- Toronto bread Ruffpup got a lot to say (and do) when it comes to contributing back to the community.
For years he has worked as a social worker helping youth in the greater Toronto area as a true humanitarian but finally living his artistic dream of being a sauce lord and a sought-after model. Ruffpup agrees how much individuals in power of position need to do to help the young kids have a safer space to express themselves and strive for their dreams. His history in Toronto is no mystery either, nor is it shallow. Being from the ends and scoring gigs like dancer for Rihanna’s ‘Pon De Replay’ music video, which was at the time was being filmed in Toronto, Ruffpup could tell you a few stories of his journey. We had the pleasure to speak to him about what his personal style means to him.
The Knockturnal: Why Modelling?
RuffPup: I model cuz I love clothing I love new clothing looks that comes out I like different looks I like how clothing looks on me I’m into the why I make my shirt sit on me the fit of my pants lol I’m all about detail and clothing has so much that’s why I model.
The Knockturnal: What are some of your new favourite items to rock?
RuffPup: My DocMartens and my sketchers..& I always gotta have my vans
The Knockturnal: Working with a camera is a great deal of work, how does it inspire you?
RuffPup:Modelling and working with cameras inspire me because you get to capture the moment and capture detail in life and all different things that’s going on in the moment.
The Knockturnal: Ok so what it is mean to put someone on to some sauce?
RuffPup: Putting someone on sauce is like showing them how to put there clothes on what brands to rock how to rock them sauce is putting on anything and making it look amazing sauce to me is rocking a $5 shirt but people think it’s a $100 shirt. But everyone has a different opinion which we are allowed to have.
The Knockturnal: Name some of your favourite brands of all time and why?
RuffPup: Couldn’t say I have a favourite brand of all time lol but I like a lot of different brands like who decides war my homie murderbravado makes it his shit amazing like I’m always in a lost of words my next homie Lon has his brand is crazy sick to called prescribed shelter and more like millcustoms,trippnyc, deadworldwide, and also problem6oy stuff is sick .
The Knockturnal: If I was to go through your closet what items would I find?
RuffPup: That’s crazy u asked that I have a lot of different stuff but your going to see leanonmyjeans and also a lot of keep 6ix closet and some basketball skateboarding.
The Knockturnal: Have you ever owned an embarrassing fashion piece? Old or new.
RuffPup:Na this didn’t happen to me I started doing street wear before I started really getting into fashion and I think I’ll always find street wear cool.
The Knockturnal: Your best cop ever was..
RuffPup: I got a customized denim Louis Vuitton pattern Fannypack
The Knockturnal: Do you eat before shoots?
RuffPup: I alway eat at shoots haha. I need to have my snacks chips chocolate and I love fruits it’s a need with a big bottle of water!!
The Knockturnal: If you had a gig tomorrow morning am what would I find you doing the night before?
RuffPup: I’ll be at home putting together a shoot bag and buying what ever I need at the mall the day before
The Knockturnal: Some of the do’s and dont’s of spending 24-48 hrs on a set?
RuffPup: DOs: stay focused & DONTs: don’t mix business with pleasure.
The Knockturnal: Name your top 5 favourite designers doing it right now?
RuffPup: Lon, murderbravado, Kanye West,
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