Q&A with Amber Pyper
Amber wearing our Amuse Society Teller Sweater
Photography by Robin Gartner
Last week the team held another photoshoot at the V.O.C. offices where we shot all of our new arrivals from PJ Salvage, John & Jenn, Amuse Society, Finders Keepers and more, including some special pieces from our favourite L.A. brands. Lucky for us, we were fortunate enough to work with another incredibly talented Toronto based model, Amber Pyper, who we think perfectly encompasses the V.O.C brand, and models our clothes equally as well!
With such a great reaction from our last Q&A with our previous model, we thought we’d give you another opportunity to get to know one of Toronto’s gorgeous and talented rising stars. You can also find her in the latest Simple Plan video: “I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed” - we love it!
Get to know more about Amber in our Q&A below:
Q: Where are you from? What inspired your move to Toronto?
A: I’m from Grand Prairie, Alberta. My background is Irish, Scottish, Ukrainian and Norwegian. I moved to Toronto to model and also because there is generally more opportunity for me here.
Q: Where’s your go to restaurant?
A: Anywhere on Ossington. Or 416 Snackbar.
Q: What’s your favourite food? Drink?
A: I love sushi. I also love steak. And favourite drink has to be water…i’m like a fish! Or whiskey. I love whiskey.
Q: Favourite sports team?
A: The Pittsburg Penguins. I love Fleury and Crosby. I had family friends in Alberta who were from Pittsburg and they loved the Penguins, so I grew up watching their games with them.
Q: What’s your favourite song right now?
A: Ocean Drive by Duke Dumont
Q: How do you like to spend your free time?
A: Playing sports and going to concerts. I love Badminton, Tennis and Ping Pong (I have good hand-eye coordination). Alexis and I started playing tennis recently but obviously had to stop as the weather has cooled down. I also just saw The Weeknd in concert recently, and Shania Twain earlier this year.
Q: How would you describe your off-duty style?
A: I sort of dress like a boy, very tom-boy or athletic you could say. I love the “athleisure” trend because I’m literally always working out on my time off.
Q: Do you have any favourite pieces from this shoot so far?
A: I love the [AG Legging in Shade] jeans you guys have had me wear. They’re amazing. I also love all of the John + Jenn sweaters.
Q: What is the one beauty product you can’t leave the house without?
A: Eyebrow pencil. Anything to do with eyebrows. If I only do my eyebrows, I don’t need any other makeup. I think it’s so important.
Q: What is your favourite thing that you own?
A: I have a really nice faux-fur coat that I love. I also love anything in leather. So my leather jacket definitely tops that list as well.
Q: Describe the most fun shoot you’ve ever done, besides this one, of course! ;)
A: I did a shoot in Tokyo which was really fun.
Q: Do you have any advice for girls or guys that are looking to enter the modelling industry someday?
A: I would say that they should definitely wait until they have graduated high school. And also to make sure it is something you really want to do. I would also highly recommend having another hobby or something that you love, otherwise modelling could consume you.
A few behind-the-scenes shots from our photoshoot!
Amber with our makeup artist: Eduardo!
Amber's wearing our new Ark & Co. Printed Cut-Out Dress in Floral Print
Amber modelling our Free People Lovely in Love Dress
Amber sitting down for this Q&A while getting her hair and makeup touched up!