Taryn Rose Bio
March 20, 2007
Dr. Taryn Rose
|Taryn Rose changed the footwear industry in 1998 by creating a line of luxury shoes that are as fashionable as they are functional. Her idea of being well dressed with a sense of well being touched a nerve with women from coast-to coast, creating a dedicated following for her footwear collection.
After her first year of business, she opened a boutique in Beverly Hills, California in 1999. Women traveled from as far as New Hampshire and purchased up to 20 pairs of shoes before returning home. This inspired Rose to immediately open a second boutique in New York and by 2002, opened a third in San Jose, California. Most recently adding a fourth store at the Forum Shops in Las Vegas.
Formally trained as an orthopedic surgeon, Rose saw patients with many serious foot problems that were caused by fashion footwear, high heels and pointed toes. Being a lover of beautiful footwear, her own feet ached after 14-hour days in shoes with three-inch heels.
With her own appreciation of designer goods, Rose created her collection using the most luxurious materials available and crafted the line to be worn with the finest clothing. The shoes are made by highly skilled artisans in Italy, with almost three hours of hand labor in each pair.
In fall 2003, Rose launched a complete men’s collection that spans from dress to casual. Celebrated by retailers, the men’s collection is carried in select specialty stores and Taryn Rose Boutiques.
Rose has been featured on CNN News Night with Aaron Brown, Oprah, Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer, Discovery Channel’s Berman and Berman, National Public Radio All Things Considered, Fine Living Network’s Radical Sabbatical, Later Today Show and news shows across the country. Recent editorial profiles include Fast Company, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Entrepreneur and Los Angeles Times Magazine. Fashion editorials include Instyle, O Magazine, Vanity Fair, WWD, Cargo, Vitals, Entertainment Weekly, LA Magazine, Shape and Real Simple.
In addition to earning her medical degree from University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, Taryn Rose has been recognized for her numerous honors: Women’s President’s Organization and Fast Company magazine ranked her first in a new entrepreneurial competition of distinction, “25 Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing The Game” (2005). New York Moves magazine recognized her as one of the most powerful women in New York City (2005), distinguished role model and entrepreneur in the city of Los Angeles during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (2003); recognized by the Women’s Venture Fund as an outstanding entrepreneur during the Highest Leaf Awards in New York (2003), and by the Small Business Administration as one of four outstanding women entrepreneurs honored during the 50th Anniversary of the SBA in Washington DC 2003).
Close to her heart, Rose regularly participates in projects to support the Breast Cancer Research Center in New York City, The Joyce Eisenberg Keefer Breast Center at John Wayne Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Aids Project Los Angeles and the Clothes Off Our Back Organization.