We spoke with Amber Rose on her new single "Fame," and industry gossip earlier this week (peep the interview here if you missed it). Fly as always, Miss Rose walked in rocking the sickest Alexander McQueen jacket. So of course, we asked the woman with great personal style to answer some questions about her fashion closet, sunglasses line, and who between Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West is better dressed. Do we smell a rapper walk off in the near future?
Interview by Soo-Young Kim (@sooeypooey)
Tell us what your closet looks like.
My closet is huge. My entire wall—all the way around—is all shoes. All the way up to the ceiling. And then, I have three closets that I had built into my condo, and I have an entire room that's just filled with racks and racks and racks of clothes. It's all color coordinated and separated by dresses, shirts, jeans, dress pants, suit jackets, winter jackets, furs.
Who is your favorite designer right now?
I just feel like it's cold outside, and sorry, I just love fur! [Laughs.] I mean, they're already dead. It's not like we're killing cats and dogs, they're not like family pets, they're rodents. You wouldn't sit around and have a rodent in your house. Why not keep warm and look cute?
I would have to say Givenchy is my favorite right now, McQueen obviously. I really like up-and-coming designers also, because I feel like a lot of people don't give them credit 'cause they're not fully established and they kind of just throw them on the back burner. But I'm the underdog, so I like to look out for the underdog all the time.
Being a model, do you ever feel pressure to be thinner?
No, because I've walked the runways of Paris, London, and New York with my body, so I didn't have to. And when I got signed to Ford—which is the biggest modeling agency in the world—I told them that I'm not losing weight and if they wanted me to, then I wasn't gonna sign with them. And they signed me anyway.
So you mentioned you have a lot of fur, and we've definitely seen you in a lot of fur, so if PETA...
Yeah, they hate me.
But if PETA ever offered you an ad, just to turn you around to their side, would you take it?
I just feel like it's cold outside, and sorry, I just love fur! [Laughs.] I mean, they're already dead. It's not like we're killing cats and dogs, they're not like family pets, they're rodents. You wouldn't sit around and have a rodent in your house, you know what I'm saying? Why not keep warm and look cute?
You had a vintage sunglasses line in the works. What's going on with that at the moment?
I wanted to actually go in and design my sunglasses from scratch, and right now it's just not in the cards for me. It's too much with what I have going on, so I just put that on the back burner for right now. In the future, hopefully I can get it done right. I don't want cheap plastic glasses just to put my name on and make money from. I'm very creative and artistic when it comes to stuff like that, so I need to be hands on. If I can't be hands on then I'm just not gonna do it right now.
Wiz kills Kanye in the style category, hands down.
Do you have any style advice for men? What can they wear to catch your eye or turn you on?
O.K., nobody can turn me on except for Wiz, so you have to write that. But I'll give these guys advice: Whatever you wear, just be very confident and stand behind it one hundred percent. I don't care if it's clown pants or a fucking big afrowig, or whatever. It could be some silly costume shit, but if you have swag and you stand behind it, you can get any girl in the room.
Speaking of Wiz, our readers look to both Kanye and Wiz for style inspiration. In your opinion, who would you say has better style?
Wiz kills Kanye in the style category, hands down. My baby wins it all.
Because Wiz isn't afraid to be different. He's not afraid to wear whatever he wants and he doesn't care. People dress like Wiz more than they dress like my ex.