Amber Lu spent her formative years in Boston, Massachusetts. She is of Chinese heritage and has a strong sense of self because of her eclectic background. Amber began her career as a fashion model while in her young teen when her family moved to the City of Boston, Massachusetts where she developed her portfolio working for numerous high fashion brands. She has modeled all over the world doing runway shows in the most revered fashion cities including Paris, Milan, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong to name a few.
She has grace the catwalk for such clients as Hermes, Carmen Marc Valvo, Karen Millen, Stuart Weitzman, Betsey Johnson, Benetton, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Wella and designers from the hit television show, Project Runway. She has been on the cover of the Improper Bostonian and Providence Monthly and featured in Women’s Wear Daily and many more. When she’s not modelling, Amber has appeared in television shows such as “Chronicle” and “Asian Focus” as a model and beauty expert, and appeared in several national television commercials and has been featured in films such as Grown Ups, ZooKeeper, The Heat and amongst others. She was a judge for the “Boston Fashion Expose” during Boston Fashion Week as well as a judge for the 2014 Miss & Miss Teen Massachusetts United States Pageant.
Working for the Right Causes
When Amber is not busy with her fashion career, she has used her opportunities and visibility in the fashion industry to support numerous charities. She founded 'Fashion for Shelter’ to help build a shelter for abused women and worked with the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATFADV) through fundraisers to raise awareness for the cause. She has done charity runway shows for research and testing to fight cancer and raise funds to find a cure for it. Another cause that is dear to her heart is the plight of pets and domesticated animals. Amber hopes to use her name to educate her audience in the plight of rescue animals and the need for responsible pet ownership. Amber herself is a big fan of adoption and believes without a doubt that 'Rescue is the New Breed'. Through her work with charities, she was honored by the City of Boston with the “Certificate of Recognition award” in recognition of her efforts and charitable work on behalf of Asian women.