Grayson Clothing - Part One

Hello Fashionistas,

Today I am very excited to share with you my collaboration with the new clothing brand 

Grayson

. They specialise in junior (stop laughing bitches) fashions at awesome prices. 

Last week I was lucky enough to receive two items from their current collection. Here is the first: a sweet, striped, cropped top - showcased here in my #threewaystowear

My model today is the actress Catharine League, who played Fredrika in 'A Little Night Music' with me in Palm Beach. Catharine is currently working at Disney World playing Ariel in the Little Mermaid. She is also a figure-skating-diva. Check out her video at the end of this post.

Here she is, enjoy darlings! Oh and check out Friday's post to see the other item they sent me, modeled by another actress from the show, Cristina Flores. 

RD xoxo

#1 Wear with a vintage petticoat. (Gone-With-The-Wind-chic?) The black booties give it a more modern feel 

"Flatley my dear, I don't riverdance"

#2 For a forties nod, wear with high waisted linen trousers and an adorable headscarf. Catharine The Riveter

 ladies and gentlemen:

#3 For a more elegant look, wear with a satin wrap-around skirt and the obligatory Louboutins. Accesorise with palm trees, natch.

A big Thank You to Grayson Clothing and Catharine my model. 

Visit their website 

here

 and you can follow them on social media on these links:

instagram

facebook

twitter

 and 

pinterest

Before I leave you, here is Catharine being ridiculously good at figure skating. Stop having so many talents dammit #upstager

Palm Beach Vintage Adventures

Hello Fashionistas,

Happy Friday darlings. Today on the blog I have a special guest, my cast-mate from 'A Little Night Music', 

Brittany Baratz

. Brittany is the fabulous high soprano of our show and could be described as Joan Collins meets a Jewish grandma:  glamourous, always ready with a zinger and often providing the dressing room with sage words of wisdom. Check out her

website

to learn more about her talents and to see some video of her in action. 

As I continue to raid the costume department here at the theatre, I am finding some fabulous, and very Palm Beachy, gems. Here is Brittany modeling some of these vintage treasures. 

#1 Check out this awesome 1960's dress, worn with a turban and huge sunglasses....poolside naturally....

#2 This fabulous jacket is a old-lady statement piece of it's own. It's tropical print contains flowers and birds and is perfect thrown of jeans and a t-shirt for a more modern look 

#3 In case you were missing me readers, here I am up a tree (where else?) wearing a gorgeous skirt taken from a recent Le Liaisons Dangereuses

 production and worn with a crop top and sneakers

My thanks to darling Brittany for being such a fab model.

Oh and in case you thought I had made it through a photo shoot without doing something ridiculous, here is a photo of me falling out of the tree....

Keeping it classy 

Snowman NYC

Hello Fashionistas,

Sometimes barging into someone's office and demanding they give you a raincoat to wear on your blog, actually bloody works! 

#Gobigorgohomeson 

Of course, it probably helped that Korean was the main language spoken in the office - I think they just said "yes" to get rid of the odd, British girl stumbling about in white sunglasses. 

Anyway, who cares, it's the destination not the journey or something like that so, long story short, in this post I am collaborating with the NYC based outerwear company 

Snowman NYC

.

With this inclement

 weather, a light, "shove-it-in-your-handbag" raincoat** is exactly what I need right now. 

(

**not official name.....yet....)

Here is one of their waterproof raincoats styled up #threewaystowear. 

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Just because I'm not an Upper East Side mother yet, doesn't mean I can't dress like one. Wear your yuppie Hunter wellies with pride darlings! 

Optional: Accessorise with a baby named Gulliver or India.

#2 Wear over some wide-legged polka-dotted trousers and cinch that waist to within an inch of its life - you don't need to be able to digest until after lunch anyway.

#3 For more of a vintage feel, wear over an A-line skirt and matching crop top. Then hang out near a bunch of outdoor eateries hoping that someone will buy you a cheeseburger. (No one did btw and yes this is a overt attempt at a Shake Shack collaboration).

Raincoat: 

Snowman NYC

Outfit One: Dress: Forever 21, Scarf: Primark, Wellies: Hunter

Outfit Two: Trousers and Shoes: Primark, Scarf: Bought in Istanbul @The Grand Bazaar

Outfit Three: Top and Skirt: H&M, Shoes: Primark

Photos by the wonderful and amazing 

Denton Taylor

Thank You all at Snowman NYC!

At one point during the shoot I attempted to sit on one of these planters and, let's just say, well, I appeared to have the balancing skills of a drunk on an express subway train. We did manage to get one shot though, however I was so excited to have done it I look like a mental Morton Salt girl.

