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Curator Corner: Fashion School 

Designer and eBay curator Chris Benz survived fashion school and lived to tell the tale. His latest collection for eBay Today pinpoints the starter tools of the trade — a sewing machine, a set of pantone colors, and a classic Vogue issue, including works by legendary photographers Erwin Blumenfeld, Toni Frissell, and Horst.

Peek at the entire collection entitled Fashion School and begin your self-education to earn your spot on the runway. 

(Photo: Curated by Chris Benz. Text: Jauretsi)

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"Ruthless People" by Chris Benz
This vintage neon pink telephone is from the collection culled together by eBay’s curator Chris Benz. The designer writes about his inspiration, the 80’s film “Ruthless People”, known for it’s “graphic shapes, clashing brights, pastel color-blocking, and awkward proportion”. 
To take a look at the rest of Benz’s collection, visit "Ruthless People". To view other curator items, visit eBay Today. 
(Photo: Courtesy of eBay Seller dressage-girl. Text: Jauretsi)

"Ruthless People" by Chris Benz

This vintage neon pink telephone is from the collection culled together by eBay’s curator Chris Benz. The designer writes about his inspiration, the 80’s film “Ruthless People”, known for it’s “graphic shapes, clashing brights, pastel color-blocking, and awkward proportion”. 

To take a look at the rest of Benz’s collection, visit "Ruthless People". To view other curator items, visit eBay Today

(Photo: Courtesy of eBay Seller dressage-girl. Text: Jauretsi)

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Postcards from China: Chris Benz & Duck Fever

This December, we’re proud to announce eBay’s launch in China. One of our eBay Holiday Collective Designers, Chris Benz, visited the nation this month and sent us a new shopping obsession: “I’m in love with Chinese duck figurines!” he exclaims. Here’s 2 finds he searched on eBay just for our readers, first a pair of Chinese Green Turquoise Duck Figurines, and secondly, a pair of Late 19th Century Chinese Porcelain Turquoise Duck Figurines. Check out his favorite Pecking Duck restaurant too. Thanks for the tip, Chris!

You can follow Chris Benz on his instagram: @cmbenz

(Photo: from eBay Seller. Text by Jauretsi)

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Postcards from China: Chris Benz & Street Style
We asked Fashion Designer (and eBay Holiday Collective Designer), Chris Benz about his recent trip to China for eBay’s launch and what styles he saw on the streets: “I’m loving all the dresses over pants, again, and the oversize outwear proportions that people have started to embrace and re-imagine in their own ways this winter.”
(Photo: Courtesy of Chris Benz Instagram @cmbenz. Text by Jauretsi)

Postcards from China: Chris Benz & Street Style

We asked Fashion Designer (and eBay Holiday Collective Designer), Chris Benz about his recent trip to China for eBay’s launch and what styles he saw on the streets: “I’m loving all the dresses over pants, again, and the oversize outwear proportions that people have started to embrace and re-imagine in their own ways this winter.”

(Photo: Courtesy of Chris Benz Instagram @cmbenz. Text by Jauretsi)

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Postcards from China: Chris Benz & Chinese Lingo
Chinese language can seem overwhelming. If you don’t know any words at all, well, here’s a short lesson. Designer Chris Benz (on his voyage to China for eBay’s launch) maxed out at 2 words. ”I didn’t make it much past “nihou”(hi or hello) and “xie xie” (thank you). It’s such a tricky language!” It’s ok, Chris, that’s two more words than we knew before. Oh, one more fact. If you add “ma” to the end of their hello, it means how are you doing today? In other words “ni hao ma?”. Probably a good thing to ask your stewardess before that long flight. 
(Photo: Courtesy of Chris Benz via Instagram @cmbenz. Text by Jauretsi)

