Couture Designer Patuna Bushyhead specializes in exclusive; handmade; one-of-a-kind red-carpet dresses. She is a naturalized US Citizen originally from the Republic of Georgia. From the age of five she starred as an actress on stage and television in Tbilisi Theater and performed in countries across the Former Soviet Union.
During this period she studied classical piano; ballet; guitar; Georgian national dances; pantomime; and painting and sketching. She left the stage at the age of 13 and served as a television host for two different nationally broadcasted programs at the age of 15.
At 16 she entered Tbilisi State Institute to study gynecology, and after two years changed to the dentistry department and graduated at the top of her class with her doctorate in dental surgery. After working in a private dental practice Patuna made a career change from dentistry to her real passion which is fashion merchandising and design and converted one of her homes to a fashion studio where she currently works as owner and director of Couture House Patuna Bushyhead.
During recent years, she studied sketching with a professional tutor on anatomy; dress/shoe design; portraits; face-profiles; fashion merchandising and design; sewing and dressmaking; and cosmetology / esthetics.
From baby lines and swim wear to elegant, ethereal evening gowns, Patuna does it all and has rocked the cat-walk from Miami to New York and beyond. Her designs were worn in the Miss Georgia and Miss World contests.
In December 2010, Patuna was honored as National Television's 'Extraordinary Guest of the Year' and in a separate event, honored as one of the top 20 successful women in the country in a nationally televised event.