When you put on a great pair of shoes, it transforms you. You feel sexy, confident and chic. You’re a slightly better version of yourself. The shoes that you choose for that transformation speak volumes about who you are, deep in your core.
The Tiannia Barnes collection features finely curated, Italian-made and lovingly crafted, contemporary - chic women's shoes. Each pair is uniquely crafted from fine Italian leather and suede to inspire fearlessness, timelessness and boldness. TB shoes have graced runway's in the British Virgin Islands, Paris Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week with much more to come! TB shoes have also been featured in Vogue - Italia (shoe credit for styling), Forbes, Madame Noire, FAST Company, BET’s Centric, VIBE, XONecole and other online magazine publications and numerous fashion and lifestyle blogs.
When you slip into our shoes, tell the world who you really are, not who everyone thinks you should be. Be Bold.
WALK YOUR PATH…. DESIGNER. SPEAKER. DREAMER.
American footwear designer, Tiannia Barnes, traded in her IT/business project management career to pursue a dream sparked many years ago. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, her early talents were far from fashion, as she excelled in math and science.
Tiannia discovered a love for design upon creating her own prom dress in high school, but put the inclination aside as she went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and industrial engineering, and later an MBA.
Years later, while working as a project manager for a global consulting firm, Tiannia found herself sketching once again. This time, it was footwear designs. Family and friends encouraged her to follow her talents, and in 2013, Tiannia attended shoemaker school in Cleveland, Ohio. Mentored by Sissy Puccio, an esteemed London-trained shoe designer/maker and certified Pedorthist, Tiannia studied the art of footwear design and pattern development.
“Fashion has always had the power to make me feel beautiful, confident, classic or whatever the occasion calls for. I want my shoe designs to offer that same inspiration to women everywhere,” Tiannia says.
Drawing from her love of fashion, design, business and worldly travels, she’s made the transition into who she was destined to be. Affirmations of following her heart and passion is witnessed when she sees her shoes on strong women around the world -- walking their own path, experiencing fresh adventures and confidently and boldly living on purpose.
Tiannia is an avid supporter and participant of many community civics relating to education and youth empowerment. She served on the Advisory Council for the Boys and Girls Club, serves on the Beauty and Fashion Advisory Council for the HistoryMakers and is an active supporter and volunteer for Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M) programs. Tiannia resides in New Jersey with her son.