Who is Modern Gypsy?
Modern Gypsy is a Washington DC based label, a lifelong dream from two sisters and BFFs; Publicist Ivette Ruiz and Stylist Millie Ruiz. Modern Gypsy launched their website in late summer of 2016, drawing inspiration from current trends mixed with vintage styles and accesories.
The “Modern Gypsy” girl is free-spirited, a modern girl that is edgy and cool, She gets inspired from previous eras and makes it her own, she’s a rockstar that travels through life with a unique and careless style. Cool gypsy jewels and a rock & roll edge are a big part of who she is. We look at the girl that’s not afraid to show her true personality and express herself through her style. Thank you for been part of our JOURNEY and share this experience with you!
Modern Gypsy team
Meet the Team!
Millie (Owner/stylist/creative director)
Millie started her career in fashion as a visual merchandiser in Forever 21, then later became a stylist at Madewell. Starting and owning her own business has always been a lifelong dream. After a drastic turn of events, she finally quit her job at Madewell and decided to follow her dreams, many long nights, lots of planning and research...Modern Gypsy Shop was finally born. She's always been influenced by music; her other passion, she grew up in the alternative rock scene. Modern Gypsy needed to be just that a mix of both her love for fashion and music. Her goal for the brand is to inspire and influence girls around the world, through hard work and persistence.
Ivette (co-owner/photographer/customer relations/shipment)
Ivette is majoring in Communications, communicating with our customers is key for great customer service and thats one of Ivette's passions. Another passion of hers is photography, even though she doesn't consider herself a professional photographer. She draws inspiration from street art, music and fashion magazines. Modern Gypsy Shop to her is another step to success. She believes that fashion is a form of art one can express their true self. "Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion" -Tony Hsieh.
Brooke (social media intern/blogger)
Brooke is a Business Administration major, with a concentration in both Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She's obsessed with fashion and is passionate about music. She's one of those people that will play her favorite song over and over again until she can't stand it anymore. If she had to choose one essential piece of clothing it'll be her leather jacket, she wears it with almost everything, we can't blame her...you can't go wrong with a black leather jacket!