The Eye! was able to catch up with South Folrida’s very own Amanda Perna,
Fashion Designer. Amanda was at the Boca Town center doing a fashion show at Bloomingdales. Make sure to checkout her collection at House Of Perna it’s absolutely beautiful
ABOUT Amanda Perna
Amanda grew up in the city of Coral Springs, Florida, where she spent a great deal of time involved in the performing arts. Amanda has had many various experiences including performing in a choir for Judy Collins, at the Walt Disney World Candlelight ceremony, and at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
After graduatiing from high school, she spent her first year of college as a Theatre major at Florida Atlantic University. She shortly decided she needed a change of pace, and transferred to the University of Alabama to be a student in the Honors Program and Department of Psychology. This decision would change her life forever.
At The University of Alabama, Amanda discovered the Department of Clothing and Textiles. It was love at first lesson. Amanda quickly decided that this was her passion. She became an Ambassador for the department (allong with the Honors College), so she could show her appreciation for her program. Amanda won many awards while at UA including the Henrietta Thompson Fashion Achievement Award. She also held the honor of being the coordinator of the Tee Time Fashion Fundraiser. Amanda graduated from UA with a 3.8 GPA, and a 3.9 in her Major
While in school, Amanda had internships at Oscar de la Renta’s O Oscar brand, and Calvin Klein’s bridge label in addition to starting her own company Couture Chaos at the age of 19.
Upon graduation, Amanda landed a coveted design position at Calvin Klein, where she worked for 4 years before leaving to start her new label The House of Perna.
In addition to being the Creative Director for THoP, Amanda has had a great deal of success in styling for individuals as well as major companies including Neiman Marcus.
Please check out her series on ehow.com, where she is currently featured as a fashion expert.