Just months into the global pandemic in 2020, I created my very first series with the ‘Tanya Dolls.’ Born out of my lifelong love of all things Barbie – years before the Gerwig movie, although I loved that too – this was an homage to the many ways that she has inspired me to step outside the box and be whoever I want to be.
After this project gained recognition on Instagram, it caught the attention of Ritesh Rajan, current voice of Ken in the animated Netflix series, “Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures” and led to a collaborative editorial shoot featuring this box style.
Art Direction, Digital Art, Packaging
If you have ever spent any amount of time with me, you’ll know my lifelong (at times excessive) love for all things @Barbie. It is perhaps both my salvation and my downfall 🤡 Inspired by #BarbieStyle and #BarbieStyledByMe, I’m starting a series centered around the many versions of myself, like the many careers of Barbie. Here I give you - Everyday Tanya! I’ve had that little silver purse from Libby Lu since 4th grade. Funny how some things never go out of style 💕
19 hours after its launch from @NASAKennedy, the @SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule successfully docked with the ISS at 10:16 ET this morning!! (May 31, 2020) 🥳 In celebration of this huge achievement in space exploration, I present to you the second doll - Space Tanya!
I adopted the term #SpaceBarbie when I began interning at NASA and it was only a matter of time before I turned myself into one for real 💕
I present to you a mood board: “Tanya! the business babe.” ...what, like you don’t wear a crop top to your zoom calls? 💁🏻♀️ (kidding, do not recommend) ✨ Fun fact: At NYU, I co-founded a startup with my 3 best friends!👩🏽💻👩🏾💻👩🏼💻👩🏻💻
Inspired by @Barbiestyle and #BarbieStyledByMe, I raise you the next doll in my lineup… Self-Care Tanya! My ritual in a nutshell: - silky pj’s 💤 - face mask 🧖🏻♀️ - jasmine tea🍵
Here I present to you: Winter Tanya! I’m a true Chicagoan at heart, which means I love my chilly weather and any reason to wear hot pink snowpants ❄️💕