Owner, director and all round extraordinaire! Meritta is the life and soul behind Ail Ruin. Her drive and vision for our beautiful shop is like no other. With over 30 years experience in the design world her playful ideas and creative designs are mesmerizing. You are most likely to find her in the design room, sketching, cutting, designing and working on fabulous new collections for our own labels Mise and Tusa. Her talent is endless. She very rarely gets spare time, but when she does, it usually involves a sewing machine, or a beautiful piece of fabric. Her style icon is Alexander McQueen.
Our little brains
Bridget is Meritta and Dermot’s eldest daughter. Although she may be the ‘baby’ of our team, she is the longest here!! As the shop was opened the year she was born! She is our part time team member and also our little brains as she is off to begin her civil law degree in college. You can find her on the shop floor on Saturdays, using her quirky, feminine sense of style. Her professionalism and kindness goes years beyond her age! Her style icon is Ashley Madekwe, Blake Lively and Olivia Palermo.
Margarita is one half of our gifted seamstress’s team. Not only is she extremely talented in the design room, she is a domestic goddess in the kitchen, and regularly bakes us yummy treats!! You can find her upstairs in the boutique working in the design room, or on the shop floor pinning outfits for alterations. When she isn’t working she likes to go for a cycle or spend some time when her lovely family. Her style icon is Grace Kelly.
Our jack of all trades, Dermot is in charge of Ail Ruins finances, however we also rope him into fixing anything that goes wrong with the shop! You can find him in his office or changing bulbs, power washing the shop, painting (the very long list goes on!) It’s great to have a man about the place. When pushed to reveal his style icon he said he didn’t have one, but that true style comes from within!! (cringe)