SB:Describe the woman who wear Demestiks New York.
RR:The Demestiks New York woman is confident, classy, sexy, and chic. She is not afraid to be noticed.
YSB:Describe your creative space (what does it look like, how does it smell, is it hold/cold).
RR: Creative space is very colorful and warm. Everyday I burn Lavender oil throughout the work space which helps to keep calm and focused.
YSB: When do you feel inspired the most?
RR: I feel inspired the most when I am searching for fabrics. When I choose fabrics I feel like they tell me what they want to be made into.
YSB: What does Demestiks New York represent?
RR: Demestiks New York represents beauty, independence, and class.
YSB: If you could work with anyone in the world, who would it be?
RR: If I could could work with another designer it would have to be Diane von Furstenberg. She understands women in a very deep way and I would love to ask her several questions about her life and business.
YSB: When did you discover that you weren't like everyone else?
RR: When I was very young. I just knew there was a gift inside of me that I needed to share with the world.
YSB: Do you believe that it's important to be understood?
RR:I always say, " In a relationship of any sort,understanding is very important. It doesn't mean you agree with it, but you do understand ." So yes it is very important to be understood."
YSB: What is the most challenging thing about being a designer?
RR: Trying to be as authentic as possible is a challenge . We all know nothing is new under the sun and everything had been done before.
YSB: What are some words that you live by?
RR: " Live to create, create to live."
YSB: What's next for your brand?
RR:I am working on a home goods line. I am currently in the developing stages.
YSB: Tell me, how did all of this begin?
RR: In 2012 I was let go from my job. I received unemployment money and invested it into buying fabric, made the samples myself and funding my first photoshoot. I opened an online store through Easy and the rest is history. People discovered my designs through Etsy and wanted to know more about the designs and fabric. It's been a long 3 1/2 year journey but I am a very thankful to God for both the ups and downs.