Tarina Tarantino is a designer so eccentric, they've created a Barbie doll in her likeness, complete with hot pink hair. Tarantino was an accessory designer with some success until she hit on the singular icon that we all love to hate: Hello Kitty.
Hello Kitty came about after Tarina Tarantino was contacted by Sanrio to make a new line of accessories which included the soon-to-be iconic Hello Kitty. Hello Kitty is not the only item Tarina Tarantino put her mark on, Alice in Wonderland and Barbie also have been given Tarantino’s personal touch. Every item is created in L.A. at “The Sparkle Factory.”
Her Hello Kitty accessories are must-haves for Hollywood’s A-List stars including Miley Cyrus, Cameron Diaz, Avril Lavigne, and Paris Hilton. Tarina Tarantino has risen to cult-like status, and her goods are available in boutiques all around the world. Her trademark pink hair made her an icon worthy of her own Barbie Doll.
Hello Kitty's Tarina Taratino As A Barbie
Going Like Sixty — September 11, 2008 — Pop Culture
References: tarinatarantino & examiner