Hot Designer: Richard Ruiz
By Brian Madigan | 04/10/2008 - 11:28

Richard Ruiz, the New York City based couturier, designs elegant upscale dresses, pants, and blouses with a special attention to excellent tailoring. And it's easy to see why: the 35-year-old boricua worked as a tailor to the stars for many years before launching his own line in fall 2006. (Visit to check out his design evolution.) spoke with Ruiz just as he was readying his second spring collection:

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Hot Designer: Katy Rodriguez
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 04/06/2008 - 17:38

Katy Rodriguez's bi-coastal boutique, Resurrection (, is the high temple of vintage haute couture. The famed boutique also carries Rodriguez's own adorable, ingenue collection. We catch up with the uber-cool fashion designer to talk about the joys of La-La Land, skater/surfer boyfriends, and hairless Mexican chihuahuas.

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