Amanda Bynes Shows Off Dramatic New Look [Photos]
Amanda Bynes has returned to Instagram with a new username and a new look.
The former Nickelodeon actress had deleted all of her posts in July, and changed her handle to “matteblackonlinestore.” Now, after three months of radio silence she has returned with a picture of herself rocking long black hair, side bangs, clear-framed glasses, ripped jeans and an oversized yellow plaid shirt.
Although Bynes, 35, had been taking a break from her social media page, her fiancé, Paul Michael had featured plenty of pictures of her. He was the first to show off the Hairspray actress’ new hair last month. “Baby luv luv u,” he wrote in the caption.
Fans have speculated that Bynes’ new page name could signal a possible clothing line release called Matte Black. Her new style choices, including her hair and several different oversized plaid shirts may hint at the what may be to come.
Before she left Instagram, the actress told her followers that she was studying hard at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. “Getting my Bachelor’s degree from FIDM, Taking online classes, trying to get a 4.0 GPA :] 🎓,” she wrote on the social media platform in May. “Looking forward to starting my online store in the future #goals.”
Bynes began attending FIDM in 2014 after spending time in a treatment facility under a involuntary psychiatric hold. She is still under a conservatorship controlled by her parents, which means that she was not able to marry her fiancé, though she wanted to earlier this year. The pair split momentarily in March before getting back together and announcing that they were expecting their first child. The pregnancy news was later walked back by Bynes’ lawyer who said the actress wasn’t having a child, and that she was seeking mental health treatment.