TELL US ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL STYLE.
My personal style is funky and fun. I’m drawn toward bright colors and fun prints. But my style can change from day to day. Somedays I’m feeling sophisticated so I’ll wear a form fitting dress from Single. Other days I’m feeling playful so I’ll throw on some bright printed leggings and some sassy knee high boots. It definitely varies but I choose things that show off my body and even if I’m wearing black I’ll always have something in a bright color. Whether it’s my shoes or a bag or a piece of jewelry or a bold lipstick I alwyas have a pop of color.
YOU RECENTLY WENT FROM RED HEAD TO BLOND. YOU LOOK AMAZING AS BOTH! WHAT PROMPTED THE CHANGE AND HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY CHANGE WITH THE NEW COLOR.
Thank you! I was cast in a CBS pilot eariler this year which starred JoAnna Garcia. She was also a red head at the time and I guess about 4 days into rehearsals the execs realized we looked a lot alike so they called me asked me if I’d change it. They said I could chose blond or brunette, whatever, I just couldnt stay red. I’d been looking for an excuse to go blond for quite sometime so this was the perfect excuse! I LOVE changing my hair and actually used to be a hair model back in high school and college. I love the thrill of transformation. When you’re hair modeling you’re in the hands of the best stylists in the business so it’s fun to see what they’ll create. It’s the same here in Hollywood. I know if CBS is footing the bill I’m going to be in good hands. I’m not afraid of change. It’s fun and I wish i could be even riskier! I loved Demi Lovato’s blue ombre. I did it in pink for “Jersey Shore After Hours,” but mine were clip ins. Nothing too permanent. I do notice a difference in how people approach me. It’s a very different kind of attention as a blond. You get more aggresive attention as a blond. Lots more cat calls and derogatory “compliments” haha! It’s interesting how people treat you based on appearance!
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNERS AND WHY?
I’m newly obsessed with Erin Fetherston right now. The line is so feminine and pretty and I love the great patterns and colors she uses. For classic style I love Diane Von Furstenberg. She knows how to flatter a womans body. Both of the really expensive pairs of shoes I own, and yes there are only 2, are both Miu Miu. I recently got to wear an amazing Alexander McQueen dress. That was fun. I love the riskienss of McQueen. But if you go for it it pays off. I also love the fun fabulous and funky Betsy Johnson. She definitely captures my playful side when it comes to fashion. I’ve been blessed through my many on camera jobs to be introduced to so many amazing lines that are affordable and adorable. I especially love some of the Miss Me tops and dresses I’ve worn. Rebecca Minkoff is amazing too. Love her sexy dresses. Also you can always find something camera ready at at Marciano.
WE HEAR YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED. CONGRATULATIONS! WITHOUT GIVING TOO MUCH AWAY WHAT WERE/ARE SOME OF YOUR MUST HAVES FOR YOUR DRESS?
I AM getting married! I’m so excited! It’s such a fun time in my life and I’m so blessed to have found the man of my dreams. I can’t wait for him to see me in my dress. It was the first thing I got! It’s everything I wanted in a gown. I thought I would be more of a modern bride but I surprised myself with how traditional my taste has been. My gown must haves were: 1. Comfort. I have to be able to walk in it. I am getting married on a beach so the sand is already going to cause a walking hazzard ha ha, the dress can’t be a hurdle. 2. It must have straps of some kind. Mine is a halter. 3. No princess gowns. It’s just not my style, nor does it go with a beachy vibe.
WHAT ARE YOUR “CANNOT DO WITHOUT” BEAUTY ITEMS?
Of course I can’t live without the entire Sibu Beauty line. Especially the cellular support capsules and Liquid vitamin supplement which keep my hair skin and nails helathy from the inside out. I also cannot live without Calvin Klein Euphoria perfume. I love it, my fiance loves it. I have an entire drawer of lip glosses, lip sticks, lip balm. I’m a bit of a hoarder. My favorites are Julie Hewett Camilella Lip Blm in Ruby. I use it almost every day. It’s dense and hydrating and has such a pretty light red hue. LaLicious lip butter is heavenly. I’m also newly obsessed with Nars velvet matte lip pencil. For a light tint of color plus moisture AND an SPF I love Loreal colour riche lip Balm. It’s awesome and so affordable! For my face, I always use Mac Mineralize Foundation when I’m going to be on camera, plus its got an SPF which is essential in my make up. I adore the pretty pastels that Essie nail polish makes. I love an at home mani and I have pretty extensive nail polish collection. Every thrifty glarmour girl knows that Maybeline basic black mascara is seriously the best there is. L’oreal Clinical Repair Collagen Filler has been my fountain of youth and L’Oreal Evercream hair care keeps my over styled hair silky and hydrated. I go hiking a lot so I’m also dousing on Neutrogena sunscreen before I hit the mountain. Sun protection is important to me.
WHERE DO YOU FIND THE TIME TO DO ALL THESE DIFFERENT PROJECTS? TELL US YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT EACH ONE.
I’m a firm believer that you have time for what you make time for. I may be busy round the clock with projects but its because I’m so passionate about all of them, I make time to work on them all! I”m super excited about my recent guest spot on Hot In Cleveland, which airs on November 28. I got to work alongside some TV legends which was surreal. I was just in awe watching Betty White, Wendy Malick, Valerie Bertanelli and Jane Leeves work. I mean thse women are comedic geniuses. It was the best experience! Then on top of that Regis Philbin and Heather Locklear are also guest stars in my episode. So it was really special to be a part of that. I’ve defintiely been bitten by the sitcom bug. I love the live audience and the fast paced nature. It’s just a fun energy.
On the hosting side, “Jersery Shore After Hours” is a blast because I’ve been able to be a part of a pop cluture phenonmenon in some small way! Its a whirlwind. These kids were overnight celebrities and I’ve gotten to be right in the thick of it. It’s like playing a part when we shoot. I get in guidette mode and I go ot work. I’ve been supporting myself solely off my hosting career for a while now and I enjoy the life it affords me. I’m alaways taking on new hosting gigs. I want to be like Ryan Seacrest in that sense. Just building an entertainment empire. Right now I’m doing a few shows for BiteSizeTV on Mevio.com one of which is a daily show called Hollywood Minute. I’m also hosting and producing a very cool web talk show dedicated to spotlighitng up and comers called Trend This! That project is very fulfilling becasue it combines my love for hosting and acting all in one dream job. We have interviews with interesting actors, musicians, travel experts, etc but I also get to film funny little scripted bits too. As a producer, I’m helping to secure guests, create segments and write sketches. I have a lot of creative control which i like. I also love my co-host Emrhys Cooper. He’s sexy, British and is such a good sport. We dont take ourselves too seriously. We are always filming these odd bits but we both just go with it. I think thats what makes it fun to watch. I’m also planning my wedding which is a lot of work, but again, fun work. I think I have a future as a party planner if this whole acting, hosting, comedy thing doesn’t work out. Drew and I are really enjoying the wedding planning process. It’s been fun to combine our ideas and see them come together. Bottom line is love what I do and I love being busy. So I am truly grateful that I get to be so busy doing things that I love. I hope that continues for a very long time.
YOU CAN FIND AMY ON TWITTER @AMYPAFFRATH. A NEW EPISODE OF “JERSEY SHORE AFTER HOURS” AIRS TONIGHT ON MTV. ALSO BE SURE TO CHECK OUT TREND THIS AT WWW.TRENDTHIS.TV and HOLLYWOOD MINUTE at HOLLYWOODMINUTE.MEVIO.COM.