Nashville native and retro-mermaid enthusiast, Terilynn Bartlett McQuiston,  grew up in Tennessee, studied fashion in college and interned for Manuel for a short period. Hella TL's beginnings were quite humble: working retail, cutting fabric on her bedroom floor, and desperately trying to convince any family member on vacation to throw on a suit for a photo op. Terilynn's attraction to the West coast infused with the retro beach vibes gives Hella TL it's distinctive style.