Amy Lemons is making it her mission to promote a healthy body image for young women Name
Amy grew up in Richmond Virginia like any normal girl. Her life was full of school, dances, dating, sports and friends. She had the same joys, disappointments, challenges and insecurities as anyone her age. Then it all changed. At fourteen, her dentist’s secretary suggested she try modeling because she was tall and had the all American look. The local modeling agency sent her pictures to New York and before she realized what was going on, she was signed with one of the top agencies in the world and working with amazing photographers like Bruce Weber andSteven Meisel. Her second job was the ultimate dream job for a girl from Richmond, working with Kate Moss for the Calvin Kleincampaign. From that point on, she worked for everyone from Abercrombie to Louis Vuitton, from Versace to Valentino, Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, basically everyone. She traveled the world, balancing school with a career that included covers of Bazaar, Vogue, andEuropean Marie Claire. She loved it, until…
She noticed people were making comments about her size, some mild, some blatantly rude. She would hear things like “you are a pretty girl, but slightly “too healthy” for my taste”. As a lifelong athlete, she was fine with this initially. Then she realized it wasn’t even remotely a compliment. Things had to change.Amy signed with Ford+ in January 2009 where she started working immediately. Her client list includes; Elena Mirò, Ralph Lauren, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Evans and magazines Elleand Glamour to name a few.
Amy has recently relocated back to New York, having just earned her bachelor’s degree from UCLA.
Snowboading, fishing, concerts, animals, soccer, darts.
Model of the year 2007.
“Flat I’m tall!”
“Lots, I love vintage jewelry.”
Vintages dresses with tight belt and waist, red lipstick.
Leggings or jeans.
Always use sunscreen and have a great tailor.
Healthy eating and working out.
Vintage Rolexes, diamonds, a great dinner or movie.
Traffic, licking fingers.
Micro pigs and french bulldogs.
“My new Missoni gown.”
Avett Brothers, Bluegrass, My Morning Jacket.
Special Topics in Calamity Physics.
Favorite places to shop
Zara, H&M, Maxfields.
In a relationship.
Don’t follow trends dress according to your own style.
Never leave home without
Last thing before bed
First thing in the morning
Amy is hardly a plus size. I’m shocked that she’s considered a plus size model!!! She’s a normal size! I recently started reading this blog, and am enjoying it. I am an artist and I find the creative photography and fashion design inspires my own drawings, fiber projects, etc….I got to thinking that why should the vast majority of models be 14-20 years old? I’m 54 and a physically active and attractive woman with gray hair. And I know a lot of women my age that I would describe that way. Plus size older people often have fewer wrinkles, so perhaps that’s an additional “plus”! Why are the vast majority of models so young? The vast majority of people with the money to buy couture are most likely over 30, and perhaps might buy more couture if they could relate to wearing it. I’d really love to see models of all shapes, sizes, and ages! Why not celebrate humanity in all it’s colors, shapes, and phases?
Amy is consider to be plus size by the fashion industry…. or better said by some leaders of the fashion industry,those who make the rules,those who are selling us the beautiful and very unreal images in magazines… it is upon us to accept it or not. it is very true what you are saying that the people belonging in the boomer generation are those with the many right now…. are the number one luxury consumers… Personally,i hate this combination of words ‘plus’ and ‘size’… it just reflects the idea that someone is not the famous size 0. then everybody that is not a 0 size should be so called plus-size…. but this is another issue of the fashion industry.
I am very intrigued and can’t wait to see and read about more of this beauty.
Hmmmm.. Looks like she could be the next Claudia Schiffer. Thank you for sharing this, very informative.
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