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You Can’t Fake Fashion Launches with a Bang

Is there anything more fun than collaborating with 90 Top Designers to make a cool bag? Throwing the party to celebrate that collaboration! On Monday night, both Steven Kolb, Chief Executive Officer of the Council Designers of America (CFDA) and Devin Wenig, President of eBay Marketplaces, gathered around a “who’s who” in Fashion to toast to ”original design”. The campaign You Can’t Fake Fashion (launched the same day) aims at stopping counterfeit dead in its tracks. After dinner, it was my turn to take the floor by manning the turntables and… [MORE] getting the party bouncing with a bevy of hip guests bopping their heads up and down including Mara Hoffman, Pamela Love, Cushnie et Ochs, Rebecca Minkoff, Ruffian, and Steven Alan —  the list goes on and on. The bags (all on display) began to get ogled by party goers ready to take their bids. If you want to jump in the game, take a look at the entire YCFF collection here, and begin your bidding. The original tote is also available for $50. You have 5 more days to select the bag you love. Read more on eBay.

(Photo: 1.Carly Cushnie, Pamela Love, Mara Hoffman, CFDA’s Kelly McCauley . 2. eBay President Devin Wenig, CFDA CEO Steven Kolb 3. Nike’s Heron Preston and The Inside Source’s Jauretsi 4. Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian 5. Rebecca Taylor, Steven Alan, Devin Wenig, and Rebecca Minkoff. Text by Jauretsi. All Photos by Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com)

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Ruffian Fall 2013

Ruffian’s designers, Brian Wolk and Claude Morais have had a hectic year nurturing collaborations with several brand from Moscot Eyewear to Mac Nails in addition to other accessories partnerships. They’ve marched to their own drum, and done it with grace. Saturday morning was the time to finally sit down and see the clothing vision of the duo in all its glory. The Ruffian Fall 2013 show, entitled Reverie, winked at old world influences with modern romanticism. As the women walked out one by one in intricate patterns, worldly fabrics, and oriental tassels, we heard the uplifting Human League song “The Stuff that Dreams are Made of” as it belts out the words “take a cruise to China, or a train to Spain, go round the world again and again”. To view the whole collection, visit here.  

(Photo: Courtesy of Style.com. Text by Jauretsi)

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Grace Kelly Loved to Travel
By Jauretsi
Grace Kelly was the epitome of a jet-setter. Here she is, soaking the rays while filming To Catch a Thief on the luxurious shores of Monaco. If you’re living in cold parts of the US, it’s best to plot a warm trip for yourself and run for the sun this holiday season. Luckily, eBay’s Holiday Collection 2012, which is officially available today, offers an array of travel items, including Billy Reid’s set of sensible totes, bags, and jacket bags. The whole Billy Reid collection can be viewed here, along with additional recommended items for an island escape. To view individual photos of the entire collection, including pieces from our other six designers (Fallon, Chris Benz, Jonathan Adler, Ruffian, Steven Alan, and Tibi), visit here. Get these limited edition items while they’re hot. We expect these very affordable pieces to disappear before you get on that airplane heading south. AVAILABLE NOW!
(Photo: FashGIF for The Inside Source)

Grace Kelly Loved to Travel

By Jauretsi

Grace Kelly was the epitome of a jet-setter. Here she is, soaking the rays while filming To Catch a Thief on the luxurious shores of Monaco. If you’re living in cold parts of the US, it’s best to plot a warm trip for yourself and run for the sun this holiday season. Luckily, eBay’s Holiday Collection 2012, which is officially available today, offers an array of travel items, including Billy Reid’s set of sensible totes, bags, and jacket bags. The whole Billy Reid collection can be viewed here, along with additional recommended items for an island escape. To view individual photos of the entire collection, including pieces from our other six designers (Fallon, Chris Benz, Jonathan Adler, Ruffian, Steven Alan, and Tibi), visit here. Get these limited edition items while they’re hot. We expect these very affordable pieces to disappear before you get on that airplane heading south. AVAILABLE NOW!

(Photo: FashGIF for The Inside Source)

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Ideas to Put Under the Tree
By Jauretsi
As the countdown comes to a close for the release of our eBay Holiday Collection (available November 12th), we thought we’d let you cop a peek at some of the products created by our top seven designers. There’s a wide variety of goods — from clothes to jewelry to home decor. Take a look at all the products here, and start making your Christmas lists to be prepared for the starting gun this Monday. 
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Ruffian for eBay Holiday Collection

By Jauretsi 

Brian Wolk and Claude Morais are the creative minds behind the brand Ruffian, one of the seven designers behind eBay’s Holiday Collection to be released online on November 12th. My personal favorites in this series are their ruffled scarves, coming in three colors (pink, black, and tan).

