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Meet Diana Corpus of Diana Corpus Jewelry

Today we’d like to introduce you to Diana Corpus.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I attended California State University-Fullerton and I started out interning for a Los Angeles magazine. I majored in communications with a minor in anthropology. The magazine was called LA Teen Magazine. Through that internship, I learned about the industry by attending events and networking. I started my jewelry line in 2010, since then it was grown and been featured in music videos, commercials and magazines. A few years ago, I started working as a wardrobe stylist. It was a dream come true. I continue to work as a wardrobe stylist for music videos, web series and independent projects.

Has it been a smooth road?
Not at all! When I was a student at CSUF, I lived in Corona, worked in Yorba Linda, interned in Los Angeles and worked the weekends as a nightlife photographer in the IE and OC area. The 91 freeway is a struggle in itself. I could drive to 3 counties in 1 day! I set my goals high and was determined to make them a reality. It was hard and tiring, but it was worth it. Sometimes I would stay up late at night to finish my homework and other nights I forgot what sleep meant.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
When I was a young child, I dreamed of working in the fashion industry. I didn’t know in what capacity, but I wanted a creative career because I’m an artist and I loved fashion. I love designing and creating looks for artists/actors. My jewelry line is everything to me.

Every piece is created with thoughtfulness and time. Anyone who buys a piece from me has a piece of my soul. My line is known for its otherworldly aesthetic. As a wardrobe stylist, I’m known for creating inexpensive looks that still capture my creativity and the director’s vision.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Los Angeles is a great city to start out. The city of angels offers a lot of opportunities. We live in the era of social media, which has created a lot of new outlets that need content.

There is enough work for everyone. As far as improvements, I wish the city didn’t have so much traffic! I wish we had free parking. I wish the street signs weren’t so confusing.

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Image Credit:
Sharon Rene Photography
Roxanne Mejia

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