Amelia Grey Hamlin has had one hell of a 12 months. The mannequin and daughter of former Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, Amelia burst onto the style scene with a daring look that instantly caught the eyes of vogue’s elite, placing her in the identical class as family names like Kendall Jenner and these Hadid sisters. At simply 22, she’s walked the runway for luxurious manufacturers like Balenciaga, Chanel, and Diesel, and lately starred within the Fall 2023 Miu Miu marketing campaign. Clearly, her rocketing trajectory reveals no indicators of stopping.
Outdoors of vogue month and journal spreads, she’s additionally made a reputation for herself because of her uniquely Y2K-inspired method of dressing. From Matrix-esque futuristic matches to appears that channel peak Hollywood socialite vibes (assume: classic Louis Vuitton x Murakami baggage, child doll tees, and clear defend sun shades), Amelia’s type is like opening a enjoyable 2000s vogue vault. Simply this week, she turned heads in a nipple-baring, see-through Azzedine Alaïa costume on the 2023 CFDA Awards and in an all-black leather-based have a look at Glamour‘s Girls of the 12 months awards. So it’s no shock she partnered with Motorola to highlight the relaunch of the Razr, arguably probably the most iconic and trendy telephones from the aughts.
Like the unique Razr, the reimagined machine isn’t just a telephone but additionally a vogue accent, with a folding OLED show that modernizes its look and ups the tech ante. (Sure, you possibly can nonetheless sassily snap it closed to hold up a name.) The brand new smartphone is available in quite a lot of hues and finishes certain to suit your distinctive type. Amelia herself opts for a cool shade of blue, joking, “I truly went with the sunshine blue as a substitute of the sunshine pink—stunning.”
Under, Amelia chats with StyleCaster about Y2K vogue and tech, her blossoming modeling profession, and naturally, the Rinna of all of it.
This interview has been edited and condensed for readability.
StyleCaster: The Motorola Razr was certainly one of my first telephones, so after I noticed you partnered with the model, I used to be pumped.
Amelia Grey Hamlin: OMG, mine too! I keep in mind getting it on the Verizon retailer. It was black and the feel was very mushy—I can’t actually clarify it—after which it had purple accents, so it was very becoming. That’s nonetheless very a lot my aesthetic. Razr raised me!
SC: Is that why you selected to group up with Motorola for the relaunch of the Razr?
AGH: It’s so nostalgic for my era, and it’s such a full-circle second. My era and this telephone, like, we grew up collectively. For the reiteration of it, they did all of it so fantastically. The idea is so cool and sensible. It’s a smartphone that you may fold into your pocket. It does each single factor that each different telephone does, and it has a serious digital camera.
SC: Due to its aesthetic, it’s virtually like a vogue accent itself.
AGH: I’m obsessed. I do have some designing inspirations [and tips] for them: possibly little shells that you may pop on in numerous colours. I really feel like that was a factor again within the day.
SC: That was! I forgot about these.
AGH: Proper?! I’m mine. She’s gorg. She’s blue. It makes me actually completely satisfied after I have a look at it. And I put little stickers on it. It’s form of simply excellent.
SC: You’re gearing as much as attend Glamour’s Girls of the 12 months Awards with Motorola. Do you might have any must-do getting-ready rituals for main occasions?
AGH: I believe I’ve began to lastly benefit from the course of. Prior to now, I’ve executed every little thing alone. And I haven’t recognized my folks. If you don’t know your folks or what you want, it’s onerous to really feel snug in a scenario like a giant occasion the place you get all dressed up. Now, I like to play dress-up. These occasions are so releasing and so inspiring for me as a result of I get to decide on what I need to put on, and that’s actually enjoyable.
SC: The Razr was tremendous fashionable within the 2000s. What do you consider the resurgence of 2000s, Y2K-inspired type?
AGH: I’m loving. I’m bringing again tattoo chokers! Enjoyable truth: I used to be truly on a Zara shoot not too way back and the stylist knew to deliver this tattoo choker—that was the tip. I took that choker residence with me. I’ve determined that’s the new pattern that we’re bringing again. Sorry in the event you hate it, it’s gonna occur. It’s taking place. I additionally love all the 2000s traits coming again as a result of I used to be younger and couldn’t actually categorical myself with these traits the best way that I can now. It’s main to have a resurgence and a take-two.
SC: I like that. You’ve had a loopy 12 months, and your modeling profession has simply skyrocketed. Have you ever had pinch-me moments, or any designer runways you’ve actually been excited to stroll for?
AGH: Each single one. Each single second has been a pinch-me second. Each single designer I’ve labored for, I’ve dreamt of working for. It’s all simply so insane. And I’m simply so over the moon—grateful and excited. I simply actually love my life and everybody concerned. It simply makes me need to cry. I’m actually fortunate.
SC: Do you might have different fashions that you simply look as much as or flip to for inspiration when it comes to your stroll or poses?
