Dianna’s Who’s In Store in Sarasota Magazine
- Dianna In Store
Every day is a love-in at Dianna Allaman’s Tortoise and Pearl, a Burns Court refuge for those who eschew cookie-cutter clothes, gifts and home accents in favor of a hippie aesthetic. The New Jersey native describes her artisan wares as a “collection of things I love, whether vintage or handmade.” Indeed, she crafts jewelry and designs charming garments of repurposed vintage textiles and second-hand clothes.“My customers zero in on a particular item and ask, ‘How did you do that?’ The question baffles me, too,” she jokes, then suggests that her talents are attributable to her dad, an inventor, and mom, a fashion model.
A former fashion and interior stylist, Allaman says her passion now is helping clients discover their style. “My job is to open them up to freedom in the way they dress,” she says. “And my joy is finding that perfect person for one of my designs. It’s like a Cinderella story when someone tries on a dress that looks like it was made just for them.”TORTOISE AND PEARL, 539 S. PINEAPPLE AVE., SARASOTA, (941) 735-7602
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Dianna was featured in Sarasota Magazine’s April Issue regarding her and her shop Tortoise & Pearl. Located in Sarasota’s historic Burns Square, her shop features Vintage and Artisan goods and wares, when coupled to her tastes and buying acumen result in her customers being wonderfully delighted by their purchases.
Tortoise and Pearl is located at 539 South Pineapple Ave in Historic Burns Square near downtown Sarasota FL.