'Project Runway' contestant from Nebraska launches online boutique

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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:00 am

Lincoln native, UNL grad and "Project Runway" contestant Amanda Valentine has launched an online boutique.

The online shop, which opened for business on May 15, features around 20 pieces, including skirts, dresses, tunics and printed T-shirts. Several of the items for sale were featured in Valentine's show during Omaha Fashion Week in March, and a fringed dress for sale is similar to one that Valentine created for country singer Miranda Lambert during a Project Runway challenge.

Valentine, who sells her clothing under the label Valentine Valentine, plans to add more pieces in coming weeks. She said customers can expect a lot of shredded fabric and a lot of fringe.

“That's like staple Valentine Valentine,” she said.

Prices range from $32 for a printed T-shirt to $268 for a fringed dress. Valentine said she wanted to offer a range of price points.

She's also taking requests. Valentine said planned to add several maxi skirts soon — something an Instagram follower had specifically requested.

Valentine, who graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2005, works in Nashville, Tenn., as a fashion stylist and appeared in Season 11 of "Project Runway" on the Lifetime Network earlier this year. Follow her on Instagram at @valentimes.

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