AGH: I’m actually attempting to study to be my very own inspiration. I’m attempting to reply that query with me, however I can’t as a result of I’m not completely there but. However I believe that I extra so gravitate in the direction of any ’90s supermodel—I can’t simply decide one although.
SC: I like what you mentioned about being your individual inspiration.
AGH: I simply noticed North West’s i-D interview, and he or she mentioned her vogue icon is herself. That’s that.
SC: I imply, she’s not incorrect.
AGH: Proper? I believe we should always all be our personal.
SC: We’ve seen your mother throughout vogue month this 12 months. What’s it prefer to have her within the entrance row?
AGH: When I’ve her within the viewers, I do know that I’ll not less than get, properly, I assume that I’ll get one actually nice video of myself strolling. However she by no means appears to know after I’m coming and all the time will get both the woman in entrance of me or after me. God bless her. However you already know what it looks like? It looks like rising up. I don’t know in the event you resonate with this, however I’m certain different folks do: I used to be all the time pressured to do, like, theater and performs and musicals and issues like that. I believe I did about 15 all through my childhood, and my mother and pa would all the time come into my performs and musicals. And when she’s sitting within the viewers of a present that I’m strolling, it looks like my mother’s coming to my highschool play or center college musical. It’s actually enjoyable, actually cute like that. And I get extra nervous having her there.
Truly, my dad has by no means been to certainly one of my reveals. I actually, actually need him to, however I simply know he’s gonna cry. Bless him. I’m all the time, like, within the lineup, tremendous nervous being like, my mother’s within the viewers. God forbid I journey in entrance of my mother, like, I do be tripping. Like, thank God, no one ever sees however like, I’m human. It’s occurred and if it occurred in entrance of her I’d be actually unhappy.
SC: On RHOBH, she’s showcased her expansive vogue archive. Do you might have any particular items that she’s handed on to you which might be very treasured?
AGH: She’s given me nothing. I’ve completely nothing. She form of forgot to archive and didn’t do it. See, in our genes, we now have this actually enjoyable little OCD bug that we had been bit by, from my grandma, and generally I believe it’s simpler for us to simply get rid and let go and never must take care of muddle and mess and issues like that. I’ve that gene simply as my mother does. I’m being very acutely aware and cognizant of maintaining no matter I can bodily hold in order that when the time comes with my, hopefully, daughter sooner or later, I don’t skimp out on her.
My mother didn’t save a lot. She saved nice clothes however I don’t know in the event you guys have seen, I don’t actually put on clothes like that. My favourite archive that she has is her first designer costume, which occurs to be an Azzedine Alaïa that my dad received her after they first began seeing one another. It’s probably the most unbelievable items I’ve ever seen. However it might be so enjoyable to have the ability to put on her classic Levi’s and tops from when she was in highschool. All of my mates put on their mothers’ issues. I’m gonna try this for my daughter. Thanks for nothing, mother!
SC: The informal items are a lot simpler to put on than an Alaïa robe.
AGH: However I’m loving my Azzedine Alaia. I’m grateful for it. Not mine! However I’ll steal it.
SC: Trying in the direction of the long run, what are a few of your targets? Would you ever comply with in your mother’s footsteps and get into performing?
AGH: I don’t know. I believe that I’ve received to examine all of the packing containers in [modeling] earlier than I even can comprehend checking packing containers in one other area. That being mentioned, I really feel like I’m simply getting began and I’ve solely simply scratched the floor. I’m actually excited for all that’s to return and I’m now using the wave, having fun with the method, seeing the place all of it takes me. I believe it might be sick to behave, however I… hear, Linda Evangelista has this main quote. She says, “I don’t need to be an actress as a result of I can’t put on the identical costume for greater than a day.” And like, not no! You understand? I really feel like I’ve been dipping my toes in the entire performing factor with this modeling job that I’ve. And I’m like, rattling, I actually respect these actors. So we’ll see! I imply, it might be cool. I believe. I believe that I’m form of good at it already. That’s type of how I do my job now, it’s all performing. However yeah, we’ll see, received’t we?
SC: It’s performing whenever you’re personifying totally different types for designers.
AGH: Precisely. I act day-after-day.
SC: What recommendation would you share with the youthful you simply getting began within the business?
AGH: I’d say, Lady, sit back. Like, it’s gonna occur for you. Don’t stress, you don’t want it proper now. Divine timing. You’re not prepared proper now. I believe it was so onerous for me to be affected person. And I believe that there’s a blessing and a curse on this life with reference to figuring out what you need and dreaming at a really younger age. I couldn’t perceive that I wasn’t prepared and that I used to be too younger and that life brings every little thing when it’s purported to occur. As woo-woo and tacky as it might sound, like, sure, divine timing. No matter is supposed for me isn’t going to cross me. And I don’t must battle and beg for one thing if it wasn’t even for me at first.