With Just a Few Clicks, You Too Can be a Hot New Designer…

If you’re a fashion fanatic like myself, then you’re always on the look out for the latest trends and the hottest new designers. Perhaps, like me, you’ve dreamed of being able to design your own clothes, but (also like me), don’t possess the craftiness to do so. Well, thanks to Andrea Marron, now you can.
Andrea Marron, a recent graduate of the University of Rochester, is already on the road to success in the fashion world. She got a headstart, having started Studio 28 Couture while she was still in school. Andrea is different from most up and coming designers, not only because her website is a unique concept in the world of fashion, but because she graduated from school with a degree in optical engineering, not exactly the norm for fashion designers out there.
Andrea took the scientific approach she learned in her studies and mixed it with her passion for fashion and her entrepreneurial attitude in order to create Studio 28 Couture, a company that lets you design your own one-of-a-kind dress and have it custom made for you. The dresses are vintage-inspired, handmade by local seamstresses and delivered to you within three weeks.

When you go to the site, www.studio28couture.com, and click on “design”, you’re taken on a step-by-step guide in order to pick which style will best suit your body. First you select a bodice from ten styles ranging from sleeveless to capsleeve. Next you choose from six styles of skirt, then the print (or solid color) of 100% cotton fabric, and the last step is to pick your trim fabric. Once you check out “your” dress design (there is a drawing on the side of the screen for you to check styles and fabrics and how you like them together), you give them your size, proceed to check out, pay $200 (all dresses are the same price) and voila! In three weeks time, you’ve got an adorable dress that lets you brag to all your friends about your amazing design skills. The best part: if the dress doesn’t fit, Studio 28 will alter it once free of charge.
Andrea has not only given fashionistas a new and hands-on approach to shopping, but she’s tapped into the inner designer in all of us and given us the opportunity to make our own Project Runway pipe dream a reality (with a lot less of the work). If you’re anything like me, that’s something to get excited about.

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