eBay Holiday Capsule Collection Designers: Ruffian
On Tuesday, we announced eBay’s first ever group collaboration with 7 Designers as they release their Holiday Capsule collection on November 12, 2012. Today we visit one of the minds behind the collective, Designer duo Ruffian, the acclaimed cult New York Label. We’re still giddy about their Ruffian Red nails released last month. Here’s Brian Wolk and Claude Morais’ thoughts on this holiday, their customer, and smart eBay tips for shopping.
Jauretsi: If you had to describe a day in the life of your customer, how would they spend the day ideally?
Ruffian: She hits her snooze button many times, grabs a coffee and croissant at Balthazar and heads to… [MORE] Chelsea to catch the most recent exhibition at Gagosian and Mary Boone Gallery. She walks uptown on the high line to her studio, and after a few hours of work, has lunch with her best friend at Bergdorf’s. After lunch she decides to make Central Park her office with the help of her iPhone. She strolls over to Madison Avenue for some window shopping, and meets her boyfriend for a late afternoon Martini at Bemelman’s. They decide they are in the mood for asian food and head downtown to their favorite booth at Indochine for a romantic dinner.
Q: When did you first realize you wanted to become a designer?
Brian: When I made my own Peter Pan Costume for my 4th Grade Play.
Claude: When my Dad found me in My Mothers Shoe Closet!
Q: Do you have a specific “aha find” on eBay? What was the item?
Claude: My 1965 Magnavox Portable Record Player in Pearl White Leatherette
Brian: My Paint by Numbers Collection, specifically My Blue Boy and Pinkie
Q: What are your top three favorite holiday movies?
A Charlie Brown Christmas, Christmas in Connecticut, Auntie Mame
Q: In terms of online searches, what do you recommend is the most savvy thing or genre to search for on eBay?
We love to find LP and Records, vintage fabrics and embroideries, and vintage fashion magazines
Q: What is your favorite thing about 2012 so far?
Launching our new website!
Q: What is your “go to” get away spot for the holidays? What essential items do you pack in your bags on that escape end of year?
Brian: Ten Thousand Waves, A Japanese Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico for Christmas.
Claude: Paris for Thanksgiving! We pack our Tuxedo jackets, Claude’s leather perfecto motorcyle jacket, Brian’s weathered denim jacket, our favorite jeans, white button down shirts, and our favorite skinny ties.