Name: Mackswell Sherman and Sarah Jones (a.k.a. Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty)
Age: 20-something; 26Hometown: Anacortes, WA; Houston, TX
Current town: Brooklyn, NY
Job description: Clothing designers
Bio: Founders of label Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty, in boutiques nationwide (including Patricia Field); masterminds behind the Sars Guard hoodie and the Quadricepticon bodysuit
Select links: Sewing How-To's with RHLS (YouTube); Ruffeo and Mo Rocca on Martha Stewart (YouTube); RHLS in These Are Powers music video (YouTube); RHLS on Etsy
Describe your current state of mind.
Sarah Jones: I feel pretty much like this emoticon skirt right now, pretty stoked but kind of haggard and really filthy, covered in dirt. We’ve been working for the past few months except for maybe two days off. We’ve been pulling two all nighters in a row to get ready for Fashion Week. I have to get a LookBook done. We did it all so I feel out of it, recovering, battered, but really happy about what happened and moving forward.
Mackswell Sherman: I slept from 9 to 2 o’clock.
SJ: I woke you up and said, “Do you want to get a drink at Roberta’s?” And you said, “I hear those guys are pretty good guys.” You were so asleep.
MS: She’s more capable of working without sleep. I’ll do two all-nighters in a row and then sleep for 17 hours. And I just have to baby my mind because I’m doing design all the time and things outside of clothing design. I think maybe my state of mind is Rocky Road, right now.