Ruki Garuba has a totally fabulous life; glam job as a stylist to artists such as Jay Sean, Keyshia Cole and Kelly Rowland and when she is not savouring the LA sunshine she is hot footing it between London and New York. To keep us abreast with all her activities Ruki has launched a blog called Neon Style by Ruki Garuba which is a collection of her thoughts and personal style. Ruki cut her teeth at Pride magazine where she went on to become beauty and fashion writer of the UK's bestselling magazine for Black women. After doing some PR for major fashion brands such as CAT and Quicksilver, Ruki eventually settled into her passion for styling.
What is on your bed, desk and sofa at the moment?
I share my bed with my MacBook and a pile of pages I rip out of magazines with the intention of filing. My desk has fashion reference books, shoes boxes, accessories and lots of snacks. My sofa has a notebook, pen, Blackberry and TV remote that I mean to tidy away but never do.
What form of inspiration do you have on the wall ie photos, magazine cuttings or extracts?
Pictures of my mother when she was young – her sense of style inspires me. Framed collages of my childhood pictures, family members, vacations and friends. Magazine pages of fashion moments I wish I created. Things that basically make me smile and remember where I’m going and where I came from.
Do you keep a tidy office or are you a messy worker?
I keep a pile that would look messy to the untrained eye but I can tell you exactly what is in each pile. I am also a hoarder so I hold onto things like backstage passes, tour passes, a printout from the first gig I did at Paramount Studios. Memories keep me going when I’m stressed or losing sight of the prize.
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