Name: Amanda Thomas Company: Luv Aj Founded: LA 2005

1. I decided to be an artist because
I liked to create things. But I decided to be a designer because I didn't want to be broke! 2. I still remember, the first magazine that made an impression on me as a kid was US Weekly. I have been fascinated with pop culture and retarded celebrities since I came out of the womb.
3. My high school years involved a lot of work. I started LUV AJ my sophomore year of high school and was filling wholesale orders for Fred Segal two years later. I was hustling as a teen!
4. Now I get to work with the most incredible team in the world- Seamless Showroom LA and NYC, Post + Beam, and Hoopla PR. And my trusty interns- Rosie and Jessie. Without them, Im a bonafide mess.
5. When I was young I had a bad competitive streak. I used to flip over board games if I was losing, and I would throw my racket during tennis tournaments. My mom was all over this nasty habit of mine, so I got over that phrase right quick.
6. I now live in Brentwood, CA. I live in LA, 20 minutes from West Hollywood, but none of my friends will come visit me because I'm west of the 405 freeway. It sucks.
7.People think this of me a real barrel of laughs. I can make just about anyone L-O-L.
 8.We are almost done here. I love shitty rap music, Instagram, my family, and iced tea. That's pretty much it.
9..If you could leave us with one thought, what would it be? Don't forget to check out the new Luv Aj line- THE HEAVY METAL LOVER COLLECTION. It's dope and available in stores and online December 1st.