We had the good fortune of connecting with Diana Corpus and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Diana, how do you think about risk?
Without risk taking, I would not be where I am today. I attended university and earned my BA in Communications and a minor in Anthropology, this was my plan b. My plan a, was to become a wardrobe stylist. When I wasn’t working or attending school, I was interning in Los Angeles and going to events to network. All while living in Corona, CA. I sacrificed my social life and dedicated it to earning my BA and yearning for my opportunity that would eventually land. Through hard work, passion, dedication, and perseverance, I finally had landed my first styling job. From there, my name grew and I started getting referrals. Along my journey, I had no support from anyone when it came to my dreams. I learned early on, I was the one who had to go out and make it happen. It can be a scary thing to follow your dreams, especially a creative career because you do along the way experience as the saying goes, “I’m a starving artist”, but you must breath, live, and die, by your passion. Wardrobe styling is my fire. Styling is my gateway and release from normalcy.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My career began when I started my line, Diana Corpus Jewelry. I was a vendor at many events and craft fairs around Southern California. I make jewelry that is considered otherworldly. I also design custom clothing. My designs have been featured in music videos and both national and international publications. This notoriety, helped me in my pursuit to be a stylist. I want the world to know that thru my art, you have a piece of my heart. My essence is in each piece I design and create. I hope that my art brings inspiration and positive reinforcement.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
SUNDAY – take my best friend to San Diego to meet my family and eat authentic Mexican food MONDAY – hike Mt. Wilson, hopefully see wildlife TUESDAY – relax by the pool and cook Mexican food (morning, lunch and dinner) WEDNESDAY – visit Big Rock Beach in Malibu and than eat at Paradise Cove Beach Cafe THURSDAY – visit the The Getty Center FRIDAY – party at Avalon in Hollywood SATURDAY – spend the day at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to thank George Ohan for believing in me and giving me my first styling job. Rana McAnear for your referral that led to bigger projects. Ralph Xavier Frugone, for your continued love and support.
Other: Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dianacorpusjewelry/