TRIPLE THREAT: AMY PHAM & MINKPINK

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Style is personal. It’s your representation of who you are, what you do and how you do it. And with DJ, actress and model Amy Pham, things are no different. The stunning fashionista has spun from here to London (DJing with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Riff Raff), hosts a weekly show entitled “The Fashion Statement,” and has booked film and television roles along with multiple campaigns for brands  including Forever 21, Nike and SONY.

We sat down with the multi-hyphenate beauty for a quick chat and dress-up session with one of our favorite brands, MINKPINK. The line’s  “Be Brave and Free” mantra is a perfect match for Amy’s fun-loving persona, complementing her adventurous spirit and playful take on fashion. We had her select one of her favorites pieces from MINKPINK’s Summer ’13 to style 3 ways.

 

So you’re a DJ, the host of a very popular web show, a Model and full-time babe, if you didn’t have these “slashes” under your belt than what would you be doing?

Ha ha! Thank you, you’re too sweet. I’d probably find myself in some other creative field. I like drawing, art, photography, clothing design… anything that involves the artistic side of my brain, I’m all about it.

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At what moment did you realize THIS is what you wanted to do? 

There was never an “ah-ha” moment for me. Every day I am always grateful to have the ability to work with inspiring people, express myself creatively, and to be able to get paid for a job I love doing!

 

How do these 3 separate looks represent those 3 different titles?

The first look I think represents my “host/ actor” face. Meaning it’s the showiest of all the looks, haha. When you need to turn heads, this is the getup to do it.

The white sweater and black cap is definitely a go-to in my every day life, running around from shoots to meetings and auditions. It’s an easy look to throw on, but you look effortlessly cool and stylish (even if you are putting in lots of effort).

The black top with the black leather jacket is definitely a night time look– something I’d wear when I’m DJ-ing. Whenever I DJ I’m always about wearing statement pieces that are nighttime appropriate, but also comfortable for me and lets me move around freely.

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What do you love about these MINKPINK  denim shorts? 

They’re the epitome of a summer short– bright colors, funky prints, and a super comfy denim cut. Perfect for the beach or a pool party!

How important is it for you to have pieces in your closet that are versatile?

It’s very important to me to have versatile pieces in my closet. Five out of 7 days of the week, I’m running around all morning and afternoon, then I have to do a quick-change into nighttime gear for a gig or an event. So having a piece I can work into a day and night look makes my life so much easier. Not to mention it’s easier on my wallet!

You’ve DJ’d events w/ Snoop, Iggy Azalea, and Riff Raff. What’s the craziest DJ experience you’ve encountered? 

I’m not sure what the craziest experience is, but there have been mermaids, naked animal people, and an impromptu rap performance during my DJ set by Fatlip (The Pharcyde) that were pretty rad.

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With all your success and your internet buzz growing, how do you remain so humble?

Thank you! I guess the key is how I was raised– my mom was an incredible woman, and taught me to always be grateful and humble for what I have, no matter where I am in life. And to also treat people how I would like to be treated, that’s one of my biggest mottos

 

Amy Pham is rocking the MINKPINK Make Your Mark Denim Shorts. Snag a pair yourself–you can find them this month on Nordstroms.com and the Somedays Lovin’ Parallels Block Knit Crop Jumper dropping in July on NastyGal.com

Photographer: Mark Wales