We had the pleasure of catching up with the lovely Amanda Nimmo from Storm Models – who you can also spot in our current issue.
How and when did you become a model?
I got scouted in Ottawa – I was walking to my friend’s house. It’s funny because I said “no” at first, but when I was joking around with my friend about it, she was interested so looked it up. I saw two of my school friends were also modelling and were currently in Greece I so decided to go and meet with the agency. My first trip was to the Toronto agency where I started modelling and getting a lot of work. I was still in high school so starting in Toronto worked well as I could go back and forth.
What were you doing before modelling?
I was at high school. I started modelling during 12th grade but did it quite secretly. None of my teachers were aware until graduation. They were surprised and found it funny when I told them what I had been doing as I’m the girl always in sweat pants and never brushing my hair!
What do you like to do when you’re not modelling?
In other cities, I like to explore and check out other neighbourhoods. I take the train somewhere and do day trips, which are always sick. I also do some touristy things. If I’m at home I spend time with my family and friends and enjoy going out in my native Canada. Riding my bike in the summer and skating every winter.
Where are you based?
In my suitcase – I’m literally living out of it. I haven’t unpacked and I don’t think I will!
What’s your favourite film?
I watched FernGully recently, which made me remember how much I liked it! It’s a cartoon film about a woodland pixie. It’s weirdly hippyish and really kind of trippy. I was more enthralled than my younger cousin. It’s definitely a childhood classic and I would definitely recommend it.
What books do you enjoy reading?
I like a lot of Canadian history books. I like factual books. I hate romantic books.
What shows did you walk in last season?
I did the full schedule for New York and Paris but only Giles in London and Just Cavalli in Milan. It was nice to have a couple of days off in London, as I really like this city. It reminds me of the West Coast and Canada. Just little things about this place, it kind of fits. I like all the big cities for different reasons, the crepes in Paris and the burgers in New York. I find there is something special about wherever you are.
What’s your favourite item of clothing?
It would definitely be a comfy hoodie. I always travel with one. I also have an eagle -headed ring I got in Canada, which is special.
What has been your favourite fashion project so far?
I think one of my favourites was a job that took us to Tofino in Canada, which is one of the best surfing towns. I got to stay in a hippy, surfing place, which was beautiful. It was like a little vacation.
What would you like to do more of in the future?
I definitely want to go back to Canada and study. I want to be a general animal scientist and also study agricultural science.
Photographer David Adams
Fashion Editor and words Francesca Prudente
Photographic assistance Nicolo Terraneo
Hair Lotte O’Shea using BUMBLE & BUMBLE
Make up Emily Mergaert using YSL
Model Amanda Nimmo at STORM MODELS
Portrait: white body by LOUIS VUITTON Three images: white body by LOUIS VUITTON, suede jacket AMANDA’S OWN