Saturday, August 8, 2009

It's Been A Long ... Long While!

Quite some time has passed since my last posting. I'd like to share some of my very recent personal endeavors.

This past winter (in January), I decided to pursue my wildest dreams of becoming a fashion designer. I applied and was accepted into a part-time fashion program in pattern-making and apparel design. I've been wholly devoted ever since -- drafting various skirts, constructing, sewing, draping, etc., all while maintaining my full-time job! I guess the old adage holds true, "if there's a will, there's a way!" While I was attending design school, I realized that I needed to develop my creativity alongside my technical skills. I came across an abbreviated, but intensive summer program sponsored by Arts of Fashion at the La Cambre Mode[s] in Brussels, Belgium. I knew deeply in my heart that I had to go, so I made it happen!

During my stay, I met talented, forward-thinking students and was instructed by the most recognized Professors in Fashion Design. I truly couldn't have asked for more! Needless to say, I received my certification of completion as evidence of completing all my required projects!

Here is a photo of my collection on exhibition for the final day of the program.

Since my return, I've been working feverishly on a few side projects to add more meaningful content for my readers and the Studio Purpura Fashion Blog community! Please exercise your patience with me while I finalize these projects! Until then, I will continue to deliver essential content on fashion!

XOXO,
Studio Purpura

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Up Her Closet!


According to Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle blog, GOOP, she's auctioning off her own prized vintage wears on eBay to help raise donations for the Robin Hood Foundation! She's been one of my favorite red carpet starlet's, so you'll be sure to find some great looks here! I took a quick peek and found Balenciaga, Jimmy Choo, Proenza Schouler collections and more!



XOXO,
Studio Purpura

Photo Credit: GOOP

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Links à la Mode: IFB Weekly Roundup

Tons of new fab fashion articles this week on IFB Links à la Mode! A little piece from us too!


XOXO,
Studio Purpura

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Louboutins On Sale @ Gilt

GIlt Groupe Fashion Edge 300 x 250
Christian Louboutin flats, pumps, and boots are on sale online at Gilt Groupe. It just started, and ends tomorrow at midnight, so hurry if you want some since sizes are already selling out. Boots are about $500 to $600, and flats and pumps are about $300 to $400, which is a great deal for what they usually go for!

XOXO,
Studio Purpura

Sunday, April 5, 2009

topshop NYC - It's Open!!!

I've patiently awaited for this day....! We won't have to travel thousands of miles just to get to topshop now because it has finally arrived in NYC!! For those who are a bit further from the Big Apple, find topshop at their new US online store!



Go crazy with it because there's just too many cute pieces to forgo!

XOXO,
Studio Purpura

Friday, April 3, 2009

What I Want Now: Kimchi Blue Print Ruffle Tube Dress

Ladies, I've been looking for a light-weight, breezy dress that would look great for the summer! I found one on Urban Outfitters that looked too cute to pass up! I'd love to pair this outfit with a cute studded belt to give it an extra statement!

The dress goes for $58.00 and comes in two patterns, just in case you have a preference!

XOXO,
Studio Purpura

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Project Runway - It's Coming Back!

I'm happy to confirm that Project Runway is set to return to Lifetime after a lengthy battle between NBC Universal and Weinstein Co.

Weinstein Co. allegedly benefited from a $150 million deal by selling Project Runway to Lifetime even though NBC Universal maintained rights to the show.

Interestingly enough, NBC Universal owns Bravo, Weinstein Co. and Lifetime!

Read more ..

XOXO,
Studio Purpura