Lauren Tatum of Bunny Paige

About Bunny Paige
Bunny Paige is more than just a jewelry brandβ€”it's the culmination of Lauren Tatum's lifelong passion for creativity and self-expression. Established in 2013 in the vibrant city of Cleveland, Ohio, Bunny Paige has evolved from a small Etsy shop to a global brand celebrated for its edgy glamour and luxurious craftsmanship.

Early Inspiration
Lauren's journey with jewelry design began in her childhood, sparked by her mother's gift of vintage costume jewelry. This early fascination with adornment laid the foundation for Lauren's future endeavors, igniting a passion that would persist through her adult life. Even during her time in the corporate world, Lauren's creative spirit yearned for an outlet beyond the confines of the nine-to-five grind.

A Transformative Journey
In 2009, Lauren embarked on a life-changing journey that took her to Japan and South Korea. Immersed in the vibrant street style and fearless self-expression of these cultures, Lauren found inspiration that would shape the future of Bunny Paige. Energized by her experiences abroad, Lauren returned to the United States with renewed purpose, determined to turn her dreams into reality.

The Birth of Bunny Paige
Armed with a set of jeweler's pliers and a collection of old costume jewelry, Lauren began crafting her first pieces, including the iconic Liberty Spike Headband and Doll Eye Ring. These designs were not influenced by fleeting trends but rather by Lauren's own life experiences and artistic vision. In 2012, Lauren launched Bunny Paige as a small Etsy shop, offering handmade jewelry and accessories that reflected her distinctive style.

Expanding Horizons
Bunny Paige quickly gained a devoted following, prompting Lauren to seek opportunities beyond the digital realm. Encouraged by her early success, Lauren approached local shops and craft shows, expanding Bunny Paige's reach to audiences around the world. In 2013, Bunny Paige caught the attention of Shana Logic, a cult-following business based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, marking a significant milestone in the brand's journey.

Recognition and Growth
As Bunny Paige continued to thrive, Lauren's innovative designs caught the eye of the prestigious Swarovski Ingredient Branding Program, granting her access to the coveted 'MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS' certificate of authenticity. In 2014, Bunny Paige found a new home at the acclaimed 78th Street Studios in the Detroit Shoreway art district of Cleveland, solidifying its presence in the local creative community.

New York City Fashion Week
From 2015-2018, Bunny Paige's spiked hearts and signature accessories graced the runways of New York Fashion Week. Bunny Paige Productions was born, showcasing rotating showroom installations and collaborating on high-end cover photo campaigns for Marie Claire, featuring designs from esteemed fashion houses like Fendi, Elie Saab, and Chanel.

Cirque du Soleil Collaboration
In 2019, Bunny Paige partnered with Bruce Rodgers, renowned production designer and president of Tribe inc., to create a custom Spiked Heart Dagger necklace for Cirque du Soleil's production R.U.N. Lauren's visionary design featured a Spiked Heart Dagger pendant adorned with custom LED lights. With five different lighting effects, including pulsating like a heartbeat or cycling through an array of rainbow colors, the necklace was controlled via Bluetooth from the lighting/sound booth. This groundbreaking collaboration marked a monumental achievement in Lauren's career, earning her first costume design and stage production credit.

A Decade of Excellence
Now celebrating over ten years of Bunny Paige, Lauren is proud of the brand's evolution from a small Etsy shop to a global phenomenon. Despite its remarkable growth, Bunny Paige remains true to its roots, embodying Lauren's unwavering commitment to creativity, individuality, and fearless self-expression.

Looking Ahead
As Bunny Paige continues to evolve, Lauren remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of design and innovation. With a focus on quality craftsmanship and uncompromising creativity, Bunny Paige is poised to redefine the world of jewelry for years to come. Join Lauren on this extraordinary journey and experience the magic of Bunny Paige firsthand.