Ruby’s love of fashion solidified after being gifted a sewing machine for her sixteenth birthday. The California native studied fashion marketing and communications at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona. As a producer for Gilt.com, a fashion ecommerce site, she is fully enthralled by all things in the New York fashion world: Fashion Week, runway shows and collections, the fashionphiles of New York City, models, photographers and the like. She says she gets goose bumps for anything designed by Alber Elbaz of Lanvin and cites Phoebe Philo’s return to Celine as something close to Jesus' resurrection.
Place of Birth: San Diego, California.
Occupation/Aspiration: Fashion Producer – both my occupation and aspiration.
Parents: My father was born in Durango, my mother in Sonora, but both were raised in Tijuana and immigrated to the states when they married.
When did you move to NYC and why?
February 2007. I was 25, had never been to New York, and moved here with three suitcases to work in Fashion.
A New York moment:
Every time I see the skyline at night I get butterflies and am reminded of how much I love this city.
How do you keep it Mex in the City?
Somehow everything has a Mexican connection.
Share the best piece of advice a close relative or someone dear to you gave you?
“Amor de lejos, amor de pendejos” No matter how many times I have tried to prove it wrong it’s always true.
What’s your drink of choice?
Three songs on your mind right now:
Lole y Manuel: “Dime”, Bjork with Raimundo Amador: “So Broken”, Oj Da Juice Man and Gucci Mane: “Half A Brick”
What's your favorite song?
Mexican jam? “Sabor A Mi”
Your favorite past time:
The beaches of Barcelona with a mob of friends, drinks, smokes, and good times.
Tell us your favorite Mexican expression:
“Calladita mas bonita” although I don’t practice it as much as I should.
Describe a fun or interesting fact about you:
I am more of an experience than a description.