TinaMaria launched her eponymous luxury footwear brand, TinaMaria, in 2017.Her passion for creating the TinaMaria brand was inspired by her childhood memory of Dorothy’s ruby red shoes from the movie the “ Wizard of OZ”. TinaMaria’s passion for drawing and her love of shoes later lead her to pursue a lifetime dream and career as a shoe designer.
Born and raised in New Jersey to Italian-American parents, TinaMaria felt it was important to connect her craft with her Italian heritage. She studied bespoke shoe design in New York City and soon began traveling to Italy, where she found her manufacturer, a sixth generation family business, producing for high quality fashion brands with creative direction from one of Europe’s most coveted fashion houses.
Today, TinaMaria works out of her New Jersey design studio to offer women highly coveted shoes that are versatile and which create the balance between contemporary design and quality Italian craftsmanship.