Tuesday, June 7, 2011

COLLECTING THE COLLAB: TARINA TARANTINO X HELLO KITTY


We have been collaborating with pop culture icon HELLO KITTY for almost a decade. What many people do not know is that the TTxHK collaboration (known as; Hello Kitty Pink Head collection by TARINA TARANTINO) was the very first of its kind in the U.S.A.   Tarina's designs pioneered an era of Hello Kitty Couture, and gave women of all ages permission to wear kitty well into their adult years.  The flashpoint of this collection is that kitty is sporting Tarina's signature fuchia hair in many different styles throughout the years.  Tarina re-styled kitty each season and took her on journeys to Wonderland, Russia, the Mod 60's and more.  Tarina has been a fan of the Japanese icon since she was a little girl and first discovered Hello Kitty while shopping with her Grandmother at Bullocks Wilshire in Los Angeles.  A tiny kiosk of erasers, toys and papergoods sparked a lifelong admiration for the Sanrio character that continues today and is now shared with Tarina's two daughters who have a mural of Pink Head Hello Kitty on their bedroom wall.  Nicky Hilton is also a fan and collector of Tarina's pieces as seen recently in The Coveteur.

1 comment:

beautybesties said...

I just died and went to heaven seeing these