Sail On Silver Girl

Hey Fashionistas,

Have you ever bought a vintage silver skirt and not had a clue how to wear it? Me too! It looked great as I was standing, topless in a dressing room in Utah, but when I brought it home and laid it out on the bed I found myself puzzled as to what I should do with it. I looked down at the skirt, the skirt looked back at me and then it whispered: "Black, just pair me with black....it's so easy..." Dammit skirt, I can do better than that! So after some musing and trying-on sessions, I came up with this #threewaystowear post.  Oh and spoiler alert, I did end up using black in one of the looks. Oh black, you're just so damn slimming.....

Enjoy!

#1 Keep within the colour palette and layer on different grey tones. Add a dramatic hat and bright pumps to keep yourself from fading into the background. 

(We definitely did not choose this location because of the cute firemen, that was pure coincidence.) 

#2 For a Sandy from Grease meets slutty Lolita look (not a style you come across too often), add a cropped sweater, vintage denim jacket, dominatrix boots and ankle socks. You'll be adorable and terrifying at the same time #goals

#3 Okay so finally I relented. Keep it simple with black and a leather jacket. It's fucking cool, don't fight it. 

Photos by my darling Denton Taylor

Thank you for stopping by. See you soon. Stay sexy!

Leather and Lace

Hey Fashionistas,

This weekend I began the arduous task of sorting through my summer clothes and putting away jumpers and wool scarfs for the season (an optimistic act on my part which prompted it to rain so hard in New York that we received a flashflood warning on the iphone - you're welcome NYers). 

In the process of going through my wardrobe, I found this beautiful vintage nightdress which I remembered was gifted to me by the costume designer on a production of Cabaret that I was in a few years ago.  Thank you Sherry!

Here it is #threewaystowear

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Let the dress do the talking, but to accent the era add long pearls and a bejeweled headband. Louboutins hype up the glamour. Oh and pose by a wall that has paint peeling - it really adds to the shabby chic vintage look #jokes

#2 Mix up eras why not and add a 1980's wrap-cardigan in a metallic colour. Mixing eras can be risky, but hey the fashion police aren't going to come and pick you up - they are far too busy running after men in bowling shirts

#3 To toughen the look, add a leather jacket and boots. These boots have an East London circa 1880's look that I love. Victorian Prostitute Chic - it could catch on....maybe...

Dress: Gift

Outfit One: Headband: Miss Selfridge, Pearls: Vintage, Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Outfit Two: Cardigan: Vintage

Outfit Three: Jacket: Topshop, Boots: Vintage

Photos by the divine: 

Denton Taylor

Vanessa Dunleavy - Three Ways To Wear

Hello Fashion Darlings,

Great news kids, your eyes can take a break from my face today to marvel at the beauty that is my guest, Miss 

Vanessa Dunleavy

.  

Vanessa and I met a few years ago in a production of

Hair

and recently worked together in Florida on the musical

Descent

(more info plus video at the end of the post). Vanessa is a NYC based actress, singer, dancer, and yogi extraordinaire. Here we are doing a little song and dance together:

Last week I forced my way into her apartment, tied her to a chair and raided her wardrobe. (I gave her a glass of wine to sip on, I'm not a barbarian). Amongst the vintage treasures, and believe me - there were many, I discovered this stunning velvet cocktail dress. After I untied her and made her try it on for me, I went about styling the dress three different ways with pieces sourced from her wardrobe. After she saw how fabulous she looked she immediately forgave me for the home invasion, well that or she could have stockholm syndrome, either way the results are gorgeous.

Enjoy Darlings! 

RD xoxo

#1 Wear with a vintage hat and killer heels for full on vamp. 

#2 Wear a crop top over the dress to take the look out of "1940's glam" and into "1960's Madmen-Chic". A bejeweled headband helps to identify the era and the black and gold accessories complete the look.  

#3 Throw over a vintage trench coat and silk scarf. Pick out the green in the scarf with some cute green shoes and a green ring. A kinda french-spy-chic. 

Dress: Vintage

Outfit One: Hat: Vintage, Shoes: Gastine Lucioli

Outfit Two: Top and Bag: Vintage, Shoes: Primark, Headband: Miss Selfridge

Outfit Three: Trench: Vintage Gucci, Scarf: Vintage Valentino, Shoes: Vintage Lanvin

Green Ring: Elsa Perreti, Ring and Earrings: David Yurman

Photos by the ever-patient: 

Denton Taylor

Watch out for Vanessa and her one woman show

My Post Traumatic Cruise Ship Cabaret

coming to a city near you! 

To find out more about

Descent

watch this sexy video from our Florida performance:

THANKS VANESSA!

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!