Tarina Tarantino

Tarina Tarantino

Infobox Person
name = Tarina Tarantino

caption = Tarantino at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Photo: Ed Kavishe, [http://fashionwirepress.com/ Fashion Wire Press] .
birth_name = Tarina Tarantino
occupation = Jewelry Designer

Tarina Tarantino is a jewelry designer in Los Angeles, California. Known for her uniquely nostalgic yet modern designs TARINA TARANTINO has sparked a cult following that has spread globally. Established in 1995 with her husband and partner Alfonso Campos the company has grown into an international brand with stores in New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Tokyo and Osaka. Her Sparkling swarovski crystal, lucite, metal and Op-Art color combinations have become signature characteristics of her collections. All TARINA TARANTINO collections are 100% handmade in the U.S.A at her headquarters “The Sparkle Factory” in downtown Los Angeles.

In 2002 she was invited by Japanese toy giant Sanrio to makeover their 30 year old pop culture icon Hello Kitty, which resulted in the Hello Kitty Pink Head collections. A few years later she was tapped by Mattel to create a collection of Barbie inspired couture jewelry. In 2008 she met Paul Budnitz, creator of Kidrobot and her latest collaboration was born. In 2008 she has also launched a limited edition Tarina Tarantino Barbie doll.

TARINA TARANTINO jewelry, handbag and lifestyle collections can be found in the best luxury fashion stores internationally as well as her trademark pink and green jewel box boutiques in Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Tokyo and Osaka.

Her collections can be seen on a number of celebrities, such as Cameron Diaz, Hilary Duff, Paris Hilton, Avril Lavigne, and Miley Cyrus. Some have even posed as models for her collections, including Illeana Douglas in Hollywood Wonderland and Davey Havok and Jeffree Star with Tokyo Hardcore.

Tarina Tarantino's handbags and jewelry were featured in a posing challenge on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 11.

External links

* [http://www.tarinatarantino.com Official Tarina Tarantino Site]
* [http://www.shoposhun.com Tarina Tarantino Shopping Site]
* [http://www.tarinatarantino.buzznet.com Official Tarina Tarantino Buzznet]
* [http://www.formatmag.com/features/tarina-tarantino/ Tarina Tarantino interview in Format Magazine Issue 46]


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