Amy Winehouse Unveils Her Fred Perry Designs

10/05/2010 at 02:00 PM ET


As she prepares to show off her new range of clothing designed for British sportswear firm Fred Perry, Amy Winehouse says she’s been drug-free for three years and is in a better place. “I’m much healthier now,” she tells the U.K. edition of Glamour in its November issue. “I used to use drugs and I haven’t used drugs in almost three years. I literally woke up one day and was like, ‘I don’t want to do this any more.'” While her private life around her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil was in such turmoil, she says she focused on her fashion line. “I went through a lot of trouble with my ex-husband, so I had such a long time to think about the collection.” The divorced singer has drawn on her own tastes to design the chic line—and she models it for singer-turned-photographer Bryan Adams in the magazine. “I like ’40s and ’50s stuff. I played Rizzo in Grease when I was a kid at school, and I’ve always worn bowling shirts and things like classic trenchcoats.” The collection starts at a size six (U.K.) because she wanted to be able to wear them. “When I started eating right, I lost quite a lot of weight,” she explains. “Everyone thinks it was because of my lifestyle. It was because my eating habits got a lot better and I came to my natural weight. I’m not really skinny but I’m tiny and I couldn’t really get anything because they didn’t do a size six.” –Simon Perry

Bryan Adams for Glamour

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Megan on

If this is a recent picture of her then she looks pretty good. Her face looks nice and filled out – not gaunt like it’s looked before. I’ve always thought she’s an incredibly talented singer and it’s nice to see that she’s trying to get her life back together.

ricardo luna on

u r my gold

mg on

Do all fashion ‘designers’ now have to have the pre-requisite of being a drug addict, drama queen, or the ‘I never smile or comb my hair look? What will Ms. Winehouse design? colorful bras that you can parade around at wee hours of the morning and drunk in the streets of London with? Revealing tank tops and short skirts that you can show off your bony, bruised and tattooed body parts? No thank you, I’ll keep my money.

Diane Haug on

Yes, but when is she going to sing some more tunes? Enough with the clothes–use the gift of voice.

fayem1 on

leave her alone unlike our american train wreck linsanity she has gotten herself together, I am sure with the support of her family, good for her.

Amanda on

She does look good. Just needs to do her make up different

ad on

Glad to see Amy’s pursuing her talents and returning to healthier days. Now put out the new album out Ames!

lexie on

er, she’s a singer, right? this is yet another celeb-endorser; not a designer. having style, makes you stylish, not qualified to design clothes. Perry’s line is perhaps better described as ‘inspired by’ or ‘styled by’ winehouse — but NOT ‘designed’. sheesh.

Terrance on

If she’s really gotten herself together, then I applaud her, even if she’s been missed on the music scene. But Amy, if you’re up for it, how about going back into the studio? I love “Back To Black” but would still love to hear more.

NoelleNo on

Keep them haters talking about your progress!

Why would anyone be negative about someone else doing well? Why the need to comment on what you seem to hate- don’t even think about it- move on!

mg-do you drug test designers before you buy their labels and why do you care about their personal habits? No one obligated you to like or buy-

Lexie-for someone with so many sure can’t READ. QUOTE “Now, she has teamed with the [Fred Perry] firm, which is known for its Mod-style clean looks, to create a 17 piece clothing and accessories collection. She’s actually DESIGNING -not a muse. So DESIGN DIVA, when’s your label being featured in Glamour? Maybe you can get a page in Second Hand Store Weekly or Good-Will Glad Rags…or maybe you’re ONLY qualified to criticize- Ya think?

Meanwhile…back in the world of positivity…I say “God bless her!” Obviously, she has talent beyond her voice- and she’s working it! I would also love for her to drop a new album…but all in due time. She’s doing what she needs to do to and is successful aat it. She looks GREAT doing it.

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Amy looks great in this picture…I can’t wait for her next musical venture with ?uestlove and others soon to come…Looking good Amy!!!

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