Name: Amber Tolliver
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Ethnicity: African American
Agency: JAG Models
I was discovered: At the age of 15 through an open call at Ford Chicago.
I'm currently working on: A trip to London. I just signed with Milk Management in the UK so I’ll be going over there for a month to work.
My best feature: Would be my eyes.
I'm beautiful because: of who I am as a person. I have very open and caring personality. I give a lot to the people I love and care for because seeing them happy makes me happy.
My favorite thing to wear to feel special is: Perfume. My favorites are Tom Ford Jasmine Rouge and Bulgari rose essentielle / Jasmine noir. The style of clothes I wear are constantly changing depending on how I’m feeling that day but I can’t walk out my house with out a spray of perfume. I feel naked!
My beauty routine: Before I go to sleep I remove my make up with Bioderma Crealine H20. In the morning I wash my face with La Roche-Posay cleansing gel followed by La Roche-Posay Active C eye cream and Embryolisse moisturizer. Then apply very simple make-up. I use L’oreal true match for a base with the YSL radiant touch pen for under the eyes, a little Nars blush and I finish up with mabelline mascara and chap stick
My health routine is: Eating healthy. Running around the city day-in and day-out is just about all the exercise I get but I do make sure that the things I’m eating are the best they can be. That means organic produce, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats and in general real food. I never eat anything “diet” or artificial.
The best tip/trick I use to flatter my curves is: I wear clothes that fit properly. If something I love is too big in a certain area I’ll take it to the tailor to have it altered. If its too small or is pulling, I wont wear it at all. Clothes that fit to a "T" not only look amazing but they help you feel amazing because you’re comfortable in what you have on.
My advice to budding plus size models is: Be confident in every situation you find your self in and never think of your self less than because you’re plus. We are models, period.
I get into the zone while shooting by: Getting in the zone on the way to a shoot. I put on good music and grab a coffee before I get there because once I’m there, it’s time to get to work.
My curvy style icon is: Beyonce. She embraces her curves and isn’t afraid to take risks.
My favorite places to shop: I love New York consignment shops and vintage markets. You can find amazing unique things that you can’t get anywhere else. You can also get unbelievable deals on designer items.
Favorite style blogs: Lifestylemirror.com it’s less a blog than a website, but it is by far my favorite. It covers everything you could ever want to know about the industry and more.
Any noteworthy upcoming projects? Levi’s, Evans and Instyle!