Tara Reid's Design Mantra: Bikinis and Beads

08/25/2008 at 05:00 AM ET

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Need a little fashion inspiration? Look no further than actress Tara Reid’s new line of dresses and bikinis. Mantra, which Reid is debuting today at the Project show in Las Vegas, features T-shirts, dresses, bikinis, ponchos and hoodies decorated with trinkets, charms and beads in eight bright colors that are meant to inspire emotions. “It’s about putting into the universe what you want in life: Red means love, pink is friendship, green is lucky, black is protection,” says Reid, who found inspiration in her longtime hobby of making charm bracelets. “You’re gonna have a story when you wear this bikini or when you put this dress on: You’ll either get love or meet a new friend or you might meet a guy.” Indeed, her two-piece swimsuits — which come in string, boy short, halter, and bandeau styles — also feature flirty messages like “Catch Me If You Can” or “Single and Ready to Mingle,” and her T-shirt dresses have cut-out backs strung with hand-made chains. And while Reid hopes to see the items (priced between $65 to $180) in major department stores by early next year, she admits that she’s just happy being creative. “I feel like I’m in a really great place in my life, and I love what I’m doing,” she says. “I love acting but I can’t hire myself. If this works, then we’re in business. If not, I tried.” Find out more about the line at justtara.com.— Beth Perry

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John on

Wow Cindy, I think you need to read that comment again, but slower. Much slower. Let your brain absorb it, then comment. P.S. Oops…

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catherine on

wow she lost weight or something..i didn’t even recognize her..she looks good

Erika on

I can’t wait to see her line!

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African Beads on

This article is about the clothes that Tara Reid’s designing.I also agree with the comment- Who cares what her sex life is about??
The bikinis are sicksssssssss congrats to her and i wish her all the best.
Thanks for the information.

Max Weber on

her design mantras about bikinis and beads, really kewl..
The African Beads are really very much suitable for it…

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