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    Appreciating Amanda Bynes's Fashion Line Of Yore

    By "yore" I mean 2007, which is practically a lifetime ago.

    Take a moment to transport yourself back — way, WAY BACK — to the summer of 2007.

    After four long years on the air, The Simple Life was about to end.

    Britney Spears hadn't done this yet.

    The Kardashians were nobodies!

    The stock market hadn't even crashed.

    And Twitter looked like this.

    So, what was Amanda Bynes doing at this time?

    Why, she was launching her clothing line. Remember pre-recession times, when every celebrity had one of those? Hers was named "Dear."

    The clothes were the picture of innocence.

    Amanda appeared in promotional materials for the line.

    When she attended the New York launch event in August at a downtown sushi restaurant, she looked kind of like Lindsay Lohan.

    Bynes wore a deer around her neck.

    The Steve & Barry's founder posed gleefully with a glowing Bynes at another event promoting her Seventeen cover.

    Waist belts were happening. Strawberry cake was eaten.

    Bynes's adoring fans crammed into a booth to bask in her presence.

    And when the line finally hit stores, people of all ages showed up to record it with camcorders and large cameras.

    Because not that many people had iPhones yet.

    Fast forward to now: and Bynes is being stealth-recorded spastically working out at the gym.

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    And starting a clothing line. Inspired by Justin Bieber.

    If you can't wait for Amanda's next line, you can still buy her Dear stuff on Amazon.