Graduating with honors from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in the Spring of ’89, Charlotte Tarantola began traveling around the world and designing for other companies. After gaining 6 years experience in the fashion industry, Charlotte was able to fulfill her fantasy of owning her own fashion brand with her sister, partner, and best friend Christina. Now that she is able to design her own line, Charlotte likes to create things that make her smile and that get people noticed. And true to her word, the Charlotte Tarantola line is full of conversation-starters with everything from tee shirts with funky color combinations to knit sweaters with sequined lobsters on the front, this line is sure to never be boring! Charlotte has even teamed up with Disney Consumer Products to create an “Alice in Wonderland” line of cardigans. Charlotte was given access to Tim Burton’s artwork for the film in order to help her develop a collection that would capture the allure and mystery of Alice’s surrealistic journey into an apparel line.
While Charlotte Tarantola is mainly a women’s and girl’s line, she has also started to create chic outfits for your favorite (and now stylish) pets. Seen in Seventeen, InStyle, Self, Elle, and Lucky magazines, Charlotte Tarantola has paved the path for funky contemporary brands. And this brand’s funky prints and styles have gained a celebrity following of women like Jessica Alba, Carmen Elektra, Sandra Bullock, and Kristin Cavallari.
For a classic and comfortable piece, try the Metro in Black, an extra long sweater dress with wide black and white stripes, this piece is perfect paired with your favorite winter boots or for more of the classic Charlotte Tarantola “conversation piece,” try the Vest in Toast paired with your favorite black leggings and look like a rock star!
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