Designers. Mattel’s Modern Woman. Tarina Tarantino’s Tokyo Hardcore Barbie. Second City Style Fashion Blog

November 13, 2007 • Fashion


As FashionWeekDaily reports, Tarina Tarantino is the second pink-haired lady to make fashion history as a Barbie designer. Tarina Tarintino, the SoHo store owner whose credits include her latest Tokyo Hardcore collection, will have a doll debuting this May, complete with crystal-embellished pink dress. For the full story got to the Daily.– Joanne Molina, Senior Editor

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(NEW YORK) Barbie’s hair is turning bright pink this
spring with the launch of the Tarina Tarantino Barbie in May–after the
accessories designer incorporated the doll into her fun jewelry
designs, Mattel decided to return the favor. Tarantino had a hand in
creating every aspect of the Barbie, which will come wearing a pink
dress embellished in crystals. She picked a round face for the doll’s
sculpt, as well as all of the accoutrements. "They open these drawers
of tiny shoes to choose from; it’s crazy," Tarantino told The Daily. "But I drove them nuts recreating miniature versions of my hair pieces and jewelry for the dolls."

night Tarantino celebrated the launch of her new Tokyo Hardcore
collection in her glistening SoHo store with her husband and daughters.
Inspired by a recent trip to Japan, Tarantino returned and designed an
entire collection around the young Japanese women, whose sense of
youthful style she loves. "It was a life-changing experience," she
said. "Sparkles and shine just make people really happy."

is following in the fuchsia footsteps of another pink haired lady,
stylist extraordinaire Patricia Field, who is launching the new Barbie
by Patricia Field Holiday 2007 Collection on Tuesday night.

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