Friday, September 26, 2014

Fashion Pro Spotlight: Julian Gravesande, Purse Designer & Fashion Blogger

This week I'm featuring Julian Gravesande, a talented purse designer who's company is called Moruka Designs, fashion blogger at Guyanese Sista, a fellow member of my blogger group and a NYC fashion buddy of mine. I'm happy to feature her on my blog, below is our interview, enjoy!
1. What is you blog/website/venture called? When and why did you start it?

The name of my blog is GuyaneseSista.com and the name of my handbag business is MorukaDesigns.com


2. What have been your most exciting and proud moments so far in your venture?

My most exiting blog moment was the first time I got paid for a blogging assignment. Also my two most equally exciting moments for Moruka Designs were my first trunk show and the time I was featured on News 12 The Bronx

3. What growth and opportunities are you striving for during the rest of 2014 and in 2015 for this venture?

For the rest of 2014 and 2015 I'd like to expand on the rebranding of Guyanesesista.com. I'd like to make my blog into a lifestyle blog that covers culture, fashion and beauty. I'd especially like to feature other designers, artists and other cool people to inform my audience of that these talented people exist and that they should support them. As for Moruka Designs I'd like to grow the blog, morukadesigns.tumblr.com as well as my revenue. That would include more retail sales online and offline eg. at trunk shows, getting into to wholesale and doing more collaborations.


4. Were can my readers learn more about you and your work (include all social media you want seen)?

For Guyanese Sista I can be found on:
Instagram & Twitter: @guyanesesista  

For Moruka Designs I can be found on:
Instagram & Twitter: @morukadesigns

5. What are your 3 Fall beauty and skincare must-haves?

My 3 fall beauty must haves are purple lipstick, concealer and Oxford shoes. 

6. What are the 3 resources every beauty professional needs to know about and use regularly?

Three things every beauty pro should know about are Skillshare, 11 Beautiful Tools: The Social Media Success Guide for Beauty Professionals by Terez Baskin and The Basics of Beauty DVD by Sam Fine.


Below is one of Julian's clutches.


It was a pleasure to feature Julian. I wish her the best of success with her blog and purse company. What did you like about this spotlight? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading, take care.

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