Postcards from China: Chris Benz & Chinese Lingo

Chinese language can seem overwhelming. If you don’t know any words at all, well, here’s a short lesson. Designer Chris Benz (on his voyage to China for eBay’s launch) maxed out at 2 words. ”I didn’t make it much past “nihou”(hi or hello) and “xie xie” (thank you). It’s such a tricky language!” It’s ok, Chris, that’s two more words than we knew before. Oh, one more fact. If you add “ma” to the end of their hello, it means how are you doing today? In other words “ni hao ma?”. Probably a good thing to ask your stewardess before that long flight. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Chris Benz via Instagram @cmbenz. 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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Go Sasha and Your Awesome Chris Benz Skirt!
By Jauretsi
Last night was an extraordinary evening as the new American President was announced almost one hour early than expected. The world cheered in unison, including national broadcasts of wild dancing on Kenyan streets! During Obama’s glorious acceptance speech, the world soaked in the fashionable Obama daughters. 
Malia wore a rich smoky blue skirt which matched perfectly with Barack’s tie… an adorable choice. Malia’s pencil thin hot pink belt cinched the outfit with class. Sasha however stood out on her own with a unique choice, a Chris Benz green hydrangea-printed organza party skirt. “It’s from awhile ago” says the designer. “It’s from a collection that was really all about having fun!” Just like all of Chris’ pieces, this particular skirt is “perfect on anyone looking to celebrate” says the joyful designer. Bullseye Sasha. 
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"I am a huge fan of the Obama women, and it is a huge honor and always very humbling to see something worn in the public eye" adds Chris Benz, one of our eBay Holiday Designers who created a Limited Edition collection available November 12, 2012, this Monday! It’s stellar timing for those shoppers looking to buy a relevant superstar Designer at the most affordable price next week. We predict his items will fly off the shelves. To view each of his pieces, visit eBay Holiday Collection 2012 products. 
After all is said and done, the political history was bottled with some exquisite looks. The New York based Designer says with a smile, “this is very special, indeed, and particularly on such a milestone evening”. 
(Photo: Red Carpet Fashion Awards)

Go Sasha and Your Awesome Chris Benz Skirt!

By Jauretsi

Last night was an extraordinary evening as the new American President was announced almost one hour early than expected. The world cheered in unison, including national broadcasts of wild dancing on Kenyan streets! During Obama’s glorious acceptance speech, the world soaked in the fashionable Obama daughters. 

Malia wore a rich smoky blue skirt which matched perfectly with Barack’s tie… an adorable choice. Malia’s pencil thin hot pink belt cinched the outfit with class. Sasha however stood out on her own with a unique choice, a Chris Benz green hydrangea-printed organza party skirt. “It’s from awhile ago” says the designer. “It’s from a collection that was really all about having fun!” Just like all of Chris’ pieces, this particular skirt is “perfect on anyone looking to celebrate” says the joyful designer. Bullseye Sasha. 

[MORE]

"I am a huge fan of the Obama women, and it is a huge honor and always very humbling to see something worn in the public eye" adds Chris Benz, one of our eBay Holiday Designers who created a Limited Edition collection available November 12, 2012, this Monday! It’s stellar timing for those shoppers looking to buy a relevant superstar Designer at the most affordable price next week. We predict his items will fly off the shelves. To view each of his pieces, visit eBay Holiday Collection 2012 products

After all is said and done, the political history was bottled with some exquisite looks. The New York based Designer says with a smile, “this is very special, indeed, and particularly on such a milestone evening”. 

(Photo: Red Carpet Fashion Awards)

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Chris Benz for eBay Holiday Collective 2012

By Jauretsi

"I’ve always felt that I was part of the eBay family just because I spent so much time on eBay myself," says Designer Chris Benz. It’s a good thing he felt that way, because we’re thrilled over the moon he got inspired to make a Limited Edition series of items for eBay this Holiday Season. Diverse in range, from a scarf to stationary, the collection embodies his signature palettes, which we’re proud to release just around the corner, November 12, 2012. To view all the Chris Benz pieces, visit eBay Holiday Collective Products

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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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Inspired by a zombie apocalypse with sweetly dark themes, Chris Benz’s collection was nonetheless a pretty ride to behold. Take a look at all the pieces on Style.com — Jauretsi
(Photo: Lindsay Anthony)

Inspired by a zombie apocalypse with sweetly dark themes, Chris Benz’s collection was nonetheless a pretty ride to behold. Take a look at all the pieces on Style.com — Jauretsi

(Photo: Lindsay Anthony)