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Monday, June 10, 2013

FASHION ALERT: Charlotte Tarantola Makes Looking Classy and Polished Effortless and the Height of Fashion! Op-Art Dots Lurex Blouse in Champagne Highly Recommended by Whom You Know!

Less is more, and when you've got the details down as well as Charlotte Tarantola, the result is looking effortlessly stylish, and ultimately polished.  It is the time of year now when white could not be more right, and this is not the white of yesterday. Charlotte makes white exciting with her flattering cut and the op-art dots make it updated and modern.  And since Charlotte has proved herself to have personality and fun behind the fashion brains, she calls this color champagne, so break out the flutes. 
 As this is a sheer lurex blouse, you will want to wear a camisole underneath it, and since it is a neutral, you can dress it up or down.  It is equally stunning with a skirt like the above for a night on the town or a winner with jeans for watching the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup at your favorite hockey bar.  (see right-you know who always dresses for hockey games.)
 You can see in the FASHION ALERT column we've just passed the 1,200 post mark, and clearly were too busy to especially commemorate it.  It is notable that we've never featured fabric like this, and it is another intelligent choice that sets Charlotte apart.

This is the story of a young girl with a sparkling dream. Her name is Charlotte Tarantola. Growing up in Eugene, Oregon, young Charlotte had a passion for painting, art and design. Little did she know that fashion was in her blood until she stumbled upon a family attic filled with reams of fine fabrics and endless spools of rhinestone trimming. She then learned that generations of family members had worked in the fashion business. And so, the attic full of treasures proved that her course was set – it was a sign of her past and the map to her future.

With a one-way ticket in hand, Charlotte set out for New York City where she enrolled at The Fashion Institute of Technology. Her passion for design, a keen sense of garment construction and an entrepreneurial spirit guided Charlotte through various design opportunities where she honed her craft. For six years she worked for a range of fashion brands, but the same driving force that took her from Eugene to New York moved Charlotte to strike out on her own. 

She switched coasts once again, this time to Los Angeles, where Charlotte was immediately drawn to the city’s vintage thrift stores and Old Hollywood glamour. Through a combination of talent and timing, Charlotte struck gold with innovative graphic tee shirts inspired by vintage postcards. Fred Segal quickly took notice and Charlotte’s sweet dream came true in 1996 when she launched her namesake collection, CHARLOTTE TARANTOLA.

In the years since the debut of CHARLOLTTE TARANTOLA, the brand has come to epitomize “flirty, feminine charm” with signature tees, knit tops and cardigans. Inspired by a variety of artistic influences, CHARLOTTE TARANTOLA captures the essence of timeless, classic looks and presents them in a novel and feminine way, making each piece fresh yet familiar. Confident prints, vibrant color combinations, and flattering silhouettes are hallmarks of the brand. Playful accents like rich jewels, lace, beading and sequins complete each collection. Charlotte’s design philosophy remains true to her artistic roots: “Each piece begins as a canvas and is an occasion to create art.”

The CHARLOTTE TARANTOLA brand embraces Charlotte’s artistic background, carries on her family heritage and creates charming looks for women who want to be noticed. The CHARLOTTE TARANTOLA Collection includes sweaters, tees, bottoms, dresses, camisoles, layering pieces and accessories including scarves and gloves. 

CHARLOTTE TARANTOLA is available at fine department and specialty stores nationwide. 

Dreams really do come true!

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