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Our Recent Interview With Tyes.By.Tara Founder Tara Christine

July 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured, Wellness

We met up with Tyes.By.Tara Founder and enterpreneur, Tara Christine for our #RealDeal interview series.
Please tell us about yourself and what you do?
Hi! My name is Tara Christine and I founded a company,, that designs flirtatiously feminine jewelry, accessories and gifts.  My mission is to encourage woman to embrace their femininity by inviting flirtation and confidence into her style.  When I’m not designing or working on my company, I enjoy volunteering, yoga and hanging out with my puppy Buster.
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Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on?
Yes, I am very excited for Fall.  We are working on a new website design that will launch in July followed by a big marketing push in August.  I plan on attending Accessories the Show in Spring 2015.
Do you find the pressures of working in the fashion industry significant with regard to feeling the need to have a “perfect” body? 
Luckily, I have a jewelry business where I appreciate working with women of all backgrounds and body types.  However, I do believe that there is a notable pressure, particularly in the fashion industry, to meet an implicit, socially-laced criteria to have the “perfect” body.  In my opinion, I believe that this “perfect” body image is a stubborn, self-inflicted paradigm that our society perpetuates.  While we have had some progress to reduce the pressure of it, most recently the at the Miss USA pageant with Miss Indiana Mekayla Diehl “normal” body, it is a pressure that any image-related industries will have to face.
If so, how do you navigate through that terrain?  How do you “not” judge yourself when others (critics, audience members, producers, etc.) “judge” you based on outward measures?
I believe it’s about training a conditional behavior.  When we are judged, it’s a reactionary impulse to look at ourselves to see what they are seeing and analyze it to measure the gap between their perception of you and your reality.  The best route through this terrain is having the confidence, self-possession and acknowledgement of self-worth that enables you to remain steadfast times of scrutiny, self-doubt and uncertainty.
Who were the role models in your life?
My role models are Tarina Tarantino and Kendra Scott.
What do you define as beautiful?
Beautiful is an individual perception of visual harmony.
How do you define inner beauty?
I believe that inner beauty is the integral whole of the being.  This includes their integrity, respect, intelligence and thoughtfulness towards others and themselves.
What is happiness?
I believe happiness is a state of satisfaction and balance.
Would you be willing to take the Real Deal pledge?  Thoughts about that? ()
Yes, absolutely! I believe that these are important, tactical, and positive reminders to live a more fulfilled lifestyle.
How do you manage your stress levels in daily life?  
I make lists then I prioritize.  When I get really stressed or frustrated I breathe deeply, remind myself it’s only temporary or take a break and regather.
Do you use music / art / dance, etc. as a coping tool?  Are there other things that you do to live mindfully?
Yes, I use dance, music and yoga as great coping tools.  Reading books, finding social groups in your area of interest, and being outside with nature are some tactics I like to use to live mindfully. I also believe owning a pet brings a great aspect to your life.
How do you find a work-life balance — as a woman, relationships, a professional — what are keys to balance?
I believe the key to this is knowing where your boundaries are and what you value in your life.  Based off this, you can achieve the balance you want to achieve.
Other thoughts / reflections?
“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
― André Gide, Autumn Leaves
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Tara Christine followed her creative cravings to design, market and manufacturer fashion accents that embody femininity in 2008.  She has a Masters in Business Administration, is an active member and advisor in various business groups, enjoys her Sunday mornings reading the news and resides in Colorado.
Instagram: @tyesbytara


One Response to “Our Recent Interview With Tyes.By.Tara Founder Tara Christine”
  1. Jenn@Be Me says:

    What a great interview. Her designs are beautiful.

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