Today I’m so excited to introduce you all to one of my closest friends, Amanda Moore! Amanda is not only one of the most tender-hearted people I’ve ever met, but she also happens to be an amazingly talented fashion designer…what?! I know, how cool is that?
She’s been rocking the fashion world with Amanda Moore Designs since 2013–and I’ve had the pleasure of being her photographer (and model…yes) since then! Today, she’s graciously agreed to do a short interview while I post photos from our most recent shoot. You can shop all of these styles on her website, AmandaMooreDesigns.com
Oh, and that’s her in the photo above…and yes, that’s me in the photos below. I told you, she sometimes has me model! All photos of me were taken by Amanda. She also dressed me, so if you’re wondering why I don’t look that good every day, it’s because I don’t live with Amanda!
Anyway, without further adieu, let’s hear from Miss Amanda Moore!
Me: Tell me about yourself in 3 sentences: go!
AMD: I love Jesus. I’m inspired by the little things. I love being around other people!
Me: Ok, now tell me about the dream behind Amanda Moore Designs (AMD)!
AMD: Amanda Moore Designs™, LLC is a Christian based company with the focus of ministering to others by sharing the Gospel through fashion design. My desire is to create beautiful things that reflect a purpose and meaning, leading everything back to my Savior. My dream for AMD is to minister and I want to encourage young women to be strong, confident, and to not be afraid to take that risk. For continual growth and exposure, being able to travel the US and showcase my designs, and ultimately have a brand that is known for go-to women’s apparel.
Me: What inspires you creatively?
AMD: There are times where I base my design ideas off of what recent trend reports are saying, the styles you see out while shopping, and I like to look at what people choose to wear during the seasons – I take all of that into part when designing. My goal in designing is to create designer ready-to-wear pieces, at affordable prices, that can easily be added to your wardrobe.
Me: What has been the most challenging part of running your fashion business so far? The most rewarding?
AMD: Most Challenging - The biggest challenge is gaining exposure. My company now has customers ALL across the USA, but exposure is key and that takes time.
Most rewarding- Seeing how the Lord keeps opening up doors for AMD. Seeing my customers SO HAPPY in their AMD is by far the BEST feeling and reward I could ask for! I love it!
Me: Let’s say I have a dream I’d like to follow–what advice do you have for me?
AMD: Pray about it. I believe wholeheartedly that God gives us the desires of our hearts. As it says in Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of you heart.” and having the ability to follow through with that is something you will never ever regret. Don’t be afraid of taking that risk. Be encouraged and enjoy the journey. It will not always be easy, but it will be worth it.
Me: What are your favorite colors right now?
AMD: Okay…I love black! It’s so chic and I find myself wearing it so often! I have found myself clinging onto lots of WHITE tops (like my new white lace godet top!) everyone needs a good solid white blouse – whether it’s all lace or just solid white. Pair with some amazingly adorable jewelry, a great lip color, and you are set.
Me: Tell me about what’s coming soon for AMD?
AMD: You will find AMD now at the PLAZA DISTRICT IN OKC!!! AT “Out On A Limb Boutique” AND I will be a featured designer in the fashion segment for the Sept/Oct Issue of “Beautifully You” Magazine. http://wearebeautiful.org/ AHHHH!!
Me: If you were an animal, what would you be?
AMD: Baha —- idk! A puppy because they’re so cute!
Me: Celebrity crush?
AMD: OH MY GOSH I have always thought Dermont Mulroney was GORGROUS! In the Wedding date – omg. Also, hello – Theo James! So so so cute!
Me: Who’s style inspires you most?
AMD: Olivia Palermo has a great sense of style!
Me: What are your hobbies?
AMD: I LOVE to paint! Be with my friends – go shopping – lunch dates with besties
Me: Go-to snacks?
AMD: Double stuffed Oreos! And chocolate chip cookies!
Isn’t she precious? I’m so inspired by her passion for Jesus and making her dreams come true. Also, in case you need another reason to think Amanda’s great, you should know that she made my wedding dress! You heard me. It was technically made from my old prom dress, but she made it awesome. Because she’s awesome.
Thanks for reading today, and don’t forget to go shop Amanda’s designs! This shirt is my favorite of the Spring/Summer line–so comfy and cute!
ps–If you want to find Amanda on social media, she’s on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram