Amanda Bynes Registers for Fashion and Design School
Amanda Bynes has completed her sojourn in rehab and moved on to the next chapter of her life, and it appears she has her eye on fashion. After exiting a Malibu-based rehabilitation center, Bynes registered as a student at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Orange County.
The actress's design aspirations don't come as a shock to those who have followed her career. In 2007, Bynes created a line of clothing for retailer Steve & Barry's and has since reaffirmed her interest in the fashion industry. Lawyer Tamar Arminak first provided a statement to Bynes' behalf to People Magazine on December 4, saying
She's now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design. She's mentioned before she's interested in creating a clothing line.
Bynes will reportedly take two classes at the Fashion Institute, accompanied by an escort, and have recommended therapy sessions four times a week. Arminak also conveyed that the actress' mother will play a large part in supporting this new phase of Bynes' life.
The actress is no stranger to sartorial experimentation, which is on display in roles from the cross-dressing Viola in She's the Man to wall-flower-turned-wild-child Penny Pingleton in 2007's film adaptation of Hairspray. On the red carpet, Bynes sticks to a style of relaxed California glamour, often stepping out in short, body con dresses and styles with a bright pop of color. We have no doubt she'll bring the same vibrant aesthetic to her fashion designs.