Paris-based designer Tara Jarmon was born in Canada and moved to Newport Beach in California during her high school years. She attended University of Southern California for a time, but graduated from the American University of Paris. Jarmon founded her eponymous clothing brand more than two decades ago and there are now 23 free-standing Tara Jarmon boutiques and 80 in-store outlets across Europe and Asia. Tara resides in the French capital with her husband David and their three children. As a businessman David is also the co-founder and manager of the brand, whilst Tara is in charge of the company’s designs, bringing her own refreshing spirit and style to them. They reflect her own fashion values of modernity, elegance, self-confidence and dynamism. In addition to running her company, Tara collaborated with Target Corporation’s Go International line to design a collection of affordable women’s clothing and accessories, in 2006.