#MISSGUIDEDDISCOVERED: AMBER ASALY| September 13, 2016
Meet Amber Asaly. She’s the NY-based mega babe who shoots hot girls on film and works as Content Manager at our fave Galore Mag. We caught up with her to chat working at Galore, tips for breaking into the industry and who she is stalking on Insta RN…
Tell us a bit about yourself…
I’m a Scorpio. that should explain a lot.
How did you get the job at Galore and what is your title?
I met Prince and Jacob at Miami Swim week 3 years ago (woah) and ever since then we’ve kept in contact. Just like everyone else, I would attend every Galore party & I would also shoot for Galore as often as I could. Then eventually I moved to New York …and it just so happened that when I moved to NY Prince and Jacob moved to LA, we literally traded places. We decided that Galore and I go hand in hand so they offered me a position as a Content Manager and I so gratefully accepted.
What do you love about working for Galore?
EVERYTHING. Sorry if that answer is so expected but seriously everyone I work with is more than just a coworker, we’re like a little family..actually a pretty big family. But it’s awesome. We’re all super honest with each other and rather than anyone taking offence to the honesty, we all grow from it. I learn something new every day. I’m also never not busy & I love that.
When did you know you had a talent for fashion?
I’ve always known what looks good and what doesn’t. I’ve never ever been afraid to take risks with what I wear and I think that’s super important.
Where is the best place you have travelled to for work?
Oooooooooh man, London! Shit show, but a super productive shit show, you know?
Who was the craziest person you have ever worked with?
Are you trying to get me in trouble here?!?!
What did you study?
Photography. I was an art school punk.
What tips do you have for girls wanting to break into the industry?
Don’t give up. Ever since I was 18 I would email magazines & photographers & stylists…just anyone in my industry. 99% of the time I wouldn’t get a response but that didn’t stop me. It made me just want to try harder. If you really fucking love something, and are beyond passionate about it then don’t stop until you get it. You gotta crawl before you ball.
What inspires your creative aesthetic?
Most things from the 70s, 80s & 90s. I live for 90’s fashion campaigns.
Who would you most like to photograph?
I’ve already shot her a few times, but Zendaya. She’s so bomb and easy to photograph…we need to work again!
Who are your current favourite people to follow on Instagram?
I love the @theshaderoom.
What does the next year look like for you?
Galore growth, travelling, and non-stop shooting.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I listen to everything from Drake to Mozart.
What’s the last song you listened to?
Right now I’m listening to Milk Marie – Rich Gang.
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
Any song I know every word to. That always gets me hyped.
What’s your guilty pleasure and most played?
Guilty Pleasure – Dixie Chicks !!! lol I love them.
Most Played – music my friends make. I have so many talented musician friends that send me music. I’ll listen to it until someone else sends me another song.
What’s your spirit animal?
I feel like I’m so many animals mixed into one… If a wolf, a panda & an anaconda all had a baby that would be my spirit animal.
A wolf because they’re strong and always aware of what’s going on… Very intuitive.
A panda because they’re clumsy, down to chill & almost everybody likes them.
An anaconda because they’re literally the size of some animals tails but can kill the shit out of something that’s 100 times the size of them. What I’m trying to get at is they’re small but are capable of so much & very intimidating… But don’t worry I’m not going to kill you.
What makes you laugh?
Things that shouldn’t. Like when people fall, I can’t help but crack up. Then I run to help them.
What’s your secret addiction?
sk8er boys 😉
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
What would be your superhero power?
Time travel, I low-key think that’s possible.
Tell us something weird about yourself…
I secretly/not so secretly want to beat up anyone that chews with their mouth open around me. Like painfully beat up.
If you were a film?
Without a doubt, Dumb & Dumber.
Describe your style in 3 words…
Extra extra extra.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
Ugh, this amazing fur & army coat I bought from Patricia Field before she closed her store :'(
What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?
EVERYTHING… It’s better to overpack than under pack!
Who is your style icon and why?
Rihanna, she’s a badass and can pull off anything. Throw a trash bag on her, she makes it look couture.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
I live in NY…I just sit at a cafe in Soho and people watch. That is major fashion inspo for me
What best describes your style?
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
Denim, all white…all white denim. I also really enjoy colour blocking. Oversized mixed with mini styles like oversized pants with a really small top. Or super short shorts with a huge vintage tee. Also, vintage refurbished clothes are fun too. I shop on Etsy a lot because no one else can buy that shit.
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe whose would it be?
Damn, so many people. Like everyone that dresses cute in Soho, boys included.
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