Designer Tarina Tarantino is as recognized for her electric pink hair as she is for her makeup, sparkly handmade jewelry and whimsical accessories. Since 1995, when she founded her brand with business partner Alfonso Campos, Tarantino has been creating playful earrings, handbags, and baubles from found objects and molded clays and plastics — frequently embellishing them with popular girlish icons like Barbie and Hello Kitty. Glittering barrettes and “anywhere” clips are also a Tarina Tarantino signature, with designs ranging from velvet bows to skull-accented flowers. Tarantino’s famous fan base includes Nicki Minaj and Lindsay Lohan, among others.
Set your pulse racing with the Victorian-inspired jewelry from Tarina Tarantino. Heart pendants and crystal-encrusted lockets add a flash of sparkle to your look, while the skull rings and stretch bracelets bring a rebellious edge to your ensemble.
From understated to bold and bright, this selection of baubles is full of unique, statement-making pieces. Look to DANNIJO for a tough-girl edge in the leather wrap bracelet with plated brass studs. See Sur Evolution for whimsical earrings that range in shape from delicate gold-plated leaves to textured pieces of miniature driftwood. And for big jewelry with big impact, check out Rachel Leigh’s boisterous multi-chain necklaces, from plain gold to rhinestone clusters.
When it comes to taking up the mantel of gift giving this season, we’ve got your stocking stuffing needs covered, for under $75.
Now is the time to indulge in those final finishing pieces that otherwise seemed out of reach. Check out the edgy selection from Dannijo, full of twisted, mixed-metal jewelry. Or go for the coiled, braided necklaces by Sur Evolution that convey a subtle but impactful style statement. Another group to take notice of are the geometric pieces from Kara Ross, combining gold-toned hexagons with bright, inlaid stingray leather.