Date(s) - Saturday, February 9, 2019
8:15 am - 10:45 am
AAF CreativeZen was born out of a desire for the local AAF Greater Fort Lauderdale & the Palm Beaches chapter of the American Advertising Federation & Choose954 to inspire and engage with our local creative community. Every Creative Zen event includes complimentary coffee and breakfast bites before a short inspiring and thought-provoking talk during the second Friday morning of the month. All Creative Zen events are free of charge and open to the community, being creative or a member of the Advertising Federation is not required!
About the Speaker:
Amanda Perna is a mom, wife & fashion expert (and Broward native!) who believes in looking beyond the easy road to follow your dreams. While studying fashion design at the University of Alabama, Amanda achieved her dream: a design internship at Oscar de la Renta and the following summer an internship at Calvin Klein. With an entrepreneurial spirit, at the ripe old age of 19 she started her first fashion brand. Before graduating college, Amanda was offered a job at Calvin Klein, which she gladly accepted and finished her studies a semester ahead of schedule to start living her dream.
Always interested in learning and growing, Amanda furthered her studies at the fashion institute of technology while working as a full-time fashion designer. Although she was working her dream job, Amanda wanted more; to own her own business. She wanted to create whimsical, bold clothing and accessories. Against the advice of everyone she knew, Amanda quit her job and started the house of Perna. Her designs have been sold in major retailers such as Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s & Neiman Marcus. On a constant quest to push herself, Amanda has also had a variety of experiences and collaborations. She has been featured as a textile designer and fashion illustrator for brands such as hallmark and Neiman Marcus.
She also styles celebrities for national commercials. Above all else, Amanda believes in helping others. She is a mentor to students and works with many new brands to help them achieve their dreams too. P.S. She was also on project runway twice.
Registration and additional information available HERE.