day work like is super busyyyy!
Dasia: What are some tips for anyone who wants to move to New York to pursue their career as a model ?
Amiraa: It’s not easy, but if you are willing to work hard and dedicate yourself to your end goal then anything is possible. Go for it!
Dasia: I absolutely love your sense of style, its very unique. What/who inspires your style ?
Amiraa: Thank you 🙂 To be honest, I am just inspired by music, my mood, fine art and the weather. haha.
Dasia: Are you signed to an agency ? If so, what agency, if not, who would you like to sign with ?
Amiraa : I am not signed yet. Whomever I do end up signing with, I just pray that they will have my best interest at heart and see my vision just as clear as I do if not clearer. I want to be a working model.
Dasia: You have been apart of one of the most highly anticipated fashion shows for the past two seasons which is Kanye West’s Yeezy fashion shows. How did you get the opportunity to be in those shows ?
Amiraa: I simply saw the audition alerts on twitter and I auditioned for them. They loved my look both times. Surprisingly I didn’t need an agency, so God worked that in my favor.
Dasia: That is so dope ! You also have your blog/website called Amiraavee.com, what kind of content can your readers expect to see ? Has it launched yet ?
Amiraa: AmiraaVee.com is a platform that showcases my art. I wouldn’t just call it a blog though, because it’s way more than that. The blog is only 1/4 of it. My website is currently being revamped for re-branding purposes, so expect to see it live January 1st.
( PS: The site is actually already up ! Check out AmiraaVee.com )
Dasia: You recently opened up your own boutique named after your brand Amiraa Vee, what motivated you to start your own business ?
Amiraa: I wanted to do something that set me a part from just being just a model. I will have several businesses down the line, so I decided to just wing it and start.
Dasia: NYFW ( New York Fashion Week ) is one of the most exciting events New York has every year, what are your pro’s and con’s of NYFW ?
Amiraa: Well after doing it for 2 seasons per year for 6 years it sort of loses it’s excitement. Now I only participate if I am in a show, or invited to one.
Dasia: What are some tips for anyone who is coming to NYFW for the first time?
Amiraa: If you don’t have a connect to get into events or shows then you won’t be able to get the full experience. So have your connections ready prior to. Or be prepared to look the part and meet people.
Dasia: Have you heard of Fxshnjunke before ? If so, how did you hear about us , if not what do you think about it ?
Amiraa: I have not heard of Fxshnjunke until I started seeing your IG page post my looks occasionally. I think it’s a cool blog that showcases fashionable individuals.
Dasia: What are some of your goals for 2017?
Amiraa: In 2017, I will offering more consulting and styling services which I am excited about because I shied away from it in the past. You will see more of me modeling consistently, and some brand collaborations.
Dasia: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years ?
Amiraa: In 5 years I will be 30years old. LORD! There is so much that I want to do, and my life is happening in divine order so God-willing I will be in my prime!!!!!!!! Stay tuned 🙂
Written by @dasiatheceo