Friday, March 9, 2012
I met Rubi Jones this past January at Alt Summit. I was lucky enough to get an updo a la Rubi for one of the weekend parties. Made me wish I was her neighbor...it's pretty amazing what she can do with a can of hairspray. I've loved getting to know each of them better as we prepped for this post...such an all around interesting/creative/stylish couple! Thank you Rubi and Stanton for being a part of My Better Half!
1. Can cook one mean Spanish Tortilla
2. Has been known to rip the leather off a couch on the street (after checking it for bed bugs of course)
3. Was once a cardboard photo booth for Halloween
1. Was a unicorn for Halloween one year
2. Takes hour-long showers
3. Wishes she had grey hair
Stanton was the cute guy I smiled at after French class in college, and 7 years later we're now married and living in Paris, France. He works in marketing for a big French company and I am a freelance hairstylist. He always gets these crazy ideas in his head that he just HAS to do, like learning how to make himself leather shoes entirely by hand, or making a desk out of copper pipes and an old tv, or making himself himself a leather satchel out of found leather (which I then decide to make my own). I have a hair blog and mostly just get to play dress up for my job by doing hair for photo shoots and fashion shows. We both design and hand make men's neck ties and accessories under our brand named STNTN and we also have a free photo booth web app called photoboother that turns any photo into a photo strip. We have started a collection of found objects from the streets of Paris including street art, wooden fruit crates, children's figurines and broken Eiffel tower souvenirs, but I promise we're not hoarders.
Thanks Rubi and Stanton for being a part of My Better Half!
Photos by Lauren Cooper