Born into the modeling and acting world, Ashley has served over 25 years of experience both in front of the camera and behind.Highlights include TV shows “How I Met Your Mother,” “What Would You Do?,” and feature films “ The Dog Lover” starring Lea Thompson, “Pray For Rain.” starring Jane Seymour.
She has also served behind the camera co-producing “Pray for Rain’. Lead wardrobe stylist in “The Dog Lover” and product placement in “Running Wild” Starring Sharon Stone. You could see all her movies in select theaters across the US. Her modeling highlights consist of Seventeen Magazine, Marie Claire, Daily Front Row 5 times, V Magazine x 3, Maxim Magazine x 10. She has also served as the face of Charles David shoes for the past 4 years. Eager to pursue her true passion of fashion, she developed and produced her first clothing line in NYC at the young age of 20. Wanting to expand her line to the west coast, Ashley made the move to Los Angeles and quickly gained traction by showing her collections in Los Angeles Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, LA Market Week and the famous Magic trade Show in Las Vegas. Ashley’s last collection was seen on celebrities such as Lea Thompson, Skyler Samuel, pop singer Katy Tiz, and many more.
Continuing to pursue all her passions under one umbrella, Ashley launched Ashley Michaelsen PR (AMPR), a unique PR boutique agency+Fashion showroom based in the heart of Hollywood, CA. AMPR specializes in up to date marketing strategies, fashion styling, design consulting, celebrity seeding, product placements in magazines, red carpet premieres and TV/FILM. AMPR also includes social media consultation/management and content creation. AMPR currently has multiple fashion and beauty clients out of LA and NY.
A note from Ashley
Hi! I am so excited to announce my collaboration with Rochester Woman launching this summer and more excited to meet and engage with all the readers of this magazine but wanted to introduce myself and let you guys in on what’s in store the next few months for Rochester magazine and myself.
I am originally from Rochester! Yes I love saying that! I also love saying “upstate NY” and emphasizing Rochester instead of the assumed Westchester when I introduce myself . I’ve had my fair share of NYC living (aka cubicle living)travels all over the US and Europe and now reside in Hollywood California. And now that I’ve explored and got it out of my system I can Truly say in the words of Dorthy “there is no place like home” I LOVE nothing more then visiting home, but when I’m not visiting, I am in LA where I own and operate a Fashion PR Marketing and Social Media Agency (more on that on my upcoming column) I have also modeled my whole life taking after my entire family but specifically my mom Sue Michaelsen who was a national Kodak model. Still gorgeous as ever, you can see her hopping from job to job in Rochester.
I was known mainly as a “commercial petite model”. One place you wouldn’t find me however was the catwalk (always wished, but too short). I will say though, we are at a time now where things are changing in the entertainment/beauty industry and we are starting to see all sorts of shapes and sizes on the catwalk and the modeling industry as a whole, and it’s so liberating!.
I can’t wait to dig more into this and encourage females to go out and chase their dreams even if its feels unrealistic or there isn’t a proper “job title” for it YET. I’m also looking forward to launching my fashion blog that will have a section on all things Rochester.
Can’t wait to explore the city agai, but now in my early 30’s, and bring you all my favorite places and fashion items you can find in your own city!
I really want this to be a two way street so please reach out and say hi! Email, Ig and fb. Also send me a note on what you would like to know more about. I love talking fashion, style, entrepreneurship and woman empowerment! Until next time!
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