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The Blonds

Client
The Blonds
Category
Fashion
Credits
Post-Production, Music Composer

Fashion Editorial Brand Video Post-Production project produced for Canadian-born celebrity photographer, director, television personality, former model, spokesperson, creative director, and actor Mike Ruiz. Edited by Matyas Kelemen, and scored together with Luis Campos at Reality Engine Studios, executing post-production for many of Mike's video oriented fashion projects, music videos and films.

The Blonds is a luxury apparel brand based in New York City, Co-Founded by designer Phillipe Blond and creative director David Blond. 

The Blonds are best known for creating collections that are glamorously over the top with a rebellious twist that cater to the entertainment industry. Inspired by music, film and art, the brand utilizes an eclectic mix of textiles and embroidery to create hand crafted, one of a kind garments that focus on accentuating the human form. 

Mike's work has appeared in numerous American and international magazines such as Vanity Fair, Flaunt, Condé Nast Traveler, Interview, Paper, Citizen K, Dazed and Confused, Arena, Italian Elle, Spanish and Brazilian Vogue and was a contributor to Dolce & Gabbana's Hollywood book and Iman's The Beauty of Color beauty book. He photographed the album cover for Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted".

Menswear designer J. Cheikh collaborated with Ruiz to design a capsule collection for the Spring/Summer 2012 menswear collection in hopes of capitalizing on his fashion expertise and personal style. The collection was called "Mike Ruiz for J. Cheikh".

In addition to his advertising and celebrity clients, Ruiz has branched out as a director doing music video for artists such as Vanessa Williams, Kelly Rowland, Jody Watley, Traci Lords, Kristine W. and Shontelle. He also made his feature film directorial debut in 2007 with "Starrbooty", starring RuPaul.