Team Biscuit: Introducing Stina

Can we resume the Team Biscuit introductions?

Today, I would like you all to meet my Stina.

My St-eeeeeeeeee-Na-Na-Na-Na.

Stina and I were assigned to live with each other freshman year of college.

That’s us, as wee babies.

We always have lots and lots of fun together.

And have been together for all of lifes biggest moments.

Blah.Z.Blah. I know. But its true. And it’s spesh. And I love her so much. And I am so glad she is on this jour-nay. Because she is incredibly talented. She designed our Biscuit logo.

Purdy.

She has a very serious day job and works real hard, and then in her free moments and after work and time I don’t know how someone has, she helps us with the bidness and technology and our marketing and branding and communications.

And then next summer, she will be marrying a very handsome Tree Surgeon.

She is also the one who made Gracie her G-Wagon.

Anyway, here is more from Stina in her own words.

My name is Christina Ducruet, but I go by Stina round these parts. I have known Bailey since the ripe age of 17 when we were joined together by fate in Thurston Hall, room 902 at George Washington University. Bailey arrived with a tie-died duvet cover that she had done herself, only months after I turned my home’s guest bathroom blue attempting to tie dye every white article of clothing I owned. Needless to say, we took a shining and have remained dear friends ever since, despite the two of us going on to transfer to different schools. Through visits to Houston, and Houston friends coming to visit us at GWU, I got to know Isabel and a real treasure trove of amazing gals. Isa’s and my path crossed further after I moved just up the hill from her in Providence, RI where she attended RISD and I went to Brown.

Stina and Paul visiting us in Austin
Earlier this spring, my soon-to-be fiance and I went to Austin to visit Pete and Bails. (It was on this trip that I brought down my now PB-famous Gracie’s Lil Red Wagon). One morning, during Gracie’s nap time, we were all gathered in the playroom under the disco ball when Bailey started to tell me about her dream of starting a design brand and filling the void for reasonably priced, outlandishly stylish bedding.  She explained how she and Isabel had flirted with the idea of creating something together but hadn’t committed to a path forward. I love Bailey, I love design, and I LOVE a cozy, happy bed and I said I would do anything I could to help make this vision real. Just a few weeks later, the three of us met in NYC to strategize and this Friday, only a few short months later, I held one of our boudoir pillows for the first time and I have never felt such pride and excitement before…I hope everyone loves what we’ve made as much as I do because that would mean loving it A LOT. My most significant contribution so far was the creation of our logo, the inital designs for our website and everything branding/identity related. I am also Biscuit’s self-appointed Techspert.
Bailey has asked me to tell you what spice girl I am. I’m a spice RACK baby. Silly spice? Party spice? Nerdy spice? Awkard spice? How awesome is the adjective + spice format???
Our prints as cookies…I like having talented friends.
The prints I am most excited about this season, especially after seeing how beautifully Bails has styled them in the store, are our Katie, Paul (named for someone very very special to me) and Fiona prints. The colors and feeling of every design is devine and the mix-and-matching possibilities are endless. It is thrilling to put work into something I believe is truly special that will make people’s bedrooms more delightful and their beds more cozy and delicious.
The sign on the door says “closed”…but not for long!

Comments

  1. KTowne October 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Yay Bailey!! I am so so so excited for you. The store front looks amazing!! And I am sooo excited to get my hands on some of this fabulous bedding. P.S. you should think about selling gift tins of those cookies with your bedding designs, they look delish and would make amazing gifts!

  2. Holtwood Hipster October 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    The excitement of this time in your lives is so palpable in each of these posts. Its a cool, cool thing to see how this is all coming together for you guys. All the best…

  3. Blair October 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Yay!!! So excited for you guys! It was great meeting you all on Saturday!! And those cookies were AMazing! I scarfed them down on my way back to Austin.

  4. Danielle Rann October 29, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    This is so random but since you mentioned going to GW I had to ask my husband (GW alum) if he knew you. I figured we were around the same age and he lived in Thurston freshman year too! Anyways, yes, he remembered you and Stina! Haha, I thought it was cute :) Good luck with Biscuit!!

  5. Anika October 29, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    The storefront looks stunning — and I loved the story of how you met Stina. I can’t wait for the Biscuit bedding!

  6. Samantha Penner October 30, 2012 at 1:07 am

    It’s so fun to meet your good friend/business partner. I (sadly) realized I wrote down the wrong Saturday for the opening party and missed it last weekend- so bummed!!! I did drive by it today on Kirby and saw a gorgeous window display. I will swing by soon to check it all out! Congrats Bailey- I am so excited for you!!!

  7. Charisse Andrews October 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I am very excited for Bisquit. Everyone loves nice bedding. Loved seeing the window display, but I might suggest that instead of “closed” on the door, which might lead a person passing by to think you were already there and are now closing, that you change the sign to create “buzz”, i.e. We will be opening our new store soon, please watch for us or something to that effect! Can’t wait to see what you will carry. Best to you all.

  8. Kim October 31, 2012 at 11:33 am

    The store looks awesome and I love your site… but I have to contribute another random coincidence. I just read this and laughed because I lived on the 9th floor in Thurston my freshman year as well (933)–I think a few years after you both, AND I transferred. Crazy small world! Good luck and look forward to following the progress via your blog!

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