It's time to get Bitten, my Dear.Amanda Bynes is following in eternal fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker's footsteps and opening her own clothing line. Dear, Amanda's collection of comfy, casual wear for the younger crowd, hits stores Aug. 16 and is produced by Steve & Barry's, the same brains behind Sarah's Bitten designs ? an honor the self-described clotheshorse couldn't believe, she tells OK! at the launch party.'I love clothes, but I never thought it would happen for me,' Amanda tells OK!. 'I didn't go out for it, or have an agent for it or anything, but Steve & Barry's called me and said, 'We want you to design a line of clothes for under 30-year-olds ? Sarah Jessica Parker is going to be doing the line for over 30.' I was like, ëOh my God! How did you even think of me? Why did you pick me? Where do I sign up?'' The ink on the papers dried fast, especially when the Hairspray star learned, like Bitten, all of her gear will be a steal.'When I heard the items would be under $20 and were actually nicely made, it seemed like a perfect fit,' the 21-year-old says. 'It's a side job that I felt really lucky to get.'In time, Amanda, next seen in the September comedy Sydney White, hopes to expand her empire ? la her style idol, whom she's 'dying to meet.''I'm a big fan of hers, and for me she's the ultimate role model,' Amanda says. 'She has perfumes out. She's an actress. She's a mom. That's what I want down the line - that's my goal. I'm lucky to be under the same umbrella as her.'Dear can be found exclusively at Steve & Barry's stores. Check out DearByAmanda.com for more info. By Joyce EngPhoto: Wireimage.com
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