Amanda Walpole is currently a senior at Wantagh High School, who resides on Long Island. Amanda is an honors student and plans on attending college in Manhattan next Fall. When Amanda is not trying to finish school work, she is tutoring elementary- aged children at the library and working alongside a neighborhood mother; providing care for her two young daughters. On weekends, Amanda can be found assisting and styling customers at a local clothing boutique.
Amanda has found fashion to be a passion and hobby of hers since she was a young girl. Steps she has taken to pursue her future career in the fashion industry include: enrolling in F.I.T’s pre-college workshops, attending LIM College’s Summer Fashion Lab, and being a member of Nordstrom’s B.P Fashion Board (where she first met Stacy). Amanda is heavily influenced by New York City and the endless sources of inspiration it has to offer. If she was not focused on fashion, Amanda would still seek out a career in marketing.
I had the opportunity to meet Amanda last year when I spoke at Nordstrom for the B.P Fashion Board which Amanda was apart of. I was so impressed with Amanda and all that she was doing at such a young age that I immediately knew I wanted to feature her as a muse one day. Thank you Amanda for being our Muse of the Week. Learn even more about Amanda below in my BTS Q&A interview xx Stacy:
1. Are you a Subway or Car (via, uber, lyft) girl?
When I spend time in Manhattan, I prefer to take the subway.
2. Favorite spot to be creative?
Visiting museums is one of my favorite past times. Being surrounded by others’ artistry and perspective inspires me to bring out my creativity.
3. Causes you advocate for?
I advocate for Children with special needs, such as learning disabilities and the National Alopecia Areata Foundation(Alopecia is is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss). Both of these causes greatly affect my family.
4. Favorite quote?
"You are your only limit" - Unknown.
5. Tell us about your last moment you shared with someone?
Recently, I was spending time with the two girls whom I care for nightly. They were eager to play with the shrink art kit they had just gotten. Carefully, we followed each step; tracing a desired figure, coloring it in, cutting it out, and placing it in the oven to bake. It was amazing to witness their excitement and reactions as their paper drawings shrunk and turned into glass- like quality.
All photos by Spencer Kohn