Please check out our resident electro rocker and TT girl Sarah Hudson of Ultraviolet in her new video! Love the neon Sarah!!xo
Hello Everyone in buzznet-land!
I wanted to let you all know that I have not forgotten about your questions ( I really really promise!!) and am planning to take them with me on my trip to Italy next week. While I am there we will videotape the answers to your questions, and then provide some behind the scenes footage of what happened during our trip. I am going for the official opening party of our new TARINA TARANTINO flagship store in Milan, Italy and am also going to check out Milan fashion week and then try to have some fun too. Which means I am going to try to do a little bit of shopping, which never really happens much when I travel because they keep me so busy working. But anyway, I can dream! However I will insist on some downtime and I will definately be visiting 10 Corso Como for the best cappucino and shopping in Milan. I am also dying to see the new Balenciaga flagship store which just opened. For all of you anxiously awaiting the TOKYO HARDCORE catalog....you will have to wait a bit longer as the production on this glossy piece of eye candy is extra special and takes time so please bear with us! I promise it will be worth the wait! (and btw there is still one more teaser to go...so stay tuned!) Meanwhile we are working on lots of new collections including our largest handbag collection to date. We already have a waiting list at the Melrose store for the TOKYO HARDCORE PINK BOX which is Hilary Duffs favorite new bag. They will be available at all TT locations as well as our website the beginning of October. Hope you are all settling into fall, cooling off and trying to sparkle a little every day! xo&*** Tarina
*WARNING* The videos on this page are intended for mature viewers only!
I am so excited to join the Buzznet community and today we are launching the first teaser from our “behind the scenes of Tokyo Hardcore” documentary and catalog exclusively here on Buzznet. It was so much fun working with Davey Havok, Jeffree Star and photographer Albert Sanchez to bring the Tokyo Hardcore world to life. Along with a team of more than 35 people (and lots of extras sitting around waiting and waiting) we shot the entire catalog in just two days.
We had hair stylists, makeup artists, prop stylists, clothing stylists and even a team of jewelry wranglers to keep the collections sparkling, organized and ready to go for each shot. There were multiple locations and lots of intense moments, but the delicious food from Tiara Caff Fred Eric and loud music kept everyone going. JS & DHX did alternating DJ sets with their Ipods providing us with the ultimate Tokyo Hardcore soundtrack that included Iggy Pop, the B52’s , PULP, Beth Ditto, and JS’s Electro mix (which I will fill you in on later).
One of the locations was at the Sparkle Factory building in downtown LA, a historic building which is also the future home of TT. Other locations included….well…I will just have to save that for next time! I will be revealing more behind the scenes teasers, footage and gossip weekly so please make sure to keep checking back to Buzznet and tarinatarantino.com for updates. Just one more thing! Here's Davey's commentary on the shoot (see below). Thanks Davey!
XO & Sparkles,
"It was an extreme pleasure for me to be a part of the Tokyo Hardcore Shoot. My friend Jeffree Star first turned me onto Tarina Tarantino's work a few years back and when I met the fabulous pink lady herself with her extremely endearing husband Alfonso at the Camille Rose Garcia reception a few months back. I was very pleased to make their acquaintance. Only a few days later did I receive a call from Alfonso. He was offering me the role of Tommy Jet in the Tokyo Hardcore shoot and I was thrilled. The combination of the setting, storyline, and a pop-tastic TARINA TARANTINO Jewelry had me sold immediately. Taking inspiration from the Tokyo scene, the shoot threw gender rolls into the Hollywood night sky and the whole shoot was something I'll never forget. Working with Tarina and Alfonso was a joy. Spending close to 48 nonstop hours with a small group of people allows everyone to get to know each other quite quickly and it was so refreshing to find that the artists behind TT were not only talented, but genuine and lovely people. Jeffree kept the shoot alive and buzzing - his fabulousness in action is a force to be seen! Sunnie, the model, was dazzling whilst being a pleasure to work with and I even got to do a little improv with Ed Rosenthal. The whole experience was an unforgettable great time, plus, I walked away with a one of a kind Tarina Tarantino toy (the likes of which I leave up to your imagination as I fear my mother might read this someday.) Still sparkling in the afterglow."