Mode Around the Globe with Amanda Steele
Mode Around the Globe
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Mexico
Photographed by Sarah Krick
Where are you from?
Huntington Beach, CA!
What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
Ambitious, thoughtful, and fun 🙂
What’s your favorite movie?
No Strings Attached is a favorite one! It’s so hard to choose a favorite movie, because I love all genres and there’s favorites for each!
Thanksgiving! I love getting together with friends and/or family over great food and some wine.
Dream place to travel?
I definitely want to travel to Greece someday.
What’s your favorite memory?
I have a lot, but one of my favorites was going to Cannes, France, with Dior. It was a beautiful, life changing trip.
What’s your biggest weakness?
I think my biggest weakness is overthinking. Sometimes I get too much in my head and it can make me insecure or awkward.
What’s your biggest strength?
I think my determination is my biggest strength. If I want to accomplish something, I know I will. I am able to do anything I put my mind to through having a good mindset!
When are you most inspired?
When I see other creatives around me working hard, with good intentions.
What makes you smile the most?
Making the people I love happy.
What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I think people are usually surprised by my athletic past. LOL. It’s such an opposite world from beauty and fashion, but I always played sports growing up! I played softball, volleyball, competitive cheer, and golf!
Sweet or savory?
Beauty product you couldn’t live without?
ALL of my Sonya Dakar products! They are life changing.
What’s a song you can listen to on repeat?
Djadja (feat. Maluma) [REMIX] – Aya Nakamura
What’s a top highlight in your career?
Definitely launching my brand, STEELE, and getting to see so many people wear it in their day to day life!
What’s your favorite time of day?
The evening, when I get to wind down & relax after a day of work.
What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do but have been scared to try?
I’ve always wanted to just pack a bag and move to Paris for at least a month! It’s scary for me to think of being in a totally new place, not knowing anyone or the language, but it’s something I really want to try one day.
Any projects you’re currently working on?
Right now I’m currently working on my fall collection for STEELE. The whole team is super excited about this launch, it’s going to be great.
What’s your spirit animal?
A lion because I’m a LEO 🙂
What are you most excited about at this time in your life?
I’m very excited about the future of STEELE. The brand is my baby, it means everything to me. It’s so fun watching it grow within its reach and to support the team behind it through good times and hard times.
What’s your biggest vice and how do you overcome it?
I think my biggest vice is avoiding. I tend to oversleep or over-party/socialize when I am avoiding my responsibilities! I try to maintain a balanced schedule to overcome that.
As an influencer, how do you hope to influence people through your platform?
I want to influence my audience… to always be yourself, be confident, and to follow your dreams!
What was your favorite part of your stay at Hard Rock Riviera Maya?
I think my favorite part of my stay was when we had a cabana! It was so beautiful and the drinks were great!
What’s your favorite Pixi Beauty product?
Pixie On-The-Go Blush! Cream blush is my favorite because you can use it in multiple ways.
What would you like to say to your fans?
You are beautiful, you are loved, and you can achieve all of your dreams!