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I recently spent an afternoon with the design duo Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian. They had invited me over for lunch and to show me their new collaboration with MAC: press on nails and coordinating lipsticks. Although in the case of the Ruffian nails I hate “press on nails” and would like to rename “Readymade: manicure”. Nail art has exploded in the past few years and the Ruffian nails are a brilliant way to make a statement without the fuss.
The boys say the nails are a modern way to fuse beauty and accessories and I think that’s the perfect description. I also love the beautiful boxes they come in and that they’re re-usable. Check out my whole review of the nails here along with a chance to win a pair in SDNYC FINDS!
I asked Brian and Claude to share with me a few of their favorite things. Answers below as well as images from their studio!
Fav restaurant: Indochine
Claude: spicy beef salad from Indochine
Brian: homemade roasted chicken
Brian: whiskey sour
Claude: martini straight up with olives – really dry
Brian: Yaz – Upstairs at Eric’s
Claude: Beegees – greatest hits volume I
Brian: Les Liaisons dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos
Claude:Life by Keith Richards
Claude: Jean Cocteau
NYC SPOT TO GO OUT
Sugarland in Williamsburg,
NYC SPOT FOR INSPIRATION
Brian: MET Museum
Claude: The Streets
Brian: Santa Fe, 10,000 waves
Claude: Fire island, Pines
Brian: Porterhouse steak
FAV THING ABOUT BEING A DESIGNER
Brian: Making beautiful things
HISTORICAL TIME PERIOD
Brian: 18th century France, because I want to live at Chateau Versailles
Claude: 19th century England with all the dandies in London
Brian, me & Claude. (notice I’m wearing the Spectator pump that was designed for their show by Vince Camuto and goes with their new Spectator nails! Also an amazing leather jacket of their design and a Ruff (naturally!) )
Leave it to MAC to come up with another brilliant collaboration. This time expanding on an earlier collab with design duo Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian. You may remember the Ruffian Red lipstick of 2009 which, as someone who is obsessed with red lipsticks I can tell you is seriously one of the best ever. They are bringing it back along with 2 new shades Ruffian Naked and Ruffian Gold. Along with these are coordinating ready to wear nails! With adhesive already applied they’re easy to put on and stay on for hours. (tip: avoid getting too wet!)
Designed for the “Ruffian Girl” described as “a good girl gone a little bad” there are 3 limited edition designs:
Spectator: inspired by the nails for their Spring 2012 runway show, they are a pale cream color with black moon and tips and the Ruffian insignia as an accent.
Demoiselle: a dagger shape in Ruffian Red with cream and black.
Demilune: a squared off matte black nail with gold moons that are destined to be the new cult favorite this fall.
You can score the nails and lipstick online and at MAC boutiques now.
I’m also doing a giveaway of my favorite style, the Demilune. Just tell me what makes you a Ruffian Girl for your chance to win! Comment below, on the StyleDefined FB page or tweet to me at Katya_NYC “I’m a Ruffian Girl because…”
A winner will be randomly picked from all who enter in one week.