Here’s a glimpse into the duo’s world as they share their philosophy on mixing cutting edge with classic — the “punk” and the “princess”. To view all the pieces, visit eBay’s Holiday Collection 2012 on Pinterest.

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Embrace Earthiness
By Jauretsi 
We’re counting the days on our calendar in anticipation of the Chris Benz and Ruffian limited edition items to be sold on eBay this November 12th. The pieces belong to a special capsule collection created and released by eBay (think seven awesome designers in total).
Both Ruffian and Chris Benz created scarves in clean neutrals, although Chris designed his with a floral pattern on the reverse side. We suggest you follow Chris’s lead and cleverly mix your tans with shades of orange, green, and light pink — [MORE] all making for a sweet transition into fall/winter season. The goal is to have a neutral base with at least one strong pop of color, whether it’s on the lips or sprinkling in any one of the accessories above. The leaf necklace is the golden touch that drives the earth spirit all the way home.
(Photo: Embarace Earthiness- CHRIS BENZ & RUFFIAN by jauretsi featuring lip makeup. J Brand low rise jeans, $200 / Christian Louboutin heels / Miu Miu leather shoes / Alkemie jewelry / Alkemie feather necklace / Yves Saint Laurent lip makeup / Yves Saint Laurent lip makeup / MAC Cosmetics / MAC Cosmetics , $27 / Autumn’s Colors an Original watercolor study of Fall leaves by Jessica…)

Embrace Earthiness

By Jauretsi 

We’re counting the days on our calendar in anticipation of the Chris Benz and Ruffian limited edition items to be sold on eBay this November 12th. The pieces belong to a special capsule collection created and released by eBay (think seven awesome designers in total).

Both Ruffian and Chris Benz created scarves in clean neutrals, although Chris designed his with a floral pattern on the reverse side. We suggest you follow Chris’s lead and cleverly mix your tans with shades of orange, green, and light pink — [MORE] all making for a sweet transition into fall/winter season. The goal is to have a neutral base with at least one strong pop of color, whether it’s on the lips or sprinkling in any one of the accessories above. The leaf necklace is the golden touch that drives the earth spirit all the way home.

(Photo: Embarace Earthiness- CHRIS BENZ & RUFFIAN by jauretsi featuring lip makeup. J Brand low rise jeans, $200 / Christian Louboutin heels / Miu Miu leather shoes / Alkemie jewelry / Alkemie feather necklace / Yves Saint Laurent lip makeup / Yves Saint Laurent lip makeup / MAC Cosmetics / MAC Cosmetics , $27 / Autumn’s Colors an Original watercolor study of Fall leaves by Jessica…)

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Christmas in July with our eBay Holiday Designers
By Jauretsi
This week, eBay finally revealed the new product freshly announced last week with a party for friends and family in the media and designer world. The exclusive eBay Holiday Collective event revealed product the room adorned with wooden reindeers, white lights, and clever displays. “We love Christmas in July!” gushed Ruffian, one of the Collective designers. We do too, so why not get into the cheer early? I was lucky enough to DJ the event spinning classics like Carla Thomas’ “Gee Whiz its Christmas” while the team of designers — Chris Benz, Tibi, Steven Alan, Ruffian, Billy Reid, Jonathan Adler and Fallon— worked the room and dipped into the Peppermint eclairs and Gingerbread Chocolate Macaroons from Dominique Ansel Bakery. It was a night of toasting glasses and [MORE] checking out fine goods. 
For just a few hours on Wednesday night, we all forgot about the summer heat wave sizzling outside the Fashion District doors. Speaking of supporting the Fashion District, you’ll be happy to know that 100% of our collection was created in the US. The Limited Edition exclusive Capsule Collection drops on eBay November 12, 2012, so set your watches. Til then, start making your wish lists! 
(Photo credit - Clockwise: Steven Alan, Chris Benz, Dana Lorenz for Fallon, Billy Reid, Amy Smilovic for Tibi, Jonathan Adler, Claude Morais and Brian Wolk for Ruffian. Photo by Billy Farrell Agency)

