An Instagram influencer since the age of 15, Amy Nguyen has created a name for herself on the ultra popular platform. Followers may know her as @ammish, who shares beautiful pictures with striking style pieces. Read her Q & A below to see how she styled some of her favorite RW styles.
Q: Who is @ammish?
AN: Haha. Honestly I'm just a girl from San Diego who loves fashion, music, and photography.
Q: When did you start your Instagram? Has it always been style focused?
AN: I started my Instagram about 3 years ago when I was 15. My Instagram has always been style based. You can look back to my very first picture that was posted which was of me wearing shorts that I cut, distressed and studded myself.
Q: Looking back at your style when you first started, how has it evolved?
AN: Yes, most definitely my style has evolved so much. When I first started I was much younger and was very much into the trends that were apparent during that time. I used to wear much more colorful and even bohemian style outfits. Nowadays I tend to slide to more monochromatic outfits and I think over time my style will keep on changing as I find trends that I like more.
Q: How has being an Instagram blogger influenced your life?
AN: Being an Instagram blogger has had a really positive impact on my life. I have been exposed to so many different opportunities and have met so many amazing people in this industry. Yes, it does take up most of my time but it is something that I am passionate about and proud of.
Q: From start to finish, what does an Instagram workday look like for you?
AN: Oh gosh my life is so hectic everyday. It's like a roller coaster. On the days I am doing photo shoots I usually wake up very early in the morning to do my hair and makeup. Then I drive off to my shoots and usually don't get home until around 11pm. On the days I don't shoot I go to the gym, work on my blog, practice my ukulele, and spend time with family and friends.
Q: We noticed your Instagram has a grey, black and white tone to it. How would you describe your theme?
AN: I would say my theme is very monochromatic. I try to stick with neutral colors because I have found a love for the simple colors.
Q: Do you have any tips on taking a good selfie?
AN: Haha that's an easy one, find the right lighting.
Q: If you could take a selfie with anyone, who would it be?
AN: Rihanna. I love Rihanna!
Q: What has been your high point or most proud of moment when it comes to your Instagram career?
AN: It's the comments I get from my followers, the ones that tell me I have inspired them or motivated them in some type of way.
Q: Have you had anyone recognize you from Instagram or freaked out meeting you?
AN: Yes, I have. It's so great to actually meet your followers because you get to see the people that like your photos. It's such an amazing feeling.
Q: Have you gotten any shout outs from celebrities or someone you love on Instagram?
AN: Yes I have and I think that's when I really fell in love with posting style pictures on Instagram. When I first started, one of the first people I followed was a fashion account @ninzeey and she has a hashtag that you could use for your outfits and if you were lucky you would be featured on her page. I decided to use her hashtag one day and I was picked. She featured my outfit on her page and that's when I first hit 1k which was a huge accomplishment back then.
Q: How do you get creative with your wardrobe without having to always go out and buy something new?
AN: I like to mix and match or maybe tie a shirt a certain way or even just by rolling up your sleeves or pants makes a huge difference.
Q: Whose closet would you love to raid?
AN: Adrianne Ho's closet. Love how she make sporty look good.
Q: What in fashion do you want to try, but haven't yet?
AN: I want to potentially try styling a photoshoot or fashion show one day. I love fashion and making people feel better about themselves.
Q: Where are your favorite places to shop at?
AN: American Apparel, Zara and adidas.
Q: How has being a Instagram blogger opened doors for you?
AN: I have been exposed to so many different opportunities and met so many amazing people.
Q: What are your passions outside of fashion?
AN: Singing, eating, and traveling.
Q: Are there any projects/collabs we should look out for?
AN: Yes! I will be launching my own website very soon and my very own YouTube channel.
Q: Can you give us a hint on what is next for you?
AN: I just want to become a better and bigger person. I want to influence teens my age and make a difference in their lives.
Q: Any advice for someone starting off as an Instagram influencer?
AN: If you're passionate about it, do it. Work hard and don't stop no matter what people tell you.
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