Words: Owen James Vincent
Photo credit: Brett Martelli
From starring in the reality TV show, 'Toddlers and Tiaras' and now running her own fashion line from the age of 14, we had the honour to talk to Isabella Barrett. We spoke to her about showing her biggest collection yet in the Hamptons Fashion Week, her thoughts on her upcoming show for New York Fashion Week next month and the reunion for 'Toddlers and Tiara: Where Are They Now'.
Hello Isabella! Thank you for chatting with us today. How has this year started out for you?
Thank you so much for asking, this has been a busy year as a lot of our business has switched to digital. Having a more interactive online presence instead of in person gave us the opportunity to find new ways to market our brands .
Congratulations on your fashion line, ‘House of Barretti’ which you launched at such a young age! What inspired you to do this?
Thank you ,This is our fourth season showing our Couture Suit Collection. The collection was originally inspired by the lack of options there was in the teen space for suits and blazers. Since there was no one real competition in this market space we have had an exciting response to all of our collections thus far.
You’ve just showcased your biggest collection yet in the Hamptons Fashion Week and you have New York Fashion Week in September. How are you preparing yourself for such a huge accomplishment like this? And what are you most looking forward to?
We have just come back from Hamptons Fashion Week and I think the whole brand is still on a high. With such a prestegious event like Hamptons Fashion Week to eve give us the opportunity to show was and honor.The crowd response was magical and it gives us an idea of which pieces are really going to shine in New York.
Photo credit: Bennett Raglin
Who are your fashion icons?
Chanel is my biggest fashion icon ..."Coco" really paved the way for women to look fabulous and to feel like they could run the world in a suit.
This year you starred in ‘Toddlers and Tiaras: Where are They Now’. What was it like reuniting with the cast members after ten years? Did it bring back memories and nostalgia of some manner?
It really has been a cool experience to be on such an iconic show like Toddlers and Tiaras. I think it was one of the biggest shows of my generation so people really have a vested interest in how we all grew up.I loved taking a look back and hanging out with some old friends for sure .
If you could talk to the Isabella from 10 years ago, what advice would you like to give them?
I’m not sure I have any great words of wisdom for Isabella from 10 years ago but just to tell her that you turn out just amazing and you have the best family.