Tara Maria Famiglietti
Nana Fabella is named after the beloved grandmother of creator Tara Maria Famiglietti. Tara was born and raised in New York City, in the high fashion world of her mother and aunts’ Madison Avenue boutique Ménage A Trois, and her father’s downtown boutique Jenny Waterbags, where he designed clothes for such people as Jimmy Hendrix, John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger, just to name a few.
It is in this world that Tara’s creative soul was nurtured, as she began showing her delicate 18k gold and diamond pieces at the young age of 17 and selling to a very high profile clientele.
Tara went on to graduate from the prestigious jewelry design program at FIT in 2003. Just following her graduation, a pair of earrings that were eyed by a well known editor at New York Magazine, were featured in the ever so popular “Best Bets” section of the acclaimed magazine, citing, “FIT student Tara Famiglietti’s earrings are so in demand she doesn’t need a degree to sell them.”
After college Tara travelled, living on a sailboat for two years, sailing through France, Spain, Africa and the Balearic Islands. The beauty and inspiration of this experience still linger in the pulse of Tara’s creations.
In 2008 Tara Maria Famiglietti collaborated with Padma Lakshmi on the Padma Collection, which was sold in Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, for 6 seasonal collections. Today Tara is back to calling New York City her home. Traveling still is and always will be a great source of inspiration to the Nana Fabella ethos. Whether to ancient cities or back to the open ocean air, influence is all around.
Some of Nana Fabella’s celebrated clientele include Gisele Bundchen, Mischa Barton, Padma Lakshmi, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hillary Scott, Nicole Richie, Lorraine Bracco, Madonna and Jessica Alba.