#classy

Aubrey Mae Davis - Three Ways To Wear

Hello Fashion Darlings,

Today I am thrilled to introduce to you a friend of mine starring in her own #threewaystowear shoot, the actress Aubrey Mae Davis.

I know, I know, I have some gorgeous friends, it's a nightmare ;)

Aubrey hails from Sonoma, CA and moved to NYC in 2007 after studying at The Meisner Technique Studio in San Francisco. Upon graduation she toured internationally with the musical Hairspray. She was also cast in the national tour of Catch Me If You Can (with Vanessa Dunleavy who appeared on the blog 

here

). This summer Aubrey will be playing Cathy in The Last Five Years with Sight Glass Theatre, tickets available on their 

website

Today we are styling Ms Davis in an ASOS black skater skirt with a white trim. 

#1 Go with the monochrome stripe theme and pair with a striped leotard and striped wedges. Accent the waist with a red belt and throw on a wide brimmed hat for ultimate joie de vivre!

#2 Wear with a simple black crop top - a little peek of waist is sexy, yet demure. Layer on a bunch of necklaces and add a splash of colour with some orange pumps. Accesorise with a vintage handbag.

#3 For full on glamour add a shirt and bow tie, fascinator, and eye watering heels. Oh and wear sunglasses so you can get places without your fans recognising and accosting you.

Skirt: ASOS

Outfit One: Leotard:American Apparel, Belt: Thrifted Vintage, Shoes: Gap, 

Outfit Two: Top: American Apparel, Shoes:Vintage, Leaf Necklace: H&M, Bag: Vintage

Outfit Three: Shirt: H&M, Fascinator: Accesorise, Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Photos: 

Denton Taylor

Thanks darling Aubrey, you look fabulous!

Oh one final thing. The school across the road from my apartment had a sign up advertising the PTA. I made Aubrey pose next to it and called her a "Yummy Mummy." Just as we took the shot, a real yummy mummy walked by and said "I never look like THAT at pick-up!"

Until next week fashionistas!

RD

xoxo

Silk Philosophy

Hello Fashionistas,

Happy Saturday, I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing day where ever you are.

Today on the blog I am excited share with you my collaboration with the NYC based company 

Silk Philosophy

. Run by three fabulous women "three ambitious girls, one style affair" Nishta, Milda and Rasa, this company produces handmade, limited edition, beautiful silk accessories. They use fine silk fabrics from select merchants here in NYC. Anna Sui and Oscar de la Renta are just a couple of the design house that their fabrics are sourced from - so you know you're in good company. 

Most importantly for me, this is a woman-run company using their creativity and business savvy to create something beautiful together #sisterhood

The scarf they gifted me is one of their bestsellers, a gorgeous vintage floral print which reminds me a little of a Cath Kidston design (shout-out to all you English readers with one of her tea towels currently hanging on the cooker!) It comes with a gold ring that enables you to style it in many different ways (perfect for me!)

Here it is #fourwaystowear (yeah four, I'm value for money this week biatches). 

Check out their

website

to see more of their designs. I particularly liked the red scarf with the anchor print on it, very nautical chic.

#1 Wear it as a headscarf for a little 60's cool.

#2 Wrap it around your ankle to add some zing to plain pumps

#3 Wrap it around your arm. This look made me think of that Carrie Bradshaw outfit (photo below) that she wears when helping an old lady up a curb as the lady comments "well that's a crazy outfit" 

#4 The most classic way it to wear it, around the wrist as a bracelet.

Thanks Nishta for the collaboration!

Scarf/Ring: 

Silk Philosophy

Top: Topshop, Skirt: Primark, Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Photos: 

Denton Taylor

Spring Fever

Hello Fashionistas, 

It's Spring, it's spring!! 

*Spins around with arms outstretched channeling Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music* 

Oh thank the effing lord it's warm outside and sun is shining. The trees down here in the village are covered in blossom and even the most jaded New Yorkers are smiling. 

In this post I'm giving the #threewaystowear treatment to a pair of floral culottes from Primarni. 

Enjoy darlings,

Ruthie Darling xo

#1 Florals with floral. Hey, it's effin springtime Scrooges, put on your flowers!  

#2 Floral and stripes are darling together, play up the french vibe with a sweet little cardigan and ballet flats.

#3 For an edgier look, team the culottes with some badass wedges a crop top and even throw on a leather jacket. 

Outfit one: Shirt: Forever 21, Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Outfit Two: Cardigan: Miss Selfridge, Shoes: Primarni

Outfit 3: Crop Top: Necessary Clothing, Shoes: Forever 21, Jacket: Topshop

Photos: 

Denton Taylor

Enjoy the weather darlings!