NYFW 2017

Hello Darlings,

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and I have been running all over town in the freezing cold to attend the shows.  It is as glamourous as it sounds and also completely exhausting - there really is no comparable experience. As Bill Cunningham once said, "the best show is on the streets" and I have to say, I agree. I have witnessed some fabulous looks and fashion "moments" on the way into the shows. One memorable fashionista I found myself sitting opposite at the Georgine runway show was the latex-clad performance artist, Pandemonia. Check out her look here. In celebration of all things fashion week, here is my round up of a Ruthie Darling Fashion Week, including a streetstyle photo gallery by Denton Taylor.

And this is only part one! Today, I will be attending a Muslim couture runway show and then the LUST party at House Of Yes where I can finally (sort of) relax and eat quail off of naked men. More on that soon too, I think it demands an explanation.....

RD xoxox

First up is the Michael Costello show. Costello, once a contestant on Project Runway, created a ultra feminine collection which mainly consisted of white pieces without ever feeling bridal. Check it out below:

Second, this is Chromat. Chromat collaborated with Klymit to design inflatable garments that would help the wearer stay afloat and protected. The results were amazing. They took inspiration from life vests and floatation devices designed for extended survival in rough, open water. Perhaps, it was a nod to our current political climate—especially as models marched down the runway to a song which contained the lyrics "Fuck Donald Trump." In the show notes, Chromat wrote: "There is a feeling of paranoia, the end of truth and the dawning of a new era of persecution of the other." In defense of "the other," Chromat featured plus-sized models and a transgender model, with a rainbow of races represented. 

Here is the feminine and elegant Leanne Marshall show. Front row on all three shows - I am just living the life here! 

And finally some wintery streetstyle photos by Denton Taylor. Kudos to these fashionistas who still managed to look fab whilst battling the cold. I was rocking more of the belted-duvet look.

All photos by Ruthie Darling, street style by Denton Taylor.

More soon!

RD xoxo

Pantaloon Party

Hello my little fashion kittens,

Today I am thrilled to be wearing another Emily Cremona piece - pantaloons no less! Now THAT is vintage-chic darlings. I resisted an almost overpowering urge to style them up with a parrot and hook-hand and instead went for these three looks. I collaborated again with my wonderful photographer Denton Taylor. It's good to be back Denton even though you drive me crazy ;) Here it is #threewaystowear 

#1 Wear with an elegant and simple striped top and cinch in the waist with a belt. Add a touch of flair with some leopard print booties. Finding some bonkers places to pose in this outfit gets you extra points - see below.

ruthiedarlingpantaloon2

#2 Okay, time for a little glamour here. Wear with a vintage floral blouse, accessorizing with gold accents. Throw on the Louboutins and you're all set. Not ideal for walking around central park, but lord knows I love a challenge.

#3 Regular readers of this blog will know my love for Norma Desmond and other old, slightly demented, movie stars. You too can sport this look, dear fashionistas! Turban or headscarf - check. Fur collared jacket - check. Oversized sunglasses that are so dark they make you walk into glass doors at delis - check.

That's it for this week darling readers. More fun and fashion coming up on Tuesday. Big thanks to Deena of Emily Cremona and my doll Denton Taylor. 

Oh and just in case you thought I could resist.....

Keeping it classy.....

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo