Spring 2014 JWLA / 3J Workshop Lookbook featuring Amanda Griffith
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In honor of Australia Day this past weekend, we sat down with one of our favorite Aussies, Amanda Griffith. This blonde beauty graced the pages of our Spring 2014 JWLA / 3J Workshop Look Book, and we were instantly smitten by her laid-back, effortless elegance. Read on to learn more about this free-spirited beach babe’s travels, passions, and personal style.
JW: Where are you from originally? What did you love about growing up there, how did it influence your passions and your personal style?
AG: I grew up in a small town inland of Byron Bay on the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It was such a special area to grow up in: amazing scenery, stunning beaches, secret waterfalls and a close community. Growing up in a small town nourished my passion to get out and grab hold of bigger opportunities, so I moved to the city as soon as I finished school and pursued modeling and a design degree. Byron Bay has a very unique style that definitely influenced my own style over the years, I went through a few phases and took on the hippie/bohemian style for a few years, but now I think the eclectic, relaxed, simple style of Byron has become a staple style of mine.
Amanda Griffith in the Spring 2014 JWLA / 3J Workshop Lookbook
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JW: How did you get in to modeling?
AG: I was working in a homewares store when I was 14 and was approached by a modeling agent from Byron Bay. I did a few small shoots and shows locally with this small agency, and one of the photographers I worked with sent my photos to a bigger agent in Brisbane. I then signed with them when I was 16.
JW: What do you love about your job? What are some other passions you have?
AG: I am a creative person, so it’s definitely a great industry to constantly see new designs, new sets/locations, and watch creative projects come together. I love the ability to travel all over the world and the diversity of every day, as it is never ever the same. I am half way through an Interior and Spatial Design Degree in Sydney which is something I would love to pursue when the time is right, but for now it is on hold so I can make the most of modeling and travelling for work.
JW: What are some of the coolest places you’ve been able to travel to because of your job?
AG: I got to spend a few months in Tokyo a few years ago, which is such an incredibly vibrant city. I loved it.
JW: What about the coolest places you’ve been on your off time?
AG: Herron Island on The Great Barrier Reef in Australia would have to be the most incredible, eye-opening place I have been. Nothing beats diving out in the ocean with 150 year old Green Sea Turtles. I went there for a Biology excursion in my last year of high school.
JW: What places are on your travel bucket list?
AG: I haven’t been to Europe yet! So almost every country on that continent is on my bucket list, Spain and Paris would have to be close to the top.
Amanda shares some of her travel photos (via Instagram)
JW: How was your experience shooting the 3J / JWLA Look Book?
AG: Shooting for the 3J/ JWLA lookbook was definitely a highlight job of my last trip to Los Angeles. We spent the day out in the beautiful canyons of inland Malibu, on a quaint little farm property with horses and alpacas with a really fun, relaxed crew!
SHOP THE LOOK: 3J Workshop Vintage Patchwork Dress
JW: How would you describe your personal style? What does “personal style” mean to you?
AG: I would describe my personal style as relaxed and classic mixed with unique pieces; whether that be an amazing necklace, jacket, or my vintage boots I found in Tokyo – I think I wear them with almost everything! After studying design, I have a huge appreciation for interesting and well-made designs. I like to be able to wear clothes that I can easily adjust to any scenario.
Personal style to me is the way you dress that expresses yourself best, whether it be your particular mood for the day or anything that makes you feel amazing and comfortable!
JW: What Johnny Was pieces are your favorite? How would you wear them?
AG: The Biya Brianna Bead Dress in cream would be the perfect dress for a easy summer night out – its such a neutral color, but the beading gives it that extra something that really dresses it up. I’d wear it with some brown leather boots and the Johnny Was Hinga Side Embroided wallet.
SHOP THE LOOK: 3J Workshop Delia Peplum Button Up Blouse
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