Last week, we learned that former childhood star Amanda Bynes is ready to return to the spotlight. After two DUI’s and two hit-and-run arrests in 2012, Bynes took a break from her work to focus on personal healing and sobriety.
Bynes made her first public appearance in four years to a video interview with HollyScoop. Bynes said she plans to return to acting, but seemed more excited about launching her own fashion line.
According to her Twitter page, Bynes has been studying at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles since 2014.
In August, 2016, Bynes took to Twitter to post about school once again.
In the interview, Bynes told reporter Diana Madison about her design plans. “I make patterns and I want to start a clothing line in the future,” she said.
The new line will not be Byne’s first foray into the fashion industry. Let’s not forget Dear by Amanda Bynes, the line that she launched in 2007 for the now-bankrupt retailer Steve & Barry’s. The collection featured basics like striped turtlenecks and bright leggings, along with kitschy deer necklaces, all of which were under $20.
Lets hope that Bynes’ next designs will be a little more sophisticated and chic, as her tastes have evolved.
In the past few years, Bynes has gushed about the Olsen twins’ line, Elizabeth and James and has hung out with Project Runway alum, Michael Costello.
“I invited her to come over anytime she wants to use the sewing machines and I would teach her a little, Costello told E!News at the time. “She really liked that! We talked about her going to FIDM, and her sketches.”
Here’s to hoping that Bynes learned a thing or two from Costello. If not, she will always have her acting career.
Bynes told Madison, “I want to do TV, maybe a few guest spots on some shows that I’m a fan of and maybe another TV show that I’m the star of it.” Amanda, please!