Q&A with GLF Fashion Editor Amy Levenson Krumholz
When did you discover your love of fashion?
I remember in kindergarten having a teacher who wore the most fabulous shoes. Instead of doing my work, I would draw pictures of them every day. I would also design and color clothing for my paper dolls.
Favorite fashion quote?
“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” – Yves Saint Laurent
How do you help your clients discover their style?
We begin with me learning about their lifestyle, what they are most confident wearing and what they prefer to avoid. The most cathartic thing for them is my encouragement to purge. Most of the time, I simplify wardrobes and add a few timeless and fun pieces that update what clients already have in their closets. An inherent value of my services comes from photographing different combinations so that every outfit in a client’s wardrobe is worn in a variety of ways. I love when my clients say, “I would have never thought to put those two things together!”
The best and most fulfilling compliment is when my clients express how much I have helped boost their self-esteem. Self-confidence influences every aspect of one’s life. There is no greater energizer!
Favorite pair of shoes?
Manolo Blahnik black suede pumps that tie around the ankle – timeless and feminine. I wear them for a cocktail party and also casually with a pair of jeans. The best investment I have made!
I appreciate the designs and fabrics of Prada, the simplicity of Philip Lim and the novelty of Elizabeth and James. A good wardrobe should consist of many different designers at various price points.
Favorite place to go with your sons?
We all pile into my big fluffy bed to watch a movie or the latest episode of Modern Family. I make everyone (including myself) put their electronics and homework away, make a big bowl of popcorn, and just take a break. Even our 95-pound dog, George, jumps in!
Why do you enjoy working with Good Life Family Magazine?
The fashion shoots are such a fun diversion from what I do on a daily basis. Many of the models are my friends, and I love to style them. It’s also inspiring to be around our GLF team, especially James Bland, our amazing photographer and Beth Donahue, our creative director!