In May 2019, I started blogging while majoring in business at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and minoring in Law, Justice, and Social Change.The start of my fashion and blogging career began when I started posting style inspirations and pictures of collections from my favorite designers. My Instagram page (@bytalarmal) soon became my creative escape from my rigorous and heavy business courses. It wasn’t until the start of my sophomore year that I pursued my passion for fashion design.
In December 2019, I decided to apply to Parson's School of Design | The New School in New York City. In March of 2020, I got admitted to the program, however, due to the pandemic, I decided to dual enroll and take these courses online while pursing my business degree.
Throughout 2020, I introduced Collection I: Street Style EVN, Scrunchies for Soldiers, and my Artsakh Strong Campaign to showcase my love for fashion and my Armenian culture, all while working on my newest line: by talarmal jewelry.
As a daughter of Armenian-Lebanese immigrants, the beauty of craftsmanship has always been emphasized. I grew up watching, learning, and admiring the jewelry industry, and dreaming of one day having my own jewelry line. A jewelry line that resembles luxury, but is affordable for everyone to explore. The collection includes gold-filled and gold-plated pieces that are perfect for every day wear.
I couldn't have made this possible without the support from my family, especially my parents. They have been supportive of all of my ideas since day one.
A special thank you to my sister, Sanan, who has guided me through this new business venture and has been there every step of the way. Another thank you to my cousin, Nareh, for being my Creative Director and helping my brand come to life.
I hope to expand this collection and create new ones in the near future. Thank you so much for being a part of my journey and supporting my small business.
Can't wait to see how you style your by talarmal piece(s).
Xo- Talar Malkadjian