Freudian Slip

Hello Darlings,

Happy Friday to you all. I'm very pleased to announce that as of this week I am now the fashion correspondent at The Bushwick Daily. Woop! You can check out my first article here, I'm the Bill Cunningham of Bushwick!

Today on the blog I am giving the #threewaystowear treatment to a vintage slip dress. Nightwear worn in the day (including pyjamas!) was a huge trend that I spied during fashion week this year so, here it is style queens.

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Add a vintage petticoat and throw over a soft, silk shirt. I dyed this shirt with the help of my friend Deena using only flowers and herbs. I am going to make a video showing the technique soon. It's super cool, very easy to do and makes the most beautiful designs and patterns. It's also organic which is pretty dope. No shoes really add to the woodland nymph/insane-to-be-barefoot-in-New-York vibe. Hey, it worked for Sandy Shaw...

#2 If walking around in a slip is too much for you, layer another dress over the top. I love the muted shades in this one, not to mention the tulip shape. Toughen up the look a little with boots. 

#3 To add a little edge, tie a neon scarf around you and add a neon neckpiece too. I really love the mix of vintage and modern.

Thanks as always to my darling photographer Denton Taylor, the man, the legend. 

See you next week fashionistas. Don't forget to follow along on instagram and facebook

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

SheInside

Hello Fashionistas,

I am writing to you from sunny England where I have been for the last two weeks, visiting family and friends and hitting up the fabulous shops and markets of London town. Photos coming very soon....

Today on the blog I am showcasing a dress gifted to me by the wonderful online fashion mecca that is 

SheInside

. Thanks team!

Here it is #threewaystowear 

Happy Summer my lovely FashionSquad!

Love,

Ruthie Darling xo

#1 If you're going to go all neon-cyclist-chic at least match the shoes too. Also be warned: whenever I wear this outfit I find myself singing "'let's get VISIBLE" in my head to the tune of Olivia Newton-John's "Let's Get Physical". Could just be me though...

#2 Overlay the skirt with another long lace number, belt it and add a hat. Also check out the Iris Apfel sunnies I have on. I bought them in an old lady pharmacy in Palm Beach. They were right next to the turbans...

#3 For a more romantic look, I added a cropped grey t-shirt, some hologram sandals and a statement necklace. Tones down the neon somewhat and gives the dress a more casual vibe. 

Photos by the wonderful 

Denton Taylor

Oh and just incase you thought I'd made it through a shoot without being a total idiot, think again:

Men's Fashion Week

Hello Darlings,

Whilst I'm sunning myself and belting out showtunes in Florida, New York has been hosting Men's Fashion Week. Although I could not be there, my Man-Friday 

Denton Taylor

 was on the ground to find some of the fashionistas on the scene. 

Have a gander at some of the fashionistas below.

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 A look I noticed appearing is the statement-coloured suit. Check out these beauties:

#2 Patterned trousers have long been a staple for us lady-fashionistas, but now men are getting in on the action and it's fabulous!

#3 See-thru shirts also made an appearance. Take a look at these peek-a-boo chaps

#4 Let's not forget about the stylish groups of friends that were spotted on the street. #squadgoals

#5 The prize for the hottest janitor in FW goes to this bearded gent

#6 I know it's men's fashion week, but we can't forget the chic ladies that were out and about

#7 Shout-out to this baby who is about to become NYC's most gorgeous sprog

Thanks to my darling 

Denton

 for the fabulous photos.

xo

Chinese Delivery

Hello Darlings!

Another beautiful (if still cold) week here in NYC, the home of exorbitant rents and excellent pizza. In this post I am giving the #threewaystowear treatment to a daring neon green ballerina-length skirt. I bought it from a questionable chinese website (which I won't mention here in case at some point down the road they wish to sponsor me - gimme dat Yuan!) and was unsure what it would be like when it arrived. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I mean sure, if I get anywhere near an open flame it's all over, but the colour is fierce. So here we are. Enjoy!

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Pair with a black top and shoes to really highlight that shocking neon. Compliment the skirt with bold jewellery. If you don't want people to look at you and for a fabulous gay man to yell "yass girl" on 11th street during a photo-shoot, then don't wear this. Otherwise strut around in this ensemble and rule the world.

#2 Think neon can't be cute? Think again. Pair it with a gingham blouse and some vintage shoes and you're ready for a punk rock production of Carousel.

#3 For a more work-safe look, style with a cute shirt and a fitted jacket. A dear friend of mine, Stewart Charlesworth, always used to say to me "the bigger the hair, the smaller the waist", but in this instance I think 'the bigger the skirt, the smaller the waist", with that in mind throw over a statement belt too - it will accentuate the narrowest part of your body.

Skirt: Dodgy Chinese Website

Outfit One: Top: Zara, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Vintage, Large Necklace: River Island, Small Necklace: Topshop

Outfit Two: Shirt: H&M, Shoes: Vintage

Outfit three: Shirt: H&M, Jacket: River Island, Belt: Vintage, Boots: Necessary Clothing

Photos: 

Denton Taylor

Reuse and recycle!

RD xoxo