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Yes Of Course Tara Reid Has a Fashion Line

Tara was at the big fashion trade show in Vegas this week to show off her new fashion line, called Liposuction by Tara Reid.

Okay, okay. I’m kidding. It’s called Mantra. But how great would it be if it were called Liposuction? I would buy it then.

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.”

Heh. You have to give poor Tara props for being like, “Well, I’d rather have a film career than be hawking flimsy dresses, but I pretty much self-destructed under the weight of my drinking problem, so this is what we’re doing instead now.”

And, listen, dear readers, should you happen to spot anyone out in public wearing a garment that says “Single and Ready to Mingle,” and that individual is not some manner of small dog or illiterate foreigner, I implore you to shoot him or her in the face. There’s just no excuse for wearing something so stupid. We don’t need those people on our planet. The cops may give you shit at first, but, once you explain your motive, they’ll understand.

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  • OK, can I just say how much I hate dresses where all the “interesting” stuff is in the back? If only because it leads to poses like this. It’s like she’s saying, “Look at how clever this design is! Sure, from the front it looks just like a plain old way-too-short cheap blue dress, but in the back here, it’s a cavalcade of shiny, multicolored emotion-inspiring plastic beads!” I can’t exactly name the emotion that this dress inspires in me, but it’s not a happy one.

  • I cannot believe this is a “celeb” line..everything from the table and chairs, to the pictures in the background, the graphic board..and to the dress it’s self screams cheap! This dress looks so highstreet, I hope the prices match if manta are looking to make a profit!

  • Why couldn’t they just give her glitter, glue and paper to keep her away from this clothing business?

  • I wonder if this is a co-op deal with Joe Francis, considering his company is called Mantra Films. Maybe she will make some “classy” GGW accessories.

  • in this economy and her situation, good for her for trying. at least she is not trying something seedy, lame, regrettable…..

  • @cj: wow the back of that dress had a lot to say and it was way more intelligent than anything i had ever heard tara utter! lol!! ;-)

  • Don’t worry about the prices ladies. You’ll be able to buy them for about 7 dollars at Rave in about 3 weeks!

  • Those are some naaaaaaaasty hair extensions (some of Paris Hilton’s Dreamcatchers maybe?), on a par with the outfit I’d say! But, dear Lord, who on earth would buy anything Tara Reid put her name to?! You’d have to be mentally ill!