Christmas in July with our eBay Holiday Designers

By Jauretsi

This week, eBay finally revealed the new product freshly announced last week with a party for friends and family in the media and designer world. The exclusive eBay Holiday Collective event revealed product the room adorned with wooden reindeers, white lights, and clever displays. “We love Christmas in July!” gushed Ruffian, one of the Collective designers. We do too, so why not get into the cheer early? I was lucky enough to DJ the event spinning classics like Carla Thomas’ “Gee Whiz its Christmas” while the team of designers — Chris Benz, Tibi, Steven Alan, Ruffian, Billy Reid, Jonathan Adler and Fallon— worked the room and dipped into the Peppermint eclairs and Gingerbread Chocolate Macaroons from Dominique Ansel Bakery. It was a night of toasting glasses and [MORE] checking out fine goods. 

For just a few hours on Wednesday night, we all forgot about the summer heat wave sizzling outside the Fashion District doors. Speaking of supporting the Fashion District, you’ll be happy to know that 100% of our collection was created in the US. The Limited Edition exclusive Capsule Collection drops on eBay November 12, 2012, so set your watches. Til then, start making your wish lists! 

(Photo credit - Clockwise: Steven Alan, Chris Benz, Dana Lorenz for Fallon, Billy Reid, Amy Smilovic for Tibi, Jonathan Adler, Claude Morais and Brian Wolk for Ruffian. Photo by Billy Farrell Agency)

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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!
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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.

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.

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Introducing Seven Designers for eBay’s First Holiday Capsule Collection
"I am obsessed with eBay" says Jonathan Adler, one of the seven designers we’re obsessed with too, so we created a unique capsule collection to be sold exclusively on eBay this Holiday season. Today we’re proud to announce this group collaboration, a first for the eBay family. Here’s the dream team (Top left, clock-wise): Ruffian, Chris Benz, Billy Reid, Tibi, Jonathan Adler, Fallon and Steven Alan. 
There is a total of 40+ items in the collection, to be sold at a “Buy it Now” fixed price (instead of auction pricing). The best part is all items are under $100. Did we mention free… [MORE] shipping for US and International? Keep reading The Inside Source the next two weeks as we’ll be asking each designer about their Holiday inspirations and to show us a peek at their unique goodies. Why these seven designers? It seems each one has their own particular love affair with the eBay closet.
"I’m an avid eBay shopper" says Billy Reid who dips into the vast site to buy pretty things for his home. The designer duo Ruffian use the site as a design resource to develop their "virtual fashion archive". Then there’s Steven Alan. "I’ve always been crazy about tech stuff" gushes Alan, who uses eBay for much different reasons. Back in 1996, Steven was combing eBay for the first ever flip phone, Motorola’s Star TAC. "I was obsessing over it" confesses Steven. There goes that word again. OBSESS. Aww, we feel the same way about each one of them.
Keep your eyes peeled on November 12, 2012, when the Collection drops on eBay. This is just the beginning of a series of Holiday love you’ll see from this creative collective. Stay tuned for more.

Introducing Seven Designers for eBay’s First Holiday Capsule Collection

"I am obsessed with eBay" says Jonathan Adler, one of the seven designers we’re obsessed with too, so we created a unique capsule collection to be sold exclusively on eBay this Holiday season. Today we’re proud to announce this group collaboration, a first for the eBay family. Here’s the dream team (Top left, clock-wise): Ruffian, Chris Benz, Billy Reid, Tibi, Jonathan AdlerFallon and Steven Alan

There is a total of 40+ items in the collection, to be sold at a “Buy it Now” fixed price (instead of auction pricing). The best part is all items are under $100. Did we mention free… [MORE] shipping for US and International? Keep reading The Inside Source the next two weeks as we’ll be asking each designer about their Holiday inspirations and to show us a peek at their unique goodies. Why these seven designers? It seems each one has their own particular love affair with the eBay closet.

"I’m an avid eBay shopper" says Billy Reid who dips into the vast site to buy pretty things for his home. The designer duo Ruffian use the site as a design resource to develop their "virtual fashion archive". Then there’s Steven Alan. "I’ve always been crazy about tech stuff" gushes Alan, who uses eBay for much different reasons. Back in 1996, Steven was combing eBay for the first ever flip phone, Motorola’s Star TAC. "I was obsessing over it" confesses Steven. There goes that word again. OBSESS. Aww, we feel the same way about each one of them.

Keep your eyes peeled on November 12, 2012, when the Collection drops on eBay. This is just the beginning of a series of Holiday love you’ll see from this creative collective. Stay tuned for more.