Dama Talya is a plus size women’s designer clothing line. We specialize in clothing that is fit friendly, yet stylish and fashion forward. In the world of women’s clothing, the term “plus size” often signifies clothing that is dowdy, frumpy, and shapeless. We want to give plus size clothing a whole new meaning, resulting in clothing that makes a woman feel fashionable, confident, and refined. With the plus size market being an untapped, but growing market, we want an opportunity to show that we believe that a plus size body is something to design for. Our mission is to offer curvy women “options” when selecting their fashion.
Dama Talya has a very secure, passionate, and professional team, with expertise in fashion design, patternmaking, sewing, and draping. Natalie has a degree in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising. Her experience working as an intern for two influential designers has proven to be invaluable based on the knowledge and skills she gained from their mentoring. She was recognized as one of Atlanta’s up and coming designers in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Kim has been sewing for most of her life and is proficient in fabrication and construction.
Being born and raised in New Orleans has given us a different perspective of Southern living and what it means to appreciate the value of passion, perseverance, and hard work. Dama Talya is proud to represent “curvy” women of the South.
Name: Natalie Piraro-Bendy
Lives in: New Orleans, Louisiana
Company: Dama Talya (plus size designer)
Occupation: Costume Designer and Costumer