Weaving Magic

Merlin Castell is not only a fellow Honduran, but I also had the opportunity to meet him, so I’m happy for his triumphs.

WAY TO GO MERLIN!


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WEAVING MAGIC

LOS ANGELES, CA – DESIGNER MERLIN CASTELL IS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS HAUTE COUTURE TAILORED FITTED JACKETS, CRAFTED FROM HIGHLY UNUSUAL FABRICATION. HIS PIECES ARE POPULAR WITH CELEBRITIES, MUSIC, FILM, AND TELEVISION FOLKS, TRENDSETTER'S.THE MERLIN CASTELL LINE HAS A HIGH HIP FACTOR RANKING. AND IS BECOMING ONE OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT COLLECTIONS IN LOS ANGELES – RANGING IN PRICE FROM $150.00 - $1,000.00 TO HIS CUSTOM MADE AND COUTURE GARMENTS THAT CAN SELL FOR MORE THAN $10,000.00.HIS DESIGNEES HAS BEEN FEATURED ON SUCH PROGRAMS AS THE “THE INSIDER”, “WEALTH TV’S WHAT TO WEAR”TO NAME A FEW. ALSO MERLIN CASTELL HAS BEEN FEATURED IN BOTH NATIONAL AND REGIONAL PRINT SUCH AS “APPAREL NEWS”,“WWD”,“LOS VEGAS MAGAZINE”TO NAME A FEW. AND CELEBRITIES LIKE LENNY KRAVITZ, PARIS HILTON, THE INSIDERS VICTORIA RECANOAND MANY MORE. THE ULTRA HIP DESIGNER WAS RECENTLY VOTED “ONE OF THE TOP TEN TO WATCH OUT FOR" BY THE POOL TRADE SHOW.BORN IN HONDURAS, WITH AN INNATE AFFINITY FOR FASHION AND A KEEN EYE FOR STYLE, CASTELL NEVER DREAMED THAT HE WOULD BE SO FORTUNATE TO CRAFT A CARRIER OUT OF WHAT HE ENJOYS DOING THE MOST."MY JOURNEY HAS BEEN VERY MAGICAL," SAYS CASTELL. HIS CASUAL BUMP INTO THE FASHION INDUSTRY WAS ALMOST NEVER PURSUED. THE YOUNGEST IN A FAMILY CONSISTING OF FOUR BOYS AND THREE GIRLS, CASTELL WAS ALWAYS CONSULTED FOR HIS NOD OF APPROVAL WHEN IT CAME TO FASHION."ONE OF MY EARLIEST FASHION MEMORIES IS ONE OF ME DRESSING MY MOTHER. I THINK I WAS AROUND THE AGE OF EIGHT WHEN I STARTED TELLING HER WHAT SHE SHOULD AND SHOULDN'T WEAR," SMILES CASTELL.ODDLY ENOUGH, HE STARTED OFF AS AN ARCHITECTURE MAJOR IN COLLEGE AND WAS REDIRECTED BY AN INSTRUCTOR WHO REMINDED HIM TO APPLY HIS TALENTS TO ANOTHER CREATIVE FIELD. HE CHOOSES TO FOLLOW HIS PASSION."I STUDIED FASHION IN MEXICO, FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THERE MY TEACHER COMPARED ME TO FRIDA KHALO, SAYING MY STYLE WAS DIFFERENT AND SUGGESTED I FURTHER MY STUDIES IN ITALY." CASTELL SAYS. "MY SPECIALTY IN SCHOOL WAS WORKING WITH LEATHER, BUT THERE WAS A TIME WHEN I COULDN'T AFFORD LEATHER. SO I STARTED TO APPLY MY IDEAS TO FABRIC AND THAT BECAME A WHOLE NEW SENSATION."BY THE END OF THE NINETY CASTELL HAD COMPLETED HIS STUDIES IN MILAN AND WAS PROVING TO BE A PRIME TALENT. HE MOVED TO LOS ANGELES AND LANDED A JOB AT HOT KISS. AFTER THERE HE WENT TO ULTRA HIP STORE RED BALLS WHERE HE WAS HEAD DESIGNER. WHILE THERE HE HAD THE CHANCE TO WORK WITH SUCH CELEBRITIES AS PAULA ABDUL, N'SYNCE, MARILYN MANSON AND MANY OTHERS."I believe a true designer is one who can bring a new concept in design. One who believes what he does is innovative and risky but does it because it comes from inside the heart," Merlin Castell.

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