Earlier this week, ROMA received a visit from Texas native, super model, and founder of the eponymous Los Angeles-based luxury fashion destination “for women by women,” Amanda Mills.
That’s Amanda in the photo above (left) celebrating a friend’s baby shower at the restaurant.
Here’s what she had to say about ROMA on her Facebook: “Our favorite new place in Houston… we love you guys.”
In case you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know Amanda, here’s her bio (from the Amanda Mills Los Angeles website):
Texas native and now forever California girl, Amanda Mills was born in Dallas and raised in Houston. Amanda grew up playing with the animals on her family’s ranch and designing her own dresses, enlisting the help of her maternal grandmother. “I would go to the drug store, buy the latest issue of Vogue, tear out a photo that I loved and take it to my grandmother and say, ‘I love the bottom of this dress but can we change the top..?’ I had no idea I was editing Chanel and Valentino, but my grandmother followed my directions perfectly. I remember she told me things should be as pretty on the inside as they are on the outside—for fashion and for life!”
With a degree in Social Work and Psychology, and graduate work in Psychology and Art History, Amanda has always been passionate about understanding what people desire and why. This former swimsuit model and international party girl is now a PR pro, luxury event planner, and devoted yogi with over 2000 registered hours training with the likes of masters Shiva Rea, Steve Ross, Tom Morley, Erich Schiffmann, Matthew Cohen, Dharma Mittra, Dr. Eden Goldman and the Loyola Marymount Yoga Therapy Program directed by Larry Payne. Amanda’s rich and varied background make her uniquely qualified to serve up the rich and varied best of what the world has to offer with discriminating wit, sophisticated taste, and open-hearted sisterhood. She’s the real deal.
Thank you, Amanda, for the kind words! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Image via Amanda’s Facebook.